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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the time we arrived to our departure was an amazing experience. The staff are very friendly and accommodation was excellent. Silver service at meal times and Safari experience was amazing. Even the ride from Skukuza Airport to lodge and return was an experience in itself.

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Dear ryantS934BW - Thank you for sharing your amazing Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that the staff took such good care of you. We hope you'll visit again soon.

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's extravagant but your money is well spent. If you only plan one visit to Kruger then Imbali Hamilton or Hoyo should be on the itinerary. They are 3 sister properties that are well run and focus on letting you see animals in the wild or as close to it is possible. Yes the accommodation and food are luxurious...

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Dear BobbyG1981 - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, especially the safari experiences. Thank you also for you recommendation to future travellers.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fabulous! We did not pre-book & phoned ahead a day before, we were lucky enough to secure a room for 2 evenings & this included 4 game drives. We were met my courteous & friendly staff whom showed us around & then led us to our room. What a gorgeous room & view, we had our own private...

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Dear Bronwyn1982 - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali soon.

Skukuza
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it was fantastic. the Meal was very good.the service was great. and the guide bradley was the best !!. The bush walk with Greg was very interesting and exciting. We love the stay very much.W will come back .

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Hi arminb738 - Thank you for taking the time to review your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali soon.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Another stunning lodge, cottage style thatched cottages only 12 people stay at one time. Very chilled with own whirlpool outside. Amazing views, and sounds, was in awe the whole time. The staff were friendly and very helpful the massage was fabulous had me wombling around, so relaxing. Food and service was excellent as were the safari coaches who made you...

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Dear Debbie P - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again to Imbali soon.

London UK
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed there for 3 nights and 6 game drives. The atmosphere is very lied back but the staff (Julius and his team) couldn't have been kinder or been more attentive. The game drives were at 5.30am (wake up call at 5) and 4pm (and lasted around 3 hours) when you go out in an open jeep and see what...

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Dear soonix - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Game Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a wonderful safari experience. Although the wake up call is at 05h00 some of the ladies occassionally opted to stay in bed and relax (but missed out on some good game sightings). Although it rained for the first couple of days it did not dampen spirits nor detract from the ambience and comfort, lets face it Kruger needed the...

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Dear 789oliverh - Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we're honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers - thank you.

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I visited the lodge a part of an organized tour and we stayed three nights. We did six safaris whilst there. Visiting Capetown Tabletop Mountain and Victoria Falls as part of the tour was expected to be the main highlights. How wrong we were. The safari was amazing and the guide very knowledgeable. He went out of...

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Dear SKIPPY2013 - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your first safari, and we hope you will return for many more. We're also honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers.

Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stayed with friends at Imbali Safari Lodge during December. It was wonderful being with our friends and out in the bush; from that point of view the visit was very special. The Lodge its self was disappointing. The maintenance in the chalet was really not up to the standard one would expect of a luxury 5 star lodge. Only...

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Dear Sandy W - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. While we're very happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed your safaris, we're concerned at your feedback about the food, service, and maintenance standards. At the same time, we appreciate you raising these important points so that we can...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The lodge was great, and being inside Kruger park was top Nice facilities with your own jacuzzi pool Nice rooms Friendly staff and great ranger Manage to see 2 leopards in a day which make the whole experience amazing Overall good

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Dear cclemares - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience here on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Imbali in the future.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day. ... more   less 

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Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $617 - $1,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms closest to the reception have the best view of the water hole and you will see plenty of wild animals”
  • Beautiful view of the watering hole from the room
 of 5 bubbles Bronwyn1982, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room :)”
 of 5 bubbles debbiep147, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The lodges far away from the main building do see (and hear) more animals nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles GroovemasterS, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had lodge 10 which was at the end of the walkway from the main building. Lodge was spacious and very clean.”
 of 5 bubbles CXT63, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try for a river view”
 of 5 bubbles 478justint, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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