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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Kambaku River Sands for 4 days and it was perfect from stat to finish. The staff took care of absolutely ever little thing that we could think of, and several others that we would never have thought of! Starting from Johan's greeting when we first pulled up to Kambaku, all the way to the... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The camp is beautiful and the rooms are huge...classic safari style with matching art work. The staff is extremely helpful and they seem to anticipate your every need. The owner is young and enthusiastic; I asked him for a coupe things and he was on it! Our ranger and tracker were very good at finding the animals and extremely knowable...they... More 

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

Thank you for the review - I shall pass on to Bryce that he is young and enthusiastic - his enthusiasm is contagious and rubs off on all of us ! I shall pass on your compliments to the whole team ! More 

Kruger National Park
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kambaku River Sands is a wonderful blend of luxury and aesthetic that matches its bush surroundings. Service is excellent, considerate and a relaxed atmosphere between staff. its easy to have fun and feel pampered at same time. Wonderful place to enjoy on my own or in the company of other travellers. I wholeheartedly recommend Kambaku River Sands for a holiday... More 

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

Thank you for commenting on the fact that we are not only about ticking off the big five - but actually more than that ! Our rangers and trackers take pride in educating and strive for the ultimate bush experience rather than merely finding animals and ticking them off a list ! More 

Plettenberg Bay
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 night stay at Kambaku River Sands - it was truly amazing! The staff were warm, welcoming and attentive. Our Ranger Justin and Tracker Rifos were extremely knowledgeable and made the experience amazing! There were so many animals everywhere - we were very lucky and benefited from the vast experience of Justin and Rifos. We saw all... More 

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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 ! we are so happy that the animals were obliging and that you had such amazing game drives. Godsave is always something to behold and a real treat to experience :) More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second stay at Kambaku River Sands, last July, was perfect again and I would like to thank the entire staff for making my stay so unforgettable. Starting from Candice, kindly and helpful with the reservation process. And Cordy, Johan and Louis… dedicated, always attentive and friendly. Continuing with the kitchen staff that takes care of every need and necessity... More 

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

Thank you thank you thank you - for a lovely review ! It is always a pleasure to make someone's stay so unforgettable! Thanks for the special mention of JJ and Renias - I shall definitely pass your comments on to them - it si so important to hear that our guides and trackers are so passionate and that the... More 

Kruger National Park
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hats off to the entire crew at Kambaku. From the moment I arrived to good byes after the last game drive, I was treated like a regular/family. Excellent service is their strong suit. Rangers and Trackers know this private open (no fences) game reserve like the back of their hands. Although the recent drought and some cold weather decreased animal... More 

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

Thank you for the fantastic review ! we shall definitely pass on your comments to the staff as they deserve all the credit given ! we have a fantastic team that ensure every guest leaves feeling like family. Unfortunately the drought has hit hard, but luckily this has not decreased the game viewing at all - we are just grateful... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 nights and it was perfect! Staff went above and beyond constantly. Resort is in open bush so animals roam around camp. We had a rhino outside the room. Room isn't the right term as they were elegant and comfortable huts. The food was excellent! Unique family style meals that promoted commingling with the other guests. The safari was... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review - we would love you to return again as no experience here is ever the same... we love our animals that are so part of ever day in and around camp! More 

Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enchanted from the moment we arrived. We were led to our own private house -- very spacious -- surrounded by windows from where we could observe African animals wandering through the property. No way to miss ANYTHING with both indoor and outdoor showers -- and even the bathtub and toilet pointed towards the windows. And you WILL see... More 

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

Thanks you so much for the wonderful review - it is always great to hear this type of feedback from guests and that they have enjoyed every aspect of the stay with us. I am always happy to hear that the game drives are such an experience as we love the guides passion to infect our guests so that they... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from one of the most incredible trips of my lifetime! The staff were all so welcoming and kind and knowledgable. The rooms were gorgeous and the beds so comfortable. Justin and Rifus were great and took us on the most amazing game drives! The food was first rate and the dining ambiance was new each evening and... More 

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

it is our pleasure - and that is heartfelt from all the staff at River Sands... We will definitely pass on the thanks to the staff. The ellies at the pool are always special... :) More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from the most amazing 4 nights at Kambaku. The whole experience was incredible. The animals, rooms, location, staff, food, elephants drinking from the pool - amazing. Highly recommended. And would absolutely love to return ag some point.

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Thank you so much for the review on your stay - we would love to have you back !! More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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 191 - R11 932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kambaku River Sands 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“Every hut is amazing!”
  • Private patio off of our hut.
  • Private hut.
 of 5 bubbles krae0132, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We loved being out in the bush. Animals come to us as well as driving to see them.”
 of 5 bubbles chrysalis1026, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Chalets overlooking the river bed are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles JeffC_Perth, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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