Idube Lodge Kruger South Africa

Idube Lodge Kruger accommodation guide – all the information you need about the accommodation at the Idube Lodge Kruger Park South Africa. Photographs, room types, location and booking information for your stay at the Idube Lodge Kruger Park.

Idube Lodge
Kruger Park South Africa

Email us:

Search Kruger park accommodation

Luxury Kruger Safari

Places to stay
Sabi Sand

Places to stay
Timbavati Reserve

Places to stay
Thornybush Reserve

Places to stay
Klaserie Reserve

safari krugerOrganised Safari to Kruger Park

Travel Guide to

Kruger South Africa
Victoria Falls



Idube Lodge Kruger Park

Idube Lodge enquiries and reservations:

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.

Idube Lodge
rates and prices

Kruger Safari lodge South Africa

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 relaxing deck.
Facilities in the rooms:
- Air conditioning in rooms
- Hairdryer
- Non-smoking rooms
- Outside shower
- Private deck
- Safe deposit box
- Laundry services
- Tea/coffee facilities

Idube Lodge Facilities:
- Bar
- Boma
- Covered parking
- Curio shop
- Dining room
- DStv in lounge
- Email facilities
- Gym
- Lounge
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Safety deposit facilities

Game Drives:
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.
Lounging Deck:
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.
Curio Shop:
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.
Village tours:
Idube has linked to local communities who have put together an enjoyable village tour.
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.
Wildlife Experience:
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 adventure.
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 can offer.
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.
Conferences/business entertaining:
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.

General Information:
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).
Special Precautions:
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 is provided.
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.

Idube Lodge enquiries and reservations: