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Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge

Kruger National Park

Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge is a luxury safari experience within the iconic Big5 Kruger National Park on a 10,000-ha private concession. Situated near the Kruger National Park Orpen Gate. Imbali Safari Lodge is the start of your luxury African safari experience. The lodge guarantees a private, exclusive bushveld escape, unfettered by unnecessary modern interruptions and authentic in every way.

Imbali Safari Lodge is a popular safari lodge located in South Africa, in the renowned Kruger National Park. It offers an authentic African safari experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the African wilderness and observe a wide variety of wildlife.

Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge Accommodation

Imbali Safari Lodge has 12 spacious luxury suites, subtly decorated in neutral colours with splashes of African traditions. Large French doors run the length of the room to let the beautiful outside wilderness in, on your terms. An expansive deck overlooks the N’waswitsontso River or savannah grasslands with a private 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 will provide a magical bush playlist for your relaxation.

Each room comes with a complimentary mini-bar with selected beverages, as well as a tea/coffee facility for your convenience in your suite.

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 onto the peace of the Kruger bush.

Rest for your soul into the comfortable king-size bed for a quick siesta or a night’s rest after your African 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.

Imbali Safari Lodge

Flights to Imbali Safari Lodge

There is a daily scheduled flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Skukuza Airport and flights to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport.

Federal Air flies directly to the Manyeleti Airstip. Transfers from these airports can be arranged. Email Anthony at

Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport

Activities at Imbali Safari Lodge

Bird Watching: The camp’s experienced field guides will help you add lifer birds to your bird list. The area is rich in bird life from the fierce Marshall Eagle to the delicate Blue Waxbill. For an up-to-date list of the Kruger National Park Birds click here

Self-Drive: Because of the proximity of the camp to the Kruger National Park, you are able to do a self-drive safari between your morning and afternoon safari game drives. Satara Rest Camp is only an hour’s drive away. This enables you to experience so much more on your safari adventure. Visit the Timbavati picnic site and other water holes and dams in the vicinity.

Wellness at the Camp: There is a small gym with in-room gym bags to help you relax.

Bush Dinners: It is always such a thrill to be able to enjoy a romantic dinner in the bush under the stars. The dry river bed in front of the camp makes an ideal setting. Private romantic dinners can be done on your private deck so you can celebrate your special holiday.

Kruger Park self-drive

Dining and Cuisine

Enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast or order a delicious hot plated breakfast to indulge in after your morning safari. You can dine either in our gorgeous dining room which boasts an impressive 100-year-old Jackalberry Tree 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 provide all the accompaniment you need for a memorable African safari 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 game drive.

Then enjoy a magical three-course table d’hote menu under the stars. Good South African wine and good conversation flow while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding African 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

made known when making your booking.

 Hamiltons Tented Camp

Imbali Safari Lodge Rates

Imbali Safari Lodge is a luxury tented camp with rates that are fully inclusive, including two safari game drives a day, three meals, and high tea, from R9 403. (about $470)  per person sharing. A free transfer from Hoedspruit to Imbali Safari Lodge if your booking is for three days or more. SADC rates are available on request. Email Anthony at

Imbali Safari Lodge Packages

The Extraordinary group of safari lodges often have package deals, including direct flight specials from OR Tambo Airport. Fly-in 2-night special is R17 552  and 3-night is R22 158 per person sharing Contact Anthony at, and I will put a safari package together.

Imbali Safari Lodge Specials

Imbali Safari Lodge has special rates and promotions are available almost all year round.  There are 2 or 3-day promotions and special rates for South African Residents and SADC residents from R5 757.00 per person. Contact Anthony at for more information.

Why stay at Imbali Safari Lodge?

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Imbali Safari Lodge is one of the best places to stay in Kruger National Park. It is a small safari lodge with tented accommodations. Access to the camp is on good tarred roads, although the last 50 km is on good gravel roads accessible to all vehicles. If you want to you can day visit Kruger National Park in your own vehicle between the morning and afternoon game drives. Satara Rest Camp is an hour’s drive from the lodge. There are many picnic sites in the area you can also visit so as to expand your Kruger Park experience. It is possible to do a day trip to the Panorama Route or to the Blyde Canyon Dam.

