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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          • Excellent80%
          • Very good15%
          • Average4%
          • Poor1%
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          “family chalet” (10 reviews)
          “game drives” (115 reviews)
          “luxury tents” (21 reviews)
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          Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

          Fantastic place! Our game drives tracker and guide were such nice people, as well as all the staff! We felt welcome all the time and they've treated us very nicely. The place is amazing and the room was very comfortable as well. I would highly...More

          Thank cz027
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 February 2017

          Dear cz027 Thank you for your review and recommendation we really do appreciate it. We hope you will come back and visit us again? Keep well, regards Nadine

          Reviewed 15 February 2017

          As a mother daughter travelling together Simbavati River Lodge was ideal for seeing the big 5 and so much more. To start our "deluxe tent" gave glamping a whole new meaning. So well appointed and clean and animals literally at your back door (or watching...More

          2  Thank 908cindy
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 February 2017

          Dear 908cindy Wow! Thank you for the many compliments it is greatly appreciated. It was our pleasure to treat you both to an unforgettable safari which from your review shows that we exceeded your expectations. We are passionate about what we do and when we...More

          Reviewed 3 January 2017

          - They can fetch you (you will pay for this service) from Nelspruit or Hoedspruit airport with a taxi if you want. - The staff is doing only his work, their attitude are completely artificial ... - Rooms are comfortable, but there is no chairs...More

          3  Thank ThierryIT
          Response from Simbavati, Online Maketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 January 2017

          Dear ThierryIT On behalf of the lodge I would like to apologise for not meeting your expectations during your stay at our lodge. It saddens us to hear that you were not happy as all our staff proud themselves on their service. We do however...More

          Reviewed 2 January 2017

          We stayed here for two nights with our kids, 9 and 12, it was the biggest spend we making in our three week trip and that always puts pressure on the hotel to deliver. From the moment we were greeted to the time we left...More

          4  Thank Ivan L
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 January 2017

          Dear Ivan L Thank you for the lovely detailed review. It was our pleasure to treat your family to a magical safari experience. We hope your kids will remember their stay forever and that we have created future game rangers. We appreciate you recommending our...More

          Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

          Wonderful stay at the lodge. The staff were great. Made six game rides and saw a lot of animals. Leopard, buffalo, giraffes, elephants, rhino and a lot more. We also took a bush walk and learned a lot. Can absolutely recommend the river lodge.

          2  Thank Jessica M
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 January 2017

          Dear Jessica M Thank you for the review and for recommending our lodge we really do appreciate it. Please come back and visit us again! Wishing you all the best for 2017. Regards Nadine

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          • US$624 - US$1 011 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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          johnniebdover
          How far apart are the river lodge and the hilltop? Thanks
          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
          We have booked a stay at your facility for late May. I'm wondering if we should pack heavy jackets or will the temperature still be moderately warm. What is your advice? Also, how warm are the tents in the evening?
          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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          whereareyounow
          We sre travelling in September 2017, what would be the rate? I think I would like to do 3 days in Timbavati and 3 days in Sabi Sand.... I am organizing a trip for my travelling friends including my husband :) I wonder if 18 is too many??
          10 April 2016|
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          Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
          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... More
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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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          "All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!"
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