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An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day.
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport12 mi
Ngala Airfield24 mi
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We stayed here at the end of Nov for 3 nights as part of a tour. The accommodation is excellent, comfortable with lots of lovely touches. We had 2 game drives each day at 5.30 am & 4 pm and we were lucky to see many of the animals. The food, staff and accommodation is highly rec
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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear gillwing - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and especially the safari experiences with Darryl. We very much look forward to your next visit.
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My mum and I had an amazing stay at Imbali! The resort was even better than the pictures showed, and our lodge came with our own cold pool, which proved to be perfect for those hot afternoons.
The resort was very clean, the staff was amazing and very quick to help. We found the f
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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Hayley D - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed and very positive review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you!
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The place is just lovely, perfect view from the pool area. We had the chance to have our meals with a view of elephants, buffalos, among others from there. Staff was just amazing! Would definitely come back again and recommend the place!
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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear vânia M - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Imbali Safari Lodge. We're very happy to hear that the Imbali team took such good care of you, and honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you!
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Simply perfect. We hade a great stay in a wonderful Lodge with a nice view. You can watch elephants and more animals from your breakfast table.The safari wust just breathtaking - never saw wild animals so near...
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Response from inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge
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Dear AlDorado79 - We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge - thank you for telling us all about it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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We started our South Africa trip in Imbali Safari Lodge and though we have fallen in love with this country, our stay in Imbali remains the highlight of our trip. The attention to detail, the beautiful setting and the most wonderful meals. All our outings were well planned and ou
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Dear Kruger18 - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and that the Imbali team took such good care of you.
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Romantic Evenings Private Plunge Pool
Room backside view - forest (non river facing room)
Romantic rose petal bed when we came back one night.
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Hi we are staying at the lodge with our tour group for 3 nights late October. will all of our game drives be with our tour group or would we be with other guests. Thanks
Hi Molly2653 - thanks for your question. Normally game drives are grouped with other guests depending on the size of the party they are travelling with. We try to keep the vehicle to between 6 and 8 guests.
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Hi! We’re visiting Imbali in September and wanted to know if we will have the same guides/trackers for all 5 days of game drives? Also, is it possible to arrange for a walk during one or two days during our stay? Thanks! Jill
Hi jillindever - Thanks for your question and your interest in Imbali. Normally your would have the same ranger throughout. Unless this period coincides with a leave change over date, then you may get a new ranger who has just come back from leave. Walks can be arranged during your stay. You would need to ask the lodge manager or their guide to arrange this for you once you arrive.
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Hi do you cater for vegetarians
Hi Sailesh V - Yes, absolutely. We definitely cater for vegetarians.
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do the power sockets in the rooms accept UK plugs?
Hi BruceJWEvans - Thanks for your question - our rooms do have adapters for UK plugs – or adapters are available in the office for use while guests are here.
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are the kids of 4 year age allowed on gam drice we are planning to book the lodge but i came across this age limit please advice
One thing we didn't like were the kids running around. It marred an otherwise wonderfule stay. If possible, leave your kids at home or put them in a cage. Sorry, I'm not kid-phobic but game lodges like Imbali don't enhance other guests experiences with kids screaming, shouting and crying, what have you. I know that's what they do but think about other people.
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"Room 6 backed on to the river - saw many animals, had a view of the watering hole, and was close to the main area"
"all rooms have views of the river bed"
"Make sure to pay attention on closing of the gates and allowed time to drive to work with your flights."
"all room are extraordinary"
"We were in room 3 and it was great - not sure how it compares to others though"
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PRICE RANGE
$586 - $1,113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
imbali safari hotel kruger national park
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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