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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
    • Very good15%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (118 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    1 - 5 of 388 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    We had a nice luxury tent to sleep in " Wild dog". The staff were amazing especially our butler Bishop who recognized my knee issue and helped me with every meal . The Safari experience was excellent , our guide was Stefan and Nicolas was...More

    Thank johnniebdover
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    When I was looking for a lodge for our safari trip, i had a look at numerous websites of different lodges. Pics are amazing, they all offer heaven on earth. And ... then comes reality. In 99.9 % percent of the cases, it's a (...More

    1  Thank HjalmarGalmaarden
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we felt part of one big happy family. Everyone was so friendly and worked hard to make us comfortable and happy. The food was delicious and Jeffrey our butler made sure we had all we...More

    1  Thank jsclitheroe
    Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

    The cottages are big with patio overlooking the waterhole and river ( though river was dry in winter season) where the animals come to drink. We stayed in buffalo. Two nice bedrooms with good size bathroom with amenities, comfortable beds, tea service provided in room...More

    1  Thank raggarwal2015
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear raggarwal2015 Thank you so much for the lovely detailed review and for choosing to stay at our lodge. We are so happy to hear that you made beautiful memories. Safari's are the best, even if I say so myself. We hope you will come...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Outlook Safari tours booked this place for us and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was beyond our expectations on all amenities. The staff, the food, the guides the accommodations were all 5 star. I told the desk clerk it was our anniversary and...More

    1  Thank JoeGayle77
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear JoeGayle77 We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable safari experience with us and that we are better than Kenya and Tanzania. That is the best news I have heard all day. It was our pleasure to spoil you and treat you...More

    Kapama River Lodge
    1 752 reviews
    #3 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kapama Buffalo Camp
    404 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kapama Southern Camp
    612 reviews
    #4 of 4 hotels in Kapama Private Game Reserve
     
    Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
    264 reviews
    #2 of 2 hotels in Balule Nature Reserve
     
    About
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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$830 - US$1 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    johnniebdover
    3 September 2017|
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    Response from ivanhoe19 | 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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    johnniebdover
    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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    "The luxury tents are great - especially the additional outdoor shower"
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    "Bring layers. We were there in late May so the early morning rides were cool but the evening rides were..."
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    "Rooms closer to the lodge aren't tents they are permanent buildings. I liked the tents with windows."
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    "All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet."
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