KAMBAKU RIVER LODGE

About Us

Kambaku River Lodge, located on the border of the Kruger National Park, a short drive away from the town of Malelane, is a luxurious, private 5-star Kruger Park lodge. Owned and nurtured by Tony and Leanne, Kambaku is named after one of the legendary Magnificent Seven Big Tusker Elephants and overlooks the Crocodile River, giving guests a front row seat to plenty of animal sightings.

The lodge has been designed to comfortably accommodate 15 guests, with the 2 bedroom Kambaku River House or add Ndlulamithi to make it 3 bedrooms. Ndlulamithi can also stand alone with the suites Joao, Shawu, and Mafunyane, all offering superb views of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Shingwedzi is a spacious, bed and beakfast suite with a partial view of the River. All accommodation includes king size beds or twin beds, dressed in luxury, soft percale linen and down duvets. We have the option of self-catering while there is also the option of having dinner/breakfast served to your private patio.

From the lodge deck, or your patio, regular sightings of hippo, elusive leopard, rhino, herds of buffalo and herds of elephant can be seen visiting the river for a drink. Our Kruger Park lodge is also a haven for bird life and any bird watcher will find their own personal paradise here. There are plenty of photographic opportunities when staying with us. All throughout the day, you’ll hear the cry of the fish eagle, a truly African experience and during the tranquil, relaxed evenings, the sounds of the African landscape pierce the night while the brilliant stars fill the heavens with glowing light.

Things To Do 

With the famous Leopard Creek Golf Course nearby, we can arrange a day on the greens for you. And while staying with us, you have to take advantage of our massage treatments at our Dzombo Spa.

And what would time spent so close to the park be if you didn’t go on a Kruger Park safari? You can either drive yourself, if you’ve arrived at the lodge in your own vehicle, or you can enjoy a guided safari experience. We have a specialised open safari vehicle to take guests into the park, and we make use of the nearby Malelane Gate. All safaris are subject to an affordable surcharge, as set by the Kruger National Park. We can also arrange trips to Swaziland, Mozambique or the Panorama Route.

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Kambaku River Lodge

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub/Shower

  • Double vanities

  • Filtered water

  • Satellite/cable TV – per room

  • Serviced

  • Kitchenware

  • Patio

  • Desk and chair

  • Free WiFi

  • Microwave

  • Seating area

  • Toiletries

  • Ceiling fans

  • Bathrobes

  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee, tea & rusks station

  • Refrigerator

  • Fully secured property/parking

  • Washing machine

Kambaku River Lodge

Facilities

  • Dinner, B&Breakfast/ self catering

  • Spa services

  • River Viewing deck

  • Undercover car parking

  • Meals on request

  • Fully secured property

  • Laundry service*

  • Pool

  • Barbecue facilities

Kambaku River Lodge

Recreation/Relaxation

  • Game viewing

  • Bird watching

  • Swimming

  • Golf

  • Photography

  • Sightseeing

Kambaku River Lodge

Things To Do Nearby

  • Safaris into the Kruger Park

  • Open vehicle Safaris

  • Visit the Potholes and the Mac Mac Falls

  • Sunset drives in the Kruger National Park.

  • Tiger fishing

  • Play Golf at Leopard Creek Golf Course

  • Morning walks into the Kruger National Park

  • Trips to Mozambique and Swaziland

  • Visit Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Barbeton

Kambaku River Lodge

Things To Bring

  • Hats

  • Binoculars

  • Warm jackets

  • Cameras

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellent

Kambaku River Lodge

Policy

Check-in 14:30 – 18:00
Check-out 08.00 – 10:30
Cancellation/Payments 50 % deposit payable to secure booking which is non refundable.

The full balance (100 %) is payable one week before arrival.

The guest will be charged 50% of the total price if they cancel after reservation and a further 20% of the total price if they cancel in the 60 days before arrival. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price of the reservation.

The guest will be charged a prepayment of 50% of the total price after reservation and a further 20% of the total price in the 60 days before arrival.

Children from the age of 10 are welcome but charged at 50 % of the room rate when using existing beds or if an extra bed is required.  Extra bed needs to be on request and confirmed by management. Should guests arrive with under-age children they will be charged at a full adult price.

Extras are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay to Kambaku River Lodge.

Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Payments EFTs or secure Credit Card facilities.

We accept Visa & MasterCard

50 % deposit payable on confirmation of booking.

The full balance (100 %) is payable one week before arrival.

Extras charged for at the lodge.

Booking 7 days or less before arrival: full payment.

Kambaku River Lodge

Disclaimer

ALL GUESTS ENTERING THESE PREMISES DO SO ENTIRELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AT THEIR OWN RISK.
THE OWNERS, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND/OR CONTRACTORS
(COLLECTIVELY CALLED “THE OWNERS”), OF THESE PREMISES WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY CLAIM OF WHATSOEVER NATURE IN RESPECT OF ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, INJURY OR DEATH HOWSOEVER CAUSED TO, OR SUSTAINED OR SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON/S AND/OR PROPERTY AT ANY TIME, WHETHER ARISING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACT/S OR OMISSION/S OF THE OWNERS.

ALL VEHICLES ARE PARKED IN ALL RESPECTS AT THE RISK OF THE PARKER/OWNER THEREOF.

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED

Kambaku River Lodge

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Let's just say we had the most amazing experience at Kambaku. The staff went above and beyond to provide absolute superior service and made us a feel right at... read more

    cnguy876834
    7/30/2019
  •   Incredible safari and rest experience at Kambaku River Lodge! Great location, less than 30 minutes from Malelane Gate, quiet lodge, cozy room with attentive staff and the banks of the... read more

    Marcelo O
    12/02/2019
  •   All I can say is WOW ! This lodge is awesome from the friendly staff to the most amazing view across the river and beyond, there were so many animals... read more

    BrianT1970
    8/18/2019
  •   Our four days at Kambuku were the highlight of our time in South Africa. Leanne and Tony have created a little piece of paradise. The lodges border the Crocodile River... read more

    thumb lugreen74
    2/17/2019
  •   Can’t recommend Kambaku enough. We stayed in the Mafunyane room for two nights and had a fantastic time. The hotel organised us a sunset drive (via San Parks) as well... read more

    thumb Trip59603393816
    4/02/2019
  •   Everything was exciting as anticipated. My imagination in anticipation of the visit was in overdrive. I wanted the animals that could be seen from the Lodge would be much-much closer.... read more

    rtalbott2264
    8/14/2019