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 I never once questioned the cost and value of this place.
Our family room (Elephant) was perfect the kids had a room to themselves and we all shared a magnificent bathroom.
The game drives started early after a quick coffee and snack and we were very fortunate in the amount we saw on our two days. Our ranger and guide were great (Kyle and Humphry) informative fun and diligent. They both went out of their way to get us to see as much as possible. The little stops for a snack in the morning and evening drives gave the bums a rest from the off road action. Coming home to a cool drink and a face towel after each drive was a pleasure!
Between drives the camps provision of entertainment for the kids was superb. Kyle had the kids doing archery and there were plenty of games and of course the pool to entertain them.
Food was good and WAY too plentiful!!! I left feeling like I needed to go on a diet for the next week!!
All the staff were great, very attentive, very cheerful and would do anything to help.
I loved this place as did my family and would have no hesitation recommending to anyone who fancies a little bit of magic on their holiday.
- 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