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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent81%
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    “game drives” (121 reviews)
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    Reviewed 5 September 2016

    This was our second time at Simbavati. We stayed here two years ago and after looking at other options decided to return. We had a great time. Hemet is a star tracker and Mike was our very enthusiastic and great Guide. Unfortunately Mike has moved...More

    Thank SeanSD
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 26 September 2016

    Dear SeanSD Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge for a 2nd time. We are so glad you came back and that you got to experience our new refurbishment "glamping" as you called it :) It was lovely to be able to provide...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

    The Simbavati River Lodge provided the most amazing experience for our family safari. The luxury tents were comfortable, beautifully decorated and provided an authentic African experience. The food was delicious and I couldn't wait until all the meal services. The BOMA especially was a delight....More

    1  Thank Neesha S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 September 2016

    Dear Neesha S Thank you for the lovely review and awesome compliments we will definitely pass them on to the team. We are thrilled that we could provide you with a memorable safari experience and that we managed to wow you with our service, the...More

    Reviewed 19 August 2016

    This property is very beautiful and right on top of a watering hole where animals can drink from. We saw hyenas at night but others mentioned seeing elephants, baboons, and more. In the front of the resort, we saw a group of warthogs. The good:...More

    2  Thank JasmineSP
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 September 2016

    Dear JasmineSP Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your bush walk with Stefan, thank you for recommending the bush walk and Stefan this is something that he is very passionate about. We are...More

    Reviewed 13 August 2016

    We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days at Simbavati under the care of Corbert & Derrick who ensured that we had amazing wildlife encounters at almost every turn. The game drives were fantastic & obviously the reason for our trip but we enjoyed the lodge &...More

    Thank QueenslandHappy
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 September 2016

    Dear QueenslandHappy Thank you for the lovely review we really do appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge in the bush, that you had amazing game drives and that you enjoyed our various meals that we provided,...More

    Reviewed 6 August 2016

    We are a family of four - 2 adults and 2 children, ages 10 and 11 - who were visiting South Africa for the first time. We went to 2 lodges during our stay, and Simbavati River Lodge was our favorite of the two. We...More

    Thank Megan19712004
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 11 August 2016

    Dear Megan19712004 Thank you for the lovely detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a great time at our lodge. It was our pleasure to make your stay at our lodge memorable and fun. Please come back and...More

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    • US$799 - US$1,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Simbavati River Hotel 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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