You won’t need to leave the comfort of Imbali’s deck to see Kruger’s creatures stake their claim over their humble patch: the striking Golden Orb spider spinning her impenetrable web, Burchell’s starlings bravely pecking at a wayward cobra and squirrels dashing past with their tasty tidbits.
Sheltered in a riverine forest overlooking the seasonal Nwaswitsontso river, Imbali Safari Lodge
is built on the site of a 400-year-old African settlement that has yielded such evidence of an ancient culture as clay pots, bone tools and grinding stones.
Plush leather sofas, African patterned tapestries and traditional artifacts fight for their place of pride amidst thatched Tsonga roofs, stone columns and the odd tree that emerges unapologetically through the teak deck; an impressive Jackalberry keeping diners company as it rises through the lodge’s floor and peeps well out over the Tsonga-styled thatched roof.
Nothing gets in the way of Kruger’s creatures at Imbali Safari Lodge
. The humble dung beetle is left to his day’s work on neatly raked pathways, the skittish francolins shriek in protest to occasional distractions while tiny frogs play peacefully in the lodge’s infinity pool.
Continuing in the spirit in which the Kruger National Park was created, Imbali Safari Lodge acts as a sanctuary for the bush’s creatures, great and small, and is in fact your very own bush sanctuary for the duration of your special Kruger National Park stay.
Accommodation at Imbali Safari Lodge
Guests are accommodated in twelve spacious suites, subtly decorated in neutral colours with enchanting splashes of African tradition, from the ornate wall lamps to the comfortable textured pillows.
Large French doors run the length of the room to let the beautiful outside wilderness in, on your terms; an expansive deck overlooks the Nwaswitsontso river or savannah grasslands with a Jacuzzi or outdoor pool to complete your leisure bush experience. Relax on the sunbed with a book or let those bubbles soothe your weary muscles; the chattering of weavers, thrushes and kingfishers providing a magical bush playlist for your relaxation.
The spacious stone and marble bathroom features a separate claw-foot bathtub and shower with signature bath amenities, a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes. Soak your stresses away as you marinade in bath salts while looking out on to the peace of the Kruger bush.
Sink in to the comfortable king-size bed for a quick siesta or after a hard day’s safari; a mosquito net envelops the entire bed in the evening, a prediction of the day’s weather and something sweet provided as a nightcap preparing you for pleasant dreams in the bush.
Rates are per person per night and include accommodation, meals and safaris. Beverages, gate entry fees are excluded.
Complimentary transfers are available from Hoedspruit Airport or Skukuza Airport. The transfers are subject to availability and must be booked at time of reservation. Terms and conditions apply.
Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room (maximum 2). Children 6 – 11 years are charged the applicable child rates if sharing with two adults, and only children 8 years and older are permitted on game drive. Children 12 years and older are charged full adult rates. The rooms can accommodate a maximum of two adults and 2 children under 12 sharing.
Facilities at Imbali Safari Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era, incorporating comfort and luxury in the serenity of the African bush. This exclusive lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park has just 12 private suites, each with their own plunge pool. Each suite has a large king bed and romantic en-suite bathroom with magnificent views of the wilderness beyond. All suites are air conditioned, and have telephones and mosquito nets.
Complimentary wi-fi in the main area allows you stay in touch with your loved ones, to tell them about your safari adventures each day.
The sparkling swimming pool in the main area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the Imbali water hole for a cooling drink.
Spa treatments are available in the privacy of your suite. These are charged separately, according to the treatment you choose.
Welcome drinks on arrival. No cell phone reception and limited land lines, Internet facilities at the main lodge
- Swimming pool. Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room at an additional charge.
- Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement
The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.
Please Kruger Gate Times:
05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December
05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September
06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July
All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure.
PLEASE NOTE: If guests
are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation
for that night.
Imbali is in a malaria area and malaria tablets are recommended all year round (Please consult your doctor).
Comfortable light clothing, walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun-block, insect repellent and bathing suits.
During wintertime it is still warm during the day but it can become very cold on the game drives and at night.
It is advisable to bring warm insulated jackets.
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