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Nkambeni Safari Camp

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#84 of 113 lodges in Kruger National Park
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An authentic Kruger National Park experience with friendly staff, clean serviced en-suite canvas chalets with bush views, a restaurant and bar with real South African food and drink overlooking a waterhole with resident hippos and a range of optional safari activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Laundry service
Parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Numbi Gate, Kruger National Park 1350 South Africa
Nkambeni Safari Camp
Getting there
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport
18.6 mi
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Ulusaba Airport
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Escape15702942298 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Kruger’s best kept secret. Amazing facilities, with a great breakfast buffet served by a very experienced chef (who made perfect easy over egg). Excellent well kept rooms. A lovely pool with an awesome view. Great people offering unbelievable service.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: It’s worth going to see what secret surprise the lawn chairs are setup to have a view of 😉, it’s...
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Stephanie wrote a review Jan 2024
Munich, Germany48 contributions45 helpful votes
I stayed 2 nights at Nkambeni Safari Camp as part of a travel group together with my mum. At arrival we were told to put stickers with the room number on the luggage for delivery. It took extremely long for the luggage to arrive (45min) albeit our room was next to the parking lot. I saw the car including the luggage and 2 guys approaching. I was watching them because I was waiting for it. I saw one guy closing my zip of my suitcase and I got concerned, because I closed my zip (but I did not lock it, my fault). When opening my suitcase the zipped mesh divider inside my suitcase was open (I close it every time). Nothing was missing except a bag with Christmas cookies which was inside my mums suitcase. The next day before leaving for the game drive I closed all the zip’s (inside and outside) and on top I locked my suitcase. When coming back surprisingly I was not able to open my suitcase with my code anymore. I was seeing the front desk, they called the cleaning lady and some manager, telling me that no staff member touched my suitcase. The manager let someone opening up my suitcase by breaking the zip (see picture). And inside the suitcase it was the same situation, the mesh divider inside was open (as I said, I close it every time). I am not accusing the cleaning lady. The room is accessible all the time, the door to the outdoor shower was broken and not lockable anymore plus the staff knew the travel group is on the game drive the whole day! Therefore some staff member went into my room, opened my suitcase with a TSA key or some related tool (somehow the code changed then) and searched trough my stuff. Another bag of German sweets (chocolate almonds) which we put in the shelf „disappeared“. Nothing from my suitcase is missing, not sure what this person was looking for (more food?!). I have left Nkambeni Safari Camp with an unsafe feeling, knowing there work people who are stealing, overstepping boundaries by opening my locked suitcase and the manager was not helpful at all. No compensation or whatsoever was offered to me but obviously I will have to repair the suitcase / replace it. My stay there became a very bad experience, I would never come back and I cannot recommend staying there.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TravelMyty wrote a review Jan 2024
210 contributions93 helpful votes
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The Safari camp was in the middle of Kruger National Park. The African buffalo actually roamed just outside the gates. A true, authentic safari camp experience. The staff were AWESOME! The food was absolutely delicious! The tent accommodations met my expectations; in and outside shower, toilet, sink, armoire wardrobe, nice canopy bed, working air conditioning, and porch with seating. The game drives were amazing! We saw the Big five! The grounds were nice. I recommend visiting this place and experiencing the game drive.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: If you're going on the game drive, bring binoculars. Make sure to also bring a South Africa plug...
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Susanne S wrote a review Jan 2024
13 contributions1 helpful vote
The Camp was nice. As it was raining when we arrived., Everything was damp. The Tents are well equipt but no water bottles ore hairdryer in the tent. The tents are to near so you ca hear every word from your next tent. During peak time very crowded. The Food was average. Only Salad for starters.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: The camp is a real Safari Camp. Nice but Numbi Gate ist to far from everything
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Thivesh V wrote a review Dec 2023
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Alot has changed since the last time i was here in Sept. The food was horrible this time and ive been a frequent visitor to Nkambeni. Normally there is a Boma dinner and the 3 nights i stayed it was only done once and the weather was great each night. The preparation of the food has changed like the lamb stew last night was too salty, normally when the wild stew is made i normally go back for seconds because its that good but this time i didnt even finish my food. The custard doesnt taste the same at all which after taking one spoon i left it. It seems like there has been alot of changes but not for the best. This will be my last time staying here as there are now more options closer to the main kruger gates with nicer food. The only reason why i had stayed at Nkambeni was for the food as it is very far out from the main sighting areas.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Very far from the main sightings min 1.5 hour drive. If you coming to relax then this is ideal...
