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4, Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent two nights. From start to finish an absolute treat. Great accommodation, top notch service, fantastic food and first class game viewing - highlight was wild dog sighting twice. Very fortunate. Lots of small extras all added up. Couldn’t fault and terrific value for money....More

Thank FionaandGordonB
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed at Simbavati during my first trip to Africa, stayed for 2 nights. Most memorable is the safari experience coupled with the service at Simbavati. The front desk, the chefs, the bartenders the butler over exceeded my expectations at every turn. We saw so...More

Thank Ayana W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Simbavati River Lodge is just a great place to enjoy Kruger park and its nature. My wife and I got to see a great number of wild animals like elephants, wild hogs, wild dogs, giraffes. Their service is just Superb!!!! Amazing!!! The staff is...More

1  Thank Karlo V
Reviewed 22 August 2018

My wife & I stayed at Simbavati River Lodge at the end of July on our honeymoon. We had an incredible experience here. From the moment we stepped out of the vehicle onto the property we were treated like family. The views from the main...More

1  Thank Bryan_Fields
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visited Simbavati with our two children of 9 and 13. When we arrived at the lodge there was a herd of elephants at the reception... What a start of our safari. The lodge is beautifully decorated, the deck on which the meals are served...More

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Description
Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and surrounded by 12 000 hectares of wildlife and rich wilderness in which you can experience an authentic More and affordable African safari. The design of this family friendly intimate lodge is contemporary, warm and welcoming. Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with breathtaking views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where regular wildlife sightings take place and guests can unwind. Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets, all are privately situated, comfortably furnished and with en-suite facilities. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
US$764 - US$1 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
US$764 - US$1 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Traveller (616)
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Dining (35)
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John B
3 September 2017|
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Response from Ivan R | Reviewed this property |
Drives run at the same time every day. This may vary slightly depending on the season but for us in July it was 6am and 3pm.
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John B
21 June 2017|
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Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
They are only a couple of km away, however they are not walking distance away and you are not able to see one lodge from the other because of the trees, grass and bushes. On your game drive your guide might take you past... More
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Candace Y
17 March 2017|
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Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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"Rooms closer to main lodge marginally better river outlook."
FionaandGordonB
4 days ago
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"Very cold on morning safari during the winter. Wear layers"
Escape494665
5 days ago
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"Be sure to lock your doors to keep your belongings safe from baboons."
KatherineW1752
23 Jun 2018
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"Views of the river were beautiful right outside the bedroom on the deck."
Chelsea161
21 May 2018
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