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Simbavati River Sands

Argyle Road Enkhulu Gate, Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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#10 of 13 lodges in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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River Sands Villa is a combination of luxury and opulence with exceptional private views overlooking a watering hole, in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. It is positioned alongside the Sohebele River, a tributary of the Nhlaralumi River. A custom designed waterfall pool feature overlooks the watering hole that attracts a variety of wildlife throughout the day. This opulent villa emits a private and luxurious feeling with 2 spacious suites connected by the main lodge area with a large fireplace which makes up the heart of this villa. The villa is a personification of the term: “Space is Luxury” The Timbavati forms part of the Greater Kruger Park and offers exceptional game viewing including all the Big Five, most notably leopard, and also wild dog. Once again privacy is accentuated in the twice-daily game drives on the villa’s private game vehicle, which provide for close encounters with birds and animals, large and small.
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Argyle Road Enkhulu Gate, Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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T B wrote a review Nov 2023
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We had the great privilege of spending 4 nights with the River Sands Family and are still coming to terms with the incredible experience we had. The villa is simply breathtaking and the team who looked after us were equally fantastic. A real pinch yourself, holiday of a lifetime experience which will never be forgotten. Just sitting and relaxing by the pool we saw elephants, giraffe, buffalo, wart hogs and kudu visit the waterhole a stone’s throw away. However this was nothing compared to the experiences Rudolph and Thabo gave us on every drive we went on, and the amazing food, hospitality and care provided by Portia, Claudine, Amushu and Justice. Multiple big 5 sightings, including 5 different leopards and being surrounded by 8 rhinos at one point. They got us closer than we would ever have thought possible and no need for fancy cameras and zoom lenses. Mobile phones were enough. The sunset bush bar was also an amazing treat. Talking to friends back home and people at the airport, we know we were exceptionally lucky to see what we did, but I think it had more to do with the skill and knowledge of Thabo and Rudolph. Special thanks also to Muzi for the entertaining transfers and rescuing a lost mobile from the plane. Brett and the team are clearly so proud of what Simbavati has to offer their clients, and rightly so. If you get the opportunity to go, take it!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Thomas S wrote a review Aug 2023
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The River Sands Villa is massive and absolutely gorgeous — inside and outside!!! Our staff provided exceptional service and we felt absolutely spoiled. Our guide Andre and tracker Nicholus were very professional, informative, and had great senses of humor. Was a very fun time. Very highly recommend staying at this villa. You will NOT be sorry!!!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
R 91,786 - R 93,659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkTimbavati Private Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simbavati River Sands
What are some of the property amenities at Simbavati River Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and a pool with a view.
Is parking available at Simbavati River Sands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Simbavati River Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is Simbavati River Sands located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.00 km away from the centre of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.