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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“wine cellar”(11 reviews)
“the main lodge”(18 reviews)
“game drives”(63 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
4 Star 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 unspoiled bush. The main lodge has a spacious lounge with two...
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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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9,7 km to Ngala Airfield
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We loved Kambaku River Sands and had a wonderful game viewing experience. JJ made our safari exceptional. He knew when to take it easy and when to step up the pace and this allowed us to see great game and our first ever pangolin!!! The...More

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Property's Favourite Review
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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first stop on our 2 week safari and we loved it. Guides, rooms, restaurant are all first rate. Really loved the outdoor shower as long as lion was not prowling. Ride home at night after sunset was cold so be prepared with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at Kambaku River Sands was a fantastic experience. We could see the big five in just two drives. Our ranger (Phanuel) and tracker (Rifos) were amazing. Very careful with us and the animals. They are extremely professional and try to please us at all...More

Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Kambaku River Sands in June. Our guide Julius and tracker Douglass were wonderful: so experienced and good at what they do. Douglass was so sweet explaining animal tracks to me. We saw the Big 5 our first afternoon. Food was...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Details
Price range
US$817 - US$1 222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$817 - US$1 222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (267)
Room & Suite (61)
Pool & Beach (32)
Dining (12)
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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.
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ch179656
15 April 2018|
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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
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Andrea262015
1 June 2017|
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Response from KambakuOwners | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, We received an email from Peter,concerning your stay in Aug. Kind Regards Candice
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Room Tips
"I think they are all great. Couldnt see much difference."
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"WIFI was better in the main lodge than in my room so plan accordingly."
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"All the rooms that I saw were great."
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"No suggestions to improve, It was lovely"
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