Safaris & Activities

Safaris

Imbasa is set next door to the 30,000 hectare Mokala National Park where visitors can go for day trips to Mokala to view black and white rhino, Cape buffalo, roan antelope, tsessebe, giraffe and many other plains game plus intriguing birds, such as martial eagles and Cape vultures. Out of the Big Five you will have the opportunity to encounter rhino and buffalo.

We offer game drives and sundowner drives at Imbasa where you can view our magnificent Buffalo, Roan and other plains game which is a wonderful way to get up close to view the animals.

Spa

In our SPA you can pamper yourself with a massage or a relaxing sauna after a long day in the bush. Sauna is free to use while spa treatments must be arranged and pre-booked in advance.

Mokala National Park

Mokala is SANParks newest park, bordering Imbasa. Nestled in the hills, Mokala’s landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains. The isolated dolerite hills give the place a calming feeling of seclusion. A big surprise awaits when you pass through the hills and are confronted by the large open sandy plains towards the north and west of the Park. Drainage lines from the hills form little tributaries that run into the plains and drain into the grasslands in the nest of the Park. Visitors can view black and white rhino, Cape buffalo, roan antelope, tsessebe, giraffe and many other plains game plus intriguing birds, such as martial eagles and Cape vultures. Mokala is a Setswana name for a Camel Thorn (Kameeldoring). These trees occur in dry woodland and arid, sandy areas and are one of the major tree species of the desert regions of Southern Africa. This immensely important species has a great range over the Northern Cape and varies from a small, spiny shrub barely 2 m high, to a tree up to 16 m tall with a wide, spreading crown.

The Big Hole - Kimberley

One of Kimberley’s major attractions, the Big Hole and Kimberley Mine Museum, the site of the largest hand-dug excavation in the world – dug by picks, shovels and sheer determination, measuring 215 meters deep with a surface area of some 17 hectares and a perimeter of 1,6 km.  The Kimberley Mine site started on or about 16 July 1871. Today the Big Hole is surrounded by original old buildings from days gone by, relocated from their earlier sites to form a magnificent open air museum.

Magersfontein Kop and Battlefield Route

The Magersfontein Battlefield is a must see for any visitor to Kimberley. It was here that General P. A. Cronje and his Boer troops defeated the English forces of Lt Gen Lord Methuen who were on their way to relieve besieged Kimberley. There is an observation point from which there are good views of the battlefield and its trenches has the stunning Highland Brigade Memorial on the peak. One can see over 50 kms from the top of the kop.  There is an interesting field museum, Magersfontein Battlefield Museum with a collection of weapons and uniforms. Visitors can experience the battle as if from a darkened Boer trench with all the sights and sounds as the action unfolds.

Rock art and San culture

Visit the Wildebeest Kuil Museum at Platfontein just outside Kimberley to see historic San (bushman) rock art, traditional San craft work and fine art, and to learn the story of a resilient people who are determined not just to survive, but to thrive.
Testimonials

What People are Saying

Amazing Stay

“Thank you for an amazing stay at Imbasa which exceded even our high expectations. Your staff is very professional and your PHs Anton and Grant took great care of us and made our hunt memorable. The food was fabulous and we felt very welcomed by your friendly staff. Thank you!”

 

Paulina, Urban, Antonia, Calle & Douglas

The place to go!

“I have been coming to Africa for holidays for over 25 years now, and I am already back on my 3rd visit in 3 years to Imbasa and it has as always been a great success! Your setup is truly spectacular with luxurious lodging, great food and wines, friendly staff . I am very much looking forward to coming back again soon, and I will recommend Imbasa to all my friends. Imbasa really is THE place to go to. Thanks again!”