Imbali Safari Lodge is located within the private 10,000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, near Orpen Gate. It borders the northern Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Manyeleti Game Reserve.

You may not drive off-road in Kruger National Park, but because Imbali Safari Lodge is on a private concession, your ranger is allowed to drive off-road with the open safari game viewer. This means you are able to get much closer to the animal sightings and improve your chances of great photographic opportunities, especially the Big5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant). Birding is also a must. Click here for a comprehensive list of birds in Kruger Park.

If you have your own transport, you will be able to do a self-drive safari in Kruger National Park. Imbali Safari Lodge is within an easy drive to Satara Rest Camp and various picnic sites.

Imbali Safari Lodge Spa facilities

Enjoy the freedom of choosing your favorite scent from our selection of Marula-herb infusion Fusion body products to address your every need whilst restoring balance.

Our therapist at Imbali Safari Lodge is from the local community and has been professionally trained, empowering the ladies to support themselves by being “hands-on”.

Is Imbali Safari Lodge accessible by car?

Access is very easy on tar and gravel roads, accessible by all sedans. You can also fly to Skukuza Airport (63 km away) or Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (1115 km away) and get a transfer to Imbali Safari Lodge.

Their open-vehicle safari vehicles are allowed off-road, enabling you to get closer to the live-action. With easy access to Kruger National Park, you could do a self-drive safari from the Lodge. This option allows you to see more wildlife in between your game drives at the camp.

What to Wear on a Safari

A safari dress code does not have to be complicated. It is recommended that you wear neutral colors, and don’t wear bright colors like red, yellow, or purple. Always have a sun hat and bring along sunblock. The African sun can be harsh. During winter it can be quite cool – +3 degrees so bring along something warm to wear in the early morning safari game drives and for the late afternoon drive. During the summer months wear clothing that is light and breezy.

Imbali Safari Lodge Tripadvisor Reviews

Hamiltons Tented Camp has a 5-star review rating with over 500 reviews on Tripadvisor and rates in the top 10 safari lodges in Kruger National Park. To view their excellent rating click here

Imbali Safari Lodge Contact Details

Hamiltons Tented Camp is in a remote section of the Kruger National Park with very little cell phone signal. Suppose you require any information on the Camp or need to contact the camp urgently. In that case, you can contact their Head Office in Johannesburg at +27 11 516 4367 or contact Destination Africa directly at +27 82 322 8776 or send an email to and we will assist where we can.

Directions to Imbali Safari Lodge

Getting there by Air

SA Express flies to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport daily from OR Tambo Airport and from Cape Town Airport. Both flights are direct flights. Transfers can be arranged from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to the Camp or you can hire a car from one the airport. Click here for more information.

Free transfer to Imbali Safari Lodge from Hoedspruit for stays 3-days or longer

Fed Air flies from Johannesburg to the Manyeleti Game Reserve airstrip. You can also fly from KMIA (Nelspruit airport) directly to the Manyeleti airstrip. For more information click here

Airlink flies to Skukuza airport or KMIA directly from Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban. For more information click here

Getting there by car

By Car – Imbali Safari Lodge is in Kruger Park. You can reach the camp through the Paul Kruger Gate if you are driving via Nelspruit or through the Orpen Gate if you driving through Hoedspruit and the Panorama Route.

Transfers If you would prefer a shuttle transfer from Johannesburg or any other destination, Swift Kruger Shuttles offers a wide choice of transfers anywhere in Kruger National Park. Email Anthony at for more information.

ExtraOrdinary Lodges

Hamiltons Tented Camp is part of the ExtraOrdinary Lodges, a collection of luxury lodges in Kruger National Park. They have 2 other lodges on the same private concession called Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge.  The ExtraOrdinary Portfolio includes Mabula Game Lodge, The Cape Milner, Clifftop Safari Hideaway, Kwafubesi Tented Camp, Safari Plains, and Angles View Hotel in Graskop – gateway to the Panorama Route. They also have 2 properties in Victoria Falls – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Lokuthula Lodge Victoria Falls. Email me if you want more information on any of these ExtraOrdinary Hotels and Lodges.

For more information on Kruger National Park Lodges and Hamiltons Tented Camp specials (SA and SADC Residents Rates) email Anthony at or go to my website for more information and other game lodges.

Hamiltons Tented Camp

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