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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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Scottsdale Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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Perth, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights, it exceeded our every expectation. We were greeted warmly on arrival even though we were later than expected. After a freshen up in our suite we joined the other guests for dinner at the small boma. It was amazing listening to their experiences and wandering what our stay had in store... More

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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This lodge is fantastic, very small and intimate. Great staff, they really can't do enough for you. The rooms are lovely with all the facilities you need. They have probably the most comfortable beds I have ever slept I and I spend a lot of time in different hotels and lodges due to my job. Game was limited while we... More

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Newcastle, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I spent a total of 5 nights at Simbambili for our honeymoon. Our initial stay was 3 nights and then we went to another game lodge. However, we were so blown away by our experience at Simbambili and missed it so much that we cut the time at our other lodge short and returned to Simbambili for... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I spent 4 days at Simbambili on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We knew it was going to be awesome, but we were blown away. On our very first day we couldn't get over how many animal sightings we saw. Leopards eating in trees, Hippos out of water at night, elephants, rhinos, I can go on... 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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