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Reviewed January 31, 2019

The game drives were very good with knowledgable Game Guide and Tracker. Saw plenty of Leopard. Accommodation was good, staff were friendly and accommodating. Was a bit disappointed in the food i felt that the offerings could have been much better. Would revisit just for the game viewing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sabieriverbushlodge
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Idube is a small (intimate) game lodge which provides comfortable accomodation and some fabulous game viewing with friendly knowledgable rangers & spotters.
In 3 days we saw The Big 5 + a pack of Cape hunting dogs, hippo and the rest of the usual African game (some in the camp). You'll also get at least one bush walk.
The food is not bad either.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 752nigelb
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

I stayed at Idube for 2 nights (wish it was 2 weeks) in early September and i can't recommend it highly enough.
I've stayed in over a dozen lodges all over Africa and Idube was one of the best.

The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for me. I asked to see the Brown Parrots that frequented the lodge and all the staff were continually on the lookout.

The guides, Kenneth and Culture were incredible. They were continually asking everyone in the vehicle if their views were ok during sightings (and there were heaps of those).

The lodge itself was quite good. It's all solid buildings so not like the Tented camps that are common throughout other areas. The rooms are air conditioned and very well appointed. Everything you'd expect from a 4 star lodge.

The dinning and bar ares were great and i just thought the whole ambience of the lodge with Nyala, Warthogs etc wandering around the grounds was fantastic.

The sightings at Idube were exceptional to say the least. Seen all the big 5 with Leopards being the standout. Also seen Cheetah an abundance of birdlife and a great variety of Antelope etc.

I'll defiantly be returning to Idube in the future

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mybludog
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We booked for only two nights and now wished we had stayed longer. The staff was welcoming and the lodging and premises were all maintained. The two daily game drives with our ranger and tracker were stellar and they ensured we had close encounters with most of the animals.{The black mamba which slithered across our path in front of the vehicle they stated was a safe distance}. We were astonished by the closeness of leopards, cheetah, lions, rhinos and all the diverse animals small and large. The experiences we had will always be fresh and real to us. This was a highlight of our month long trip and we were very happy to have gone to Idube.
The dinners were the only disappointment as the food was edible but only average and need improvement. Still I would recommend this reserve and hope to go back in future

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jonjo7
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had a fabulous trip to the Sabi Sands area. Highly recommend a stay at Idube. The staff was excellent - welcoming, experienced and knowledgeable. The food exceeded our expectations as well. Our accommodations were just right - not too fancy, but comfortable and had everything we needed. The game drives were wonderful and informative with experienced trackers and guides. This hidden gem was perfect for us!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aurigin
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