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. Own 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 16 guests, with the 3 bedroom Kambaku River House, and the rooms at Joao, Shawu, and Mafunyane, all offering superb views of the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. For visiting families, there is the Shingwedzi Family Suite, with its partial view of the river and park and spacious rooms. 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.

Non-arrival or early departure: No refund – the total booking value is forfeited/payable.

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.

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

  •   We had a great 2-Night-Stay at Kambaku. Anzelle and her collegues have done a great job. Booking the dinner is worth it and easy. Served on your own terrace with a fire. Made also the 7 hour Safari to Kruger with Elvis which was great. More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    3/27/2019
  •   We have been in Kambaku River Lodge for 3 days, being very surprised how nice it was. It was the first time we joined the lodge and it was perfect. We intended to play the Leopard Creek Golf course and have been much more impressed...More

    thumb 811tasi
    1/10/2019
  •   Lovely accommodation overlooking the river. If you are looking for tranquility, this is an ideal place to visit. It’s a quiet location located in the farms. The breakfast was a standard meal that’s well cooked and filling.

    thumb Voyager32037391718
    4/22/2019
  •   Kambaku team is heartfelt and perfect hospitality.
    Comfortable room, beautiful view, calm and lovely, unbelievable surroundings.
    I'd like to say many thanks to all of staffs, and I'll visit you in some day.

    Yuko

    thumb maaya_t
    5/03/2019
  •   Kambaku is the perfect place for a family relaxation. Easy acces to Kruger with the best trekker and the nicest service. Excellent food. The view from the private pool across the river into Kruger will never stop amazing me.

    thumb 258henrikk
    2/08/2019
  •   Kambaku is the perfect place for a family relaxation. Easy acces to Kruger with the best trekker and the nicest service. Excellent food.

    The view from the private pool across the river into Kruger will never stop amazing me.

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    2/08/2019