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3774miguel wrote a review Dec 2023
Kimberley, South Africa1 contribution
When I arrived it was very welcoming. The room service is excellent and the rooms was cleaned everday. The location of the property is well placed and with that i saw a hippo at the back of the property behind the electrical fence so it was an amazing experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Jabulani Mhlanga, General Manager at Nkambeni Safari Camp
Responded 28 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant, we appreciate the good scores in the survey. it is very important to us to know how our guest experience our service, we are hoping to see you and your family back
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Roberta wrote a review Dec 2023
Toronto, Canada1791 contributions156 helpful votes
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Need another type of outlet for the wall. Which is available at the gift shop. The amount was like 40 ZAR (if I remember correctly). We arrived in a rainy night, so navigating to the cabin wasn’t so fun. Of course there are staff who will bring luggage to your room for a tip. Since it was raining, the cabin was damp and a tad cold but there is a heater unit in the room. The room itself was very nice. Gives you a nice cabin feeling. There was also toiletries and some bug repellent cream provided. Mosquito nets for the bed. The food for breakfast and dinner was good. Nice variety. The desserts were also good. Just drinks were not included with our package. On the camp ground, there were hippos in the pond on the other side of the electric fence. I heard that sometimes hyenas are there too. But of course there is an electric fence so the tourists are safe.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Augwin2016 wrote a review Nov 2023
London, Canada3 contributions
Biggest bed we’ve ever had. Staff are excellent and very timely. We will definitely be back. Pool was refreshing and stayed open late. Cost of beverages were very reasonable and delivered in a timely manner. Thank you
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Jabulani Mhlanga, General Manager at Nkambeni Safari Camp
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and other travellers. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-star review. We take pride in knowing that our customers are happy with our service and the experience we provide. It's always encouraging to see you loved the big bed, the pool was refreshing and the beverage cost was affordable. Also happy to see the staff was excellent and made your stay very special . We appreciate the positive feedback and to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Nkambeni Safari Camp again soon. Kind regards, Nkambeni Safari Camp
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TorontoLynne wrote a review Nov 2023
Toronto29 contributions4 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our stay at Nkambeni. From the waitstaff to housekeeping to the safari guides our stay was perfect. We especially loved the pool as it was large and the temperature perfect. The air conditioning in the luxury tent worked incredibly well making our stay extremely comfortable. Thank you for everything.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Jabulani Mhlanga, General Manager at Nkambeni Safari Camp
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post such an amazing review. It is always so rewarding for the team when we receive such positive feedback. We are very pleased to see you have enjoyed your stay with us and you loved our facilities. It's always encouraging to hear that our staff was perfect and made your stay very special and memorable. We are also happy to see the pool and aircon made your stay extremely comfortable. We appreciate all the great ratings and positive comments on the review. We hope to welcome you back at Nkambeni Safari Camp in the near future. Kind Regards Nkambeni Safari Camp Team
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Dylan d wrote a review Nov 2023
Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands2 contributions
The surroundings and views are simply amazing. The bed was one of the most comfiest we have ever experienced and the staff truly made our experience perfect! Great place to relax and plan your Safari trips.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Jabulani Mhlanga, General Manager at Nkambeni Safari Camp
Responded 9 Nov 2023
Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and other travellers. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us such amazing review. We take pride in knowing that our customers are happy with our service. I am very pleased to see you loved the surroundings and the bed was comfiest. It's always encouraging to hear you find the lodge a great place to relax and our staff made your stay very special and memorable. We appreciate all the great comments and ratings on the review. We hope to see you back at Nkambeni Safari Camp again soon. Kind regards, Nkambeni Safari Camp
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PRICE RANGE
£63 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
faircity nkambeni tented camp hotel kruger national park
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Faircity
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nkambeni Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nkambeni Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Nkambeni Safari Camp?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangana Cultural Village (7.9 miles).
Does Nkambeni Safari Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Nkambeni Safari Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.