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Simbavati River Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simbavati River Lodge is a beautiful oasis in the African Bush. The lodge itself is spacious, comfortable and right on the edge of a river so that you can watch the wildlife while you eat, drink and lounge in the public places. The tents (they had canvas sides) are modern and well appointed. The food was outstanding, buffet style with...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, the accommodation, the food, the service and the animals were absolutely amazing!! The game drive guides went above and beyond to find the animals for us, we are so grateful for their willingness to ensure we had the full game drive experience. We especially loved watching the animals come to drink in front of us while we had...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simbavati Lodge is a wonderful place to stay with amazing staff, great food, lots of wildlife that actually come right up to your accommodation door (so photography is very easy to manage). The staff are a delight and nothing is a problem. Guides are very knowledgable and the drives manage amazing feats to be sure you get the best view...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear James L THANK YOU JAMES L :) Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge allowing us to provide you with an awesome safari experience, great food and wild life encounters like no other. We would also like to give you an extra thank you for this lovely review, it is greatly appreciated. We hope you will come...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 4 night stay here in May 201, the staff a very attentive, the accommodation and dining are excellent, the location for seeing all the big 5 is just amazing and during our stay saw everything that we wanted throughly recommend this Lodge

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Greg T Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. It was great having you spend 4 nights with us. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again and perhaps stay at our sister lodge? Keep well, regards Nadine

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In February 2017, we did two Safaris one different than the other! Facilities, staff, service, food, guide, tracker and surroundings etc. were A-1. Comparing to Kapama, Simbavati safari was very different - these professionals (guide and tracker) were equally knowledgeable and determined to find us lots to see from very close range on our game drives. They virtually drove us...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ashok S We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you rate our lodge A-1. We pride ourselves on our service and providing our guests with an unforgettable safari experience and we are glad that we achieved this. Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. We would love it if...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were picked up at the airport after a very long journey from NY. We were a bit tired, but when we started to see all the animals on our way to the lodge, we were so excited and ready to jump in the jeep as we arrived for our first drive. Our driver, Arun and our tracker, Tobbah were...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear migafre Thank you for allowing us to be part of your husbands 70th birthday. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we agree that you need to come back, stay longer and we will do our best to track those lions for you. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in South Africa...

Flintshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have just come back from a 3 night stay at Simbavati with our 3 boys (7, 11 & 13) and we loved it. The staff are amazing and so very helpful...Bongi and the reception team were really welcoming. Bishop (our butler) was fantastic...an excellent host, always smiling ...nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious...I am vegetarian and...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Foster Family Thank you so much for the beautiful review, the kind words and the recommendation it is greatly appreciated. We love that you loved our lodge and that we could be part of your memorable safari vacation with your family. We will pass on your compliments to all involved, they will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly and helpful in every way. Very family friendly, with kids activities available between the twice-daily game drives. Safari guide and tracker were very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CTCUSCTC Thank you for the review, it is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed our lodge, the kids activities, our service and our game drives. Please come back and visit us again. Kind regards Nadine

Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were at SRL for a very short time - but they completely exceeded all expectations! The staff is absolutely AMAZING (Ralph, Bishop, Clement, everyone!) and they were always catering to our needs. To the moment we left the lodge, I felt like they were sincerely committed to giving us the best safari experience. I agree, food is not the...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gisella T Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation it is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your game drives and that you got to see so much in so little time. We also appreciated the feedback regarding the food so that we can look into this and see where we have gone wrong...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Timbavati and Safari experience is great! We had an excellent guide in Kruger, who can tell you about the Fauna and Flora - not just point out the obvious. The family rooms on the other hand are rather sparse and pokey. Most lodges at least offer you a chair to sit on. The bathroom was really luxurious compared to...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lizelle Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback and we will definitely look into your comments so that we can make sure we improve in the areas where you felt we were lacking. Just so clarify regarding the meal times. These are set to accommodate the best viewing times of the wildlife. Early morning and earl evening...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 4-star 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbavati River Lodge

Address: Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: R9 181 - R14 075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbavati River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet.”
Mjwickham, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!”
_renata_payne, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are totally private even with an optional outdoor shower that is completely private .”
222jamesl222, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“the drive from airport is quite long but very enjoyable as you do see quite a few animals,”
gregtI8614XW, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are with wonderful deck overlooking the riverbed.”
AshokS629, 3 May 2017 | Read review
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