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Free Internet
Free parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air conditioning
Pool
Restaurant
Airport transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great time at the Simbavati lodge. Everyone was extremely nice, polite, and accommodating. They even did a special dinner with champagne to help us celebrate our honeymoon! I would highly recommend the spa, the special 75 minute massage treatment with a wooden...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did 2 days here after 2 days at Elephant Plains. The drivers here seemed to be less aggressive than at Elephant Plains. We had already seen all the big animals so it was ok but we often saw more animals at dinner and from...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can only describe our Safari experiences in South Africa in 3 words: WOW! WOW! WOW! We stayed at 2 different lodges, River Lodge in Timbavati and Nkohoro in Sabi Sand. Our 3 nights in each lodge gave us a total of 12 game drives...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Ganv29
Response from simbavatisafari, Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ganv29, On behalf of the Staff and Management at Simbavati RIver Lodge , I would like to thank you for taking the time for providing us with a fantastic review of your recent stay with us! I am happy that Moshe and Thabo have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were very good accommodation was excellent the safari staff went out of there way to try to get the guests to see as many animals as possible especially the big five overall good quality and service.More

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Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Road541360
Response from simbavatisafari, Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 days ago

Dear Road541360, Thank you for taking the time to review Simbavati River Lodge, I will pass on your feedback to the rest of the team and management . I am happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff went out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a private Lodge located close to the edge of central western border of the Kruger National Park, On arrival we were greeted by friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff offering us a welcome drink and provided a thorough overview of lodge amenities and schedule...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Wynlyn
Response from Colin A, Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Dear WynLyn, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and I will definitely share this with the rest of the staff and management at Simbavati River Lodge. I am happy that you have recovered from your fall and I am pleased that...More

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Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and surrounded by 12 000 hectares of wildlife and rich wilderness in which you can experience an authentic More and affordable African safari. The design of this family friendly intimate lodge is contemporary, warm and welcoming. Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with breathtaking views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where regular wildlife sightings take place and guests can unwind. Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets, all are privately situated, comfortably furnished and with en-suite facilities. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free parking
Pool
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Air conditioning
Airport transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
$905 - $1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Simbavati River Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
$905 - $1,277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
,
Simbavati River Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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Questions & Answers
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Chanel1978
April 29, 2019|
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Response from Thehotticket | Reviewed this property |
Food is included
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johnb572
September 3, 2017|
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Response from ivanrF4630BM | Reviewed this property |
Drives run at the same time every day. This may vary slightly depending on the season but for us in July it was 6am and 3pm.
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johnb572
June 21, 2017|
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Response from NadesCarp | 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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Room Tips

"All accommodation options are close to Main lodge, so there's no need to request any preferred option"
Wynlyn
2 weeks ago
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"Lodges are in the bush. Must be situationally aware of critters! You're in the thick of it. There are..."
alexad588
Jan 20, 2019
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"Rooms closer to main lodge marginally better river outlook."
FionaandGordonB
Oct 13, 2018
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"Very cold on morning safari during the winter. Wear layers"
Escape494665
Oct 12, 2018
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