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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 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed at Simbambilli for the last four days of our honeymoon and what an experience! When we arrived..we were initially the only ones at the lodge and during our stay more and more guests arrived. Throughout the entire time, it was always such a personalized and wonderful experience. From our amazing tour guide and tracker - Richard and Celebrate,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
39 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We want to come back. This was the best part of our entire trip. Our tracker (Mumps) and Richard (ranger) were exceptional. On one day they managed to have us view all of the Big 5 as well as painted dogs. On another day we saw a cheetah. We saw both the black and white rhino as well as many... More

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Hong Kong, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We flew from Johannesburg to a nearby landing strip where we were picked up by the lodge, so an easy commute. The lodge is small - 8 suites, so an ideal size. Each suite is private from the others and has its own plunge pool on a large wooden deck. The rooms were spacious and well equipped. Best of all... More

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Senior Contributor
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a magic place. The trip was wonderful, the staff was perfect, especially our ranger. We saw all the big five and much more. The room was very nice, beautiful and confortable. At the last night they made us a surprise: a romantic dinner in the room, with flowers, candles and a champagne. The only thing that was not... More

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Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We loved Simbambili - the staff is wonderful, the food is amazing and the experience was one of the best we have ever had. We highly recommend this place! A special thanks to our ranger Pierre and tracker Service - they gave us a great experience!

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

we are a family of six (all adults now) and had never been on safari. Our time at Simbambili was magical, from the moment we arrived and were greeted with vanilla-scented towels to wash off the weariness from our travels. It was luxurious from beginning to end - the rooms, the food, the staff - everything was exceptional. Our guide,... More

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is one of the best game lodges I have stayed in - what a wonderful way to spend Christmas! The accommodation is superb, with each spacious air-conditioned room having it's own verandah with plunge pool and "sala". The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The game viewing was quite the best we, as a family, had... More

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Also Known As:
Simbambili Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Simbambili Game Hotel
Hotel Simbambili Game
Simbambili Game Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1363, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 41 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbambili Game Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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