South African Lodges
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Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Central Kruger Park
Mpumalanga
South Africa
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Idube Game Reserve Reviews & Information

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The Idube Game Lodge nestles in the game rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the heart of South Africa's most famous wildlife conservation area, the Kruger National Park. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful jackal berry trees that offer guests a tranquil and peaceful safari retreat in the most magnificent surroundings.

The extensive green lawns attract Nyalas and Warthogs while the water feature in the garden offers a drinking source for a variety of birds and small animals. Guests are invited to relax in the sun or under a shady canopy of trees around the swimming pool. 

Idube is designed for opulent comfort, the personally furnished chalets at the lodge all offer air conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets as well as a viewing deck with outdoor shower. The lodge offers nine en-suite safari chalets with a special touch of safari romance. The windows of each chalet also have mosquito gauze for added comfort.

Thrilling early morning and late afternoon game drives are conducted by skilled rangers and Shangaan trackers which offer the opportunity for close encounters with magnificent birds and amazing reptiles. Botanical walks through the bushveld unveil the African plant life and the fascinating uses thereof.

Idube guests enjoy sumptuous bush breakfasts during their stay at the Lodge and indulge in delicious South African cuisine in the woods boma beneath the starlit African sky. Specialities include venison are complemented by an excellent selection of South African wines. Wine tastings at dinner complete an unforgettable, gastronomic experience.

Air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee making facilities as well as outside showers are available in the chalets. The bathrooms provide double vanity basins, baths, toilets, and showers. Attractive natural textures and colours were used here. The geysers are powered by gas to reduce the use of electricity.

Each chalet at the lodge features its private deck which offers comfortable chairs. This is the perfect place for guests where birds and passing wildlife can be observed in the tranquillity of the surrounding nature.

Dining

Dining at Idube in the Sabi Sands Reserve is a special celebration for guests whereby breakfast and lunch are enjoyed on the open-air dining deck, and dinner is served under the African sky which is lit by lanterns. Guests can benefit from the tranquillity of the bushveld under the stars and the sound of drums then they can enjoy a traditional braai that will include some of the chef's finest dishes. The meat of the game is also available on the menu which is eagerly tasted by adventurous guests.

The Lodge is a popular destination for business meetings and conferences. It is here where delegates can ideally combine exciting game watching with the opportunity to discuss business in a lovely and undisturbed setting. The covered outdoor deck located at the bush boma is an ideal venue for team building groups and small conferences.

Activities

Guests staying at the lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa may enjoy exciting activities including game drives, bush walks and watching wildlife from the hide.

  • Game Drives
  • Bush Walks
  • Swimming
  • Spa treatments
  • Fitness in the gym
  • Game watching at the hide
  • Village tours
  • Hot air balloon safaris.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mosquito net
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

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Dining at the Idube Game Lodge

At the four star Idube Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa, dining is a special occasion whereby breakfast and lunch are available for guests in the open air dining deck of the Lodge. However dinner is at the boma which is lit by lanterns or at the unique African bush boma.

Guests staying at the Idube Game Lodge enjoy the tranquillity of the bushveld under the stars, the sound of drums and singing of the African choice followed by a delicious, traditional braai which offers the chef’s specialties.

The chefs at the Idube Game Reserve serve meals to remember for which African flavors and a flair with the latest gourmet trends are deliciously combined. The meat of game can also be found on the menu which is eagerly tasted by adventurous guests.

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Game Drives

The Idube Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve, South Africa, offers an exciting early morning game drive as well as a late afternoon/evening game drive. These safaris are conducted over a vast area of about 24 700 acres / 10 000 hectares.

Guests have the opportunity to encounter Africa's Big five including the lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and a lot of other species of a game as well as over 300 bird species.

The game usually drives take between 3 to 4 hours and includes a stop for coffee, tea, coffee or sundowners.  The spectacular Idube Game Reserve is popular for the excellent and frequent sightings of leopards.

Bush Walks

After breakfast at Idube, a guided morning bush walk is offered to guests which allow to get familiar with the smaller creatures of the bush such as the "Little Five" as well as the unique plant life found in this region of South Africa.

Swimming

The Idube Game Lodge offers guests an outdoor swimming pool for a refreshing swim in the hot African sun.  Guests may relax by the swimming pool on comfortable lounge chairs.

Spa treatments

The Idube Game Lodge does not offer a health and beauty spa.  However, therapists are available to provide spa treatments in the privacy of the chalet.
 

Gym

The gym at the Idube Game Lodge offers the perfect place for the energetic guest, equipment in the gym includes free weights and an electronic treadmill.

Game watching at the hide

The underground hide which can be reached from the Idube Game Lodge by a swing bridge provides guests with a peaceful location to watch the wildlife coming to drink at the Shadulu Dam.

Village tours

The four-star Idube Game Reserve, South Africa, offers enjoyable and exciting village tours to the nearby local communities. Included in the village tour is a visit to the local pre-school and school, a choir and dancers, watching local meals being made and trying it afterward as well as a visit to the little cultural museum.

Conferences at the Idube Game Lodge

The four star Idube Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve of South Africa is a popular destination for business meetings and conferences.  It is here where one can ideally combine spectacular game watching with the opportunity to discuss business in a natural setting. The covered outdoor deck located at the bush boma of Idube is an ideal venue for team building groups and small conferences.

  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hide
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Chalet

# Rooms:
10

The 4 star Idube Game Lodge in the Idube Game Reserve in South Africa features nine en-suite safari chalets each of which is unique. Attractively draped mosquito nets provide the chalets with a special touch of safari romance in the magnificent bushveld. The windows of each chalet also have mosquito gauze for added comfort.

The chalets at the Idube Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve offer air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee making facilities and outside showers. The bathrooms at Idube provide vanity double basins, baths, toilets and showers. Gas powers the geysers/boilers at the Idube Game Reserve to reduce the use of electricity.

Each chalet at the Idube Game Lodge features its own private deck which offers comfortable chairs. This is the perfect place for guests where birds and passing wildlife can be observed in the tranquillity of the surrounding nature.

Makubela Suite

The Makubela Suites offer an en-suite bathroom, an entrance hall,a welcoming lounge, large bathroom, and a separate outside shower, which are accessible from both the bathroom and the outside deck. The bathroom features a bath and shower.

Leadwood Suite

The Leadwood Suite boasts an open plan bedroom with lounge area as well as its own minibar.  Guests can enjoy their own private deck and plunge pool.  The Leadwood Suite is closer to the main lodge area for guests who prefer this.  

Idube Game Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy a fantastic 4 night safari with a combination of Lukimbi Safari Lodge and Idube Game Reserve. This 4 night package includes 2 nights at Idube and 2 nights at Lukimbi.

Included in the rate:

  • 2  nights at Idube in a Standard Chalet and 2 nights at Lukimbi in a Classic Suite
  • The rates include luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned chalets/suites 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, 2 game drives daily in open landrovers and a safari walk at each lodge. Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers. Walks are for guests who are 16+ years. Luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned chalets, 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, afternoon tea, 2 game drives daily in open landrovers and a safari walk at each lodge.  Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers
  • Rhino Conservation Levy at Idube

Excluded from the rate:

  • The rate excludes all transfers, Kruger Park entrance fees, Sabi Sand entrance fees, Ulusaba runway fees, all drinks, spa treatments, curios, items of a personal nature and gratuities.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 8 January - 19 December 2018 and 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a 4 nights stay (2 nights at Idube and 2 nights at Lukimbi)
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Idube Game Reserve and Lukimbi Safari Lodge 5 night package.

Included in the rate:

  • 2  nights at Idube in a Standard Chalet and 3 nights at Lukimbi in a Classic Suite
  • The rates include luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned chalets/suites 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, 2 game drives daily in open landrovers and a safari walk at each lodge. Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers. Walks are for guests who are 16+ years. Luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned chalets, 3 full meals daily, all teas and coffees, afternoon tea, 2 game drives daily in open landrovers and a safari walk at each lodge.  Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers
  • Rhino Conservation Levy at Idube

Excluded from the rate:

  • The rate excludes all transfers, Kruger Park entrance fees, Sabi Sand entrance fees, Ulusaba runway fees, all drinks, spa treatments, curios, items of a personal nature and gratuities.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 8 January - 19 December 2018 and 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a 5 nights stay (2 nights at Idube and 3 nights at Lukimbi)
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2017-09-18

At Idube I had a great oppertunity to relax in the sun under a shady canopy of trees around the boulder pool, it was great I really enjoyed crossing the suspended walkway to the secluded sunken hide next to the wall of Shadulu dam.

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2017-06-18

Idube Lodge is really a a peaceful retreat away from the stress of city life.

The dinner experience in the bush is something I will neverl forget.

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2017-06-18

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.801811

Longitude: 31.401311

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)
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