I am planning to visit Simbambili in mid-January for three days and have a few auestions reagrding it.
1. What are current road conditions like to Gowrie Gate and then on to the lodge?
2. With Simbambili being right on the northern boundary, are neighbouring farms and settlements visible when driving around game viewing which would detract from the whole experience?
3. What tipping is considered appropriate for rangers, trackers and hotel staff?
4. On leaving Simbambili at 11am on the final day, we would like to spend a night in Kruger enroute to Johannesburg. Which would be the best route and gate to use? Would it better to travel south to Phabeni rather than travelling north to Orpen?
Thank you for any assistance.