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Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

What a wonderful experience for our first safari! Themba our guide was very experienced and made the game drives a real pleasure. Saw the big five on one drive! Saw a lion with cubs and I will never forget the leopard which got up and walked passed us! All the staff were so helpful and cheerful It was a special...

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Dear maureen2654 - Thank you for posting your impressions of Imbali Safari Lodge here on TripAdvisor. We love receiving feedback from all our guests and hearing how much they have enjoyed their Imbali experience - thank you.

Houthalen, Belgium
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The stay in the imbali safari lodge was for us a real treat. We arrived a bit late for lunch, but they served us anyway whatever we wanted. The dinner after the evening safari was really amazing. Everything was of a superb quality and all tastes were right. The nice thing was the watering hole across the dining place, where...

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Dear Johan B - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to that you enjoyed your stay, and we sincerely appreciate the recommendation. We very much hope you will visit again soon so that we can show you the rest of the "Big Five".

Haute-Savoie, France
Reviewed 15 November 2016

All perfect ! And a very good and efficient ranger ! Imbali benefits of a private concession so the ranger can leave the road which is definitely a plus ! Water hole just in front of the restaurant. Perfect room and service ! I deeply recommend this lodge.

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Dear L770DEjeanpierrem - Thank you for your thoughts on your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and extremely honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travellers.

Rossford, Ohio
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I spent 3 nights here and everything was great. I appreciated complimentary WiFi in my room. The staff was wonderful, the cleanliness was great, and food was delicious. This place will not disappoint you.

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Dear barbarajeannew - We're delighted to here how much you enjoyed your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge, and we are honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travelers.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 October 2016

One of the strongest point of this beautiful and comforting Lodge is it's Staff. They are so experienced, warm and informative that they could give any Ranger (working with this Lodge) a good run for their money. The cottages are tastefully done with a Plunge pool yet reflects South African Essence. Sadly, we could enjoy it because of the very...

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Dear Ozzy-Kunnu - Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. While we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay, we're very concerned to read you feedback on your game drive experience and in particular your guides. Please be assured that all our guides are...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everything about our experience at Imbali Safari Lodge was magical, from being picked up at the airport in car and seeing a giraffe and elephants on our way to the property, to the daily game drives led by our ranger Wesley. Ranger Wesley was fantastic. He found us everything we wanted, especially Mr. Lion and his family. They were amazing....

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Dear hali1051 - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we're sorry that it has to come to an end! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Skukuza
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lovely , peaceful, try to stay longer than 2 days my 2 days was not long enough. The friendly atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. It doesnt hurt to give a little tip here and there....A wonderful stay.

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Dear msjanpatriciafer2016 - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you will visit again, and stay for longer next time!

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights & 4 days in this amazing location. Hotel was excellent. Very friendly staff. Everyone stays in their own premier 'hut' and at night you have to be led back to it by a member of staff due to potential wild animals. The lodge is based beside a river but due to lack of rain it was...

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Dear John M - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, in particular the wildlife viewing. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A great 3 nights here at the end of a four lodge safari. Spectacular views of the wildlife coming down to the waterhole just across from the verandah of the restaurant. Also a leopard in the dry river bed just a few feet away which interrupted dinner one night! Rooms were excellent - no. 5 has its own view of...

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Dear ianrp47 - Thanks for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that you had such wonderful wildlife sightings.

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a wonderful 3 nights at Imbali. Our room had a very romantic feel to it. Very clean.the wifi not all that great. The food was restaurant quality and it was so nice dining outside with the view of the waterhole and all the visiting animals. Kruger was the start of our 4 week trip to Southern Africa. We...

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Dear Robyn K - Thank you for posting your review of Imbali Safari Lodge here on TripAdvisor. We're very happy to know that you really enjoyed your Kruger experience, and we're honoured that you would recommend Imbali to your friends.

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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 

Additional Information about Imbali Safari Lodge

Address: Imbali Concession | Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $652 - $1,233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Imbali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Nearer the lodge the better.”
 of 5 bubbles 115SteveJ, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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