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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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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Internet
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Minibar
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Family
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Location
Full view
Getting there
Ngala Airfield20 km
Phalaborwa Airport37 km
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Simbavati River Lodge was absolutely AMAZING! The staff were so friendly and welcoming and the lodge itself was beautiful and relaxing. The safari tours were truely memorable and the guides were knowledgeable and made the Safari so much fun. One of the best holidays of...More

Thank Nikmull
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I booked for my family of 8 adults and 6 children to celebrate my 70th birthday celebrations and what an unbelievable weekend we had!! Th staff were absolutely fabulous and the facilities superb. We saw all big Five animal on one day at close range...More

Thank Christof L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Our family LOVED our stay at the Simbavati River Lodge. As we arrived at the beautiful lodge, a huge group of elephants were crossing the river right in front of the lodge. The family chalets were very comfortable and the large bathroom worked well for...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Saw all the Big 5 numerous times Beautiful lodge- well organised safaris am & pm Trackers and guide( Humphrey & Kyle) were unbelievable and went I am sure above & beyond to show us as much as possible Staff in general fantastic - Bishop &...More

Thank Karenmclellan2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Set in a part of the Kruger, it’s a hidden gem away from the rest of the world. Nothing bets the sunrise. Very well organized, friendly and efficient staff, guides and trackers. Very clean. The tents are awesome and surrounded by wilderness.

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johnb572
3 September 2017|
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Response from ivanrF4630BM | 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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johnb572
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
13 Oct 2018
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"Very cold on morning safari during the winter. Wear layers"
Escape494665
12 Oct 2018
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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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PRICE RANGE
US$826 - US$1 197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
simbavati river hotel timbavati private nature reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkTimbavati Private Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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