Imbali Safari Lodge

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

Don’t be fooled by its remote setting – an exclusive lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park this safari sanctuary is pure unadulterated luxury. Indulgent in its intimacy, Imbali Safari Lodge has just a dozen suites, each with their own private plunge pool and en-suite bathroom with magnificent views of the wilderness beyond. The sparkling swimming pool at the main lodge area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the Imbali water hole for a cooling drink. Meals are served in the comfortable dining room where an impressive Jackalberry tree rises through the deck and Tsonga-styled thatched roof. Dinner may be served under the stars while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night. Safaris are conducted on the private Mluwati Concession with access to the greater Kruger National Park.

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Situated near Hoedspruit, within Kruger National Park. Transfer time from Skukuza Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

12 private suites with views either of the river bed or over the Savannah grasslands, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, antique styled bath, private plunge pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Full Board: Includes three meals, selected beverages and 2 game drives per person per stay.

Morning and afternoon game drives. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are served at the main lodge. High Tea available. Swimming pool. In-room spa treatments*. Guided bush walks. Complimentary WiFi at the main lodge.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very special Kruger experience

Dec 21, 2019 210guyw Johannesburg, South Africa

A very special experience that was over too soon, We would recommend without reservation to anyone who wants to see a patch of the Kruger up close. Awesome game drives (Euan is a star and we really appreciated the way the other guides shared sightings too), great food and accommodation and the most amazing sense of peace and tranquillity. … Read more
A very special experience that was over too soon, We would recommend without reservation to anyone who wants to see a patch of the Kruger up close. Awesome game drives (Euan is a star and we really appreciated the way the other guides shared sightings too), great food and accommodation and the most amazing sense of peace and tranquillity. Something we have every intention of doing again!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Experience..Unforgettable!!

Dec 14, 2019 cchavez11 Los Angeles, California

As I sit here at Skukuza Airport I’m already missing Imbali..I feel I have left an old friend behind that I’m worried I’ll never get to see again. Our Safari Guide Jason is #1. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel right at home. If management reads this can you please pass the message on to him? :) and our group picture too! We got to… Read more
As I sit here at Skukuza Airport I’m already missing Imbali..I feel I have left an old friend behind that I’m worried I’ll never get to see again. Our Safari Guide Jason is #1. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel right at home. If management reads this can you please pass the message on to him? :) and our group picture too! We got to see unimaginable animals in unimaginable situations! We will never forget our Honeymoon at Imbali. Great food, prime location, excellent room, consistent service, and Amazing caring Staff! Till we meet again Imbali!!! XO -Patrick & Concepcion. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Family Safari

Dec 8, 2019 rayesandy Scarborough, Tobago

Our experience at this lodge was unforgettable. In the period of our stay we saw a variety of animals including the big five. The quality of the rooms were beyond our expectations and the meals were of a very good quality. We felt very safe and were educated by some very experienced guides including staff who casually engaged us in conversation.… Read more
Our experience at this lodge was unforgettable. In the period of our stay we saw a variety of animals including the big five. The quality of the rooms were beyond our expectations and the meals were of a very good quality. We felt very safe and were educated by some very experienced guides including staff who casually engaged us in conversation. The meals and guides were always on time. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 bemasbou Les Adrets-de-l'Esterel, France

It is a very beautiful place very well equiped. The staff is very friendly and takes care of you during all the moment of the day. The food is excellent. And the safari was amazing. I warmly recommend this place
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most amazing experience!

Dec 6, 2019 amandalB6873TH Toronto, Canada

My friends and I stayed 2 nights and had the most amazing time ever. Elephants in our backdrop while eating breakfast. The staff were so attentive and the game drives were unreal! Hands down the best meals I had in my two weeks in South Africa. Chef Reese was so accommodating to my food allergies too. Highly recommend.