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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent80%
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    • Average4%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (118 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
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    Reviewed 5 May 2017

    We had a 4 night stay here in May 201, the staff a very attentive, the accommodation and dining are excellent, the location for seeing all the big 5 is just amazing and during our stay saw everything that we wanted throughly recommend this Lodge

    Thank Greg T
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Greg T Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. It was great having you spend 4 nights with us. Hopefully you will come back and visit us again and perhaps stay at our sister lodge? Keep well, regards Nadine

    Reviewed 4 May 2017

    In February 2017, we did two Safaris one different than the other! Facilities, staff, service, food, guide, tracker and surroundings etc. were A-1. Comparing to Kapama, Simbavati safari was very different - these professionals (guide and tracker) were equally knowledgeable and determined to find us...More

    Thank Ashok S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Ashok S We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you rate our lodge A-1. We pride ourselves on our service and providing our guests with an unforgettable safari experience and we are glad that we achieved...More

    Reviewed 18 April 2017

    We were picked up at the airport after a very long journey from NY. We were a bit tired, but when we started to see all the animals on our way to the lodge, we were so excited and ready to jump in the jeep...More

    Thank migafre
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear migafre Thank you for allowing us to be part of your husbands 70th birthday. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we agree that you need to come back, stay longer and we will do our best to track those lions...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

    We have just come back from a 3 night stay at Simbavati with our 3 boys (7, 11 & 13) and we loved it. The staff are amazing and so very helpful...Bongi and the reception team were really welcoming. Bishop (our butler) was fantastic...an excellent...More

    Thank plasn
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 May 2017

    Dear Foster Family Thank you so much for the beautiful review, the kind words and the recommendation it is greatly appreciated. We love that you loved our lodge and that we could be part of your memorable safari vacation with your family. We will pass...More

    Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

    The staff was friendly and helpful in every way. Very family friendly, with kids activities available between the twice-daily game drives. Safari guide and tracker were very knowledgeable and accommodating.

    Thank CTCUSCTC
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 April 2017

    Dear CTCUSCTC Thank you for the review, it is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed our lodge, the kids activities, our service and our game drives. Please come back and visit us again. Kind regards Nadine

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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
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    • Spa
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    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Airport Transportation
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$838 - US$1,140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    • Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    johnniebdover
    3 September 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
    22 June 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
    18 March 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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    Room Tips
    "The luxury tents are great - especially the additional outdoor shower"
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    "Bring layers. We were there in late May so the early morning rides were cool but the evening rides were..."
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    "Rooms closer to the lodge aren't tents they are permanent buildings. I liked the tents with windows."
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    "All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet."
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