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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1363, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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We came for 3 nights for our honeymoon. We have travelled over 40 countries and both said it was the best place we could have imagined for a honeymoon. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, nothing was too much for them . We had specific food requirements which were adhered to without a reminder. Our butler Stanley was awesome!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights of our honeymoon at Simbambili during our 3 week honeymoon around South Africa. Although we stayed a many amazing places on our holiday, Simbambili stood out and was definitely the highlight of our trip. The first thing i noticed when checking in was how welcoming and friendly the staff is. Everything from reception (Gaby & Alison)... More 

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pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simbambili is a real romantic lodge for travellers looking for an unforgettable romatic break. The lodge offer your own private secluded villa with a private sala and plunge pool. Although the decor we found a bit tired and need an upgrade. The food is average, wine list have a selection of SA wines. Found it pricey compared to other lodges.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last visit after two weeks in South Africa. We wanted to visit the Kruger area and Sabi Sand Game Reserve is part of the wider Kruger. The lodge is without doubt a luxury destination. The cabins and the central dining/lounge area have the appearance of native buildings, but the inside is pure luxury. The staff always make... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Simbambili for three nights on our honeymoon. We've never been to Africa before, and had no idea what to expect. I put a lot of trust in my travel agent and crossed my fingers. This lodge was more than I imagined in my wildest dreams. Firstly, I really appreciated the orientation we received when we first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this lodge in the Sabi Sands for a few reasons. It reminded us of the time when lodges were about finding the game and not about how big they could make the rooms without any thought as to the comfort. Here each room has a large bedroom with extra large bathroom, very well appointed. The deck looks out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Simbambili for 3 nights, which included 6 spectacular game drives. We got to experience something mindblowing and funny (animals can be hilarious) on each and every trip. Our ranger Liam added to this experience by sharing his knowledge about not only the animals, birds, plants etc in general, but also about specific animals and their history and... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time at Simbambili. We stayed in the waterhole suite, which was beautiful and very comfortable. We were there in early October and it was always to cold to take a dip in the plunge pool. The food was excellent, among the best we had in South Africa. The ranger and tracker were great, we saw everything of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were thoroughly impressed from top to bottom by the Simbambili team. Greeted warmly on arrival by Alison (and before/after every game drive), we were taken to our immaculate room (or should I say villa?). The room is spotless, the plunge pool is actually cooled, and the bed incredibly comfortable. Sips, our ranger, and service, our tracker, were able to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The lodge was beautiful and beautifully furnished. The staff let the place down, normally in South Afriica we are made to feel like part of a family and in this place we never did. Game drives were good but very regimented. The tipping they suggested was twice the price of other lodges we have previously visited and you were expected... More 

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Thornybush, General Manager at Simbambili Game Lodge, responded to this review

Firstly my sincere apologies for the need to respond as you have. According to our records you stayed with us some months ago, in fact in May 2014. I have asked the Lodge Management to give me some feedback, and going back that number of months and with so many positive feedback responders and with no verbal feedback to Lodge... More 

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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1363, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbambili Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Simbambili Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Simbambili Game
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