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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Everything for our honeymoon at Kambaku was amazing. The staff was super friendly and welcoming, and our room was beautifully setup. The food at family dinners at night was seriously top notch as well, and made for a nice community feel. Our ranger and tracker (Nic and Herman) were always super knowledgeable and genuinely into answering everybody's questions about any...

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My best friend and her daughter were visiting for the UK so we booked a "girls only" Game Drive and Dinner with Kanbaku Safari Lodge to round off their visit to South Africa. It was truly a special experience, as always. Kambaku Safari Lodge is extremely child friendly and our two 6-year old daughters were the "Bells of the Ball"....

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was my first safari and it far exceeded my expectations. The lodge is so cozy and comfortable, it made me feel like we were at a family home. The "Mike's"our guide and tracker were so fun and knowledable, we learned so much from them. They made sure we saw all the animals we wanted, including the wild dogs (wow...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I loved everything about my stay at Kambaku Lodge. If you are considering booking this, do it! The safari game rides themselves were the obvious spotlight and were so much fun. We saw tons of awesome of animals, had a great guide who was very knowledgeable (Mike) and tracker (Mike). They went out of their way to make sure we...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited South Africa in November and were lucky enough to be able to spend 3 nights at Kambaku Safari Lodge. Although we did not personally book our lodging here (our entire trip was booked through an agent), we could not have been happier with the selection. The staff was terrific and made our trip much more enjoyable. We took...

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This was our first safari ever, but we both really wanted to do it. So we booked through a German individual travel agency and they booked us into this gem in the Timbavati reserve. Kambaku has excellent customer service and is a nice and small lodge. You can unwind entirely and re-connect with nature. We had a nice little cottage,...

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay with us and for commenting on all the various aspects of the lodge. Our game viewing is generally very good - but you were lucky to see the wild dogs and pups - always too cute ! I am happy to see the attention to detail in the camp...

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our 4 day stay at kambaku. We saw all of big 5 and a lot of harder to find animals like leopards and wild dogs. Our ranger Nic was extremely knowledgeable and definitely enriched our experience. We got close to lots of different wildlife and it was amazing to see the animals in their natural habitat. We...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of your time with us ! it is always good to hear that every aspect was up to standard and that you could also experience both a bush walk and the spa at River Sands. We would love to see you back one day !

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Having done many salaries during the last 25 years, I arrived at Kambaku Lodge for a 5 day brake from Johannesburg. I was met by staff that did everything in their power to make me feel great and they succeeded without a doubt. The game viewing was very good and the Big 5 was seen at 3 days out of...

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

Hi there - hopefully that is 25 safaris over the years and not salaries :) ! So happy that the staff once again went out of their way to make you feel welcome. We will pass on your comments to all the staff and rangers. We hope that you think of us next time you need a relaxing holiday again...

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We traveled around and changed accommodation every 2 days. At Kambuka I would have loved to stay 1 day longer. The combination between game drives and relaxing during midday suited us well and the staff was amazing. I will always remember Kambuka best when thinking about my SA vacation.

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Thank you so much for the review on your stay with us. Changing accommodation every 2 days can be tiring so we often recommend a stay of 3 nights in order to be able to relax completely! Next time...

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The people and service at Kambaku were terrific! Would recommend them too all my family and friends. The accomodations were great, the food was amazing, and the game drives were wonderful! All around awesome experience

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Thanks so much for the review on your stay. We hope that you have many happy memories !

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 39,250 - ₹ 47,315 (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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“Beds and rooms were excellent but be aware, no aircon, just fans so if its hot, its hot!”
 of 5 bubbles Dumberlina, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This is a small intimate lodge with your own private hut, all of them are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Kjbaker13, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is unique”
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“All villas open to watering hole. Take binoculars to view during free time.”
 of 5 bubbles Texgirl66, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the cabins are well located, most have two rooms, each with a bathroom, most look out on watering hole.”
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