Idube Game Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This world renowned reserve is known for conservation efforts, particularly in protecting rhino. The reserve is also extending its efforts to the community on the borders of the Sabi Sands, Mpumalanga, in uplifting and improving their conditions, as well as their understanding of the value of the reserve for the future. Idube is proud to be part of these good works. Idube Game Reserve traverses approximately 10 000 hectares of wildlife area and is home to the big 5 animals, as well as a large variety of other animals. A great draw card for guests is the leopards, which are seen frequently.
There are 3 gorgeous suites, The 2 Makubela suites and the Leadwood suite. All feature spacious rooms and decks leading to private pools. Each room has its own well stocked mini bar, baths, inside and revitalising outside showers, hairdryer, safe and wi-fi. Guests can request their choice of mini bar drinks, which we will arrange with pleasure. Be aware that elephants frequently come close to the pools of the Makubela suites, but what an incredible sight to see!
The chalets are all decorated individually and also have baths, inside and outside showers, as well as private decks. Wi-fi is available, rooms have hairdryers and safes. These comfortable rooms offer a safe, cool haven between activities.
There is an early morning game drive and a late evening game drive over an area of approximately 10,000 hectares. You 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 walk guided by an experienced Ranger is offered or you can relax round the pool or on your decks.
Guests enjoy different venues for dining and the evening dinner held in the open air boma is always a favourite. Our talented chefs combine the best of European and African cuisine, and venison is featured regularly. Idube features a weekly bush braai (barbecue), weather permitting. Rangers sit with guests at all meals, so you can continue hearing the best of bush tales. This change of venue is always exciting and a whole different experience. Occasionally the venue has to be changed because of leopards on the roof of the bush boma – just too close to the kitchen area.
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.