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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (119 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed 3 August 2016

    Let me start by saying Timbaviti game preserve and Simbavati River lodge did not disappoint...as a matter of fact both greatly exceeded our expectations. We loved the ruggedness of Timbavati, the lodge's perfect location on a dry river bed, and the game drives where our...More

    Thank Susan R
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 12 August 2016

    Dear Susan R Wow!!! What a great review. Thank you. You made me jump for joy when I read that you enjoyed your time more with us than Sabi Sands. That is an amazing compliment and we will definitely pass it on to our whole...More

    Reviewed 19 July 2016

    We stayed at the lodge in March 2016. Right from our arrival (we drove our rental there) everything was top notch and everyone was so caring! They had cold, damp towels for our use upon arrival, and check in was a breeze. We stayed in...More

    Thank loralie2016
    Response from Simbavati, Onlin Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 28 July 2016

    Dear loralie2016 Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge. I must say this might be a birthday that your daughter will never forget and I don't know how you are going...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

    What an experience! The staff, the accommodation, the food, the trackers, the Rangers... Everything is sensational. We had dietary needs and we had small children and the lodge went out of their way to cater for us. They even gave the children welcome gift bags...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Lmo211 Thank you for the lovely detailed review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge and that we could share our knowledge with you. It was a pleasure treating your family to a safari adventure,...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

    Very good 5 day 4 night photographic safari Stephan first class guide/driver/tracker Anthon first class photographer/companion/teatcher Nicholas first class tracker Very professional and enjoying what they were doing as much as the participants. All the rest of the staff in the lodge was also very...More

    Thank Vitorazevedo
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Vitorazevedo We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our photographic safaris, your photo's must be amazing! It was only a pleasure to make your stay at our lodge a memorable one. Thank you for recommending our lodge and we will pass on...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2016

    We had a wonderful experience at Simbavati. The staff was like a family that worked as a team to make our stay great. There was a seamless connection between the butler, housekeeper, tracker, chef, guide, manager, etc. It was evident that their priority was to...More

    Thank SONYA W
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 15 June 2016

    Dear SONYA W Thank you for the stunning review and for choosing to stay at our lodge. I am so glad you got to experience a bush walk and that you found it interesting. I will pass on all your compliments to our various team...More

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    • US$792 - US$1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    • Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    Traveller (542)
    Room & Suite (80)
    Dining (29)
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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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    "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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