Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Anand from India

Experience of a lifetime at the Imbali Lodge

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: The natural setting in the wilderness with close proximity to wildlife and at the same time provide the luxuries of a 5 star accommodation was fabulou
We stayed at the Imbali Lodge in Kruger National Park for three nights. It was truly the experience of a lifetime. The accommodations were luxurious and private. The two daily game drives were thrilling; the ranger Mr. Twice was experienced, knowledgeable and had an uncanny ability to spot the various animals that live free in the park. He was very understanding and helped us to spot the big 5 with close-ups videos of lions and the leopard.. The service was terrific and the food was good. If you are going to Kruger this is the place you should go for your safari.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfect position and excellent guides

Posted May 6, 2014
Pros: Guides and access to the big five.
Cons: Internet access and checking / checkout procedures.
Location: Big five viewing
Saw 4 of the big five. Mussed out on the Rhinos but we gad a great experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bethany from Perth, Australia

Great place for relaxation and privacy

Posted Dec 10, 2013
Amazing staff who do their utmost to ensure your stay is a success. The food is fantastic, the safari rangers are knowledgeable and seem to be able to spot a chameleon a mile away! Would recommend as a couples resort, as you tend to spend a lot of time in the beautiful rooms, hot tubs or on the decks enjoying each other's company.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by David from Manchester

Best location I have ever stayed in

Posted Nov 3, 2013
Pros: Amazing location and relaxed atmosphere
Cons: It was as near perfect as possible!
Location: You are in the midst of the Kruger National Park - does anything more need to be said!
Great staff who were always available if needed, knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated to making sure we had a great time
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Carolina from Chile

Wonderful lodge, excellent food, staff and safari

Posted Oct 26, 2013
Unforgettable experience. Great staff, food and safari games. I was 3 days and everything was great.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Matt from London

Great Safari with a few issues

Posted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
Had a great first safari experience here. Our safari guide was great... It was like he had X-ray vision for spotting the animals and we saw all of the big 5, including 4 lions feasting on a recently killed buffalo. The vehicles were pretty good, although don't expect to be in a group of less than 7 people or more. The food (all inclusive) was good. The hotel had been refurbished relatively recently, but hasn't been done to the highest standard in all areas... It is generally great, but a few things just let it down. The hot tub by our room was cloudy, so we didn't want to step in for fear of snakes etc.! Think that was an issue with our room only... Ask for one with clear water!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Sharon from Greenville SC

Wonderful, small, quiet facility inside Kruger

Posted Jun 10, 2013
Pros: Food, wait staff, and Nicholas, tea was great.
Cons: WiFi doesn't work even though they advertise it. Staff was nice enough to let me use their office computer just to tell folks we were off line.
Location: Little to do other than the safaris, read and rest. We did go into town which is a nice drive for Wifi. Enjoy the quiet!
We had a great experience at this quiet, small hotel. Loved the mix of guests and the wait staff, hotel staff and Nicholas, our safari guide went out of their way for every whim. The food was great, the room clean and very comfortable. the outdoor spa was a treat once we realized it could be heated. I recommend the in room massage for couples -- a real treat. Also, there is a watering hole close by so you can sit on your porch and watch them. Shower was great compared to other lodges and having your laundry done is a real treat as we had been traveling for 10 days. Even though it is fenced, there are still animals around but you can sit on your porch at night which can't be done at other lodges inside the park. I don't recommend for small children as there is no where to run around.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A & C from Wirral, UK

Great Hotel for Being Pampered

Posted Mar 30, 2013
Pros: The bed, and the view from the bedroom (the personal patio); the food; the friendliness and personal attention; the ambiance!
Cons: The jacuzzi was a bit cold. The website says the hotel does transfers from MQP airport, but they don't.
Location: Magical and wild - right in the bush
This was a lovely, relaxing place to stay. The staff were very friendly and hospitable. The food was excellent. The scale made it all very intimate - so we got to know all the staff and all the other guests. Everything was smart and very comfortable - truly a 5-star experience. Would love to go back and do it all again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Rick

Imbali excellence

Posted Jun 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
Absolutely incredible...wonderful,caring people...unbelievable service in a challenging environment .....Imbali is much more than the big five..it is a total experience!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Tacoma, WA

Fabulous Kruger experience

Posted May 13, 2010
I cannot imagine a better Kruger experience! We did a self-driving tour for 2 days, then included a 2-day stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. The lodge itself is located within Kruger National Park. Our cottage with thatched roof and private jaccuzi was quite luxurious. Three meals per day (breakfast/brunch, high tea, and dinner) are included. The food was tasty and plentiful. The game drives (two per day, around 4 hours each) were fantastic! Our ranger was extremely knowledgable and made it his mission to ensure we made the most out of our trip. Over the course of two days, we saw lions, rhinos, elephant, giraffe, zebra, warthogs, water buffalo, impala, and more. If you're looking for the safari experience within the confines of Kruger, this is the way to go!