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Reviewed October 26, 2016

The owners are German and unless you are German you are met with very unfriendly hosts. When we arrived we got the cold shoulder and initially I thought it was just the way they were until another group checked in and they were German and then the owners were all smiles and friendly! Our guide into Kruger Natinal Park did...

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Thank Guillaume Z
Kubu_Safari_Lodge, General Manager Assistant at Kubu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guillaume, It is not a pleasure to read that you allege any xenophobic behaviour to the owners. They certainly would not live in South Africa, having a team of South Africans and welcoming international guests if there was any hostility to people of different nationalities. We are really sorry, if another impression was given to you. All our tour...

Volcano, Hawaii
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I visited Kubu Safari Lodge this month on a trip to Kruger National Park SA. The lodge was comfortable and the food was pretty good. The owner, however, didn't like our group (8 people on a tour). She refused to take credit cards stating she didn't have service. However she had WiFi. I asked her where I could dispose of...

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Kubu_Safari_Lodge, General Manager Assistant at Kubu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your opinion. We are afraid to read that you did not enjoy your stay in our lodge. It is correct that we cannot provide credit card facilities due to our remote location in the bushveld. Wifi can be provided but for secure credit card facilities our network is not sufficient which we try to...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We only stayed one night here due to a double booking at another hotel on our trip. The resort has a large sprawling main building with indoor and outdoor eating areas, and a swimming pool. The guest accommodation is thatched lodges scattered around the area, accessed by winding paths. Our lodge was large, comfortable and clean. Dinner and breakfast are...

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Kubu_Safari_Lodge, General Manager Assistant at Kubu Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Raggymo, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is this unique wildlife encounters that you experience in a nature reserve like ours that make a stay unforgettable. Our dog is part of the Kubu family and although we try to keep an eye on her, we cannot always prevent her...

Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great food, great hospitality. Only 'stuff-up' was when an "over-eager" porter loaded 1 of the customer's bags on the wrong bus.(since we were going to the same place, 1 day later than the people on that bus, the customer & his bag were re-united a day later) Generally we had a good time

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Lekkerkerk, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 9, 2016

what a beautiful tropical surprise in the middle of nothing. A beautiful lodge with very spacious rooms and a large bathroom. It is clean and the owners are very hospitable. The food is delicious and you will stay a personal touch because the owners are genuinely interested in the people who visit their lodge. Respect for nature and the animals...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed June 1, 2016

A fantastic overnight lodge situated in the bush wit roaming wild animals. A night around the boma fire with your loved ones makes the ideal setting for those everlasting memories. A very popular overnight stop for tour groups on their way to the Kruger national park. We overnight here for three days and really enjoyed my stay. The rooms were...

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Parkwood, Australia
Reviewed February 1, 2016

We only stayed overnight but the stay was amazing. We did an evening game drive and a full day safari to Kruger NP. The staff were very friendly and the owners in particular were inviting and welcoming. The lodge and surrounding gardens were beautiful.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Placed 15km from Hoedspruit Airport in the Northern part of Kruger Park makes it the most comfortable way to go remote directly. The camp has a luxury sense of simplicity with local architecture, wild game integrated, lovely staff and a great pool, but the ever presence of the German couple Nicole & Manfred makes this place outstanding. We have been...

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Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The place to find out, is to difficult no signals on the "R40" ROAD after KAPAMA , before HOEDSPRUIT, on the GPS you will go on the rong way, wen you phone the lodge to get directions, they don't now how to explain, then you get more lost, then is your problem to find the place, because they want your...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Because of the ideal location within less than an hour drive to the Kruger National Park (Orpen Gate), to the Blyde Dam of Blyde River Canyon and to the Panorama Route and because of the German language spoken by the owners, I keep coming back to Kubu for the past years. Having been here several times, the personal welcome of...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kubu Safari Lodge offers exceptional close wildlife encounters deep in the African Bushveld of the Kruger National Park. Warm hospitality and dedicated service welcome you in this luxurious accommodation, where all rooms are designed in a warm African style, enhanced by German craftsmanship and natural materials. Experience unforgettable moments in the stylish Kubu Restaurant or in the romantic Boma and indulge in the most delicate mix of Pan African and Western cuisine which is served under the night sky, complemented by a fine stock of wine. Detailed knowledge of landscape and wildlife through extraordinary tailor-made tours and safaris by multilingual guides underpin the high level of service and will make your stay unique. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kubu Safari Lodge

Address: Argyle Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $103 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kubu Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Stay away and find another lodge”
 of 5 bubbles carole0809, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Alexi7777777, Aug 23, 2013 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles PaulaC389, Dec 5, 2011 | Read review
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