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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent80%
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    • Average4%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (118 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
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    Reviewed 12 February 2016

    Overall a wonderful lodge. Enjoyed the watering hole and the game show during dinner. Staff was attentive and appeared to enjoy working there. My cousin has an outrageous diet and they were able to accommodate her with tasty food. The chef was creative, innovative sauces...More

    Thank TicaMD
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear TicaMD Wow! You guys got to experience some awesome game drives. Wish I was with you. We are glad that we could make your cousins meals delicious and tasty and that they were better than the other expensive lodge. We will pass this message...More

    Reviewed 9 February 2016

    My wife and I visited Simbavati with our 3 kids 11, 9 and 6 in late January. It was an experience i will cherish for a long time to come. The service provided from the pick up at the airport, right through to departure was...More

    1  Thank andrew v
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear Andrew V Thank you for the detailed review, it is awesome and we really do appreciate it. Happy belated birthday! We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Thank you for choosing our lodge to celebrate your 40th birthday. We are so...More

    Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

    Beautiful situated lodge in the middle of the bush. The animals stroll by why you are having a (perfect) lunch. Staff made the stay memorable. Game drives were perfect. Guide and tracker went out of their way to gave us the big 5. And all...More

    Thank Annemieke v
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 25 February 2016

    Dear Annemieke Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that we were able to make it a memorable experience. We hope you...More

    Reviewed 15 January 2016

    The Guide and Staff were excellent - as was the food! Not only did we see the Big 5 and all of the other usual characters - we also had the pleasure of seeing a white lion. Unfortunately, our room left a lot to be...More

    Thank Laura E
    Response from Simbavati, General Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 January 2016

    Dear Laura, Many thanks for your review. It's through the comments of our guests that we on an on-going basis improve our lodges. I do sincerely apologise for the broken plumbing in your room. After the refurbishment in December, we found a serious leak that...More

    Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

    We stayed three nights at this wonderful lodge and went on 6 safaris in total. The lodge is situated on the bank of a river, which was dry when we arrived. They have a pool of water just in front of the lodge which attracts...More

    Thank tarlavski
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 21 January 2016

    Dear tarlavski Thank you so much for the detailed review. It was lovely to read and we will definitely pass on your compliments to all of our staff. We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations and that we could be part of your...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
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    • Spa
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    • US$829 - US$1,143 (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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    "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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    "All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet."
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