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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Perfect!- That's the best description that I can give with our stay in the lodge. A place to shutdown and enjoy the nature and wildlife. Starting with the staff, always smiling and very engaging. The rooms are just fascinating,it's glamping! A very huge tent with A/C, fan and hot shower that is very nicely done. Apart from the usual toiletries,...

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I were to rate this lodge based only on the staff it would be EXCELLENT! They were absolutely incredible especially Vusi and Bongi. All the staff went out of their way to make for a memorable weekend. The decor is grey, grey and more grey which is not particularly inviting. There was no charm or character. The food is...

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

Dear Archie9898 Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all feedback. Your review has been sent to our Management Team / Shareholders so that they can look into your comments. We pride ourselves on our service and making sure we exceed our guests expectations and when we hear that we have fallen short we take...

Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place! Our game drives tracker and guide were such nice people, as well as all the staff! We felt welcome all the time and they've treated us very nicely. The place is amazing and the room was very comfortable as well. I would highly recommend it!

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

Dear cz027 Thank you for your review and recommendation we really do appreciate it. We hope you will come back and visit us again? Keep well, regards Nadine

Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As a mother daughter travelling together Simbavati River Lodge was ideal for seeing the big 5 and so much more. To start our "deluxe tent" gave glamping a whole new meaning. So well appointed and clean and animals literally at your back door (or watching while you took an outside shower). The morning and afternoon safaris were amazing and we...

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

Dear 908cindy Wow! Thank you for the many compliments it is greatly appreciated. It was our pleasure to treat you both to an unforgettable safari which from your review shows that we exceeded your expectations. We are passionate about what we do and when we hear it from the guests it really makes us happy to know that it does...

Helsinki
Reviewed 3 January 2017

- They can fetch you (you will pay for this service) from Nelspruit or Hoedspruit airport with a taxi if you want. - The staff is doing only his work, their attitude are completely artificial ... - Rooms are comfortable, but there is no chairs or table available, if I can be more precise, our family chalet was composed of...

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

Dear ThierryIT On behalf of the lodge I would like to apologise for not meeting your expectations during your stay at our lodge. It saddens us to hear that you were not happy as all our staff proud themselves on their service. We do however value your feedback. I have sent your review to the Managers at the lodge so...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed here for two nights with our kids, 9 and 12, it was the biggest spend we making in our three week trip and that always puts pressure on the hotel to deliver. From the moment we were greeted to the time we left I never once questioned the cost and value of this place. Our family room (Elephant)...

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

Dear Ivan L Thank you for the lovely detailed review. It was our pleasure to treat your family to a magical safari experience. We hope your kids will remember their stay forever and that we have created future game rangers. We appreciate you recommending our lodge it really means a lot to us. We hope you will all come and...

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay at the lodge. The staff were great. Made six game rides and saw a lot of animals. Leopard, buffalo, giraffes, elephants, rhino and a lot more. We also took a bush walk and learned a lot. Can absolutely recommend the river lodge.

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

Dear Jessica M Thank you for the review and for recommending our lodge we really do appreciate it. Please come back and visit us again! Wishing you all the best for 2017. Regards Nadine

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I, a total of 18 of us, visited Simbavati during our trip to Kruger for 3 days. The staff at the lodge were the most humble and accommodating people I've met in the hospitality industry. We had kids in the group and the staff were so willing to accommodate all of their requests. The group also had...

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

Dear Nyp91 Wow! Thank you some much for the detailed review we really do appreciate it! It was our pleasure to make sure that you had a memorable safari experience and thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge. We are glad you got to see the big 5 during your stay with us as it is truly a...

Gustavsberg, Sweden
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Simavati lodge for 2 nights in December 2016 together with 17 friends that were on a bike trip. The place was lovely, quiet, calm and surrounded by animals. You had to have a staff member with you when walking to and from your room after sunset, because the animals walked close by. We saw loads of animals...

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

Dear Nina H Compliments of the season to you. We wish that all your travel dreams come true in 2017. Thank you for taking the tine to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and thrilled to hear that you got to enjoy the sightings of the Big 5. Please do come back and...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the rooms were still in the process of being renovated and some were partially completed. It should be nice once the entire renovation is done. The food was ok but not great. The service was fantastic particularly by Bishop, the Butler. The activities were repetitive and not diverse. There were only Game drives and a walk offered. Unless...

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

Dear Joel K Thank you for your review and feedback it is appreciated. I am sorry to hear that we did not reach your expectations during your stay at our lodge. I have sent your review to our Directors so that they can look into your comments and so that they can take action where it is required. We hope...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $1,071 - $1,554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbavati River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Get a room with a view. We were stuck at the end of the row of tents with no view at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Archie9898, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wild dog room”
 of 5 bubbles 908cindy, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the river are best”
 of 5 bubbles SydneyBirdie, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The tents and rooms are both good. Ones with view over river or waterhole would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles 17daleg, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a tent overlooking the river bed or you will have no view.”
 of 5 bubbles jerryban, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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