Imbali Safari Lodge Kruger Park Accommodation, Kruger National Park

Imbali Safari Lodge

Game Lodge at Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

About Imbali Safari Lodge

Nestled discreetly amidst a canopy of impressive Jackalberry and Tamboti trees in the iconic Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge is one of South Africa’s most renowned wildlife experiences.

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.

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.


Guests are accommodated in twelve 12 private suites, each with their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, 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:

• Twelve private suites (each with own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool)
• Large King size beds
• Romantic en-suite bathroom
• Air-conditioning
• Views of the wildernes
• Telephones
• Mosiquito nets
• Complimentary wi-fi (in the main area)
• Sparkling swimming pool (in the main area)
• Spa treatments (available in the privacy of your suite)


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.

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

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

Then enjoy a magical three-course dinner under the stars. Good wine and good conversation flow while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night.

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


Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plantlife 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.
A safari at Imbali will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.

Additional information

The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.

Please note the below Kruger Gate Times:
05h30 - 18h30 - January, February, November and December
05h30 - 18h00 - March and October
06h00 - 18h00 - April, August and September
06h00 - 17h30 - May, June and July

All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure.

PLEASE NOTE: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.


Situated in the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province approximately:

• 42km from the Orpen Gate
• 95km from the Paul Kruger Gate
• 106km from Hoedspruit
• 168km from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
• 558km from Johannesburg

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Tonight From
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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.600680
Longitude: 31.629731

Closest airport(s)
Hoedspruit Airport - 110km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 225km
Phalaborwa Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
August 2010 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

talk about have on earth: that's IMBALI.enjoyed a three night stay.rooms spacious & over-looking the somewhat dry river bed which somehow in a matter of...

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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