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Idube Lodge Kruger Park
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Idube is a safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand
Game Reserve, in the heart of South Africa’s premier wildlife
conservation area of the Greater Kruger Park.
Game, including the Big 5, is viewed really close by from open Landrovers,
or spotted on guided walks.
All our experienced rangers and trackers are trained to give guests
the best possible wild life experience.
The lodge has 10 comfortable chalets, set amongst
green lawns and shady trees. In between drives, guests can enjoy
the pool and bird watch, or relax on their private decks and watch
the warthogs and the nyala families on the lawn.
Idube is dedicated to giving guests a genuine and informative experience
in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
The lodge is set in an indigenous garden of tall trees and cool, green
lawns. Originally designed to blend into the bush with rough, natural
coloured bricks, plastered walls round the outside showers have been added
creating a pleasing contrast.
Tiled roofs create a clean, cool interior. The thatched bar and entertainment
areas have an immediate appeal and are the focal areas for guests to gather.
The open lounge is a great place to relax, whilst waiting to see what
animals will come wandering in front of the lodge.
The swimming pool is well situated for both bird watching and game viewing,
whilst cooling off with a refreshing drink in hand.
Idube happily hosts families of nyala and warthogs, which are seen almost
daily around the entire lodge area.
Many guests prefer just to sit on their private deck enjoying the quiet
and watching squirrels, monkeys or the many other creatures that have
made Idube their home.
Idube Lodge Accommodation
Idube has 10 en-suite chalets, each individually decorated, with attractively
draped mosquito nets giving a touch of safari romance. Windows also have
mosquito gauze for added comfort. All chalets have air conditioner, fan,
safe, outside shower, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a private
Facilities in the rooms:
- Air conditioning in rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Outside shower
- Private deck
- Safe deposit box
- Laundry services
- Tea/coffee facilities
Idube Lodge Facilities:
- Covered parking
- Curio shop
- Dining room
- DStv in lounge
- Email facilities
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Safety deposit facilities
There is an early morning game drive and a late afternoon/evening game
drive over an area of approximately 24 700 acres (10 000 hectares).
Guests can expect to see some, if not all, the Big 5, as well as many
other species of game and some of the over 300 species of birds.
Animals are usually seen from very close quarters, the sighting is professionally
handled and controlled. Drives are normally 3 to 4 hours long, with a
stop along the way for tea, coffee or sundowners. Idube is particularly
well known for the frequent and excellent sightings of leopards - a photographer’s
dream come true.
After breakfast, a morning guided walk is offered or guests can relax
round the pool or on their decks.
There are also photographic shows and talks given by the Rangers on their
particular topic, including the customs and history of the Shangaan people.
Each meal is a special occasion, with breakfast and lunch enjoyed at the
open air dining deck and dinner celebrated in the lantern lit boma or
out at the bush venue. There guests enjoy the quiet under the stars, until
the sound of drums and singing fill the air, followed by a delicious,
traditional braai (barbeque) featuring the chef’s specialties.
Our chefs create meals to remember, combining african flavours and flair
with the latest gourmet trends. Game meats are also often on the menu,
eagerly tried by adventurous guests.
All meals are included in the booking package.
Idube has a well stocked bar open after breakfast, where we offer a large
variety of South African wine or other drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
Guests gather there before dinner and it is a great place to swap game
viewing stories, or to enjoy the games and solve the rangers' riddles.
Our colourful open lounge deck combines comfort with a great view of the
riverbed as well as those and the African animals coming down to drink
at Shadulu Dam or to graze on the lawns.
The pool is well situated to do excellent bird watching whilst cooling
off or relaxing under the trees.
The gym is the place for the energetic or keep-fit enthusiasts, equipment
includes free weights and an electronic treadmill.
The underground hide leading from the lodge by a swing bridge is a peaceful
place to watch the wildlife coming to drink at Shadulu Dam.
Idube has a well stocked curio shop, carrying a variety of interesting
curios, clothing, books and gifts. Guests will be sure to find something
to remember their safari.
DSTV is available in the lounge for avid sports or news watchers, big
sporting events need not be missed.
Although we don't have our own spa, therapists are on call to provide
treatments in the privacy of your own room. Just ask and we will arrange
it with pleasure.
Idube has linked to local communities who have put together an enjoyable
Included in the tour is the local school and pre-school, choir and dancers,
watching local food being prepared and trying it afterwards and ending
up with the little cultural museum.
Other trips, including balloon safaris and elephant education, can be
arranged on request.
Idube is chosen by visitors from all round the world who want to see not
only lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephants, but the many other
creatures that make taking an African safari so exciting.
Impala, kudu, waterbuck and nyala, some of our many antelope species,
are seen frequently.
Rangers delight in showing guests zebra and the much loved giraffe. Cheetahs
and wild dogs are more difficult to see, but add to the thrill of the
At night, guests might see hippos feeding out of the water, white tailed
mongooses, bush babies, civets or the fleet footed jackals, not to mention
lions on the hunt. These are just some of the fabulous wildlife Idube
For the many birders, there are more than 300 species of birds, a wealth
of bird spotting moments.
Weddings and Honeymoons:
Idube can host small weddings and is extremely popular with honeymooners.
Honeymooners are given a romantic, private dinner, a complimentary bottle
of wine and of course, a kingsize bed under gauzy netting.
Idube combines the excitement of game watching experiences, meeting new
people and the opportunity to be alone to enjoy each other’s company
and the magnificent beauty that is Africa.
Idube is popular for business entertaining, combining the game watching
experience with the opportunity to discuss business in peaceful surroundings.
The covered deck at the bush boma is an ideal venue for small conferences
or team building groups wanting to be away from the main lodge.
From Johannesburg or Pretoria, take the N4 to Nelspruit, drive to Hazyview,
then follow our map to Idube shown below.
Expect this journey to take you 5 hours.
- Johannesburg to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga Airport) with transfer from
there to Idube.
- Johannesburg International direct to the Sabi Sands Reserve, transfer
by Landrover to Idube.
What to Bring
Lightweight clothing in dull colours, light sweater and heavier, warmer
jacket. Swimming costume, sun protection creams. Dress is completely informal.
Medical necessities, including anti-malaria medication. Camera, binoculars,
sunglasses, hat, film. (Idube does stock hats, assorted clothing and shoes,
as well as some film for cameras).
As we are in a malaria risk area, guests have anti-mosquito units plugged
into their rooms, and we suggest that they remain on during the night.
We have screens on the windows and entrance door, and insect repellent
We strongly advise guests to consult their doctors before visiting any
malaria risk area. Guests sometimes forget the strength of the African
sun, so please make sure that you wear sunscreen and hats, and that you
don't lie outside in the sun too long.
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