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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Wonderful safari lodge. We were in a 2-bedroom,1-bathroom building. All buildings have decks overlooking the dry river bed. Main restaurant area is an outdoors deck. Good food, service, great safari guides. Watering hole right in front of the main deck area. This lodge is not...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you Simbavati for making our South African safari adventure such a amazing experience. Everything with our stay was outstanding. From the lodge itself with the perfect location and beautiful and clean family cottage, to the incredible game drives. The wildlife in Timbavati is just...More

Thank Audun H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our 3N stay at Simbavati River Lodge was an absolutely outstanding experience. Location of this lodge is awesome. We stayed in Chalet for 2Ns & 1N in tent. Tents & Chalets are an absolute indulgence. Meals are delicious. Superb variety for vegetarians too! Friendly smiling...More

Thank Anagha M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had a nice luxury tent to sleep in " Wild dog". The staff were amazing especially our butler Bishop who recognized my knee issue and helped me with every meal . The Safari experience was excellent , our guide was Stefan and Nicolas was...More

Thank johnniebdover
Reviewed 19 September 2017

When I was looking for a lodge for our safari trip, i had a look at numerous websites of different lodges. Pics are amazing, they all offer heaven on earth. And ... then comes reality. In 99.9 % percent of the cases, it's a (...More

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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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"All rooms are individual lodges - try to book one close to the main lodge - ours was a little way off."
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"Tents (so luxurious) are wonderful..Family accomodations are most likely as nice."
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"All rooms are equally as good"
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"Listen to the staff -- don't go out at night alone."
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