Kambaku River Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Nkomazi with 3 outdoor pools and spa

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Kambaku River Lodge

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Mafunyane Luxury Honeymoon Suite
Aerial view
Ndlulamithi Luxury Suite, River View
Family dining

Overview of Kambaku River Lodge

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
142 Strathmore, Rockvale, Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, 1320
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools and lazy river
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Shopping centre shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Ndlulamithi Luxury Suite, River View

  • 60 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Mafunyane Luxury Honeymoon Suite

  • 72 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Shawu Luxury River Suite

  • 72 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Shingwedzi Family Suite, 2 Bedroom, Mountain View

  • 75 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Joao Luxury River Suite, River View

  • 72 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Kambaku Luxury 2 Bedroom River House

  • 300 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 King Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Malelane Gate - 17 min drive
  • Kruger National Park - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)


  • Steers - 5 min drive

About this property

Kambaku River Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Nkomazi, Kambaku River Lodge features a winery and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 690 per person. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials or body scrubs. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include 3 outdoor pools, a lazy river and a snack bar/deli.


Afrikaans, English, French, Portuguese, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (8 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free covered on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle within 15 kilometres*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge (reservations required)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Shopping
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Golf clubs on-site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Lazy river
  • Winery on-site


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVR
  • 32-inch TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Blender
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 225 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 690 per person (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle services are offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between 8:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 400
  • Firewood is available for an extra charge of ZAR 40 per day
  • Hosted evening meal costs ZAR 325

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kambaku River Lodge Malelane
Kambaku River Malelane
Kambaku River
Kambaku River Lodge Lodge
Kambaku River Lodge Nkomazi
Kambaku River Lodge Lodge Nkomazi

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kambaku River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kambaku River Lodge?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Kambaku River Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kambaku River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kambaku River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 690 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kambaku River Lodge?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Kambaku River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and horse riding. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Kambaku River Lodge also has a lazy river and a winery, as well as spa services and a garden.
Does Kambaku River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio and a garden.
What's the area around Kambaku River Lodge like?
Kambaku River Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Kruger National Park, which is 17 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

Kambuka River Lodge S.A
We stayed at Kambuka 30th July for 3 Nights celebrating our 30 year anniversary and can honestly say this Lodge is worth every one of its 5 Stars - its Pure Luxury. The Location, service, food, staff, rooms and grounds are Truly Exceptional. The WOW factor you get as you enter the lodge is one that will remain with us for years to come, Likewise the room is probably the best room we have ever stayed in. We also went on a game drive in Kruger with Elvis 'The Driver' and again this exceeded all our expectations The elephants, crocodiles and Hippos were regular visitors to Kambuka Lodge - Literally came up to the lodges viewing platform and this is a sight to behold. That personal touch you receive from all staff is one that sets this lodge aside from others Honestly this lodge is wonderful and one we will absolutely be returning to. You have to see this Lodge to believe luxury of this quality exists Thank you so much Kambuka for a wonderful stay Ian and Katrina - UK
Ian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent facility with best in class service.
Keith, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

glendan, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was Great! We’ve booked the self catering facility However, i think it needs to be clearer that you can have full board as well..even in the self catering unit At the price charged , i would expect a stocked fridge.... No questipon asked....
Johan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My stay was excellent. Friendly staff and very clean place with an excellent view overlooking our room.
Patrick, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely fantastic. A beautifully designed, maintained and serviced property on the banks of the Crocodile River, running along the southern boundary of the stunning Kruger National Park. Leanne and her delightful team provide a first class service, complete tranquility and privacy. Food served in your private residence is delicious and plentiful, rooms and grounds are immaculate. We spent 2 nights here and one day lounging in our private pool, watching buffalo, hippo, deer and unidentified animals drinking and playing in the river all day. A truly fantastic place that I recommend without hesitation.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a treat to stay at Kambaku River Lodge. The ritual for breakfast and dinner is very special, with food arriving to the beat of a drum, a fire pit blazing and a lantern lit table, on your patio. The food was excellent and the fillet steak to die for...melt in your mouth. We were lucky to see hippos in the river and another day a herd of elephants. We also spotted a buffalo, kudu and a family of warthogs as well as the usual herd of impalas that graze each day. The viewing platforms are terrific, with comfortable camp chairs and umbrella. Safaris into Kruger National Park are available if you wish to venture further than this piece of paradise. Bird feeders on the lawn attract all sorts of colourful birds with characteristics to amaze. We had the honeymoon suite with its private dipping pool. The kitchen is well equipped. Beds very comfortable and luxurious.
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The view was stunning. We saw elephants, giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, warthog.... all from our terrace!
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nothing Short of Excellent
Our stay at Kambaku was absolutely magnificent! Leanne and her wonderful staff kept this place pristine and catered to all of our needs. We loved the food, the wine, the grounds, the friends we made, and of course mother nature. Stay here!
Jean Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly team to take care of you. Excellent eye to detail all little things taken care of to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible. Beautiful setting overlooking the river into the park.
2-night romance trip
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