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Skukuza
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recommend this amazing lodge! I lovely experience for who want to spend some time in a calm place. The food was excellent. The localization is perfect. I definitelly want to come back someday. Good job!

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

Dear 689wiliamf - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back, the next time you visit. More 

Glasgow
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Imbali after a 2 hour drive from the airport. Staff were very welcoming and made sure we got something to eat. We got settled into our lodge which was spacious and clean. Food - was very good. There was always plenty and it was warm and delicious. Game drives - we did 3 drives and loved every... More 

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

Dear CXT63 - Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and that the Imbali team took such good care of you. More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience for our first safari! Themba our guide was very experienced and made the game drives a real pleasure. Saw the big five on one drive! Saw a lion with cubs and I will never forget the leopard which got up and walked passed us! All the staff were so helpful and cheerful It was a special... More 

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Dear maureen2654 - Thank you for posting your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge here on TripAdvisor. We love receiving feedback from all our guests and hearing how much they have enjoyed their Imbali experience - thank you. More 

Houthalen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay in the imbali safari lodge was for us a real treat. We arrived a bit late for lunch, but they served us anyway whatever we wanted. The dinner after the evening safari was really amazing. Everything was of a superb quality and all tastes were right. The nice thing was the watering hole across the dining place, where... More 

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Dear Johan B - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to that you enjoyed your stay, and we sincerely appreciate the recommendation. We very much hope you will visit again soon so that we can show you the rest of the "Big Five". More 

Haute-Savoie, France
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All perfect ! And a very good and efficient ranger ! Imbali benefits of a private concession so the ranger can leave the road which is definitely a plus ! Water hole just in front of the restaurant. Perfect room and service ! I deeply recommend this lodge.

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Dear L770DEjeanpierrem - Thank you for your thoughts on your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and extremely honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers. More 

Rossford, Ohio
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

I spent 3 nights here and everything was great. I appreciated complimentary WiFi in my room. The staff was wonderful, the cleanliness was great, and food was delicious. This place will not disappoint you.

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Dear barbarajeannew - We're delighted to here how much you enjoyed your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge, and we are honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travelers. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

One of the strongest point of this beautiful and comforting Lodge is it's Staff. They are so experienced, warm and informative that they could give any Ranger (working with this Lodge) a good run for their money. The cottages are tastefully done with a Plunge pool yet reflects South African Essence. Sadly, we could enjoy it because of the very... More 

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

Dear Ozzy-Kunnu - Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. While we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay, we're very concerned to read you feedback on your game drive experience and in particular your guides. Please be assured that all our guides are... More 

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Everything about our experience at Imbali Safari Lodge was magical, from being picked up at the airport in car and seeing a giraffe and elephants on our way to the property, to the daily game drives led by our ranger Wesley. Ranger Wesley was fantastic. He found us everything we wanted, especially Mr. Lion and his family. They were amazing.... More 

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Dear hali1051 - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we're sorry that it has to come to an end! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Skukuza
1 review
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Lovely , peaceful, try to stay longer than 2 days my 2 days was not long enough. The friendly atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. It doesnt hurt to give a little tip here and there....A wonderful stay.

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Dear msjanpatriciafer2016 - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will visit again, and stay for longer next time! More 

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights & 4 days in this amazing location. Hotel was excellent. Very friendly staff. Everyone stays in their own premier 'hut' and at night you have to be led back to it by a member of staff due to potential wild animals. The lodge is based beside a river but due to lack of rain it was... More 

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Dear John M - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, in particular the wildlife viewing. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $420 - $868 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We had lodge 10 which was at the end of the walkway from the main building. Lodge was spacious and very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles CXT63, 1 week ago | Read review
“Try for a river view”
 of 5 bubbles 478justint, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“River view”
 of 5 bubbles , Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 5 it was nicely situated but I think each of their rooms have a charm of situation”
 of 5 bubbles JanineScorer, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“Request a view of watering hole! And ideally midday sunshine to enjoy deck between safaris .”
 of 5 bubbles Bevnchrs, May 26, 2016 | Read review
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