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Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed here for part of our honeymoon. The meals provided a taste of South African cuisine and the game grounds were beautiful. The safari was one of the main highlights on our trip. We saw so many animals with our ranger Mike, He was very knowledgeable about the environment and everything that inhabits it. Our game drives were... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although Idube is a lovely spot with great food and accommodation there is one thing that severely lets it down. The guides "bush bash" to find and pursue animals and we found this very disrespectful to the animals. Out of all the parks we visited this is the only one that did this and it is a pity. There is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were delighted with the warmth of the welcome at Idube, it felt more like we were visiting a friend's home than a hotel. Great food, our only "complaint" being there was too much of it! Great game drives with Matt, a very experienced guide and Lonnet the tracker. We would recommend this lodge with no hesitation.

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Rheinberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our 6 day Safari holidays in Sabi Sands we stayed at Idube Game Lodge for 2 nights from June 06th - 8th 2016. The first impression while arriving was perfect and so it remained throughout the stay. The welcome was very warm and friendly and that goes for all the staff all the time. The Chalet called guest rooms... More 

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Cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Idube is a special lodge in Sabi Sands. I spent three nights there with my family and everybody had a wonderful time. Our game ranger Mike was extremely knowledgable about the wild life, birds and fauna and flora, and although we had been on game viewing trips before, he was by far the most knowledgable ranger we have been accompanied... More 

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Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and a lovely review. We look forward to having you visit us again in the future. I will certainly pass on your review to Mike and Nhlayo. Regards Idube Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Spent four nights at the reserve in the makubela suites. We had an absolutely fantastic time- our ranger promise tracked all of the big 5 and a host of various other animals. At one point we were in a herd of 60-70 elephants! Accommodation was great and the overall service is fantastic. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We recently had a three night stay at Idube with my wife’s brother from Australia and his partner. Having stayed at a number of lodges in the Sabie Sands, I must rate Idube as one of the best all round experiences. Staff The staff at Idube rate up there with some of the top lodges. Friendly and helpful nothing was... More 

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Idube_Manager, General Manager at Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we are all really happy that you enjoyed your time on safari with us at Idube. Brogan and Ronald send their regards and we hope to have you visit us again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Idube Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I just stayed two days at Idube Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands, in Kruger National Park. This was a bucket-list trip for us which was enjoyed it immensily. First, the transfer arranged by the lodge with Premier Transfers from the Nelspruit Airport in Mpumalanga was great. The driver, Jan Breed, was professional and knowledgable. He summarized South African history,... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place was amazing. Great food, excellent accomodation and friendly staff. It is quiet a small lodge, with only about 12 rooms. However, the highlight of our stay was the game drives, at dawn and dusk. The tracker was able to find animals in places well away from the road and the ranger was very knowledgable about the animals, birdlife... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Being our first safari, we really didn't know what to expect, but Idube broke us gently and surpassed our expectations, with elephants wandering around just outside the camp and a family of Nyalas wandering inside the camp. We saw all the big 5 and a lot more. "Rob the Ranger" and his tracker Mark gave great service and showed their... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $541 - $647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Idube Private Game Reserve Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Idube Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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