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Imbali Safari Lodge

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly staff welcomes you at Imbali Safari Lodge. We had an excellent safari experience with our guide Themba. We had a very nice and comfortable chalet with a little plunge pool we unfortunately couldn't use because of the windy weather. Should have stayed 2 nights instead of 1!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of a tour of South Africa I spent two days at Imbali Safari Lodge. The accommodation was excellent as was the attentiveness of the staff. Our game drives were exciting and I was lucky enough to see the Big 5 thanks to the amazing observational and tracking skills of our guide.

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tanya H - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we very much hope you will visit again the next time you travel to South Africa. More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, facilities and very welcome staff made for a delightful end to our 4 lodge tour. The watering hole opposite the property attracted all kinds of animals, especially elephants and white rhino and you could watch them for hours. We had a very exciting experience of a bull elephant breaking into the lodge area which we filmed only six... More 

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inkbos737, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Geomal M - Than k you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed most aspects of your stay, although naturally we're disappointed that your game drives did not quite meet your expectations. We'll use your constructive comments to review performance in this area - thank you. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this lodge. Staff was great and very friendly. Our tour guide Andrew did a great job during our Safari's. The food was incredible. I still can't get over it. Our room was nice and provided enough space. I enjoyed every part of the day. The only negative was the hot water ran out very quickly. The afternoons were... More 

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Dear Justin T - Thanks for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience, and congratulations on your honeymoon! We're honoured that you would choose to spend part of your honeymoon at Imbali, and that you would recommend the lodge to future travelers. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Imbali, and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Katy, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Imbali Safari lodge was a fabulous experience. Top notch service and accommodation. It is situated within Kruger Park in a spectacular setting. Would definitely return and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a true Africa adventure.

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Dear Michelle T - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and even more so that you plan to return. Thank you also for recommending Imbali to future travelers. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All in all a wonderful experience. Staff, rooms and facilities were outstanding. Dining was superb with good options for all meals. The only 'negative' I saw with the lodge was that seem to cater for a lot of large groups (12+) so if you are looking for romantic dinners etc it can get a bit loud with the tour groups... More 

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Dear RobertFazekas - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is definitely the most awesome experience we had in a long time! The venue, breakfast, room, friendly staff, view of waterhole whilst having breakfast and watching most of the big 5 was an unbelievable experience. I will highly recommend this lodge as a MUST to visit and not just for 1 day!

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Dear Johan S - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travelers - thank you. More 

Noida, India
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I went for our honeymoon to South Africa, and needless to say, Imbali stay at Kruger National Park was the highlight of our trip. It was extremely hot when we visited, but were lucky enough to see the Big 5 during our safari over the 2 days. Our guide, Ralf was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and... More 

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Dear karanrampal - Thank you for sharing your Imbali honeymoon experience on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at the lodge, and especially the game drives. Congratulations, and thank you for choosing Imbali for part of your honeymoon. More 

Half Moon Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were there for 4 days ,3 nights. Greg our guide was very knowledgeable and informative as well as quite humorous, all of which made for a great vacation. the pools on the deck were extremely nice after a safari, and hearing the lions roar at night less than 25 ft away was truly memorable.

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Dear coastsiDSM - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and all your great safari moments, and we hope you will visit again. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I can basically say I know the Kruger National Park very well; exploring it almost every year and have stayed in all their accommodation types – so believe me when I say “you want to stay at Imbali Safari Lodge”. This small Lodge is for those who want great service within the world famous Kruger National Park! My favourite memory... More 

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Dear LuxuryEscapesSA - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travelers. We hope you'll be among them. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imbali Safari Lodge

Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $428 - $852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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