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The luxurious Idube Game Lodge is situated within the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve which is located in the south-western corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is famous for big cat sightings, as well as the Big Five. This exclusive and intimate family-owned lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience with its tranquil setting, well-appointed accommodation and personalized service.


  • Idube Game Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a rewarding Big 5 safari experience.
  • A gently swaying swing bridge leads from the main lodge to a sunken hide – perfect for viewing a variety of animals that come down to the dam for a drink.
  • Idube Game Lodge offers full conference facilities and a romantic setting for a bushveld wedding.

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Rate Excludes

Transfers, beverages, additional excursions, gratuities, items of a personal nature and Kruger National Park entrance fees.

Child Policy

Child over the age of 8 years are permitted at the lodge.

The Detail

The lodge boasts ten spacious chalets and three suites.

The Chalets are all decorated individually and have en-suite bathrooms with a bath, inside and outside showers; hairdryers, safes, Wi-Fi access and private decks. These comfortable rooms offer a safe, cool haven between activities.

The two Makubela Suites and the Leadwood Suite, secluded in the surrounding bush, offer a luxuriously furnished lounge, private timber deck, and pool with comfortable loungers. Each room has its own mini bar, bath, inside and outside shower, hairdryer, safe and wi-fi. Guests can request their choice of minibar drinks, which will be arranged. It's not uncommon for elephants to come close to the pools of the Makubela suites so have your camera ready for an up-close view of these majestic animals.

The lodge has recently been refurbished and a gazebo was added as a great relaxation area from which guests can enjoy spectacular views of the bush from three sides of the lodge.

After exciting game viewing, guests have some free time to either cool off in the sparkling boulder pool or perhaps go for a workout in the well-equipped gym.

Sumptuous meals are served either on the sheltered timber deck with magnificent views of the surrounding bush and wildlife or in the boma under a canopy of stars. There is nothing like a cold refreshing drink in the bar after an exciting game drive in the African bush.

Idube Game Reserve traverses approximately 10 000 hectares of wildlife area. Knowledgeable rangers and skilled Shangaan trackers lead early morning and late afternoon game drives, offering guests up-close encounters with the Big Five. Walking safaris provide a more intimate experience, and offer an opportunity to track game and get up close to the diverse bird, insect and plant life of the reserve. Idube also offers additional activities such as informative wildlife talks, a tracker’s course, visits to the Shangana Cultural Village, and traditional dance performances.

The success of viewing leopard within this area is legendary and guests frequently sight cheetah, hippo, wild dog and a large variety of antelope during their stay.

There are regular sightings of rare species, such as the roan antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and wild dog. Evening game drives reveal the more rarely seen nocturnal creatures, such as porcupine, aardwolf, genet, serval, white-tailed mongoose, bushbaby, civet and brown hyena.

Birdlife is prolific with over 300 species recorded in the reserve. Raptor sightings include Martial, Tawny and Fish Eagles as well as Steppe Buzzards and Spotted eagle owls. Southern Ground Hornbills have nesting sites close to the lodge, and iridescently plumaged birds, such as the Lilac-breasted roller, Southern Carmine Bee-eaters, and Malachite kingfishers are often sighted.

Price Includes

Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, high tea, twice-daily game drives and optional safari walks.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
4-Night combo package with Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger - Save up to $ 234 per person per stay OR 5-Night combo package with Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger - Save up to $ 300 per person per stay.
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 610 USD
$ 610 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

3-Day Big-5 Luxury Sabi Sand Fly-in Package
2 nights at Idube Game Lodge
Return flights from/to Johannesburg
Return transfers to the lodge
Luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned suites
all meals, teas and coffees per day
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$ 780 USD
Per person per night
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What our guests say about Candis

March 26, 2024
This is the second trip we book with…
This is the second trip we book with Candis from Candis is super knowledgable, is extremly customer service and experience focused and did everything possible to organize the trip as we wanted it. I can highly recommend booking a safari with Candis and
March 21, 2024
Booking with Candis was seamless
Booking with Candis was seamless. Thank you very much
mary casey
March 19, 2024 and Candis did a great job… and Candis did a great job creating the Safari our family had hoped for. Everything came off without any hitches- the flights , the transports and our safari. She even found us an extra night. Highly recommend their service.
K Hovden
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Apr 12, 2024
Anja is very attentive and patient.
Anja is very attentive and patient.
Apr 11, 2024
Shann is a great professional
Shann immediately demonstrated pleasant professionalism, competence, experience and patience. She advised and accompanied me in organizing the trip. She listened to all my needs and the suggestions were very fruitful for me. he was very kind and always available even during the holidays. thank you Shann
Apr 11, 2024
It was easy
It was easy, it all worked as planned, our expectations were exceeded. Anja was easy to communicate with through Whatsapp and always responded promptly to any questions.
Tim Ainslie
Apr 10, 2024
She made it so easy to book
She made it so easy to book - Leigh-Ann was great to deal with . She made it so easy and worked with the dates I gave her . I appreciate it so much and when I book my next safari - I hope to have the same experience - which was awesome !!!!
Devin Howard
Apr 10, 2024
Botswana Experience
Anja, our agent, was very kind and helpful all the time to organize the perfect trip. She did it quickly and efficiently. The amount of days we spent in every place was perfect to really enjoy the hotels and the different activities they proposed (in general the hotels are very nice but we don’t have the time to really experience the place but here we did). Also the selections of hotels was very very nice. Nice infrastructure, excellent service (very professional) and outstanding places to visit (all the parks were great). We had a wonderful experience with the company in Botswana.
Flor & JB
Apr 10, 2024
Thank you Heleen for great service and…
Thank you Heleen for great service and always very helpful with all the changes we made. highly recommended
Apr 10, 2024
Keith was extremely helpful during the…
Keith was extremely helpful during the booking process. He is the only reason I continued the booking process with your firm. There were issues with your website among other things that had me feeling uncomfortable. Keith has great energy which eased my concerns. I feel the package Keith put together is great and I expect to have a wonderful trip.
Karl F
Apr 9, 2024
Creating a Trip of a Lifetime
Shann Shaw was extremely patient and very helpful with getting a trip of a lifetime put together. Thank you so much for making it possible!
Apr 9, 2024
Keith answered all of my questions…
Keith answered all of my questions without any issues. He addressed everything that I asked and was quite prompt in his responses.
Dannyelle Hampton
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