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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
    • Very good15%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (119 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed 25 August 2015

    We had 5 amazing nights, at this lodge, staying in the luxury family chalet, to kick off our first African safari experience with our 3 kids. Having been to the bush a lot when we lived in SA, we wanted a down to earth, relaxed...More

    1  Thank Peter A
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 31 August 2015

    Dear Peter A Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that we could be part of your family safari holiday and that we could create happy memories for your kids. Hopefully their "bush" experience will turn them into field guides when they...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2015

    When we arrived we had elephant walking within a few feet of the lodge. We had warthogs running around. On two consecutive nights a hippo and baby walked past the lodge. The food was good and the service good. The luxury tents were fun. Having...More

    Thank William B
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 19 August 2015

    Dear William B We are so excited to hear that our game drives were the best out of 3 reserves. That makes us very happy :) We will pass on your compliments to Mike and Hemmet. We did our best to get the animals to...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2015

    This was our second visit to Simbavati and is certainly one of our favorite destinations in the bush! On both visits we have been blown away by aspects of the lodge; the setting, the staff, the game drives and definitely the food. Although a couple...More

    1  Thank Duncan_Pettit
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 August 2015

    Dear Duncan Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge for a 2nd time and for allowing us to exceed your expectations again. We appreciate your detailed review and we will pass on your compliments to all the staff. They will be thrilled to...More

    Reviewed 9 August 2015

    Thnx to the staff - and special to Greg and Abbott - we had 3, magnificent days at this Lodge. We saw the big five, including leopards, hyena's, etc, etc. In the middle of Timbavati is this lodge located at a riverbed with excellent accomodation...More

    Thank Peter v
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 August 2015

    Dear Peter V Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you and your family had 3 magnificent days and we would love for you to come back and stay longer! We will pass on your compliments to our staff. Keep...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

    Awesome place...excellent gamedrives...gamerangers the best...staff always friendly...helpfull..we had the treat of our lives...for honeymooners just the place...πŸ‘πŸ˜†πŸ’‘...family treats wonderfull...food out of this world..all we csn say is...AWESOME PLACE AWESOME PEOPLE...forsure our number 1 gamelodge...Thx Simbavati....πŸ‘πŸ˜†πŸƒπŸ†πŸ―πŸ΄πŸΎMore

    1  Thank Joey V
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 6 August 2015

    Dear Joey V Thanks for the awesome, awesome review and for voting us as your No 1 Game Lodge. We are so thrilled! We love that you enjoyed your stay, the game drives, our food and our staff. We enjoyed spoiling you and we look...More

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    • US$776 - US$1,060 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • 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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