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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    2017-08-06 2017-08-07
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    “game drives” (116 reviews)
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    Motswari Private Game Reserve
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    #2 of 17 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
     
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    Reviewed 17 September 2015

    We had 4 days of good viewing, with an amazing ranger and tracker, although you cannot expect too much in Mopani bush. But the food was really unacceptably poor. The vegetables on the first night were boiled snap peas and butternut, the babootie topping had...More

    1  Thank 010Terence
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 28 September 2015

    Dear 010TERENCE Thank you for the feedback. We are sad to hear that you thought your stay at our lodge was not worth the money. We pride ourselves on our service and we are confident that we offer a value for money product. I wanted...More

    Reviewed 16 September 2015

    My granddaughter and I have just spent 4 glorious days at Simbavati and agree it is the best holiday we have ever had. We were made so welcome by everyone. Sitting beside the waterhole having breakfast and watching the animals and birds coming in to...More

    3  Thank Cynthia331
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 28 September 2015

    Dear Cynthia Thank you for the lovely review. We are so excited to hear that your stay with us was your best holiday ever! Thank you for choosing our lodge for your safari experience with your grand daughter. We hope that you will come back...More

    Reviewed 14 September 2015

    We were picked up by the lodge at the main gate last minute as our original transport was disrupted. As we were late arriving they made our journey to the lodge our first game drive. Clement, our driver was nothing less than superb in the...More

    3  Thank Peter W
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 28 September 2015

    Dear Peter W We are so glad to hear that you had an amazing stay, got to see the Big 5, you enjoyed your massages and that we got to be part of your safari holiday. We will pass on your message to all staff...More

    Reviewed 5 September 2015

    We looked long and hard before we booked our first safari and chose simbavati because it was slightly outwith the normal safari trail.. I'm not one to follow the crowds!! Wow we were not disappointed. We were met by Itu as we arrived with drinks...More

    1  Thank Laura C
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Laura Thank you so much for the detailed review. We are thrilled that we made your safari an outstanding experience! You won't get a better safari so you have to come back and visit us again :) We will pass on your compliments to...More

    Reviewed 2 September 2015

    Beautiful entrance and lounge area. Dining on the terrace overlooking a waterhole where animals, large and small, come and go. Food excellent but a little disappointed with our luxury tent. Cleanliness not an issue, but quite small, with nowhere to sit. Bathroom brick built, attached...More

    1  Thank Lynne M
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Lynne M Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our food. We appreciate your feedback regarding the tent accommodation, your comments have been passed onto the shareholders to review for...More

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    • US$784 - US$1,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    Traveller (490)
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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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    Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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    whereareyounow
    9 April 2016|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Good morning Apologies for only responding to you now, we seemed to have missed your post. Have you been helped? Please provide us with your contact details (email or phone) so that someone from our reservations... More
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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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    "All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!"
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