 

Peter Vilidu, Professional Hunter to the King of Sweden, March 2011

Everlasting Memories

“I have been coming to Africa for holidays for over 25 years now, and I am already back on my 3rd visit in 3 years to Imbasa and it has as always been a great success! Your setup is truly spectacular with luxurious lodging, great food and wines, friendly staff . I am very much looking forward to coming back again soon, and I will recommend Imbasa to all my friends. Imbasa really is THE place to go to. Thanks again!”

 

Peter Vilidu, Professional Hunter to the King of Sweden, March 2011

Lovely days

“I’m leaving Imbasa with a piece of my heart left behind here with you. I’m looking forward to coming back again to enjoy lovely days here. Thank you and see you soon again!”

Helena von der Esch, Sweden, March 2011

We will be back!

Dear Imbasa Team, Richard, Grant, Anton, Shine, Emily, George, David, Bengy.  As a big group with family members with ages between 3 and 50+  we all enjoyed ourselves. Teenagers enjoyed safaris & dinners in the bush the rest of us loved the TLC of the lovely staff.  We will be back!”

Bozorgnia, Brynell, Rekdal & Lindblom families (Sweden)

Relaxing & Wonderful

“We had a most relaxing and wonderful time at Imbasa. We enjoyed it very much, a very exiting stay on your lovely farm in Africa. We will definitely recommend this and will absolutely come back to Imbasa.”

Kathrin and Friedrich Hoyos

Dream place

“What a dream place! Thank you with all my heart. What a paradise you and your family have created! Absolutely fantastic and wonderful! I can highly recommend Imbasa to all my friends.”

Marie Klingspor (Sweden)

Wedding Anniversary to remember

“We shall miss the peace and quietness, the plethora of game, the good company, the kindness and being spoiled! A wedding anniversary to remember for ever – I could go on! Thank you Warren and Kate for your expert attention and indeed friendship .

Loved the riding with Kate – the high spot after game watching was the sundowner look out anniversary dinner! Thanks so much for giving us a wonderful time.”

Jane & Graham Godbeer (England)

World Class Package

“A world class package of excellent horse riding, super food and hospitality – all delivered with style and panache. You really made it the trip of a lifetime. Warren and Kate thank you both so much and your staff. The horse riding really made the trip for the girls.”

Andrew and Oonagh McKeever (Ireland)

All we could have hoped for

“All we could have ever hoped for. A top rate trip. The horses were an excellent add on for Louise and gave her the opportunity for seeing game at really close quarters. It was meant to be a trip of a lifetime (for my 60th and Louise’s 50th) and it was!”

Ian Smales (England)

Lovely to be back

“Lovely to be back at Imbasa again, one year since last time. Same hospitality, excellent service and food. In addition a very professional staff. Bird watching at a farm close to the river was a very nice experience and we would like to do again next time. One more nice thing this year was the lovely horses. To take a ride in the morning in this wonderful nature and see all the wild animals so close was fantastic. Many thanks to Kate and Warren, Ettienne, Anita, Emily, Anton, Leon, George and the rest of the staff. We hope to see you soon again.”

Helen and Kay Lundberg (Sweden)

Wonderful experience

“Our stay with you all at Imbasa was short but it was a wonderful experience, which we shall remember always. It is a great honor to have been your first honeymoon couple. Everything was beautiful and the food was great too. We shall come back with our friends and next time stay longer. Thank you all for making our stay memorable and we’ll be back.”

Miles & Emily Pool, UK

Outstanding

“Imbasa is a wonderful experience for us – we have been treated like Royalty. The staff have been totally outstanding and the safari experience is great! We will highly recommend Imbasa to everyone! Thank you!”

Lina & Mats Holmsen (Sweden)

Magnificent

“We would like to thank you for magnificent days showing South Africa at its best. A very special thanks to Leon for great guiding through the African wildlife and nature. Excellent service! We hope to be back!”

 

Nicki, Thomas, Michaela & Richard

Wonderful Experience

“It has been a wonderful experience to see Africa at Imbasa Safari with you all.  We can not imagine a better place to stay at.  Everything has really been perfect, the staff, the service, the food (!), the trips, the horseback riding, everything.  You have really taken good care of us during our stay at Imbasa Safari.”

