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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent82%
    • Very good14%
    • Average3%
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    “family chalet” (11 reviews)
    “game drives” (122 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (23 reviews)
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    Reviewed 17 April 2016

    We stayed for 3 nights in a luxury tent which had electric light, air conditioning and had shower facilities inside and out. The camp has no boundary fencing, so animals are free to wander through the camp but safety is a priority there. You have...More

    1  Thank Jean T
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 26 April 2016

    Dear Jean T Thank you for the detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your game drives and that you got to see the big 5 and white lioness! That is an amazing game drive, perhaps one of...More

    Reviewed 10 March 2016

    We stayed at the River Lodge in February and cannot say enough great things about the experience. The proximity to the water hole enabled so many spectacular game sightings right there at the lodge. The game drives were excellent and the food, staff and accommodations...More

    3  Thank Audrey A
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 31 March 2016

    Dear Audrey A Thank you for the lovely review, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. The waterhole is one of the lodges best features, the close animal sightings are truly amazing and we are glad you got to...More

    Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

    We only stayed for a very short while in this wonderful location, but I can 1000% recommend enjoying the hospitality, kindness, professionalism, enthusiasm that the owners and all the staff project. It was a unique experience in a magical location. Also and very important, the...More

    Thank GManners
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 31 March 2016

    Dear GManners You are welcome :) Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge allowing our staff to provide you with a memorable safari experience. We are glad you enjoyed our magical location and all we had to offer. We hope you will come...More

    Reviewed 19 February 2016

    THis is a place with a five star staff and a three star facility. The guides and trackers worked hard to find wildlife and interesting settings. We were not only introduced to typical wildlife: leopards, elephants, hyenas, antelope etc. but also to some smaller creatures...More

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

    Dear Jim R Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review, it is appreciated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay with regards to the water and we thank you for being patient and understanding. We will pass on your...More

    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

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    • US$913 - US$1,154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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