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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the Kambaku Safari Lodge on recommendation of a friend who stayed there last year. When we got there we weren't quite sure what to make of it. The place was in a middle of nowhere, looked quite desolate, most likely due to the prolonged drought in the area, and not like a 5* property we were led to... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five nights at Kambaku was a fabulous start to our 3 week holiday in southern Africa. The thatched chalets are beautiful, food was delicious and the staff very helpful and friendly. The game drives were the highlight and the animal encounters far exceeded our expectations. Mike, the ranger, shared a wealth of information with our party of 6 and Moses,... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review on your stay with us. Happy to hear that there were a few unexpected thing happening - this is the joy of the bush - you never know what you are going to get around the next corner. We will pass on your compliments to all the staff. More 

Tacoma, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed Kambaku so much last year that I added 4 nights here before a recent trip to Namibia. It can be a little risky to revisit a place where you had an amazing experience, and I was concerned because there had been some staff changes, but I had another great time here and cried again (!) at the thought... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review of your second stay with us. It is always difficult to match expectations from a first stay - however we seem to have not disappointed! With the number of repeat guests - some of them up to 15 times now- our staff seem to be getting it right. And Mike is so passionate about his... More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our stay was wonderful en very special. The gamedrives were superbe. The service of the staff was wonderful. They make you feel very welcome. Our second nigt we had a wonderful dinner in the bush, with very good food en singing and dancing. We will never forget our stay

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review - we are very happy that you have such lovely memories of your time with us ! More 

Hoedspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed so much! An experience we will never forget! These wonderful animals and the detailed explanations of the ranger made this to a very special trip! We try to come back Thanks to Bryce and his great team!

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us - we will pass on your compliments to the whole team and to Bryce. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kambaku staff are so friendly and welcoming, they go out of their way to ensure your stay is very special. The game drives were awesome. Saw an incredible variety of wildlife - all the Big 5 including White Lions, Wild Dogs and Wild Dog pups, Pangolin, Giraffes, Hyenas, Hippos, and so much more! A highlight for me was seeing Leopards... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review - you have managed to cover all the different aspects of the lodge and it sounds like the game drives were absolutely amazing! We shall pass on your comments on the food to the chefs especially regarding the gluten free diet! Hopefully you will be able to come back one day, and... More 

Seligenstadt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We (family with a 9 year old) stayed at Kambaku for 3 nights this August. We experienced a heartwarming welcome, a very personal style of hospitality. Thanks for everything you did to meet our requests, to brighten our days . Iwanda- your smile welcomed us and will stay in our minds. Nic and Helman, we REALLY enjoyed the game drives... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and for mentioning by name the staff members that made your trip extra-special - I am sure they will read the review with a smile !We do strive to go out of our way to show not only the big 5 but all the other smaller special aspects of the bush as we feel... More 

San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We stayed at Kambaku for 3 nights in March 2016. We arranged transport from the airport with our travel company, but I believe the staff & management would be happy to help. Because of our other travel plans for the year, we decided on South Africa rather than Botswana, and were looking for a more budget-friendly option than the luxury... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and we are so happy that we exceeded expectations! At Kambaku we love to spoil and surprise where we can, as well as celebrate special occasions!We also try and go the extra mile for kids as it is a family friendly lodge. Thank you for the referals and we will be sure to look... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Lifetime full of memories in one short stay. Fantastic place to take family and see an abundance of wildlife. Our family of 3 stayed for two nights to celebrate a special birthday and Kambaku delivered a wonderful and very memorable experience. Nothing is too much trouble, staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, Gideon and Eric are amazing on the safari... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review - we are happy you feel like the extended Kambaku family as this is what we strive to achieve. That and amazing game drives - so glad you saw the white lions - and the abundance of game. We will pass the compliments on to the staff! More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We were delighted with everything about our 4 day stay stay at Kambaku. We did not know anything about where to stay or what to expect and it was fabulous. We were traveling with two teenage girls and met another family with girls the same age, and we went on the drives all together each day at sunset and sunrise.... More 

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on Safari lodge. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments and we will pass them on to all the staff. As for the drought... well we are all hoping for a normal summer - however it does make for better game viewing which was clear from your accounts! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kambaku Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which can be found within the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.The camp is well situated in this unspoilt natural wilderness area, home to an astonishing array of animals including the Big 5. Kambaku provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with eight well appointed thatched chalets overlooking our own private waterhole.Attracting guests from around the world, Kambaku offers superior standards in all of our facilities yet always maintaining a high level of environmental consciousness. Our dedicated staff will cater to the individual needs of our guests making for a truly memorable stay. With scrumptious bush cuisine in a relaxed, rustic setting our guests can truly unwind and immerse themselves in the restorative powers of nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kambaku Safari Lodge

Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $517 - $626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kambaku Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Kambaku Safari Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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