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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 4-night stay at Kambuku River Sands was, again, an amazing experience! If you're planning a trip to a game lodge, you couldn't find a better location, staff, amenities, and accommodation than Safari River Sands (KRS). Kambaku River Sands is only about 30-40 minutes from Hoedspruitt airport and is a lovely ride to the lodge. On this short ride, my...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough about the experience that we had at Kambaku. We were only here for 2 nights and missed our first game drive because our flight to Hoedspruit was diverted to Johannesburg due to bad weather, leaving us stuck to drive 6 hours through the foggy rain at night. We notified Kambaku and they were helpful every step of...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Travelling can be challenging at times and we really do try and be of assistance every step of the way to ensure that you reach us safely. We will pass on your compliments to Palance and Kenny - their dedication is always something that we are proud of.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

From the moment we stepped into this Camp we were treated, in all respects, absolutely amazingly. The food, especially as I have a gluten intolerance, was fantastic. The Lodges were beautifully decorated and had everything you needed. Every person who worked there is so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A big shout out to our guide - JJ...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for all the praise for our staff. Recommendations like this are priceless for us and we will welcome you back any time !

Hersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My partner and I stayed here for 4 nights in January. From the welcoming owners, management team, rangers, trackers and general staff, everyone ensured we enjoyed a trip of a lifetime. Special thanks to a Cordelia who looked after us every day. This place is incredible. We saw the big 5 every day and JJ and Reneias made the best...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Wow ! Thank you for the 6 star rating ! We really do strive to offer a superb experience on all levels - even though Safari is about the game viewing it is very important to us that ALL the small details are in place. We would love to see you again sometime in the future .

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

A group trip to South Africa was highlighted by our amazing 4 day/3night stay at Kambaku River Sands. This experience superseded my previous Safari trip, hands down. We were lucky enough to book out the entire lodge. The rooms were spacious and well appointed, so you could relax and make the most of being in the wilderness with full views...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review - booking out the whole lodge is always a very special experience for a group! It pleases us immensely that this trip superseded your previous safari experience and should you return we will try again to surpass expectations! We will pass on the compliments to all the staff !

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My new wife and I spent 3 nights here as part of our honeymoon in southern Africa. We went on three game drives and saw every animal we wanted to see, most of them multiple times. Our tour guide JJ was fantastic. He was funny and informative and really worked to give us a great experience. The weather was a...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am truly glad we could make your special trip really memorable for the both of you and we wish you both only the best for many years to come.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is an incredible game lodge!! The accommodations are spacious and beautiful. We spent 4 nights/5 days here and had a fabulous time. The staff was extraordinary and by the time we left, they were like family.

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Hi Ellen thank you so much for your fine review, we are so glad you had such a wonderful stay with us and can't wait to welcome you back some day.

Liss, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My friend and I spent 4 nights at Kambaku River Sands - what a wonderful place. The staff are all excellent - so very friendly and hospitable. There is a real family atmosphere there. The meals were all superb and we had dinner in various locations around the camp - including one evening's bush dinner which was amazing and great...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review we are really glad you guys had such a great time with us and can't wait to welcome you back next year or this one why wait !!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our family spent 4 nights at Kambaku River Sands. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The property is right in the Timbavati Private Park. It is beautiful, with big clean & comfortable rooms and bathrooms. The staff was excellent - they are all warm, hospitable and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The food exceeded our expectations...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

Family fun in the sun what better!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us we are so happy you guys all had such a ball and I will definitely pass on your compliments to all. Hope to see you guys again soon..

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you Kambaku River Sands for a fantastic safari adventure! My family of 5 with tweens and a teenager thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. A special thanks to the staff. From our guide and Ranger, Phanuel and Rifos to the lodge staff Yohan and Codi to the chefs and bartenders Godsave, Molly and Louis, our every wish and need...

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KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River Sands, responded to this review

What a fantastic family adventure and yes most people would share your sentiments when it comes to the Black Mamba. We are very proud of all our staff and so glad to hear they waving the flag high. Unfortunately we can't show you everything on your first stay as we have to save something for your return. Thank you so...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kambaku River Sands is an unfenced camp perfectly situated on the banks of a dry river bed allowing animals to roam freely around and through the camp. The suites are set spaciously apart, allowing for secluded views of the unspoilt bush. The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two enormous open fireplaces, a pool and bar overlooking the waterhole, and well stocked wine cellar. This more exclusive lodge offer a bush spa and gym, spa baths and outdoor showers. Come and experience classic luxury in a pristine setting…with traditional Kambaku style and hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kambaku River Sands

Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: R11 193 - R12 648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kambaku River Sands 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I like the rooms nearest the lodge.”
  • The beds are so comfortable and the rooms beautiful!
 of 5 bubbles ATL495, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All lodges are the same - no difference at all to the location.”
 of 5 bubbles shaunhuggins, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lodge with a river bed view to see the most animals.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisOwen2017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“no bad room. The river bed to watering hole is behind rooms 1 to 5”
 of 5 bubbles texantraveler42, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great. Lots of animals stopped by 10.”
 of 5 bubbles SanDiegoKiefmo, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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