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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

YES, we saw the big 5 in 3 game drives! (but soon you will realize thats not the most memorable thing there!) We saw leopards in EVERY single game drive! Plus elephants, lioness and their curb, hyenas, rhinos, hippos, buffalo and many birds, zebras, antilopes....including wild dogs hunting! That was the first safari of my life so I might not...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came for safari trip in November 2016 with a friend. From the minute we arrived, the staff was very welcoming and hospitable. A truly relaxing time with luxury touches. Alli and Sipho were extremely accommodating, especially when I had a reaction to my malaria prevention medications and had to miss a drive and a dinner -- they arranged for dinner...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a young couple and spent three nights in this wonderful game reserve. Everything was amazing from the safari drives, food, spa, staff and the attention to detail. This is a small lodge that will definitely amaze you!

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Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, myself and four friends visited at the end of February 2017 and had a fantastic time. The welcome, the accommodation, the people and the food were outstanding. Simbambili seem to be able to effortlessly combine luxury with a feeling of homeliness. The key purpose of our visit to the lodge was, of course, the safari drives. These were...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Luxury boutique hotel with excellent food, helpful staff and incredible game viewing! Rooms are updated and spacious. Restaurant overlooking the waterhole (elephants galore...) was a nice touch. Only complaint(or benefit if looking to really unplug...) was that the wifi was spotty for rooms that are further from reception. While not on ours, wife and agreed it would make a great...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed three nights and were lucky enough to see everything we wanted and hope for. Then to top it all on our last game drive we saw Wild Dogs,huge male Leopard and a Cheetah. The wild dogs and the cheetah were rare sightings. This wouldn't have happened if we hadn't had such a brilliant driver Sabre and Tracker Service....

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We honeymooned here for 5 nights in October 2016 and cannot rate this place, the staff and the experience highly enough. From the second you arrive you are provided with a VIP service and encouraged to relax. During your stay you have a Butler, Tracker and Ranger who do all they can to make your stay special (shared between 6...

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Thank VicciMT
United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was our first safari, and it was an unbelievable experience. Simbambili is a relatively small lodge which I think caters for up to around 18 people in total. The lodges were spacious , very clean and very well appointed. Each lodge has its own large patio and plunge pool. The staff were great and very attentive and all were...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and we enjoyed every moment while at Simbambili. The staff was so friendly, our guide and tracker Tristan and Derek, were incredibly knowledgable and professional. We saw all big 5 in the first day! The spa was amazing, the rooms were beautifully decorated and the plunge pool and outside bed make...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I'm starting this with our only negatives: WIFI IS AWFUL, please hire another person for the spa 1 person for 16 people makes it impossible for everyone to get a treatment. Now the positive: Sipps, Service, and Stanley those are the three people that made our stay at Simbambili one of the best experiences of our lives. We stayed at...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Simbambili Game Lodge is a highly individualised destination for the discerning traveller located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Set in magnificent trees along the meandering Manyeleti River, with views over an extensive savannah grassland, that teems with wildlife visiting an ever popular water hole. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views whether from the unique en-suite bathrooms, outside salas or individual private plunge pools. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the extraordinary and unique wildlife of Africa, whether it is your choice to linger at a close encounter with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo or to be amazed by the extensive array of birds and insects, or simply relax in the Sanctuary Spa. Your ranger and tracker team will astound you with their ability to track big five game, either on foot or from an open safari vehicle. The amazing safari experience is complimented by elegant cuisine, a selection of fine wines andthe warmth of true African hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbambili Game Lodge

Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1363, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: RM6,133 - RM7,777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbambili Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Simbambili Game Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Simbambili Game
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