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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 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.
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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4, Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Ngala Airfield20 km
Phalaborwa Airport37 km
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We were fortunate enough to be able to experience the most wonderful 3 night / 4 day stay at Simbavati thanks to Cisca at Bushscapes! On arrival we were very warmly greeted by Lodge Manager Kevin and the Front of House lady Rejoice, who was a breath of fresh air with her
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Simbavati River Lodge is a top location! The houses are spread over the domain, with a great view over the river. So, when you're not on a game drive you still have lots of animals around you near the river. Housing is excellent: you have your living room with bed, outside a
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We had a short notice plan to do 3 nights in Simbavati, what an extra ordinary experience, the 7 star treatment we received was amazing. We traveled with kids and they were well accommodated. They had activities for them and lots more. We also had some sessions in their spa’s,
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From the moment my husband and I arrived to the sad day we had to depart, the staff were so hospitable. We went on six game drives with Mbongeni and Thabo. They treated us to many incredible experiences. We learned about the widlife from the tiny termite to the mighty
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We spent 2 nights at the Simbavati river lodge and it was a wonderful experience for the whole family. We were able to do 4 « games » in the bush and we succeeded to see all kinds of animals in their natural environment : lions, éléphants, hyena, girafe, and many others. The
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View from tents
Sitting Area in Master Suite
Very nice and clean tent
Wonderful view from the bedroom
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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How far apart are the river lodge and the hilltop? Thanks
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 either lodge whilst trying to track various animals and then you will be able to see them
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Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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Good morning Apologies for only responding to you now, we seemed to have missed your post. Have you been helped? Please provide us with your contact details (email or phone) so that someone from our reservations department can contact you. Kind regards Nadine
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Sorry we missed your question.
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"Rooms closer to main lodge marginally better river outlook."
"Very cold on morning safari during the winter. Wear layers"
"Be sure to lock your doors to keep your belongings safe from baboons."
"Views of the river were beautiful right outside the bedroom on the deck."
"All rooms are individual lodges - try to book one close to the main lodge - ours was a little way off."
US$841 - US$1 349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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