• Imbali Safari Lodge

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 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
Single Per Night R7 745
Per Person Per Night Sharing R5 595
Children (6-11 yrs) R2 800
Description 01 Jan 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
Single Per Night R8 600
Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 210
Children (8-11 yrs) R3 105
Description 01 Jul 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Single Per Night R9 030
Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 520
Children (8-11 yrs) R3 260
 
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Domestic Rates

Rates are quoted per person per night and include:
  • Accommodation, three meals, 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
BOOKABLE 60 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

Valid: 04 Jan 2021 - 30 Jun 2021 Single Sharing Child 8 - 11yrs
Suite R7 560 R4 620 R2 300
Valid: 1 Jul 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 Single Sharing Child 8 - 11yrs
Suite R7 800 R4 840 R2 400


ADVANCE PURCHASE

Valid: 04 Jan 2021 - 30 Jun 2021 Single Sharing Child 8 - 11yrs
Suite R7 550 R5 440 R2 700
Valid: 1 Jul 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 Single Sharing Child 8 - 11yrs
Suite R7 880 R5 720 R2 850

Child Policy:

12 - 18 Years: Full adult rate 

8 to 12 years are only permitted on safaris at management discretion. It is recommended that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R 6,600 per day. A total of 3 children can be accommodated in camp at any time. One adult sharing with children, will pay the single adult rate

Maximum Room Occupancies: Suite - 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12 years

The below 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.
There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates
Valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms.

Minimum 2-night
(FRIDAY + SATURDAY) stay over all weekends, applicable throughout the year.

Minimum 3-night stay:
Applicable over Long Weekends and during Peak Periods, dates as specified below.

  • 24, 25, 26 September 2020
  • 24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021
  • 19,20,21 March 2021
  • 2,3,4 and 23,24,25 April 2021
  • 6,7,8 August 2021
  • 23,24,25 September 2021
  • 24,25,26 December 2021
  • 31 December 2021, 1 and 2 January 2022


Additional Charges:

All rates are exclusive of service charges.

Gate Entry Fee: R 110.00 per person per stay

EXTRAORDINARY BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL OFFERS
BOOKING BY 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Block out Dates 24 December 2020 to 03 Jan 2021
Minimum 2 night stay applicable on Friday and Saturday Night

Valid for travel until 31/01/21 Single Sharing Children: 8 - 11 yrs
Suite R4 584 R3 050 R1 525
Rates are quoted per person per night
 

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages. Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.
  • The selected alchoholic beverages included in the rate are available from 12h00 onwards.

Rate Exclusion:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 100.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to the Kruger National Park.
  • Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification.

Child Policy

Children from the age of 8 years are welcome at the lodge. 8 - 12 years are only permitted on safari at management discretion.
We reccommend that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R 4,161.00 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 below 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
Group rates: on request
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

The below negotiated booking and cancellation terms are valid for the below specials only. Any 3rd party service booked by Extraordinary are excluded.

Booking Terms:

  • Reservations are held as per the below release periods, based on days prior to arrival.
  • 60 or more days, reservations will be held for 14 days from date of booking.
  • 59 to 31 days, reservations will be held for 7 days from date of booking
  • 30 days or less, reservations will be held for 72 hours from date of booking.

Deposit Policy:

  • Upon confirmation of the booking, a 50% deposit is required if booked 31 days or more prior to travel.
  • 30 Days prior to arrival, balance of payment is due or full pre-payment if travel is 30 days or less from booking date.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings can cancel up to 14 days prior to travel for a full refund or postponement until the 31 January 2021, excluding PEAK PERIOD
  • Cancellations must be sent in writing and the penalty is calculated on the total accommodation value

COVID-19 POLICY:

  • A guest with Covid positive medical proof/certificate will get full refund or postponement.
  • This policy is valid until 30th November 2020 subject to review at the end of October 2020
  • A guest who has had exposure to a Covid positive person, may postpone their booking for up to 6 months from date of travel.
  • Outright cancellations will be looked at indvidually.

