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Thornybush Main Lodge vs Simbambili Lodge

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Thornybush Main Lodge vs Simbambili Lodge

Which lodge to choose for 4 adults?

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1. Re: Thornybush Main Lodge vs Simbambili Lodge

Honestly, quite different in many ways. Thornybush Main Lodge is so much larger and 'polished' that its appeal - to me - is its sophisticated lodging and guaranteed good wildlife. Simbambili is smaller, more of a 'bush' environment. Each unit is a good example of luxury with an Africa touch and each has its own small pool, which is great for South Africa summertime. Leopard sightings - one of the toughest to be sure of - are far more likely at Simbambili. For four of you traveling together, I think Simbambili would be my suggestion.

Dave Patterson - Owner - The Africa Safari

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2. Re: Thornybush Main Lodge vs Simbambili Lodge

One more thing - I just noticed as I hit "Submit" that you posted your question in the Thornybush forum - I should have added that Simbambili is not there, but in the northeast sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, which you probably already know but another reader might not know.

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3. Re: Thornybush Main Lodge vs Simbambili Lodge

I have stayed at both lodges. I would recommend Simbambili above Thornybush Main, purely because in my experience, the game viewing in the Simbambili traversing region has always been better. Thornybush Main is a beautiful lodge, great food and good service, but as for the game viewing, I have found Simbambili to be superior.

Tanya * owner * Africa Direct

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