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Kambaku River Sands

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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 unspoiled 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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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River View
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Special Offer:Honeymoon Special
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Getting there
Ngala Airfield10 km
Hoedspruit Airport31 km
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All reviews wine cellar the main lodge swimming pool game drives wild dogs safari experience enormous bathroom high tea the entire staff general staff rooms are huge our honeymoon dietary restrictions an amazing trip once in a lifetime amazing tracker meals were great
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted a five star experience and we had it, and so much more! The people were wonderful, accommodations top shelf, food was plentiful and delicious. Our safari drives were chock full of so many beautiful animals, we are still in awe of the entire...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

If you are choosing a safari lodge, then allow me to make your decision easy: just make it Kambaku River Sands. This was our second visit, and our experience really could not have been better. Kambaku River Sands is truly a 5 star lodge. The...More

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Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River SandsResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review on your second stay with us. That always speaks volumes that guests opt to return to somewhere they have been before ! Your game viewing sounds fabulous, and what a treat to see a newborn elephant - they are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really should tell you how good this place is becuase all the self-entitled will go there and riun it. I was extraordinary and I loved every moment. The trackers and guides are amazing, the staff invisible and yet, everything was just perfect. Can't wait...More

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Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River SandsResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! We look forwards to hosting you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful 3 night stay in Kambaku in October. The food options were always good - we didn't repeat a meal the whole time we were there. Rooms were well appointed - we had a giraffe visit us the afternoon we checked in. The...More

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Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River SandsResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for he recommendation - glad the hippo gave you some action - usually they are very chilled! It seems like your game drives were excellent !

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy with everything! The staff was very friendly, the rooms were great, the safaris were awesome (saw everything we wanted to see in the first 2 trips out), and the food was awesome! Would recommend this lodge to family and friends.

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Response from KambakuOwners, Owner at Kambaku River SandsResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for the lovely recommendation. We hope you have many happy memories!

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24 July 2018|
Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
Hello, We do have an amazing sunken wine cellar with over 50 specialty premium South African wines but if needs be your welcome with a minimal corkage fee !!
Gill R
31 May 2018|
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Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
Hi there - we have decided not to change to charging on the wines as the wine cellar provides now about 60 specialty wines to accommodate all tastes.
15 April 2018|
Response from windswept361 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can rent a telephoto zoom lens Kamabaku partners with a photo equipment rental company to supply the equipment. They do keep a Canon camera on site and you may be able to rent the lends that is with it. Otherwise the... More
Room Tips
"Everything you could need was provided. Each home was special "
4 days ago
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"Bring warm clothes for the safaris, as it can be cold in the mornings."
4 weeks ago
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"cottage 4 is really nice"
5 weeks ago
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"Enjoy the ambience "
13 Oct 2018
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US$784 - US$1 147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKruger National ParkTimbavati Private Nature Reserve
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