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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent81%
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    • Average4%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (121 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
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    Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

    We landed on Motswari air strip in afternoon and were transported to lodge. Our travel agent was a pulling a scam. So lodge was put in a difficult situation. We all were denied a room until we paid rack rate and that was unfair desicion,...More

    Thank Isolohi
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear Isolohi Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we apologize for any inconvenience caused to you with regards to your reservation that you made. We are glad to hear that you were happy with our service, food and the game...More

    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    We worked with a travel agent to find a perfect safari lodge and our agent had nothing but great things to say. Once she sent us our choices, this one stood out mainly because of it's relatively small size and for the "luxury tents". The...More

    Thank BL2007
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear BL2007 Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge and for your lovely detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad our "tents" exceeded the husbands expectations and that you enjoyed our accommodation. You will have to come back to visit us...More

    Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

    Simbavati River Lodge is beautiful!! It's the perfect lodge to come home to after game drives. Everyone at the lodge was helpful, accommodating, warm, and just made you feel so special. We booked the Family Cabin, and could not be happier! The rooms were clean,...More

    1  Thank Antoinette B
    Response from Simbavati, online marketing manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 June 2017

    Dear Antoinette B Thank you for your review it is lovely. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge. Especially your daughter. Hopefully we have turned her into a future game ranger. It was our pleasure...More

    Reviewed 3 June 2017

    Everyone we dealt with at Simbavati was great. We had Stefan and Nicholas as our guide and tracker. They were very knowledgeable and informative. They not only informed us about the animals but also about tracks, trees, birds and their calls and foliage. Very interesting....More

    Thank LauraHum
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear LauraHum Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your game drives make me feel so jealous, what an amazing experience you all got to have, wish I was with you. I am also glad to hear you enjoyed our bush dinner. We will...More

    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    This lodge is exquisite, beautiful grounds with wildlife abounding, the tented lodges are very nice and luxurious, wildlife can be heard and seen easily. Amenities are also very nice. The staff here is truly top notch, so helpful, kind, and made us feel like family....More

    Thank KimRtravel
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 June 2017

    Dear KimRtravel Thank you for your lovely detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation and the service from our staff. We apologise that you were not entirely satisfied with our game drives and that you found...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Free Internet
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    • US$792 - US$1 013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • 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 room closest to the bar and to the watering hole - excellent viewing opportunities from the private deck..."
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    "The luxury tents are great - especially the additional outdoor shower"
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