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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    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

    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

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    • 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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    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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