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Canton of Aargau, Switzerland
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We (family of 4) had a great time at the lodge. Lots of animals on the game drives, very good guides. Good food, friendly stuff. Superb accommodation. The kids loved the pool. Great view from our balcony, even a leopard couple stopped by on the other side of the river. If you go (as you should) make sure to take...

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The accomodation was comfortable and first class. Meals provided were gourmet standard, prepared with ingredients of top quality and spices to tempt the taste buds. Service was excellent and all requests were adhered to so that the stay was pleasantly catered for. The hides for game viewing are excellent and well catered for from a photographic standpoint with the gimbal...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We booked a honeymoon suite. A few electrical issues with fuses biut nothing overly worrisome. Louisa and Steffan both very accommodating. Personal chef Usher was awesome and we never finished a meal, such was the quantity of the good food. We booked an all inclusive package and it was worth it. Our game drive guides Jonty and John were fabulous....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 15, 2016

I spent a weekend here a few years ago with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. Nothing wrong with the lodge and the reserve itself. I am planning a post-wedding trip with friends next year and emailed the lodge to enquire about rates and options. After not receiving a response for more than a month, I followed...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I recently spent five wonderful nights at Indlovu River Lodge. Hard to fault anything about our time there. The accomodation is superb - spacious, beautifully appointed and wonderfully decorated - our villa overlooked the riverbed ( dry when we were there) but still we saw many animals in and around the riverbed from our Villa. Your own...

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Pretoria
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Rooms: We stayed in the 9 sleeper Kambaku villa. The huge villa has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a lounge, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. A covered eating area, riverview pool deck (pool included) and boma complete the experience. The riverbed is floodlit at night. A trampoline and mountain bikes are provided for the kids. The villa is...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed May 16, 2016

accomodation outstanding. good Food, amazing staff!!!, beautiful wild life in the reserve and at the krüger. thats what we have in mind when we think about a luxury individual trip to south africa. great time! Thanks

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

We spent 3 nights at Indlovu River Lodge in april 2016. The place was choosen for us by a south african travel agency and we didn`t really have information on it before arriving. What a surprise. Not a room, not a suite, a real and beautiful house with terrasse and pool and braii BBQ only for us, far more than...

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Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A very private and hospitality lodge. Best service all the day, very good meals, super game drives , we see all Big fives and a lot of other animals. Louisa and her staff did really a good job. We loved our stay and missed the friendly peoples and Hotel after our return.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 8, 2016

Very neat premisses, food good, friendly staff, beautiful garden, stunnung room, relaxed atmosfephere, extremely helpful hosts, clean swimmming pools, drinks always ice cold, room with air conditioning fantastic and birds waking you up in the morning. Game drive unforgetable, saw lions very close up

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Greater Kruger National Park - Indlovu River Lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve (part of an area called the greater Kruger National Park). The richly diverse 9000ha reserve hosts all of the Big Five species of Africa in a free roaming environment. With an abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life you can expect to encounter a wide range of species on the game drives. Famed for regular leopard sightings, you are almost guaranteed to come across the Big Five during your stay. Situated on the banks of the Kuvjenami river, lies 4 separate villas, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests. The villas are hidden under towering Jackalberry trees, with the magnificent northern escarpment of the Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop. Each villa has its own pool and boma, guaranteeing exclusivity and a private sense of being at home. Meals are privately served around the campfire in each villa's boma, which is ideal for families or small groups of like-minded people, who prefer their privacy. We are a privately owned, family run lodge with over 15 years of experience in meeting the individual needs of families and small groups. Game drives, meals, activities and sessions at the photographic hides are arranged to suit each family's/small group's needs. Nearby Hans Merensky Golf Course as well as the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course, combine for perfect Golfing Safaris at Indlovu. The separate villas create ideal opportunities for small groups of golfers to tick all the boxes of golfing, safari and exclusive luxury accommodation. Indlovu River lodge prides itself as one of only a handful of lodge's in the whole of Africa which can boast unique, sunken photographic hides. These exceptional hides create the opportunity for photographers to capture close up images, taken from the water level of the waterholes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Indlovu River Lodge

Address: Harmonie 105, Karanogwe Reserve | Greater Kruger National Park, Makalali Private Game Reserve 0891, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Makalali Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $421 - $654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Indlovu River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“There are no rooms. It's single houses, and all seem great.”
  • View from our terrace across the (dried) river.
 of 5 bubbles ErikHSwitzerland, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“We overlooked the riverbed and the location was awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles AdeHall, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Kambaku is ideal for families and large groups”
 of 5 bubbles zeedoc, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the superior rooms. There are also some standard room. These also look good, but are much smaller.”
 of 5 bubbles 422dieters, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
“All are on River Bank.... Excellent rooms..”
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 of 5 bubbles Abhishek_00171, Mar 4, 2016 | Read review
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