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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 13 October 2016

    Very luxurious lodge with extreme nice staff. This is the place to be, when you travel to a game lodg. Food is excellent. All very comfortable and you feel so welcome. Go there, when you want a real Sout African bush experience.More

    Thank drcoelle
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear drcoelle Thank you for the huge compliment! "Go there, when you want a real South African bush experience." We love this! We work so hard to provide our guests with an unforgettable bush experience and you have confirmed that we have gotten it right!...More

    Reviewed 13 October 2016

    We are a family of 5 - my wife, kids (8, 10 and 12) and me. The Lodge - the lodge was great and the food was nice. We had two fussy eaters, and the chefs made sure they were looked after. Its great value...More

    Thank Dale G
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear Dale G Thank you for bringing your family to our lodge. We are thrilled they had a great time especially the kids. Hopefully their stay will turn them into future game rangers? Your game drives sound stunning, wish I was their to view them...More

    Reviewed 11 October 2016

    At least once a year my wife and i like to get away from it all and go to the Kruger Park whether it be in the government side or the private reserves. This time we decided to get the bigger wallet out and go...More

    Thank jerryban
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear jerryban Thank you for your detailed review it is greatly appreciated. I am sorry you felt that our lodge did not meet your expectations. The Nharalumi river in front of the lodge is a seasonal river and mainly flows in the rainy season. It...More

    Reviewed 10 October 2016

    We were two parents and a teenage child who spent 3 nights at the River Lodge. Our stay was fantastic and exceeded our expectations by far. Accomodation was very nice in a hut with two separate double rooms and balcony overlooking the now dried out...More

    Thank bgjestvang
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear bgjestvang Thank you for recommending our lodge, we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear that your family had an enjoyable stay with us, that you love your accommodation, food and our service and your game drives. You all had some pretty amazing...More

    Reviewed 9 October 2016

    My wife and I spent 5 days at the Simbavati river lodge on the first week of October 2016, and we had a really amazing stay there which exceeded even what we hoped to have. I'll start with the entire staff being very kind, honestly...More

    2  Thank amitliber
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear amitliber We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing photography safari with us. Hopefully your wife enjoyed it as much as you? We would love to see the photos that you took. We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations,...More

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    • US$796 - US$1 087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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