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Idube Game Reserve

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Awesome lodge and incredible park

This place is an older lodge and is very nice. The game viewing is phenomenal. Big 5 2 times a day. You will not be disappointed. I saw a leopard at our camp! There are game... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tristan C
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Ashland, United States
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Ashland, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an older lodge and is very nice. The game viewing is phenomenal. Big 5 2 times a day. You will not be disappointed. I saw a leopard at our camp! There are game walking all around the camp. This place and its land is a winner!

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Thank Tristan C
Norwich
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A truly mind blowing experience, we were spoilt rotten with wonderful food and wine, surrounded by the Sabi Sands reserve.

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London
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was our second visit here, the first being over nine years ago, but just as fantastic! We stayed four nights, so had 8 drives. Mike was our ranger for every drive. The trackers were changed three times, so we didn't really get to know them, although they were all knowledgeable and good at what they did. All the drives... More 

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Thank 8434
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I cannot express how great my experience was at Idube, I have a lifetime of memories from the 4 nights we stayed there. Highly recommended.

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Thank Brett S
State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Idube was amazing. Enjoyed getting into the bush, no matter what the terrain is liked to see all the animals. The lodge/room was beautiful, food exceptional and the staff wonderful. A must visit!!

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Thank Sparks817
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

While the lodge was nice, we much preferred their sister lodge, Lukimbi in Kruger. You're guaranteed good sightings at the private reserves, but we didn't think our guide was as invested in making the trip special for us (such as working hard to give us relevant information or set us up for good photos in the vehicle). No matter how... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Spent 4 nights at Idube Game Lodge so 7 safari drives in all. Because they can take you off-road, you can get really close to all the animals. Not stayed in any other lodge but Idube was great. We were always 6 people per 4WD and Promise, our ranger, tried to keep us informed, entertained, and in the prime spot... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Having now stayed at almost all the lodges in the Sabi Sands I have to say that Idube holds its own amongst them. Our experiences have ranged from the high end offerings to those just above the very bottom (price and attention to detail). Idube is one of the more affordable lodges and one has to set ones expectations accordingly.... More 

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1 Thank mlondozi
Kearney, Canada
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Game drives with experienced trackers and guides got us closer to the animals than I ever imagined we would be.

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Ferney Voltaire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you can go to both Idube and Lukimbi, they are a perfect match! It is not a luxury lodge but it is well run, has excellent rangers, a homely atmosphere and has amazing amount of Big 5.

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