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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I and our two teenage boys visited Idube in the beginning of July for three nights. It was our first safari so we didn´t really know what to expect, but it turned out to be a truly magical experience and the absolute highlight of our South African vacation. From the beginning, we were treated by all the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Idube is an amazing experience! Our rooms and dining were fabulous. Sitting on our porch and watching the Nyalas/warthogs grazing on the grass so close was an unique experience. The drive really got in the bush. Our guide/tracker gave us an experience of an life time.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wildlife in Sabi Sand and the expert guidance of Rob the Ranger and his tracker Marc make this a real adventure of a lifetime. The camp is so nice and relaxing with Nyala, warthogs, and baboons roaming the peaceful grass covered lawns and elephants and other wildlife visable at the hide across the swinging bridge from the lunch area.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in May. The rooms, meals, attention to detail were excellent. All the staff were helpful and keen to make sure we had a great experience. From our 1st game drive we saw leopard, hippo, giraffe, rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo etc, all up close and personal! Our guide Brogan was great and determined to get us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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 July 4, 2016

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 June 26, 2016

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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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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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 

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $569 - $693 (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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