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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
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    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (119 reviews)
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    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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    Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

    Thank you Simbavati and all the fabulous staff for a trip of the life time. Clement, Tabo, Melody, Jeffrey, Kruger, Stephan were all friendly and made things enjoyable. We were very impressed by the cleanliness and he ambience of the place. The rangers and the...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 1 December 2016

    It was our pleasure to treat you to a trip of a life time. We will pass on your compliments to all of our staff, they will be thrilled to hear that they provided you with outstanding service. We hope you will come back and...More

    Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

    From the moment you arrive at simbavati you are made to feel so welcome and comfortable. The staff are professional and friendly and will go out of their way to ensure you are happy and have everything you need. To say they would go the...More

    1  Thank evdunstone1
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 November 2016

    Dear vdunstone1 Thank you for the lovely review and the kind words. It was our pleasure having you stay a our lodge and treating you to a memorable safari experience. We work hard to provide our guests with the best service in everything that we...More

    Reviewed 31 October 2016

    This is the place to be if you are longing for a warm welcome, great service (thx Obedience!), special nights in the comfy luxury safari tent and of course the best game drives (we were driving with Clemend and Caswell who were amazing and showed...More

    Thank RikeHa
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marng Managerketi at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 November 2016

    Dear RikeHa We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at our lodge and that you got to see the "Big 5" We will pass on your compliments to the various staff, they love getting the feedback regarding their service. We hope...More

    Reviewed 30 October 2016

    We visited River Lodge along with family - 13 people with both grown ups and kids. We had a highly enjoyable time and felt at home from the beginning. All in all we find the lodge and the housing to be very luxurious, comfortable and...More

    Thank PeterHolmboe
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 31 October 2016

    Dear PeterHolmboe Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at our lodge. South Africa is the best and we are glad we could show case it to your...More

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    • US$802 - US$1 075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    • Simbavati River Hotel 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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    Room Tips
    "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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    "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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