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Portion 1 Wallingford Farm, Kruger National Park 0000 South Africa
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#26 of 39 Speciality lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Idube Game Reserve is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s premier wildlife conservation area of the Greater Kruger Park. Game, including the Big 5, is viewed really close by from open Land Rovers, or spotted on guided walks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Portion 1 Wallingford Farm, Kruger National Park 0000 South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport14 kmSee all flights
Ulusaba Airport5 kmSee all flights
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AprilNArizona wrote a review 06 Sep
Scottsdale, Arizona155 contributions49 helpful votes
I visited Idube in May and decided then I’d be back. Returned in August and I’ll go back again. I’ve been on many safaris in 5 different countries and nothing compares to the experience you’ll have at Sabi Sands. Idube is a fabulous lodge, it’s comfortable and relaxed; understated luxury. The staff is first rate, the food is excellent, I’d love to stay there even without the excellent game drives. How ever long you plan to stay add a day or two or more, you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Craig McCann wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions4 helpful votes
What an incredible stay we have just had. Nothing was too difficult and every detail was delivered with aplomb. The front of house management team are a joy and know how to run a lodge; the chef is a wizard and our ranger Mark and tracker Ronald were world class; the sightings were off the chart. All round professionalism delivered with a smile in the ethos of your own lodge home. We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Charita Venter, General Manager at Idube Game Reserve Lodge
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Dear Craig, Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure having you and Leanne here at Idube and to share our "home" with you. Cannot wait to see both of you again.
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Miriam B wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions5 helpful votes
Everything about this lodge, the amazing service, the location, the accommodations, the attention to every detail is beyond compare! We had the most incredible game drives with excellent, experienced and knowledgeable guides and drivers. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us with our special meal requirements (kosher). We highly recommend Idube,. Overall, it more than met all our expectations and requirements.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: the best location and the best game viewing!
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jonathancouzenshbsh wrote a review Apr 2021
Komatipoort, South Africa15 contributions
We spent 6 nights at Idube and we can't fault anything. We were welcomed and treated like family. The attention to detail., Charitas hosting, Offerings service, Kobies chef skills. Ewads almost telepathic way of fixing things and the guiding from Cedric and tracker Mark exceptional, the wildlife sightings remarkable. I honestly don't have any constructive criticism. We will be returning. Jonathan and Candace.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Charita Venter, General Manager at Idube Game Reserve Lodge
Responded 09 Apr 2021
Dear Jonathan & Candace, It was such a pleasure having you with us in this special place we call home. Thank you very much for this wonderful review. All the best and we cannot wait to see you again.
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ximunbtz wrote a review Jan 2021
Paris14 contributions10 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in Idube after 3 nights in the Kruger Park. First and foremost, the Sabi Sands reserve is without contest the best one for game viewing I have ever been to. I don't think that before it I had seen at least one cat on each and every game drive I have done while being in a game reserve... Then, Idube is a wonderful lodge in this reserve. The quality price ration is astonishing. Although each accommodation is not hidden in the bush (which actually allows to see many animals - we had "only" nyalas, but it's not rare to see cats as well) going through the fences of the lodge, the whole lodge itself is quite secluded and hard to see until you get there. Don't expect safari tents and a feeling of being alone in the bush, but rooms are very comfortable and well maintained. It is also a fairly small loge, with not many rooms/guests, which is always very much appreciated. The staff is just wonderful, from rangers to waiters and managers, they would provide anything you may want and accommodate your need/wishes to the best level possible. Finally, I should put a special mention of the food in the lodge, which was properly mind-blowing in diversity, quality and taste. Congratulations to the Chef!
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Date of stay: January 2021
US$771 - US$960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idube Game Reserve Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sabi Sand Game Reserve (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Idube Game Reserve Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Idube Game Reserve Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Idube Game Reserve Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Idube Game Reserve Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.