Imbali Safari Lodge is located within the private 10 000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves.
Observe and enjoy one of South Africa’s most renowned wildlife experiences at Imbali Safari Lodge, nestled discreetly amidst a canopy of impressive Jackalberry and Tamboti trees in the iconic Kruger National Park.
You won’t need to leave the comfort of Imbali’s deck to see Kruger’s creatures stake their claim over their humble patch: the striking Golden Orb spider spinning her impenetrable web, Burchell’s starlings bravely pecking at a wayward cobra and squirrels dashing past with their tasty tidbits.
Sheltered in a riverine forest overlooking the seasonal Nwaswitsontso river, Imbali is built on the site of a 400-year-old African settlement that has yielded such evidence of an ancient culture as clay pots, bone tools and grinding stones.
Plush leather sofas, African patterned tapestries and traditional artifacts fight for their place of pride amidst thatched Tsonga roofs, stone columns and the odd tree that emerges unapologetically through the teak deck; an impressive Jackalberry keeping diners company as it rises through the lodge’s floor and peeps well out over the Tsonga-styled thatched roof.
Nothing gets in the way of Kruger’s creatures at Imbali. The humble dung beetle is left to his day’s work on neatly raked pathways, the skittish francolins shriek in protest to occasional distractions while tiny frogs play peacefully in the lodge’s infinity pool.
Continuing in the spirit in which the Kruger National Park was created, Imbali acts as a sanctuary for the bush’s creatures, great and small, and is in fact your very own bush sanctuary for the duration of your special Kruger National Park stay.
Kick-start your day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee before setting off on your morning game drive with your assigned ranger.
Watch as the bush awakens around you; the dew glistens on the webs of the Golden Orb spider and Lilac Breasted Rollers flash their startling sky-blue bellies as they flit past your game vehicle.
See wild dogs laze under the Acacia trees and elephants leave their distinct trail as they chomp through the bush at a leisurely pace. Steal a glance at the leopard eating its prey high up in an old Tamboti tree, zebra foraging alongside large herds of wildebeest and impala flashing their characteristic ‘M’ as they disappear in to the thick brush.
Enjoy an extensive cold and hot buffet breakfast in Imbali Safari Lodge’s comfortable dining room; an impressive Jackalberry rising right through the deck of dining room through the Tsonga-styled thatched roof. Then retire to your room and relax, laze at the crystal-clear infinity pool or request a bush walk for an up-close encounter with the Kruger.
Lunch is a relaxed, informal affair. Served on the deck with beautiful views of the surrounding bushveld and the Nwaswitsontso River, guests are treated to light salads and tasty desserts before retiring to their rooms for an afternoon siesta.
Afternoon tea, served on the deck, heralds the imminent departure of your special evening safari through the Mluwati Concession. Spot a pride of lazy lions lounging casually in the tall grass and the associated warning call of nature’s tattletales, the Grey Loerie, as they inform the surrounding species of impending danger.
Sip a sundowner G&T as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars; the persistent call of frogs, owls and nightjars accompanying you back to Imbali Safari Lodge for a romantic dinner on the deck, a canopy of stars watching over you.
Bursting with the day’s extraordinary bush experiences, all that’s left is to retire to the comfort of your comfortable room with nothing but the reassuring sound of the crickets and frogs lulling you to sleep.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI & CAPE TOWN COMBINATION PACKAGE
Enjoy safari on a private concession within the world famous Kruger National Park with 2 nights at Imbali Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, combined with 3 nights in Cape Town, staying at the stylish Cape Milner hotel, which is ideally situated in Tamboerskloof.
R 11,670.00 per person sharing for 5 nights, valid for travel 04 January to 31 March 2016
R 10,835.00 per person sharing for 5 nights, valid for travel 01 April to 30 September 2016
R 12,035.00 per person sharing for 5 nights, valid for travel 01 October to 27 December 2016
2 nights’ accommodation at Imbali Safari Lodge with meals, local beverages and scheduled safaris
3 nights at The Cape Milner in a standard room with breakfast daily
The package excludes flights, transfers not specified, gate entry fees for the Kruger National Park and items of a personal nature. Standard terms and conditions apply. Rates include VAT at 14%
Address: Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
Butlers on call
Suites with outside plunge pools
Set on the banks of the Nwaswitsontso River
Inside separate bath and shower
Located within the iconic Kruger National Park
Children from 6 years welcome
WiFi available at main lodge
Welcome drinks on arrival. No cell phone reception and limited land lines, Internet facilities at the main lodge
Swimming pool. Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room at an additional charge.
Check out time: 11h00 check in: 13h00 hrs. Credit cards accepted are VISA and MasterCard. AMEX with a 5% surcharge
Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement
Children from the age of 6 years are welcome and will enjoy a special kiddies safari
Extra camp beds are available for young children to share with parents. Camp beds are suitable for children from 6 – 12 years old.
Please note that we allow a maximum of 2 children per suite.The rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing.
Children 12 years and older are charged full adult rates and occupy their own room
Children 6 years and older are welcome. Maximum 2 children under 12 years may share with parents.
Children 6 – 12 years are only permitted on game drive at management discretion
All 12 private suites have their own private plunge pool, large king beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite. Telephones in rooms, mosquito nets and air conditioner. Children 6 years and older are welcome. Maximum 2 children under 12 years may share with parents. Children 6 – 12 years are only permitted on game drive at management discretion.
Guests are accommodated in 12 spacious suites, subtly decorated in neutral colours with enchanting splashes of African tradition, from the ornate wall lamps to the comfortable textured pillows.
Large French doors run the length of the room to let the beautiful outside wilderness in, on your terms; an expansive deck overlooks the Nwaswitsontso river or savannah grasslands with a Jacuzzi or outdoor pool to complete your leisure bush experience. Relax on the sunbed with a book or let those bubbles soothe your weary muscles; the chattering of weavers, thrushes and kingfishers providing a magical bush playlist for your relaxation.
The spacious stone and marble bathroom features a separate claw-foot bathtub and shower with signature bath amenities, a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes. Soak your stresses away as you marinade in bath salts while looking out on to the peace of the Kruger bush.
Sink in to the comfortable king-size bed for a quick siesta or after a hard day’s safari; a mosquito net envelops the entire bed in the evening, a prediction of the day’s weather and something sweet provided as a nightcap preparing you for pleasant dreams in the bush.
Room facilities and amenities include:
Separate indoor bath and shower
Tea and coffee-making facilities
Terms and conditions will be communicated to you at the time of making a booking.
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
R7050 per person per night sharing
R9770 per single person per night
The above rates include
*selected local beverages and
Gate entry fees are excluded.
Children from the age of 6 years are welcome at the lodge and are charged applicable child rates up until the age of 11, when sharing with two adults.