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Kambaku River Lodge

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142 Strathmore, Malelane 1320 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 14 Speciality lodging in Malelane
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Kambaku River lodge, Malelane, Kruger National Park offers 140 meters of private river frontage, spacious, luxurious accommodation, self-catering, or dinner and breakfast served to your private patio with views of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five. Elephants, hippo, rhino, buffalo, lions and leopard are just a few of the animals that can be spotted from the comfort of your suite or superb river deck. Safaris arranged with pick-ups from the lodge or self drive into the park. Play golf at the famous Leopard Creek Golf Course or visit the Mac Mac falls, Gods window, Barberton, Swaziland or Mozambique. Body massage in your private suite or at our comfortable Dzombo Spa. Relax around the various pools sipping cocktails as you watch the wildlife come to drink on the banks of the river. Sunsets and star gazing around your fire-pit listening to the call of the wild. Graded 5* Lodge
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Golf course
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Zulu
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lovell2021 wrote a review Yesterday
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Staff very friendly and prompt.Owner involved all the time best ever. Like a game drive on your doorstep always animals to see. View points great. One of the best stays we’ve encountered of its kind. Bomas are awesome at night and the bird feeders delightful. Will definetly go back and reccommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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ndumiso2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The stuff and the owner made us feel at home. I will definitely visit again! Sound of the hippos and the view of the river was my favourite. Perfect place to recharge your batteries. Thank you Kambaku Team!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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lcuamb710343 wrote a review Apr 2021
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very comfortable and beautiful place. wonderful view, quite place for relax. i definitely go again to stay more time. good place to go for honey moon or for a family vacation. Very friendly and lovely people. just stayed for a night but loved the place
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 04 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team.
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Shirls45 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa726 contributions131 helpful votes
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After having cancelled 3 times last year, we finally got to spend 3 incredible nights, and 2 full days. The lodge is on the full Crocodile River, and not too far from the Malelane gate. We needed a rest and that’s what we had. The rooms are lovely, clean and there is nothing lacking. Our 3 evening dinners were superb. The staff are friendly. Leanne as a host is delightful and wonderful to chat to. First time that I have seen the area so green and all the rivers full and flowing. We did our own day trip into the park. We’re fortunate enough to see a beautiful leopard. That was my highlight. Being on the water lots of animals meander down to drink. Highly recommend Kambaku.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 04 Apr 2021
Hello - Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we are really so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The kitchen staff are beaming from ear to ear that you enjoyed your meals with us. We all love to see the leopard so we are delighted that you managed to see him. We look forward to your next visit to us. Warm regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team.
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zubeidapatel1 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a short stay at the lodge. The staff service was on point, place was clean and beautiful. Animals were showing off perfectly and we ere lucky enough to have encountered the big 5 all before 08h00 in the morning. Food was delicious too! Thank you so much.
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 04 Apr 2021
We are so happy that you had a fabulous 20th anniversary with us and that your "On Safari with Kambaku River Lodge # was perfect with Elvis seeing able to show you the Big Five. The kitchen staff are once again smiling from ear to ear that you thought the food was delicious. We so look forward to your next visit and thank you for the time giving us a 5/5 review. Warm regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team.
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PRICE RANGE
US$168 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMalelane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kambaku River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kambaku River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nukain Mabusa's Garden of Flowers (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kambaku River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Kambaku River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Kambaku River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kambaku River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kambaku River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kambaku River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kambaku River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kambaku River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Kambaku River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Kambaku River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.