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142 Strathmore, Malelane 1320 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 16 in Malelane
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Travellers' Choice
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
Restaurant
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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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Room features
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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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, Zulu

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142 Strathmore, Malelane 1320 South Africa
Getting there
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport33 kmSee all flights
Skukuza Airport64 kmSee all flights
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ingrid628 wrote a review Apr 2022
Hartbeespoort, South Africa1 contribution
Dear Leanne and Team, Thank you for making our stay with you so memorable! This is the perfect place to rest and unwind , just take in nature and all its elements. The Elephants came to greet us just as we arrived , it was spectacular and beyond imagination to watch these amazing gracious creatures from so close by. The hide is a very special place indeed. The hippos stayed throughout our stay. Even the Buffalo came to greet us . We were awaken by the beautiful song of birds every morning, a whole lot of chatter. It was Bliss! The Food... simply delicious made to perfection .We were served on our patio, every meal and you made us feel like royalty. We were spoilt rotten right down to the finer detail. Excellent staff and so friendly. Kambaku is a very special place , beautifully appointed rooms , Luxurious and fabulously decorated with the most comfortable beds. Its in a different class altogether. Once again , Thank you for spoiling us , It was food for our souls. Highly recommended! From Eugene and Ingrid Hartbeespoort Dam North West
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Date of stay: April 2022
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john wrote a review Apr 2022
Santa Barbara, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Leanne and her caring staff are among the nicest and most attentive you are ever going to meet. No need goes unfulfilled, and the surroundings, provided by Mother Nature, are beyond words. To sit across the river from Kruger, and to be able to observe elephants, hippos,, kudu, crocodile, cape buffalo, impala, all from poolside, makes it a special and rewarding experience. We would visit again in a heartbeat. The facilities and rooms are luxurious and imaginatively appointed. The food is excellent, wholesome, and generous. This is a special place in a special place. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your wonder review and feedback . We are always so happy when we live up to our guests expectations and of course if we exceed that even better . Kitchen staff are full of smiles. Thank you and we hope To see you again. Warm regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team.
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braam2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
Ermelo, South Africa1 contribution
What an awesome experience! Leanne and her team gave us the royal treatment. Anzelle went out of her way to make sure we get the rooms we needed. Kambaku is so very neat and clean and the view is beautiful. The food was absolutely awesome! We could not wait until 7 o'clock for Dennis to play the drum and then the smiling girls serve you the most delicious food on your patio. Everybody is so friendly and helpful. We will definitely visit again!!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Braam and Cornelia Thank you so much for your 5/6 score and wonderful review. The kitchen staff have big smiles that you loved our food. We look Forward to your next visit. Warm Regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team
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GTJackson772 wrote a review Mar 2022
Benoni, South Africa1 contribution
This was a return trip for us as we have stayed here before, that in itself should tell you something!! Love this place, the service is exceptional, the rooms luxurious, the food delightful and the view incredible. Will be back again!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 06 Apr 2022
Dear Gary Thank you so much for your fabulous review and comments . We so appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return. Warm regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team.
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somby wrote a review Feb 2022
Kirk Langley, United Kingdom122 contributions126 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning location overlooking the Crocodile river, accommodation five star, lovely comfy beds, all amenities supplied excellent staff all very helpful serving a wonderful selection of Breakfast and evening meals. Don’t forget the every helpful Elvis for your safari requirements- brilliant.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Leanne Santana, Owner at Kambaku River Lodge
Responded 25 Feb 2022
Dear Kirk Thank you so much for your 5/5 score and fabulous review. We are so happy that you had a fabulous time with us. Warm regards Leanne and the Kambaku River Lodge team
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PRICE RANGE
US$249 - US$373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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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 an on-site restaurant.
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 an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities 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 airport transportation?
Yes, Kambaku River Lodge offers airport transportation 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.