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 were repetitive and not diverse. There were only Game drives and a walk offered. Unless you spent money on the spa. The thing that bothered us the most was the managers attitudes toward the servers, reception, cooks, and trackers. We felt that they were kept fairly separate from the guests unlike the experience we had in Namibia and Botswana where we did not feel a "personnel or social divide and harshness." I also have to say that the resort tried to correct our concerns over the renovations and the fact that "fully inclusive" meant wildlife drives and food and room but no drinks except those offered on drives in the morning and afternoon. They also had a lovely final send off decorating our room with potpourri and a bottle of champagne. We shared the bottle with the other guests and the staff that could have a taste.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve