Imbali Safari Lodge

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

Virgin rating

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 Safari guide Charl - memorable!

Jun 25, 2024 sarahdB8219DI Ipswich, Australia

Safari guide Charl made this stay memorable! Charl is an experienced guide who shares comprehensive knowledge of flora, fauna and all wildlife seamlessly with a sense of humour, adventure and energy! Photo credit John Arthur Little @ infineartimages
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Jun 3, 2024 B6292QUcathys

We just completed a 5 day safari at the Imbali Safari Lodge. It was the trip of a lifetime! From the moment we got there, the staff was amazing! 5 star service. The meals were incredible and the views spectacular. I can’t say enough about our guide Andrew. He went above and beyond and made sure we saw everything and gave us so much information! He… Read more
We just completed a 5 day safari at the Imbali Safari Lodge. It was the trip of a lifetime! From the moment we got there, the staff was amazing! 5 star service. The meals were incredible and the views spectacular. I can’t say enough about our guide Andrew. He went above and beyond and made sure we saw everything and gave us so much information! He was so determined that we saw the big 5 that on our last morning safari he went back to the last sighting of the rhino and we found them! We saw all the Big 5! We had an unforgettable life experience and I would highly recommend the Imbali Safari Lodge and guide Andrew! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Once in a lifetime safari experience

May 8, 2024 Patrick T Beijing, China

We had an incredible time at the Imbali Lodge. The staff was incredibly friendly and hospitable. Food was also excellent. Our safari guide, Victor, was the best! He was very personable, funny and highly knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back. It would have been nice if the jacuzzi tubs in the rooms were heated.
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Apr 23, 2024 handaw2 Geelong, Australia

Great lodge. Fantastic staff, food really good and rooms were great. The safari drives were awesome with very good guides. Highly recommend a stay at Imbali Lodge. Really liked having private verandah and plunge pool on the deck to enjoy relaxing through the day.
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Apr 13, 2024 kirstym860 Adelaide, Australia

I found my experience at Imbali second to none. My room was spacious. The food was perfect & the staff are lovely & bend over backwards for you. Jayden was one of our group's guides & he has great knowledge about everything but also made us laugh & the drives were even more fun. I was told by others in the group that Janine was exceptional as… Read more
I found my experience at Imbali second to none. My room was spacious. The food was perfect & the staff are lovely & bend over backwards for you. Jayden was one of our group's guides & he has great knowledge about everything but also made us laugh & the drives were even more fun. I was told by others in the group that Janine was exceptional as well. It is fantastic to see a female guide leading the way. I was sad to leave as I felt I was leaving friends behind. Cannot wait to come back. Thank you all x Read less