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Manchester
Reviewed 28 January 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights in Jan 2010. Right from the warm welcome we received to our sad departure we were treated like royalty. Nothing is too much trouble here. The accommodation, food, location and game watching are all as good as you would expect in such a competitive field in this area of Africa but where Simbavatia excels...

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north wales
Reviewed 18 November 2009

we stayed for 3 nights, which was nowhere near long enough. The staff were courteous, friendly & interested in our thoughts & travels. We saw 4/5 big 5, the elusive rhino managing to avoid us! Had fabulous guide & tracker who were both very knowledgeable & found us 5 leopards (even 1 with a kill & another ina tree -...

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1Thank beak255
Texas
Reviewed 14 November 2009

Stayed 4 nights the end of October, early November. Excellent location on the riverbank - beautiful, with lots of wildlife gathering there. Nicely appointed rooms and common areas. Excellent game viewing - saw the Big 5 on our first day. Our guide Diff was terrific - highly recommend him. Excellent food when Johnson cooks. The lodge caters to families. Many...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 November 2009

We stayed at the Simbavati River Lodge for 2 nights. Elmarie, Charlie and our ranger Arend and trekker "Stick" are very nice especially Arend, because of his determination, we get to see the rhino before we left the lodge that morning. He even did something really special. On our way back to the lodge at night, he stopped in the...

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1Thank PING228
California
Reviewed 9 October 2009

Mia Schoeman [--] from Go2Africa arranged our booking and driver and I highly recommend her. We had less than two weeks to arrange this safari and all this was done via e-mail (and with a 9 hour time difference) and she responded to questions promptly and clearly. The lodge is a 6 hour drive from Jo'Burg. Simbavati is completely open...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2009

We stayed in a chalet and a tent for three nights. The service and location were very good although the game drives with Rob and Aurela were absolutely great. Very reasonably priced and would be very happy to stay there again.

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saudi
Reviewed 14 August 2009

We arrived at the lodge quite late at night and were checked in by very friendly staff, our first impression was of a family run atmosphere in a picture perfect setting and our stay continued to exceed our expectations. We stayed in a 2 bed villa and were suprised by the high level of comfort, the rooms were cosy, bright...

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1Thank monsterinsaudi
South Africa
Reviewed 30 July 2009

Our stay was way too short. The tents were wonderful, the food delicious, the staff fantastic and the game awesome. The location on the river is stunning with a view on that river from your own deck. Game-drives really good and have seen 4 (!) leopards. Will definitely go back there (hopefully soon). An absolute must!

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1Thank InkySouthAfrica
Brisbane
Reviewed 20 July 2009

Just visited Simbavati River Lodge - I was extremely happy with our choice and, for a new lodge, everything was superb. The lodge is on the exact location that Gomo Gomo was on (before their move). It’s a spectacular setting right in the heart of the Timbavati Game reserve on the banks of a lovely wide river under huge trees....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 4-star 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbavati River Lodge

Address: Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: R9 650 - R13 950 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbavati River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Get a room with a view. We were stuck at the end of the row of tents with no view at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Archie9898, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wild dog room”
 of 5 bubbles 908cindy, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the river are best”
 of 5 bubbles SydneyBirdie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The tents and rooms are both good. Ones with view over river or waterhole would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles 17daleg, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a tent overlooking the river bed or you will have no view.”
 of 5 bubbles jerryban, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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