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Imbali Safari Lodge

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Overview of Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge

5.0 star property
9.0 out of 10 Wonderful
9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Imbali Concession Kruger Park, Skukuza, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1350

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSatara79 min drive
  • Popular LocationOrpen Gate95 min drive
  • Popular LocationSilolweni Lake106 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bushbuckridge, Imbali Safari Lodge is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Satara - 79 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 82 min drive
  • Orpen Gate - 95 min drive
  • Silolweni Lake - 106 min drive
  • Andover Nature Reserve - 109 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 165 min drive

About this property

Imbali Safari Lodge

5-star luxury hotel in a national park
At Imbali Safari Lodge, you can look forward to game and wildlife viewing, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a garden and laundry facilities.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, a front-desk safe, and smoke-free premises
  • Concierge services, luggage storage, and game drive on site
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 12 rooms feature comforts such as private plunge pools and furnished patios, as well as perks like air conditioning and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews speak well of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and hair dryers
  • Separate sitting areas, electric kettles, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping


  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • Terrace


  • Massage


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator (single-level property)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Private plunge pool

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 1 PM - 3 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property does not permit children under 7 years old on game drives. Children ages 8-12 are permitted on game drives at management discretion. Children age 12 and older are permitted on game drives, and are charged the adult rate per game drive.
Guests must notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time to arrange check-in. Late check-in may not be possible, and will incur a fee.

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 7 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 7 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 121 per person, per stay. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 920 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Imbali Lodge
Imbali Safari
Imbali Safari Kruger National Park
Imbali Safari Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge Kruger National Park
Imbali Safari Hotel Kruger National Park
Imbali Safari Lodge Hotel
Imbali Safari Lodge Bushbuckridge
Imbali Safari Lodge Hotel Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

Does Imbali Safari Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Imbali Safari Lodge?

As of May 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Imbali Safari Lodge on May 29, 2023 start from $971.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Imbali Safari Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Imbali Safari Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Imbali Safari Lodge?

Check-in is from 1 PM - 3 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Imbali Safari Lodge?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Does Imbali Safari Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 10:00 AM–2:00 PM on request. A fee of ZAR 920 per person applies.

Where is Imbali Safari Lodge located?

Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within 32 mi (52 km) of Timbavati Game Reserve, Satara, and Orpen Gate.




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10/10 Excellent

James, Clarksville

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Imbali Safari Lodge is a fantastic Kruger destination. The staff is super friendly and service is excellent. The tiki hut style rooms are very comfortable and include a nice 4 piece bathroom, privacy screened deck with plunge pool, lounge chairs, mosquito netted king bed, coffee and a fully stocked fridge. Food is excellent with buffet style breakfast and lunch. Dinner selections are served in courses and have been delicious. Game viewing from the main deck has been great as well. I have attached just a few game pics. Wonderful to enjoy a beverage while witnessing nature's wonders. The game drives are also a great experience. Victor, our driver always greets with a friendly smile and shares a wealth of knowledge. Couldn't hope for better!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was excellent and the rooms are beautiful . Only complaint is the strength of the AC in the rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I can't say enough about this beautiful place and the beautiful people who work here! I don't normally stay at such nice places so my cousin and I enjoyed every minute - from eating lunch with an elephant herd and going on game drive with Julie to find wild dogs! So peaceful and I thank everyone who made our stay so special!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful place, nice staff. Quiet, perfect for a honeymoon
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

10/10 Excellent

Thomas, London UK

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
I had booked Imbali Safari Lodge for two nights and they overbooked the lodge the first night and made us go to the much smaller and less nice Hoyo Hoyo resort for one night and then TRANSFER back to Imbali Safari Lodge. No email or prior communication was given to me regarding this exchange. The lady Bunny was not at all helpful and rude. She told us to chase after a car heading to Hoyo Hoyo to find the place which was nowhere to be found. Finally, a nicer lady at the hotel got one of the staff to show us the way. This was totally inacceptable as I had booked specifically Imbali Safari Lodge which was MUCH nicer with a larger room/bathroom and outdoor terrace and mini pool. Aside from this incident, overall service was great, the food was good, the game rides were awesome and once we shifted to Imbali Safari Lodge, we enjoyed our (albeit now shortened) stay. I blame the Head Office for this last minute change without any communication mostly. I would have expected early communication and some sort of compensation for moving us to a crappier room/lodge when we paid for the larger/nicer one.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2018

10/10 Excellent

Tom, brisbane

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The Perfect stay
Everything about this lodge was perfect, From the safaris, the guides, the super friendly staff, high quality food, atmosphere and facilities, we had a view of the elephants, buffalo and impala everyday whilst having lunch. Highly recommend staying here and would definitely come back again. Saw the big 5 in the space of 4 game drives, lots of up close encounters, what a trip!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stunning surrounds, stunning staff, stunning facilities, stunning game viewing. Not much more I can say but WOW.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2018