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#29 of 40 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Idube Game Reserve is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s premier wildlife conservation area of the Greater Kruger Park. Game, including the Big 5, is viewed really close by from open Land Rovers, or spotted on guided walks.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Free parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Portion 1 Wallingford Farm, Kruger National Park 0000 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport8 mi
Skukuza Airport16 mi
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We loved our stay overall, having enjoyed excellent game viewing (leopard nearly each time we went out, wild dogs, elephant herds, giraffe, amazing birds) plus always delicious meals and friendly service. This is a good value lodge for a very expensive Sabi Sands and thus a
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My husband and I have just returned from 9 nights at Idube. We have had the most amazing time. Everyone was so friendly and caring. The grounds are beautiful with Nyalas and warthogs wandering around. The public areas and lounges are cool and comfortable. Food was lovely and
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Response from Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Game Reserve Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jill Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, the Idube team will be thrilled. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and many more to come. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Best regards Team Idube
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Stayed two nights and three days, which meant we went on four game drives and each one was different and thrilling. We saw all of the big five in our first game drive. Our ranger Kenny and tracker Gideon were fantastic, they were both very knowledgeable and friendly, making sure
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Response from Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Game Reserve Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mzryan We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us, we are very fortunate and blessed having the largest leopard population in the world and many wonderful sightings of them. We hope to see you in the near future. Best regards Team Idube
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Excellent for wildlife . Brogan and Culture a good team . Food is fine and rooms pretty standard . Saw Lion , leopard , rhino (white) , elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo , crocodile and lots of zebra , various antelope etc . Come for the animals !!
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Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff are warm and friendly, and truly enjoy their work. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The safari's were absolutely mind-blowing, with staff making sure that you can see the most possible. All around, just an incredibly well run
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We have just returned. Cell coverage was very patchy. Wi fi was excellent though
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We flew from JHB to Kruger Mpumalanga airport and then had a van take us directly to Idube. It is a good two hours plus from Mpumalanga and for most of the way, the roads are paved and easily navigable. It's when you leave the R40 to get to Idube where it gets interesting. Signs for the lodge or Sabi Sands were nonexistent (or very few) and of course once you turned off the R40 the "roads" were unpaved, rutted and incredibly bumpy. Plus, there seemed to be lots of roads that went everywhere or nowhere making navigating a challenge. I tried using Google Maps while off-road just to see if I could follow where we were headed and if I got a signal (that's a big if) the GPS had no idea where I was. You truly are in the middle of nowhere. I've driven in quite a few places around the world and usually find it quite manageable w the help of Google. Knowing what I know, however, I WOULD not even attempt to drive to Idube - way too difficult to find not to mention the wear and tear on your rental vehicle. I would reach out to the lodge and see if they can have a guide and/or driver meet you at the R40 (or Hazyview) and get you the rest of the way there. I think it would be way too stressful otherwise and being lost in that part of the world in the heart of summer is not my idea of fun. Good luck, have a great trip and let me know how it turns out. BTW - you're going to have a great time once you get there. The pay off is worth it.
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Hello suziQueen, the renovations at Idube are done already.
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That is correct our rates include accommodation, all meals and two game drives daily. Drinks, laundry, gratuities and items from the gift shop are not included. Drinks prices are similar to other establishments in South Africa.
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What is the price for 1 room for 2 Inn September 2017
Good Morning Please could you get hold of our reservation team who are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They will be able to assist with rates and availability for your requested dates. The reservation office can be contacted by telephone between 08h30 and 16h30 CAT on +27117926165. Regards Idube Management
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"chalets 1 & 2 are closest to dining, bar, pool etc"
"Choose the private pool suites"
"Makubela Suites for families"
"the rooms with the private pools are amazing"
"Ask for a villa with a plunge pool. Nice to have for a quick dip"
$835 - $945 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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