Kambaku River Sands  Verified Listing

Hoedspruit Limpopo South Africa

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Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Health Spa
Spa facilities
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
Dining Area
24hr Security
Steam Room
Bar fridge
Laundry facilities
Mini Bar
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Being completely unfenced the camp is home to a continuous stream of game, with almost daily up close and personal experiences with Elephant, Buffalo, Hyena, Warthog and Bushbuck to name but a few.

Experience luxury at its best – spoil yourself in the spa, enjoy a game of chess in our proudly South African premium wine cellar, have a cocktail whilst watching Elephants drink from the pool, or work up a sweat in our private gym.

In Room Facilities:

Luxury thatched suites
Mini bar,
butlers tray as well as a variety of guest amenities
En-suite bathroom with bath, double shower, private toilet
Outdoor shower
Air Conditioning

Area Information:

Kambaku lies within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park , a pleasant 45min drive from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or 3hrs from Nelspruit.

Property Facilities:

Spa; swimming pool; gym; wine cellar; game viewing; game drives; bush walks


* Bush Walks * Game Drives * Bush Dinners * Spa Treatment (on request) * Guided Birding *Gym Facility (Kambaku River Sands) Nearby attractions can be visited Animal Rehabilitation center Hot Air Ballooning Timbavati Museum Rhino Chipping


Extra Info

Property Type Game Lodge
Conditions Show
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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26 November 2018

Fantastic safari location and lodges, 5 star facilities with superb individual lodges. Staff always on hand and welcoming. Safari Rangers and Spotters extremely knowledgeable and uncanny ability to find all the wildlife. Would highly recommend the resort if you want to see the Big 5, Ugly 5 and Small 5. Met our expectations and more.

Superb. 5 out of 5
19 November 2018

We wanted a five star experience and we had it, and so much more! The people were wonderful, accommodations top shelf, food was plentiful and delicious. Our safari drives were chock full of so many beautiful animals, we are still in awe of the entire experience. Kambaku was a perfect experience!

Superb. 5 out of 5
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17 November 2018

Everything from start to finish was amazing (particularly seeing the elephant outside of our room when we arrived!). All of the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable, we had the most incredible time.

Superb. 5 out of 5
15 November 2018

We were happy with everything! The staff was very friendly, the rooms were great, the safaris were awesome (saw everything we wanted to see in the first 2 trips out), and the food was awesome! Would recommend this lodge to family and friends.

Superb. 5 out of 5
13 November 2018

This was the first place I stayed in my safari journey across Southern Africa and it left a huge impression on me. The staff were amazing, the game drives were beyond my expectations and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Superb. 5 out of 5
12 November 2018

Had a wonderful 3 night stay in Kambaku in October. The food options were always good - we didn't repeat a meal the whole time we were there. Rooms were well appointed - we had a giraffe visit us the afternoon we checked in. The staff was amazing - they really go out of their way to make your stay memorable. We had lunch/dinner with them throughout our stay. Ranger Phany and his tracker Palance were excellent! We saw the Big 5 within the first 2 game drive. Phany was very knowledgeable of the area and they work together and team up with other lodges to increase the probability of seeing more animals. Bonus was seeing a hippo dive into the watering hole - an Olympic gold! Highly recommended.

Superb. 5 out of 5
03 November 2018

This was our first Safari and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The lodge and staff were amazing and so friendly. We saw the Big 5 and many more in our 4 night stay. JJ and our tracker Ranius were so knowledgeable and able to find animals and educate us along the way. Our room was large and had every amenity needed, including windows everywhere, and a large porch out back. We spent most of our time between drives watching animals from the porch.

All meals beat my expectations and they have a fully stocked bar in the main lodge. We also sampled several local wines from the cellar. I fully recommend Kambaku River Sands!

Superb. 5 out of 5
25 October 2018

When it comes to choices for a safari lodge there are many to choose from. Yet, rest assured if you pick Kambaku Safari Lodge or Kambaku River Sands you will not be disappointed. We were fortunate to stay in both and we could not find a single item that did not rate full marks at either property. From the moment you arrive you realize you made the right choice. The staff provide you with a warm and friendly greeting making you feel special and appreciated and this theme is maintained throughout your stay. From top to bottom nothing has been left to chance as they want to insure you have that “trip of a lifetime”. The professionalism, knowledge and skill of the guides and trackers is nothing short of outstanding. When you arrive back at the lodges from a day in the bush, you are welcomed back and your every need is addressed so you can relax and warmly reflect on your daily experience. Food was amazing and the dinner settings and food presentations were first class. Accommodations at the Lodge and River Sands are well decorated, clean, spacious and luxurious.A delight to return to after your game drives. Bryce and Nicola are doing an amazing job helping guests make their safari dream experience come true. They have great staff and it is obvious their staff loves working for them. Highly recommend both lodges at Kambaku and we are already planning our next trip!

Superb. 5 out of 5
22 October 2018

We loved our 3 night stay at Kambaku River Sands. The Lodges themselves were stunning with private views looking out across The game reserve, we watched Elephants, Giraffe & Zebra 50 meters away.
The rangers and trackers were superb they really put a shift in to give us some unforgettable memories of seeing wildlife up close and getting off road to do this
The food, ambiance and all the staff at Kambaku were great and made this a very personal and enjoyable stay.

Superb. 5 out of 5
21 October 2018

I've just come back from a 4-day safari adventure here. I can say without hesitation that my expectations were not only met but exceeded. Beginning with the airport pickup to the final safari, everything was top-notch. I will be coming back here again, and bringing my husband and friends!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Hoedspruit Reviews

Rene Capuli
25 March 2021


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Refilwe Mangena
09 January 2021

The town is very small yet beautiful and neat. It has lots of tourist attractions and good place to visit, just to unwind!

Superb. 5 out of 5
28 August 2019

Endangered Species Centre.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Helena Louw
12 September 2018

Sight seeing, Moholoholo Animal Rehab Centre, Blyde Canyon, Kruger Park, Cheetah and Endangered species project, Mariepskop viewpoint
Everything close-by. Walking, Jogging, Gymming, Game drives.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kathy Vermeulen
08 August 2018

There is plenty to do in Hoedspruit, people are friendly and laid back!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5