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Simbavati River Lodge

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Reviewed October 17, 2014

We recently stayed at Simbavati River Lodge, which was the first time we have stayed in a private concession, having had many memorable self-drive trips to the Kruger since the early 1990s. We absolutely loved it and have already booked our return visit for 2015!...More

3  Thank Megan S
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded October 29, 2014

Dear Megan Thank you for the beautiful review and for writing in so much detail, it is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable trip and we are glad that we got to share your sons birthday with him, hopefully...More

Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were so impressed with Simbavati's tents and service. It is a beautiful place to stay. I wish we could have stayed longer! The food was also excellent! We loved the barbecue and all the wonderful staff. They were so friendly and eager to please....More

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Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded October 16, 2014

Dear Pattiholmes49 Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear that you had a memorable experience and that you were happy with our lodge, staff and our service. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge in the near future. Kind...More

Reviewed October 8, 2014

The LODGE My family stayed at this lodge for 2 nights in the “Rhino” family rondavel. We were greeted with fruit juice and a 15-minute run down of the “rules” regarding the lodge. The primary one being that since there are no fences we were...More

2  Thank RBdreamtripper
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded October 16, 2014

Dear RB dreamtripper Thank you so much for writing a review and for going into so much detail. It was a great read with loads of constructive criticism that we will definitely be looking into to find ways to improve where we have fallen short...More

Reviewed September 28, 2014

Superior experience for "tent camping". Lodge and facilities quite nice. Accommodated special diet needs. Guide/Ranger and Tracker used knowledge and experience to create opportunities for amazing access to animals on our safari drives.

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Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded October 2, 2014

Dear beh80301 Thank you for the review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our tents and our game drives. We were happy to accommodate your dietary requirements, and we will gladly do it again. Please come back and visit us again. Kind regards Nadine

Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our brief stay has been a memorable experience. Very friendly and caring staff, experienced trackers in the safari ..good food, peaceful ambiance in the middle of 'nowhere' with exciting nocturnal visiting animals.. Latha and Satyan

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1  Thank brsatyan
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded October 2, 2014

Dear Latha and Satyan Thank you for the great review. We are glad you had a memorable experience and that we were part of it. Please come back and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

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johnniebdover
September 3, 2017|
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Response from ivanhoe19 | 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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johnniebdover
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Simbavati | 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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Candace Y
March 17, 2017|
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Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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"All rooms are equally as good"
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"Listen to the staff -- don't go out at night alone."
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"accommodation can be far from the main block."
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"The room closest to the bar and to the watering hole - excellent viewing opportunities from the private deck..."
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