MINIMUM NIGHT STAYS APPLICABLE AS STIPULATED


 

SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS

Minimum 2 night stays applicable for Friday and Saturday Night

Valid for travel until 31 January 2021 Single Sharing Children: 8 - 11 yrs
Suite R5 810 R4 196 R2 098

Rates are quoted per person per night

Rates include

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages. Two safaris daily and VAT at 15%.
  • The selected alcoholic beverages included in the rate are available between 12h00 and 22h00 only

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 100.00 per person per stay, which are payable upon entrance to the Kruger National Park
  • Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification

Child Policy

Children from the age of 8 years are welcome at the lodge. 8 - 12 years are only permitted on safari at management discretion.
We reccommend that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R 4,161.00 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

The below 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
The above rates are valid for FIT reservations only - group rates on request
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

BOOKING TERMS:

  • Reservations are held as per the below release periods, based on days prior to arrival.
  • 60 or more days, reservations will be held for 14 days from date of booking.
  • 59 to 31 days, reservations will be held for 7 days from date of booking
  • 30 days or less, reservations will be held for 72 hours from date of booking.

Deposit Policy:

  • Upon confirmation of the booking, a 50% deposit is required if booked 31 days or more prior to travel.
  • 30 Days prior to arrival, balance of payment is due or full pre-payment if travel is 30 days or less from booking date.

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings can cancel up to 14 days prior to travel for a full refund or postponement until the 31 January 2021, excluding PEAK PERIOD

Cancellation Policy for PEAK PERIOD:

  • 60 to 31 Days 50%
  • 30 to 0 days / No shows 100%
Cancellation Policy for Exclusive Use Rates:
  • 29 to 0 days / No shows 100%
Cancellations must be sent in writing and the penalty is calculated on the total accommodation value

COVID-19 POLICY:
A guest with Covid positive medical proof/certificate will get full refund or postponement.
This policy is valid until 30th November 2020 subject to review at the end of October 2020

A guest who has had exposure to a Covid positive person, may postpone their booking for up to 6 months from date of travel.
Outright cancellations will be looked at indvidually.

PEAK PERIOD MIN 3 NIGHT STAY DATES:
24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021 Minimum 3 Night Stay

MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT AT SPECIFIED PROPERTIES

 

EXTRAORDENARY OFFERS 2021
Long Stay Offers

Stay 5 nights or more at one of the below properties and save 5% on the total accommodation cost
The Cape Milner, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, Hamiltons Tented Camp, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge
Discount also applicable if you combine 2 or more properties in one itinerary
Applicable on the stand-alone Standard rates only and not combinable with other special offers
Standard terms and conditions apply

5 Night Combination Package Rates

Standard child policy is applicable
Combination rates for groups available on request
Rates include VAT at 15%
Rates exclude transfers, conservation levy or gate entry fee for the lodges and other standard exclusions

Imbali Safari Lodge and The Cape Milner
Standard Room
Validity Per Person Rates
03/01/21 – 31/03/21 Sharing R17 255
Single R24 240
01/04/21 – 31/08/21 Sharing R14 675
Single R20 650
01/09/21 – 27/12/21 Sharing R18 455
Single R26 245
Luxury Room (The Cape Milner)
03/01/21 – 31/03/21 Sharing R18 660
Single R26 655
01/04/21 – 31/08/21 Sharing R15 470
Single R21 835
01/09/21 – 27/12/21 Sharing R20 025
Single R28 630


Rates are quoted per person for 5 nights’ accommodation as per the below breakdown:

  • 2 nights at Imbali Safari Lodge inclusive of 3 meals, selected beverages & two safaris daily
  • 3 nights at The Cape Milner inclusive of breakfast daily, in either a Standard or Luxury Room

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 93.00, which are payable per person per stay. 

Subject to increase in 2019/2020 without prior notification.
 

Extraordinary Value Offer:
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.  (2020) R5 595 single per night accommodation and meals.

Child Policy:

Imbali Safari Lodge 0 – 7 Years 8 – 11 Years 12 - 18 Years
Not permitted 50% of adult sharing rate Full adult rate
8 to 12 years are only permitted on safaris at management discretion. It is recommended that families book a private vehicle, subject to availability at an additional charge of R 6,600 per day. A total of 3 children can be accommodated in camp at any time. One adult sharing with children, will pay the single adult rate
Maximum Room Occupancies:
Suite 2 Adults + 2 Children under 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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Coservation Fees

Guest Conservation Fees
   SA Citizen & residents
  - ZAR  105 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  52 per Child  per day    
  SADC with passport
  - ZAR  210 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  105 per Child per day
  Internationals
  - ZAR  424 per Adults per day
  - ZAR  212 per Child per day

R210 per vehicle entry fee