The Kambaku Story
Our story begins with family. And an elephant.
Kambaku is the Tsonga word for a solitary elephant bull, a token of great respect for a majestic animal.
It was the name of one of Africa’s Magnificent Seven – the largest elephant bulls once found in the Kruger National Park, with each tusks weighing more than 60kg. He lived from 1930 – 1985.
Kambaku Lodges represent this magnificent elephant. A part of our African heritage worth protecting.
Lodge owners Bryce and Nicola were determined to raise their two children in an environment where our wildlife could be conserved, treasured and admired by the world.
Today, their vision has been actualised in three travel destinations – each one distinct in character and its innate sense of reverence for the natural realm.
We welcome you into our home – come and experience a close encounter of the African kind. Ours is an open door.
It’s the Tsonga word for “welcome,” and it embodies everything we love about our African heritage. We’ve designed our accommodation around the needs and tastes of the our guests who call Kambaku their home away from home.
Kambaku Safari Lodge
This is a space that brings families together – that celebrates the joys of spending valuable time with the people who matter the most.
Stay together. Eat together. Be together.
Everyone is welcome.
Kambaku River Sands
The art of five-star living. Raise a glass to the good life as you welcome the sights and sounds of a place that captures the beauty of the African wilderness, and so much more. It is a place of distinction – where life slows down. Tune in to a new level of luxury.
Kambaku At Sea
A starlit existence. Here, just a stone’s throw away from the seaside town of Knysna, you will have the opportunity to trade in the concerns of everyday living for an experience of true serenity.
Experience the magic.
Reasons to Stay at Kambaku Lodges
Award Winning Accommodation
Experience our award
winning Honeymoon suite at Kambaku At Sea.
This impressive suite offers
40 meters square of space, a sunken lounge and
magnificent deck from which to view the panaorama of the Outeniqua mountains
and Swartvlei estuary.
Based on our rich cultural heritage, Kambaku’s dining options are endless and delicious.
Catering to all dietary requirements and tastes, we offer you a journey of exploration through some of South Africa’s finest culinary choices.
Dine with us under the African sky, around a roaring fire, or in our exclusive wine cellar.