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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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          • Excellent80%
          • Very good15%
          • Average4%
          • Poor1%
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          “family chalet” (10 reviews)
          “game drives” (115 reviews)
          “luxury tents” (21 reviews)
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          Breakfast Buffet
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          Reviewed 12 February 2016

          Overall a wonderful lodge. Enjoyed the watering hole and the game show during dinner. Staff was attentive and appeared to enjoy working there. My cousin has an outrageous diet and they were able to accommodate her with tasty food. The chef was creative, innovative sauces...More

          Thank TicaMD
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 26 February 2016

          Dear TicaMD Wow! You guys got to experience some awesome game drives. Wish I was with you. We are glad that we could make your cousins meals delicious and tasty and that they were better than the other expensive lodge. We will pass this message...More

          Reviewed 10 February 2016

          My wife and I visited Simbavati with our 3 kids 11, 9 and 6 in late January. It was an experience i will cherish for a long time to come. The service provided from the pick up at the airport, right through to departure was...More

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          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 26 February 2016

          Dear Andrew V Thank you for the detailed review, it is awesome and we really do appreciate it. Happy belated birthday! We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Thank you for choosing our lodge to celebrate your 40th birthday. We are so...More

          Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

          Beautiful situated lodge in the middle of the bush. The animals stroll by why you are having a (perfect) lunch. Staff made the stay memorable. Game drives were perfect. Guide and tracker went out of their way to gave us the big 5. And all...More

          Thank Annemieke v
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 26 February 2016

          Dear Annemieke Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that we were able to make it a memorable experience. We hope you...More

          Reviewed 16 January 2016

          The Guide and Staff were excellent - as was the food! Not only did we see the Big 5 and all of the other usual characters - we also had the pleasure of seeing a white lion. Unfortunately, our room left a lot to be...More

          Thank Laura E
          Response from Simbavati, General Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

          Dear Laura, Many thanks for your review. It's through the comments of our guests that we on an on-going basis improve our lodges. I do sincerely apologise for the broken plumbing in your room. After the refurbishment in December, we found a serious leak that...More

          Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

          We stayed three nights at this wonderful lodge and went on 6 safaris in total. The lodge is situated on the bank of a river, which was dry when we arrived. They have a pool of water just in front of the lodge which attracts...More

          Thank tarlavski
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

          Dear tarlavski Thank you so much for the detailed review. It was lovely to read and we will definitely pass on your compliments to all of our staff. We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations and that we could be part of your...More

          Motswari Private Game Reserve
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          • US$626 - US$1,017 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kruger National Park >
          • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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          johnniebdover
          How far apart are the river lodge and the hilltop? Thanks
          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
          We have booked a stay at your facility for late May. I'm wondering if we should pack heavy jackets or will the temperature still be moderately warm. What is your advice? Also, how warm are the tents in the evening?
          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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          whereareyounow
          We sre travelling in September 2017, what would be the rate? I think I would like to do 3 days in Timbavati and 3 days in Sabi Sand.... I am organizing a trip for my travelling friends including my husband :) I wonder if 18 is too many??
          10 April 2016|
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          Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
          Good morning Apologies for only responding to you now, we seemed to have missed your post. Have you been helped? Please provide us with your contact details (email or phone) so that someone from our reservations... More
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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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          "All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!"
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