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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Price: 6 stars Rooms: 4 stars Service: 3 stars Good: 2.5 stars Lack of attention on service. Regular food. Good rooms. Too expensive for not being really a 5 star hotels. The only 5 star were the 2 daily Safaris with an spectacular guide called Themba. Spectacular eyes on both finding animals and trails to latter on find the animals....

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inkbos, Public Relations Manager at Imbali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Diego G - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge and for your frank and constructive feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt that some aspects of your experience were not up to standard. We will be using your comments to improve in the areas where it seems we departed from...

Zurich
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Hamiltons Tented Camp is exemplary! Staff was very friendly, the facilities were superb and the tents were extraordinary! Recomend 100% to couples or small groups. Our Ranger, Wesley, was very good at tracking animals- we would ask and 10mins later we found!

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Dear maria_desalas - Thank you for sharing your Imbali Safari Lodge experience - we're delighted to hear that it was such a positive one, and we're honoured that you would recommend Imbali to future travelers.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights. Situated right inside the Kruger National Park, we spent an amazing time at this property. Warmly welcomed by a very homely and excellent staff. We felt so connected with the amazing staff - like Julius, who kept entertaining everyone, Taurance - who enlightened us with the history and other facts of Africa, Mary -...

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Dear akshladha - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Imbali, and the Imbali team. We very much hope that you will visit again in the future.

Orange County, California
Reviewed 29 January 2016

It was our first Safari experience and thank goodness we stayed at a second lodge so we had something to compare. They claim to include transportation but trust me, no one I met while we were there got picked up at the airport and was given the excuse they were fully booked on transport. There were only about 15 people...

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Dear CCyaLater – Thank you for taking the time to post your very detailed review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. While we appreciate all guest feedback, we’re disappointed to hear that there were several aspects of your stay which you did not enjoy. To address some of your specific concerns: We must apologise that there was a...

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This place is deep within the forest and you actually feel like you are camping in the woods. A great stay and the best part is watching the animals while you dine. A pool that overlooks the forest.A must stay

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Dear DivyaDivakaran - Thank you for posting your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your safari experience and honoured that you recommend Imbali to fellow travelers.

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Imbali Lodge was nothing that I expected but still left a very nice experience for me to remember. It is deep into the forest, 37 km from Orpen gate and a treacherous gravel road where you cannot speed more than 20. It took us an hour and half to get to the place from Orpen. I must say its worth...

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Dear Varun R - Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your constructive feedback on the few areas where you felt we could still improve - we'll be working on those!

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Enjoyed two nights stay at this fine lodge (near Orpen Gate) inside Kruger National Park. Everyday saw elephants, buffaloes, impalas (even Leopard) from the breakfast/dinner areas. Three games drives were great as saw all Big Fives! Lucky to see (two drives) Leopards roaming around (within 50 feet)! I wish premises has better lighting around walkways to access the rooms in...

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Dear Balvant P - Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wildlife experience so much and we appreciate your constructive comments on the lighting that will help us improve the guest experience still further.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Imbali Lodge offered a great stay within the famous Kruger Park, with quality accommodation, reasonable food and a wonderful location. Our ranger was 1st class and shared with all his guests his knowledge of the flora and fauna which was outstanding.

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Der 695guestm - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Had such a wonderful time at Imbali, overall a 5-star experience. They just forgot that we are still on our honeymoon. However, the food was great, staff very friendly. We also had the best guide, Julie. Saw the big 5.

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Dear gerrie1 - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Imbali Safari Lodge... We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience, and our (belated) congratulations on your honeymoon.

Amsterdam
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed at the Imbali after a two day stay at a tented camp in another part of the Kruger. We enjoyed the setting very much. Our bungalow was well appointed, had several amenities and a terrace with a small pool and lounges. The bathroom had view over the other side of the river bank where all kinds of animals...

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Dear travelbugAmsterdam - Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. We're happy to hear that this was a positive experience overall and we appreciate your constructive comments on the one or two areas where you felt we could improve. This will certainly help us to deliver an even better guest...

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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: RM2,111 - RM3,989 (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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