at Kambaku River Lodge

You don’t have to go into the Kruger National Park to see wildlife or do some bird watching. Kambaku’s location on the banks of the Crocodile River makes us the perfect place to do both, all from the comfort of your private patio or our riverside deck.

All throughout the day animals including lions, elephants, rhino, leopard, hippo and herds of buffalo frequent the river to quench their thirst. Spotlights light up the river while you enjoy dinner on your patio. Each room has a bird feeder close by, attracting all kinds of colourful African birds. You can even do some wildlife viewing while taking a refreshing dip in the pool.

Day trips

around Kambaku River Lodge
Kambaku River Lodge Eswathini day tour

Matsamo Cultural Village

Matsamo Cultural Village offers age-old folk songs, rhythmic dance performances, including the famous Rain Dance, and music with authentic African instruments, as well as traditional Swazi cuisine. Visitors can also wander on a tour through the village with its many huts and spaces, interacting with the villagers as they go about their daily activities, cultivating their crops, preparing traditional food and fashioning beautiful craft works. At the heart of the center (cultural village), are two Swazi villages, authentic and alive with cultural activities. A traditional African village is organised around family relationships and creates household activity areas and places for special occasions.

The Geotrail


The spectacular 38km mountain pass between Barberton and the Josefsdal border post with Swaziland has been developed as the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail. It is a self-drive trail through the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains World Heritage Site, displaying information about the area’s remarkable geology and it’s links to the plant diversity and history. The twelve landscaped lay-bys with interpretative panels and picnic stops have been combined with rock specimens, geological features, and view points to tell the story of how the early Earth evolved some 3.6 billion years ago. The tarred road cuts through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The trail can take anything from two hours to a day, depending on the size of your picnic basket and level of interest.

Horseback Safari

Being on the safari vehicle with Kambaku River Lodge is one experience that you will never forget. How about we give you the opportunity to experience the bush on a vehicle and on horseback? 

All levels of riders ride out into the bush and experience zebra, giraffe, elephant, cheetah and many more. 

All levels of rider are welcome to experience what South Africa and Lower Kruger have to offer. 

  • For the beginner: come for a short introduction or refresher to horse riding in our arenas followed by a 45 min out ride.
  • For the novice rider: come for 1hour out ride with some trotting and a slow canter in the dry riverbed.
  • For the intermediate to advanced riders: Come for a 1, 5 -2hour ride with trots, and faster pace canters/gallops.

Enjoy, Relax & Spoil yourself

We have pre-arranged Kruger safaris in our open safari vehicle, with our experienced guide at the wheel to guide you safely while pointing out the animals.

You can play golf at the famous Leopard Creek Golf Course or enjoy an arranged day trip to Mozambique, Swaziland or the Panorama Route.

And on those really lazy days, you have to pamper yourself at our Dzombo Spa.

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Dzombo Spa

reat yourself and let us reinvigorate your soul with a relaxing massage at our Dzombo Spa, or privately in your suite.
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Kambaku River Lodge borders on the Kruger National Park. We are perfectly located on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River, one of the most popular tourist attractions, and a great spot for seeing all kinds of animals.
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