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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 17 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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Moab
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Super place. Lovely lodges with its own private patio and plunge pools. Animals roam around the grounds. Some rooms overlook a water hole. Food very good with drink charged at U.K. Prices. Excellent attention paid to the little things. You will have everything you need. Very friendly staff. We spent five days here in Oct 2016 and were looked after...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Simbambili from the 6-9January 2017 . We were greeted by a smiling Ashley who proved to be the perfect hostess . Our guide , Tristan , who is also happens to be the General Manager , was amazing . His knowledge of the bush as well as his tracking skills were astounding . Derrick the tracker was...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I chose Simbambili mainly based on it's reviews but we also found it had quite a lot of photographs of animals which we thought would bring plenty of animals to see and it did. Before we arrived we were met by a friendly elephant while in our transfer vehicle. Once we arrived we were met with fresh...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We are lucky to secure the waterhole suite as we booked really early for this trip! The viewing from the terrace was truly amazing and unforgettable, not to mention we just simply lying on the day bed to see all great animals coming to the warethole. Comfortable room and amazing lodgings, we had great sleep every night. I can't believe...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: £1,079 - £1,375 (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
Simbambili Game Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“Get the waterhole room!”
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 of 5 bubbles 113seans, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you lock the doors, animals like the rooms too!”
 of 5 bubbles V4600VGjohnp, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All bungalows are the same, more or less close to the lobby”
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  • Private pool on our deck
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  • Deck with private pool
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 of 5 bubbles world-traveller8725, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Waterhole suite is worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles StephanOosthuizen, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were great.”
 of 5 bubbles harolda829, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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