We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Kubu Safari Lodge

Argyle Road, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (147)
Pool & Beach (20)
Dining (17)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#35 of 71 lodges in Hoedspruit
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Kubu Safari Lodge offers exceptional close wildlife encounters deep in the African Bushveld of the Kruger National Park. Warm hospitality and dedicated service welcome you in this luxurious accommodation, where all rooms are designed in a warm African style, enhanced by German craftsmanship and natural materials. Experience unforgettable moments in the stylish Kubu Restaurant or in the romantic Boma and indulge in the most delicate mix of Pan African and Western cuisine which is served under the night sky, complemented by a fine stock of wine. Detailed knowledge of landscape and wildlife through extraordinary tailor-made tours and safaris by multilingual guides underpin the high level of service and will make your stay unique.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
German

Location

Argyle Road, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
Kubu Safari Lodge
Getting there
Hoedspruit Airport
Ngala Airfield
20.8 km
See all flights
1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
173Reviews4Q+A6Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 90
  • 44
  • 17
  • 12
  • 10
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Debbie Dart wrote a review 1 Apr
6 contributions
We spent the weekend at Kubu with family and friends. Such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Staff are so friendly and attentive. Management go the extra mile to assist. Was so lovely to sit on the balcony and enjoy the solitude, watching birds and having the Nyala walk by.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
neilf811 wrote a review Dec 2023
Preston, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for 10 nights at Kubu and what a fantastic place. The staff are fantastic, the rooms comfortable and the food brilliant, served in different locations to ensure it never got boring. Our holiday package included 5 Game Drives/trips which were all in the first 5 days. On her own initiative Busi re-planned our trips to spread them out over the 10 days and then the staff fixed up additional activities to ensure we got the most from the experience. The Game Drives were awesome including Lions, both Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Buffalo and many more. And for birders the birds around the Lodge itself are fantastic. A great place to stay and a wonderful country. We will be back
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take your camera and binoculars to look for birds around the Lodge as well as on the Game Drives...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
F H wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions
+1
Me and my other half stayed here for 6 days and we honestly had the most amazing time ever - we did not want to leave. The staff really made it for us - every single person we encountered were the friendliest and most helpful ever. All of the staff are so proactive, friendly, happy to chat, going above and beyond. When we had a day with no activities in our package, they found extra drives for us to go on and were able to rearrange things so we could go with friends we had made whilst there. My other half had previously injured his foot and without us even saying anything, they overheard and gave him something to help his foot - its such incredible service. They're so accommodating, everything runs so smoothly. As a vegetarian, they made food specifically for me which was always delicious. The lodge itself is stunning, there are beautiful locations you can eat dinner in on certain nights and the pool is great. Beds are comfy and they have mosquito nets. And there are animals on their reserve which will drink water from the water hole whilst you have breakfast. I could not recommend this place more!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are veggie, make sure that you tell them in advance. At breakfast, sit outside so that you...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Jeremy L wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
We stayed at the Kubu Safari Lodge for 5 nights and everything was just PERFECT ! All the staff is so nice and kind, Always worrying about our well-being. The rooms are beautiful and clean, and the food is simply amazing ! You will not be starving there that's for sure ! We were told that all the staff changed recently so don't trust previous bad comments on that place, we recommand 100% !! Unlike some reviews that we saw, we didn't have any issues with the WiFi, hot water or electricity... The only thing you have to know is that the lodge is about an hour drive from Kruger. Can't wait to be back and we will be back for sure !! Really loved that place ! Morgane & Jeremy.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
fonte wrote a review Aug 2023
Zürich6 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at Kubu for 3 nights and very much enjoyed our time there! The lodge has a few rough spots (in need of some updating and TLC) but I am sure Karein and her team will have the lodge in tip top shape in no time. Very friendly staff and great food. Only breakfast could do with a glow up…..a bit too basic and toast takes for ever. Wishing the team all the best and we would definitely come back!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
CHR2013 wrote a review Oct 2022
Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island9 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
If you’re looking for a small and intimate African Resort with a European flair, great food and excellent service, look no further than Kubu Safari Lodge. Owner Manfred and his staff are warm, friendly and very entertaining. The suites are very clean and well appointed. Huge bathrooms! We really enjoyed the swimming pool and the fact that wildlife abound on this 20 acre property. No negatives here and great guides, you’ll Love it!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Roger H wrote a review Oct 2019
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands65 contributions26 helpful votes
This was one of our favorite lodges. Friendly staff which were doing their utmost to make our stay as good as possible. Would go there anytime again and advise you to do the same. A plus: while sitting on your porch you can see small game within reaching distance and at night hear the lions roar (though the are safely behind fences)
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Kubulodge, Owner at Kubu Safari Lodge
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Thank you Roger. You are right, we are in the middle of Bush but it is abolutely safe. Our Nyalas are used to humans but remain wild animals. Beautiful to watch them interacting. I trust you took a lot of nice memories home. Warm regards The Kubu Team
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Mara B wrote a review Sept 2019
3 contributions
We ve spent a night here, the owner wasnt present so i guess he doesnt care that much about the place. Dust everywhere in the room, the brown sheets were covered with some blonde hair, probably from a previous guest. Towels dirty and old. There s nothing else around, so we ordered dinner. Impossible to eat, though. We didnt touch the food at all, but charged 500 rand for it. Bussi, the manager of the place told us we are the only quests so a safari drive in the morning it was impossible. The staff were sitting at the tables on the terrace, acting like quests and i had the feeling they were making fun of us. Horrible experience!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Kubu_Safari_Lodge, Owner at Kubu Safari Lodge
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Dear Mrs Banica, dear Mr Serban I find it very sad that you are making fun of our very capable and reliable staff, especially our manageress Busi. You stayed in room 19 and experienced even an upgrade to Superior level. All our Superior rooms are spacious, air-conditioned with beautiful en-suite bathrooms with double basin and walk in showers. I hope you don't deny this. To up set our staff claiming that you are looking to purchase the lodge is simply redicilous and taking advantage of the fact that we were on vacation during the off season. Unfortunately this kind of irresponsible acting has very negative consequences. However I trust that all our esteemed guests and reviewers will judge your review against all the wonderful opinions expressed throughout the year and even on the very same travelling date.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Klaus G wrote a review May 2019
Pretoria, South Africa1074 contributions243 helpful votes
My previous experience here had not been to good, but with the owners in attendance, the service was a lot better. The room was spacious and clean and the food well prepared and presented. The lodge is however an hours drive from the Kruger national Park.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Stuart P wrote a review Dec 2018
Somerset West, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent six wonderful days at Kubu Safari Lodge. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome from the owners, management and staff. Accommodation is excellent, bathrooms amazing. Breakfast and dinners are very good. Being off the beaten track, it is very tranquil, just what is needed for a restful holiday. With Kruger and many other places of interest close by it is very convenient to either drive yourself or are well organised for you. The only minuses are that there isn't WiFi in the rooms and no TV for visitors, but this is also very cathartic.I would definitely recommend Kubu Safari Lodge and would love to go back, I miss it already.Thank you so much Nicole, Manfred, Vanessa and the rest of the wonderful staff. Want to go back already.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2018
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Any room, they all have a view of the surrounding bush.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Hoedspruit area.
PRICE RANGE
$170 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

KUBU SAFARI LODGE - Reviews & Price Comparison (Hoedspruit, South Africa) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Kubu Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kubu Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kubu Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kubu Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kubu Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Kubu Safari Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kubu Safari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Kubu Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.