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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Simbavati River Lodge provided the most amazing experience for our family safari. The luxury tents were comfortable, beautifully decorated and provided an authentic African experience. The food was delicious and I couldn't wait until all the meal services. The BOMA especially was a delight. Last but certainly not least, the service at Simbavati was impeccable and faultless. All staff... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is very beautiful and right on top of a watering hole where animals can drink from. We saw hyenas at night but others mentioned seeing elephants, baboons, and more. In the front of the resort, we saw a group of warthogs. The good: food selection for every meal was great, especially the buffet breakfast. For our private dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days at Simbavati under the care of Corbert & Derrick who ensured that we had amazing wildlife encounters at almost every turn. The game drives were fantastic & obviously the reason for our trip but we enjoyed the lodge & its surrounding also. Meals were enjoyed on the deck, at the Boma & one fantastic... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four - 2 adults and 2 children, ages 10 and 11 - who were visiting South Africa for the first time. We went to 2 lodges during our stay, and Simbavati River Lodge was our favorite of the two. We had about a 30 minute drive from the airport and on that drive alone, we... More 

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Thank Megan19712004
Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Megan19712004 Thank you for the lovely detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a great time at our lodge. It was our pleasure to make your stay at our lodge memorable and fun. Please come back and visit us again, we would love to see your family again. Keep well, regards Nadine More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on this trip nearly a year ago and still dream think about it! Going on an African safari was always on my bucket list, and Simbavati was truly able to bring it to life. Everything about our stay was so perfect, and they kept pleasantly surprising us at every corner. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, the... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pajaymees Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge and allowing us to be part of your bucket list. We are thrilled that we could live up to your dreams and provide you with unforgettable memories. We appreciate your detailed review and we look forward to your return visit. Keep well, regards Nadine More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying Timbaviti game preserve and Simbavati River lodge did not disappoint...as a matter of fact both greatly exceeded our expectations. We loved the ruggedness of Timbavati, the lodge's perfect location on a dry river bed, and the game drives where our ranger and Tracker worked so hard to make sure every hour was memorable. Our tents... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan R Wow!!! What a great review. Thank you. You made me jump for joy when I read that you enjoyed your time more with us than Sabi Sands. That is an amazing compliment and we will definitely pass it on to our whole team. They will be so thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations and gave... More 

British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stayed at the lodge in March 2016. Right from our arrival (we drove our rental there) everything was top notch and everyone was so caring! They had cold, damp towels for our use upon arrival, and check in was a breeze. We stayed in the Rhino lodge, and tho they had some patching to do on the thatched roof... More 

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Simbavati, Onlin Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear loralie2016 Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge. I must say this might be a birthday that your daughter will never forget and I don't know how you are going to top this next year :) It was our pleasure to take care of your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

What an experience! The staff, the accommodation, the food, the trackers, the Rangers... Everything is sensational. We had dietary needs and we had small children and the lodge went out of their way to cater for us. They even gave the children welcome gift bags and arranged for a baby sitter when we went on the drives. The tracker and... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lmo211 Thank you for the lovely detailed review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge and that we could share our knowledge with you. It was a pleasure treating your family to a safari adventure, hopefully we can make rangers out of them in the future :) We hope you... More 

Faro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good 5 day 4 night photographic safari Stephan first class guide/driver/tracker Anthon first class photographer/companion/teatcher Nicholas first class tracker Very professional and enjoying what they were doing as much as the participants. All the rest of the staff in the lodge was also very good. We had wonderful wild encounters and made superb photos leopards lions hienas elefants giraffes... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vitorazevedo We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our photographic safaris, your photo's must be amazing! It was only a pleasure to make your stay at our lodge a memorable one. Thank you for recommending our lodge and we will pass on your compliments to all involved. Keep well, regards Nadine More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Simbavati. The staff was like a family that worked as a team to make our stay great. There was a seamless connection between the butler, housekeeper, tracker, chef, guide, manager, etc. It was evident that their priority was to make our adventure full and enjoyable. Our family chalet was clean, and designed to see... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SONYA W Thank you for the stunning review and for choosing to stay at our lodge. I am so glad you got to experience a bush walk and that you found it interesting. I will pass on all your compliments to our various team members at the lodge, they will be thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations.... More 

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 and affordable African safari.The design of this 4-star 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbavati River Lodge

Address: Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $577 - $935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbavati River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Simbavati River Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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