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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1363, South Africa
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Simbambili Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a three week tour across Southern Africa, to say that our stay at Simbambili Game Lodge was the most incredible part of the trip would be only an understatement. From the beautiful rooms overlooking the bush to the quality of drives and close observation of different animals, our experience was nothing short of incredible. In the first day alone,... More

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new york, new york
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our honeymoon stay at Simbambili Game Lodge was incredible. My husband & I both have food allergies, and the staff was incredibly accodomating. Our guide Liam & tracker Mumps took us on incredible drives, and we saw the big 5 within the first day. We loved the dinner in various locations, our favorite was the BBQ in the riverbed with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best places in Sabi Sands. Every effort is made to make your safari a memory of a lifetime. No effort is spared to ensure that every little detail is attended to. From the welcome hot towels and drinks on arrival, to the electric blankets being turned on every night for a cosy sleep.... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being up close to African wildlife with a very knowledgeable guide and tracker was a wonderful enough experience for us, but the accommodation and service at Simbambili was truly amazing. Beautiful rooms, excellent food and so much thought and attention to detail: the provision of blankets and water bottles for your early morning tour, champagne breakfast in the bush (with... More

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Scottsdale Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of my favorite places In Sabi Sands! The staff is excellent and food good - the views of the waterhole and area are spectacular - I love the rooms and the balcony off the bedrooms - great for a relaxing time. Richard was great for the ranger and we saw some fantastic animals - I look forward... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed four nights in Suite #2...what an exciting adventure. Lovely accommodations, excellent food, very friendly staff, excellent game drives twice a day, with sundowner cocktails in the evening and morning coffee in the wild. With Pierre and Service as our guide and tracker, we were amazed around every corner. We did see the Big Five, plus giraffe, zebra, impala,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Had an amazing 4 days at Simbambilli! Everything was perfect saw all the big five and more. If you like Leopards this is the place as we saw Leopards in all but one of our drives! Including mating leopards and leopard cubs. The staff were all amazing and helpful great rooms, great food and far too much :) Liam our... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our 4th stay at Simbambili and it did not fail to impress during our stay of 5 nights. We had the Waterhole Suite this time which has a separate lounge area and wonderful view of the waterhole which was visited by hyena during our stay. We woke up each night to the sound of hyenas calling and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We have visited 4 times now and with each visit our anticipation grows for our return and with each departure we leave with a heavy heart and truly amazing memories! The lodge is a haven of tranquility with unsurpassed nature conservation and great animal sightings not of just the Big 5 but of birds, trees, flowers and the tiniest of... More

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Together with my husband we spent five days of our 2-week South African journey in this lodge. What a jewel ! This place should be called South African true diamond. A tiny, intimate and charming lodge of only 8 suites where you can enjoy luxury accomodation in total privacy. Meals were mouthwatering and wine was excellent. All of the above... 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*
Also Known As:
Simbambili Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Simbambili Game
Simbambili Game Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Simbambili Game Lodge is a highly individualised destination for the discerning traveller located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Set in magnificent trees along the meandering Manyeleti River, with views over an extensive savannah grassland, that teems with wildlife visiting an ever popular water hole. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views whether from the unique en-suite bathrooms, outside salas or individual private plunge pools. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the extraordinary and unique wildlife of Africa, whether it is your choice to linger at a close encounter with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo or to be amazed by the extensive array of birds and insects, or simply relax in the Sanctuary Spa. Your ranger and tracker team will astound you with their ability to track big five game, either on foot or from an open safari vehicle. The amazing safari experience is complimented by elegant cuisine, a selection of fine wines andthe warmth of true African hospitality. ... more   less 
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