Imbali Safari Lodge – a true African safari experience in the Kruger National Park

Imbali Safari Lodge

Hidden in the Mpumalanga landscape, along a sand river in the Kruger National Park bush, Imbali Safari Lodge is an ideal escape for anyone looking to experience amazing African safaris and enjoy the fresh country air.

Imbali Safari Lodge is part of the Extraordinary Collection, which means you can expect top-notch hospitality, whether you are visiting as an individual, a family or a romantic couple.

Besides clean rooms and facilities which feature unrestrained luxury, you will find their well-trained staff welcoming and their guides very knowledgeable about the bush. Many of their previous guests agree!

Accommodation at Imbali Safari Lodge

At Imbali Safari Lodge, you can be accommodated in twelve spacious suites. You will find these decorated in neutral colours and highlights of Africa – from the ornate wall lamps to the comfortable textured pillows.

Meanwhile, large French doors run the length of the rooms to let the beautiful outside wilderness in, on your terms. Rest on comfortable, extra-length King-size beds that come with mosquito nets.

You will find spacious, en-suite stone and marble bathrooms that offer views of the Kruger bush. Inside are Victorian-style bathtubs and walk in showers with signature bath amenities such as bath salts, hairdryers and fluffy bathrobes.

From the expansive decks, you enjoy amazing views of the N’waswitsontso River or the surrounding savannah grasslands.

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE. You can take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Imbali Safari Lodge

Facilities at Imbali Lodge include complimentary Wi-Fi in the main lodge, a sparkling swimming pool for a refreshing dip during the summer months, and free, secure parking for your vehicles. Relax on the sunbed with a book or cocktail.

You can also enjoy spa treatments in the privacy of your suite.

In-room gym bags are also available for use at the lodge, click here to find out more.

Your hosts have also made dining the perfect accompaniment to your safari experiences. Visit their impressive dining room, thatched-roof boma or under-the-tree’s decks for extensive buffet breakfasts, delicious lunches and impressive three-course table ‘d hotel dinners.

There are also private plunge pools on all the deck suites.

Activities at Imbali Lodge

Since Imbalu Safari Lodge is located on a private concession in the Kruger National Park, it means you have immediate access to a vast array of activities on offer for both young and old.

See animals such as elephants, giraffe, zebra, impalas, kudus, cheetah, leopard, lions, and hyenas on their safaris.

You can also arrange for guided bush walks, stargazing, and bush picnics.

Here is what a typical day at Imbali Lodge is like.

Reviews from previous Imbali Safari Lodge guests

“We spent 3 nights at the Imbali lodge and went on 6 incredible Safaris. The lodge itself is incredibly luxurious, rooms were very tidy, bed was comfortable and the front balcony with the pool is lovely touch. All of the staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was simply outstanding and consisted of a buffet breakfast and lunch, and lovely dinner out on the deck. The lodge itself is situated within a private concession of Kruger National Park which is densely populated with animals. The guides know their way around like the back of their hands and we were fortunate enough to see all of the big 5 (and even wild dogs). The highlight had to be seeing a leopard drag an impala up a tree – a once in a lifetime experience which wouldn’t have been possible without our,” wrote Pat E on their TripAdvisor page.

AndriesHendrik P added; “The OPS manager is amazing. The staff spectacular! I love it when a good plan becomes a great destination. Private butlers, onsite chefs and a front row view of South Africa’s magical bushveld! Staying at this lodge, one of three on the same 10 000 concession inside the Kruger National Park, is a dream come true.”

“A very special experience that was over too soon, We would recommend without reservation to anyone who wants to see a patch of the Kruger up close. Awesome game drives (Euan is a star and we really appreciated the way the other guides shared sightings too), great food and accommodation and the most amazing sense of peace and tranquillity. Something we have every intention of doing again!!” said 210guyw.

Imbali Safari Lodge is located in the Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 13 735 8917 / +27 (0) 11 516 4367 / +27 (0) 11 463 3070; email / or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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