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Kambaku River Lodge

Mountain lodge in Malelane with winery and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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£191

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9.6.Exceptional.
  • The view was stunning. We saw elephants, giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, warthog.... all…

    Jan 29, 2020

  • Very friendly team to take care of you. Excellent eye to detail all little things taken…

    Nov 15, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park Malelane Gate - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km
  • Leopard Creek Country Club - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury House, 2 Bedrooms, River View
  • Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Honeymoon Suite, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View
  • Luxury Double Room, River View, Poolside

Location

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park Malelane Gate - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km
  • Leopard Creek Country Club - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park Malelane Gate - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km
  • Leopard Creek Country Club - 15.3 mi / 24.6 km

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) 35-min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 7 cabins
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (7 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport drop-off (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, Portuguese

At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Spa services on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Winery attached
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 5
  • Year Built – 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Kambaku River Lodge Malelane
  • Kambaku River Malelane
  • Kambaku River
  • Kambaku River Lodge Lodge
  • Kambaku River Lodge Malelane
  • Kambaku River Lodge Lodge Malelane
  • Kambaku River Lodge Lodge Malelane

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 195 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 450 per person

Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is ZAR 450 per person.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as horse riding. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a lazy river and a winery. Kambaku River Lodge also has spa services and a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    For anyone with an interest in wildlife this is a must, a real gem with a wonderful owner and lovely staff who give you a fantastic reception. Nothing is too much trouble and everyone is so friendly. If you do not want to go into the Krugar all the time you can see plenty of wildlife sitting in the garden. A place you will always want to go back to.

    6 night romance trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay!

    Had a fabulous stay at Kambaku. Great location for exploring Kruger and other areas of interest. Fantastic animal sightings from the viewing deck! Very comfortable accommodation, warm and welcoming staff who did everything they could to make our stay memorable. Self catering facility but delicious meals available by arrangement - what a treat! Hope to return.

    3 night romance trip, Dec 2, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Idyllic location, immaculately kept, amazing friendly staff. Would revisit in a heartbeat. I could spend entire days on that deck watching the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

    3 night trip, Jun 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelletn

    My stay was excellent. Friendly staff and very clean place with an excellent view overlooking our room.

    Patrick, 2 night trip, Feb 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely fantastic. A beautifully designed, maintained and serviced property on the banks of the Crocodile River, running along the southern boundary of the stunning Kruger National Park. Leanne and her delightful team provide a first class service, complete tranquility and privacy. Food served in your private residence is delicious and plentiful, rooms and grounds are immaculate. We spent 2 nights here and one day lounging in our private pool, watching buffalo, hippo, deer and unidentified animals drinking and playing in the river all day. A truly fantastic place that I recommend without hesitation.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was a treat to stay at Kambaku River Lodge. The ritual for breakfast and dinner is very special, with food arriving to the beat of a drum, a fire pit blazing and a lantern lit table, on your patio. The food was excellent and the fillet steak to die for...melt in your mouth. We were lucky to see hippos in the river and another day a herd of elephants. We also spotted a buffalo, kudu and a family of warthogs as well as the usual herd of impalas that graze each day. The viewing platforms are terrific, with comfortable camp chairs and umbrella. Safaris into Kruger National Park are available if you wish to venture further than this piece of paradise. Bird feeders on the lawn attract all sorts of colourful birds with characteristics to amaze. We had the honeymoon suite with its private dipping pool. The kitchen is well equipped. Beds very comfortable and luxurious.

    3 night romance trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nothing Short of Excellent

    Our stay at Kambaku was absolutely magnificent! Leanne and her wonderful staff kept this place pristine and catered to all of our needs. We loved the food, the wine, the grounds, the friends we made, and of course mother nature. Stay here!

    Jean Paul, 4 night trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heardwarming hosts and an outstanding location. It was so great to see the buffalos, elephants and giraffs directly from the own terrasse. Leanne and her team are so lovely. Thanks for the great time!

    Sonja, 2 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Location for Kruger National Park

    I was visiting Kruger National Park and Kambaku River Lodge was perfect. While the website described it as a hotel room it was really more like having my own house, or at least half of a house. It had a kitchen, large bedroom, and huge sliding doors that opened to a view of the park. Each night the staff would come and lit a fire and lanterns for each unit. There was also a viewing platform where you could sit and watch for animals. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Meals were available and they also offered assistance with booking tours and restaurant recommendations. Instead of booking a safari I rented a car so I could drive through the park myself. This worked extremely well because I could stay in the park as long as I wanted and wasn't confined to a single lodge. Kambaku River Lodge is near the Malelane gate so this worked extremely well.

    Kelly, 3 night trip, Jul 1, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    のんびりするにはぴったりの場所

    プール付のお部屋に2泊滞在しました。 ロッジの部屋から見える川にはカバやウォーターボックなどの動物が見られ、椅子に座ってのんびりするだけでも最高の時間でした! クルーガーは今回が初めてでしたが、チェックイン時にゲームドライブに参加したいと伝えると、翌朝のロッジ主催のゲームドライブをブッキングしてくれました。 しかし、朝のゲームドライブ後に夜も参加したいと伝えるとフルブッキングだったので、予定が決まっている方は事前に予約した方が良さそうです。 朝食は朝のゲームドライブに行く場合、パックして前日の夜に渡してもらえます。 朝食、ディナーともにボリュームもちょうど良く、美味しかったです! ただ、配膳してくれる方に英語がたまに通じなかったり、スタッフのサービスにばらつきがあるように感じました。 全体的にはお部屋、プールも綺麗で、心地の良い滞在でした。

    2 night trip, Dec 18, 2020

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