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Imbali Safari Lodge | Kruger Park

An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. The Lodge is the central point within the Imbali Safari concession, offering accommodation in spacious, private chalets each furnished in understated luxury overlooking the N’waswitsontso riverbed. Imbali Safari Lodge promise guests an extraordinarily ‘special’ safari experience. Just the fact that it is set in its own 10 000 hectare concession area, part of the world-famous Kruger National Park, rich with heritage and traditions.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

International Clients
Description 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
Single Per Night R7 040
Per Person Per Night Sharing R5 085
Children (6-11 yrs) R2 545
 
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OUR KRUGER WINTER GIFT TO YOU - SA RESIDENT  RATES 2019

Valid for new reservations only, made from date of issue, with a minimum 2-night stay being required over the Easter & Youth Day Long Weekends 

The gate entry fees stated below are subject to change without prior notification

Valid: 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 Single Sharing Children: 8 - 11yrs
Standard Room R5 815 R3 875 R1 940


The above rates are quoted per person per night
Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 93.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to the Kruger National Park. Subject to increase in 2019 without prior notification


Imbali Safari Lodge offer a COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER from either Skukuza or Hoedspruit Airport, subject to availability and must be booked with the Extraordinary Reservations Team prior to quoting. AVAILABLE FOR FIT BOOKINGS ONLY
The transfers are subject to the availability of seats (7 per vehicle (2 vehicles)) as well as the timing availability on the already scheduled transfers for the required dates.

Driver / Guide Rate:  R5 085 single per night accommodation and meals, appplicable for group reservations of 10 or more full paying rooms.

Child Policy:
Children from the age of 8 years are welcome at the lodge. 8 - 12 years are only permitted on game drives at management discretion.
We reccommend that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R7 200  per day.

A total of 3 children can be accommodated in camp at any time.

8 - 11 years of age Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
          Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult A maximum of two children under 12 years can share with parents
12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years

SA RESIDENT SPECIAL

Minimum 2 night stays applicable on the weekend - Friday and Saturday night

Minimum 3 night stays applicable over long weekends & Peak Period (Dates stipulated under T&C)

1 Jan 2019 to 14 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 8-11 yrs
Standard Room R 6 565 R 4 740 R 2 370

SPECIALS OFFERS : BOOKABLE 60 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

BLOCK OUT DATES: Peak Period: 13/12/19 - 31/12/19

1 Jan 2019 to 14 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 8-11 yrs
Standard Room R 5 970 R 4 310 R 2 155

Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits), two game activities and VAT at 15%
Rates exclude: Transfers, premium brand drinks and gate entry fees which are currently R76.00 per person per stay, subject to change

 
Peak Period Rates - MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY
15 Dec 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 8-11 yrs
Standard Room R 7 040 R 5 085 R 2 545

 

Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits), two game activities and VAT at 15%
Rates exclude: Transfers, premium brand drinks and gate entry fees which are currently R93.00 per person per stay, subject to change

Child Policy:

Children from the age of 8 years are welcome at the lodge. 8 - 12 years are only permitted on game drives at management discretion.
We recommend that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R 4,990 per day.

A total of 3 children can be accommodated in camp at any time.

8- 11 years of age Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults

Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult

A maximum of two children under 12 years can share with parents

12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years

Terms and Conditions
  • The above rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
  • A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
  • Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
  • There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
  • The above rates are valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms
  • The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

Please note that the properties require a minimum 2-night (FRIDAY + SATURDAY) stay over all weekends, applicable throughout the year
as well as during Peak Periods. When booking on a minimum 3-night stay Special Offer, please note that Friday & Saturday still need to be booked
together as per the above.

Minimum 3-night stay applicable for ALL properties throughout the year over Long Weekends and during Peak Periods - see dates below;
(please note that Friday & Saturday still need to be booked together as per the above)
 
2019 - LONG WEEKENDS & MIN NIGHT STAY PERIODS:
19 - 23 April 2019; 14 - 18 June 2019; 09-12 August 2019
2019 - PEAK PERIOD:
13 December 2019 - 03 January 2020

 


 

 

Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.

A safari at Imbali will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.
Kick-start your day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee before setting off on your morning safari 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 the dining room and 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.

Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits), two game activities and VAT at 15%
Rates exclude: Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 83.00, which are payable per person per stay. 

Subject to increase in 2019 without prior notification.
 

Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Hamiltons Tented Camp offer a COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER from either Skukuza or Hoedspruit Airport, subject to availability and must be booked with the Extraordinary Reservations Team prior to quoting. AVAILABLE FOR FIT BOOKINGS ONLY 

The transfers are subject to the availability of seats 7 per vehicle (2 vehicles) as well as the timing availability on the already scheduled transfers for the required dates.

Driver / Guide Rate: Applicable for group reservations of 10 or more full paying rooms. R5 085 single per night accommodation and meals.

Child Policy:

  • Children from the age of 8 years are welcome at the lodge.
  • 8 - 12 years are only permitted on game drives at management discretion.
  • We recommend that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R5 490 per day.
  • A total of 3 children can be accommodated in camp at any time.
  • 8 - 11 years of age Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
  • A maximum of two children under 12 years can share with parents
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations to be sent in writing to the Reservations Office.

Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay.

Days prior to arrival:

  • 29 - 21 Days - 25% will be charged
  • 20 - 11 Days - 50% will be charged
  • 10 Days or less - 75%
  • All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking
  • Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 10% administration fee..

Accommodation

Guests are accommodated in twelve 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 Victorian style bathtub and walk in shower with signature bath amenities, a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes. Soak your stresses away as you soak away the modern day stresses in natural bath salts while looking out on to the peace of the Kruger bush.

Rest for your soul : in to the comfortable king-size bed for a quick siesta or a nights rest after your safari; a mosquito net envelops the entire bed in the evening ensuring you are cocooned in comfort. Expect a bedtime story on your pillow or a sweet treat to enjoy before retiring for the night.

Facilities

Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era, incorporating comfort and luxury in the serenity of the African bush. This exclusive lodge in the world-renowned Kruger National Park has just 12 private suites, each with their own plunge pool. Each suite has a large king bed and romantic en-suite bathroom with magnificent views of the wilderness beyond. All suites are air conditioned, and have telephones and mosquito nets.

Complimentary wi-fi in the main lodge area allows you stay in touch with your loved ones, to tell them about your safari adventures each day.

The sparkling swimming pool in the main area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that visits to the Imbali Safari Lodge water hole daily to enjoy for a cooling drink.

Spa treatments are available in the privacy of your suite. These are charged separately, according to the treatment you choose.

Dining  at Imbali

 

Enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast or order a delicious hot plated breakfast to indulge in after your morning safari either in our gorgeous dining room which boasts an impressive hundred year old Jackalberry rising through the deck of the dining room and thatched roof or under the tree’s on the outside decks.

Lunch is a light, informal affair with a buffet laden with tasty salads and dishes served in relaxed surroundings; the sounds of the bush providing all the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.

Indulge in High Tea with a delicious selection of cakes and pastries freshly baked at the lodge before embarking on your afternoon’s safari.

Then enjoy a magical three-course table ‘d hotel menu under the stars.  Good wine and good conversation flow while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night. We enjoy outdoor dining in our Boma on Tuesday and Friday evenings hosted by your Safari Guide.

Although both lunch and dinner are served at the main lodge, guests can arrange for a private meal on their deck or in-suite on request

Safari

Two Daily Safaris are included in all rates at Imbali Safari Lodge Optional Bush Walks can be arranged in advance

A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges – Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Hamiltons Tented Camp, Mluwati Concession was born out of a spirit of ensuring the future sustainability of the National Park.

As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.

Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.

Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.

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.

Location
The Mluwati Concession is located in the central Kruger area some 35 km South East of Orpen Gate. The concession is peripheral and borders the Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game reserves to the West. The entire area is unfenced and creates a massive corridor for game movement.

Kruger Park gate fees
Due to us being located in a private concession area our guests enjoy a once off access fee of R83.00 per person per stay. Standard Kruger entrance fees do not apply.

Kruger Park entrance times

Please be aware of gate entrance times into the Kruger National Park as they vary throughout the year, depending on the season. Entrance into the park via Orpen Gate should be no later than two hours prior to gate closure time and via Kruger Gate should be no later than three hours prior to gate closure times.

NOTE: Please allow 2 hours to get to the lodge from the Orpen Gate.

Kruger Park  gate opening times:
October – March   05h30  
April – September  06h00

Kruger Park  gate closing times:
November – February    18h30
March – April    18h00
May – July    17h30
August – October    18h00 


12 Month Gate Times:

Gate Times Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Dec
Entrance Gates Open 05:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 05:30
Camp Gates Open 04:30 05:30 05:30 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 06:00 05:30 04:30
All Gates Close 18:30 18:30 18:00 18:00 17:30 17:30 17:30 18:00 18:00 18:00 18:30

Safety precautionsPlease adhere to the Kruger National Park safety precautions, and do not disembark from your vehicle unless you are in a designated area.

Cellphone reception
Due to the remote location of the camp, there is no cell phone reception at the lodge.  Cellphone signal is only available at the entrance gates and close to Skukuza, it is therefore recommended to make any necessary calls at the gate upon entry.  Should you need to make an urgent call, we do have land lines available. 

Water
The water at the lodge is safe to drink, however, for your convenience we also provide complimentary bottled water in the suites.

Fences
As the lodge does not have fences, it is not advisable to walk around alone after dark. Our guides will escort you to and from dinner.

Young Children
Children 8 years and older are welcome at the Imbali. Extra camp beds are available for your children between 6 and 12 years old, to share with parents. Please note that we allow a maximum of 2 children per suite. Safaris for children are at Management discretion. Private vehicles are available at a surcharge which allow guests to be guaranteed safaris for children.

Children older than 12 occupy their own room at full rate.

Perfect safari packing

  • Tight fitting sun hat, cap or beanie in winter (it gets quite windy on an open safari vehicle)
  • Light jacket (and fleece in winter)
  • Lightweight cotton or linen shirts and shorts Tracksuit or warm longs
  • Closed shoes and socks
  • Comfortable open sandals
  • Camera, spare batteries and memory card
  • Binoculars
  • A stick of mosquito repellent

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