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Kambaku River Sands

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to begin... This is a magical place and has a special place in my heart. My husband and I recently stayed at Kambaku River Sands for our Honeymoon. We went in with zero expectations and came out not wanting to leave and even shed a tear when saying goodbye to the guides and friends we had made. This place...

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

Wow... I am speechless ! The most pertinent thing about this review is the fact that you came into the experience without expectations.. and I think that this makes the whole thing that much more fantastic. I am so proud of the staff that they gave you so many amazing memories. Thank you for commenting on all the aspects of...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife just went here for our honeymoon. We spent 4 nights and did 8 game drives. I can't say enough good things about our experience. The staff was absolutely incredible. Our guide JJ and out tracker Ranias were the best. Every night we had dinner in a new location under the stars, surrounded by bonfire. On our...

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

Hi there and thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is amazing to be rated the best experience of your life - and isn't that what a honeymoon should be? I shall definitely pass on the comments to the team as they definitely made this an experience that you will never forget ! We would love to welcome...

Doha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been 4 times prior to this trip i can say Kambaku is getting better and better. Game viewing was incredible. I can highly recommend Kambaku River sands to anyone wanting an amazing safari experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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

Thank you so much for the lengthy review on your stay with us - the third time ! Wow ! Thank you for taking the time to give some details of what we do here, but not to give all the secrets away ! Also for covering just about all the aspects as to what future guests can expect when...

Reviewed 22 February 2017

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.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: R10 982 - R12 810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kambaku River Sands 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the huts are setup the same and are incredible!”
kristam375, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms nearest the lodge.”
  • The beds are so comfortable and the rooms beautiful!
ATL495, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All lodges are the same - no difference at all to the location.”
shaunhuggins, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lodge with a river bed view to see the most animals.”
ChrisOwen2017, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“no bad room. The river bed to watering hole is behind rooms 1 to 5”
texantraveler42, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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