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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    “game drives” (118 reviews)
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    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

    Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

    My family and I, a total of 18 of us, visited Simbavati during our trip to Kruger for 3 days. The staff at the lodge were the most humble and accommodating people I've met in the hospitality industry. We had kids in the group and...More

    3  Thank nyp91
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 January 2017

    Dear Nyp91 Wow! Thank you some much for the detailed review we really do appreciate it! It was our pleasure to make sure that you had a memorable safari experience and thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge. We are glad you got...More

    Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

    We stayed at Simavati lodge for 2 nights in December 2016 together with 17 friends that were on a bike trip. The place was lovely, quiet, calm and surrounded by animals. You had to have a staff member with you when walking to and from...More

    Thank Nina H
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 January 2017

    Dear Nina H Compliments of the season to you. We wish that all your travel dreams come true in 2017. Thank you for taking the tine to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and thrilled to hear that...More

    Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

    Some of the rooms were still in the process of being renovated and some were partially completed. It should be nice once the entire renovation is done. The food was ok but not great. The service was fantastic particularly by Bishop, the Butler. The activities...More

    1  Thank Joel K
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 14 December 2016

    Dear Joel K Thank you for your review and feedback it is appreciated. I am sorry to hear that we did not reach your expectations during your stay at our lodge. I have sent your review to our Directors so that they can look into...More

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    • US$788 - US$1 089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    • Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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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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    whereareyounow
    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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    "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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