7 hours (558km) drive from Johannesburg
3.5 hours (168km) drive from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
2 hours (106km) drive from Hoedspruit
2.5 hours (85km) drive from Skukuza Airport
1.5 hours (42km) drive from Orpen Gate and 2.5 hours (95km) drive from the Paul Kruger Gate
Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport
12 Luxury suites with a private plunge pool on the deck
ABOUT IMBALI SAFARI LODGE
An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Imbali Safari Lodge is the central point within the Imbali Safari concession, offering accommodation in intimate spacious, private air-conditioned suites each furnished in understated luxury with a private plunge pool overlooking the Nwatsitswonto riverbed.
The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.
ABOUT THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.
The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.
The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km.
A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For visitors looking for Luxury African Safari accommodation, there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced restcamps.
For visitors to the Kruger National Park on an African Safari Game Drive, The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low and bushes and trees don't have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn't rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.
No cell phone reception and limited land lines, but have internet facilities at the main lodge
Welcome drinks on arrival
Bush Walks by prior arrangement only
Restaurant for cosy indoor & outdoor dining
Private dining on decks
12 Luxury, spacious suites with private plunge pool on deck
Massage treatments can be arranged on request at an additional charge
Large king beds
Romantic antique-styled bath en-suite
Telephones in rooms
Own private plunge pool