Idube Game Lodge

Situated in a premier wildlife conservation area known as the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this classic South African safari lodge offers all of the animals that can be seen in the Greater Kruger area with none of the crowds. Expect to the find all of the ‘Big 5’ in the wilderness surrounding the property, as well as a huge array of birdlife, plus families of nyala and warthog who have taken up residence on the lawns.

Guests at Idube Game Lodge are accommodated in 10 comfortable air-conditioned chalets set beneath shady trees. Canopied beds and deep baths add a touch of romance, whilst an outside shower offers a unique bathing experience. Each chalet has its own private veranda furnished with comfortable chairs where you can observe Idube’s many four-legged and feathered visitors during their daily visits.

The main lodge is cool and open in design, with a spacious lounge, thatched bar, gym and large swimming pool. Dining takes place on an open-air deck, out in the bush or in a lantern-lit boma. When you aren’t relaxing here or in your room, activities include game drives in open 4X4 vehicles, guided morning bush walks and village tours. Idube also has an underground hide where you can watch wildlife drinking at Shadulu Dam.


How to get to Idube Game Lodge

Flights can be arranged into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport from Johannesburg. Idube Game Lodge is around 2 hours by road from the terminal.  

Activities at Idube Game Lodge

  • Game drives in open 4X4 vehicles
  • Guided bush walks
  • Village tours
  • Photographic hide
  • Massages

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Idube Game Lodge Highlights

  • A classic safari lodge in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Home to all of the ‘Big 5’ and an array of other species
  • A wide variety of activities from game drives to village tours
  • Diverse dining locations from bush to ‘boma’
  • Great recreational facilities for in-between gameviewing

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the Kruger, Sabi Sands and surrounding regions. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge nestles in a grove of ancient hardwood trees on the peaceful banks of the Mabrak River in the celebrated Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Idube Game Lodge

Idube is a classic safari lodge that offers all the wildlife found in South Africa's celebrated Kruger National Park with none of the crowds.

Kings Camp

In the Timbavati Private Reserve which shares a boundary with Kruger National Park, Kings Camp faces a waterhole visited by an endless parade of wildlife.

Leadwood Lodge

Stunning Leadwood Lodge sits in a grove of ancient hardwood trees at the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak rivers in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

Londolozi Varty Camp

The Londolozi Private Game Reserve’s spiritual heart, Varty Camp is casual and relaxed in atmosphere making it a wonderful choice for families on safari.

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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

When is the best time to view animals in South Africa? Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

What is the culture of South Africa? Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

What is the climate in South Africa? The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

What can I combine South Africa with?South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

How to get to South Africa?Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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