 

Bengt “Buffalo” Eriksson, Camilla Eriksson, Eilot Karlsson, Antonia Eriksson, Ebba, Linda, Maj-Lis and Sture Leandersson (Sweden)

Blown Away!

“I’m totally blown away by this place! Walking and riding through this fantastic landscape is a dream come true. Imbasa is a real pearl and your amazing staff has made every moment of my stay unforgettable. Even before leaving, I can’t wait to be back. A huge thank you to all of you here who have made this visit a memory for life.”

Louise Änggård, Sweden, March 2011

Fantastic Adventure

“Thank you all for a fantastic adventure!  We had a great time.  Shine cooked fantastic food, and the rest of the team made us have a great time.  And last but not least, Thanks to Hanna our wonderful hostess.”

Niklas, Helene, Johan, Therese Söderholm and children (Sweden)

Hakuna Matata!

“Imbasa Safari gives true meaning to the words “Hakuna Matata”! Friendly people, good food and wildlife, what more could you want! Imbasa grows on you and becomes more than a safari, but a fantastic way of life. Thank you!”

Harriet and Simon Galante (UK)

Magical place

“Thank you Richard and Hanna for creating such a magical place! I’m so glad that there are people like you on this earth. We have had a great stay here. Thank you also to Kate and Warren and the lovely staff.”

Inese and Per Morberg

Fantastic place

“Finally we have been able to visit Imbasa! Even though we have only been here a short time, we have experienced so much; photo safari, horse riding, walking safari and a wonderful dinner out in the bush. This is a fantastic place, very beautiful and professional. You have a very good set up which we will gladly recommend!”

Annelie and Gustaf Wachtmeister with children Fredrik, Melker and Hedda

Thank you

“Thank you all Imbasa staff, we had a fantastic stay and would love to come back soon!”

Johan and Kathis Berntson (Sweden)

Memorable time

“Walking on the red sand with the sun gazing on the back and viewing such magnificent animals is truly amazing! Thank you for the most memorable time!”

Tomas Hagman (Sweden)

Very impressed

“We have now spent five wonderful days at Imbasa and are very impressed by your good taste in building up this lodge.

Imbasa has become an enjoyable, peaceful place in Africa. We are convinced that you will be doing well in your new country. We long to come back again!”

Margaretha Dahl and Peter Vilidu 24 March 2009, Peter Vilidu: Professional Hunter, Royal Swedish Court

Holiday of a lifetime

“A holiday of a lifetime – everything was fantastic – thank you so much! My memorable moment was seeing the Giraffe from horseback – I will never forget. Thank You.”

Louise Smales (England)

Wonderful nature & people

“Thanks to all at Imbasa Safari for giving us such a wonderful experience and stay – full of impression of you wonderful nature and people. We look forward to coming back with our children and friends.”

Sonja & Steen Nielsen, Denmark

A note to say Thank You

“A note to say thank you for the way we were treated by you and your staff at Imbasa. I found it a wonderful experience, even the violent thunder storm was an experience out of the ordinary. I do hope the new giraffe has settled in and found the female. You must tell it to keep its head down in a thunder storm. We have a lot of pictures to help keep our memories green until the next time.

I look forward to hearing that Imbasa Safari is going from strength to strength.”

John Pullen (UK)

Outstanding Operation

“Just arrived back after a trouble-free flight. Thank you so much for all your kindness and for creating a genuinely congenial and pleasant atmosphere. Your operation is outstanding, and I mean that, and the potential for the future is unlimited.

Very best wishes to both you and Hanna.”

Tony Jackson, sporting journalist and former editor of Shooting Times magazine

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Address

Imbasa Safari Lodge
Next to Mokala National Park
Kimberley

Call Us

+27 (0) 82 460 6503