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Simbavati River Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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York
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Words cannot describe the hospitality, food, accommodation and superb guides that make this the vacation of a lifetime. Thanks to all of the great staff. Never believed that Tent living could be so luxurious. David & Angela Jones

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David J We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time saying in one of our luxury tents. Thank you for the compliments regarding our service, we will pass them on to the relevant team members - they will be thrilled. Thank you for writing a great review and we would love to welcome you back to...

Essex, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Simbavati was our favorite part of our trip to Africa.First time visitors must go there and stay in a luxury tent, On the drives you see many animals and the people are wonderful.The food was good and the lodge was very comfortable.

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear fourrosmeadsa1241 Thank you for giving us a 10 out of 10 review. That means we have achieved what we set out to do. We managed to wow you! We are so glad that we were your favourite part of your trip to Africa and that you enjoyed your stay in our luxury tent. Please come back and visit us...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Very nice location, in the wild, Guard takes you to the room at night, so many animals passing the lodge in the riverbed. Ranger and tracker have excellent knowledge and professionalism! Extremly friendly

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Simbavati, OnlineMarketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tom S Thank you for writing a review on your recent stay at our lodge. We are glad to hear that you had a good holiday and that you enjoyed the game drives. Pleas d com and visit us again. Keep well, kind regards Nadine

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is definitely in the Top 5 experiences Ive had in travel in my life. The staff were extremely friendly and professional right through to checkout. The lodge itself is well maintained and the accomodation and amenities were great. Including a care package upon checkin to take care of the things you may have not thought to bring with you....

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carlo M Thank you for your stunning review that you have written regarding our service and our lodge it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad that we could be part of your holiday and your memories. Please keep telling people about our lodge! Word of mouth is the best form of Marketing and we promise that any people...

scotland
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Spent four nights at this excellent lodge. Very good food and attention from first class staff. Five star game viewing, brilliant guide and tracker, Diff and Carswell. Good shop, we stayed in room called 'Elephant' which was really comfortable, and looked out over the river. - part of an incredible holiday in Greater Kruger.

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Dear ScotlandMacsc Thank you for writing a review on our lodge. We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience at our lodge and that we were able to provide you with first class service. We hope that you are able to come back and visit us again. Keep well, kind regards Nadine

San Francisco
Reviewed 30 September 2013

First time to South Africa and it was even more than we expected. Stayed at the lodge for four nights. The lodge accommodations and the food were both very good. We really enjoyed our guide Diff and his spotter Caswell. One of the highlights of our trip (and there were many) was seeing a leopard cub in a tree enjoying...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear quartergreek Thank you for recommending our lodge and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that Diff and Caswell provided you with a memorable game viewing experience adding to your safari experience and to your overall impression of South Africa. We hope that you will come back and visit our Country and lodge...

Potton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We had a great time and felt really secure. The staff were all very helpful, the food was delicious and the animals magnificent, we saw four of the big five on day 1. The tracker and guide really made our first safari memorable!

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear triggerUbedfor Thank you for choosing our lodge for your 1st safari experience :) We are pleased to hear that is was a great success and we hope that we spoilt you so much that you will come back to visit us again! I will pass on the compliments to our staff. We are looking forward to seeing your again...

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We had a great time at this lodge. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The food was very good too. We had Jimmy as our driver, and he was amazing! We saw so many animals it was hard to count how many we actually saw:) He was on a mission to see as many animals as possible on each...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jodus20 Thank you for the review and for complimenting our staff and food. We are glad that Jimmy was able to show lots of the animals that roam freely especially since there are no fences between the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and The Kruger National Park allowing free movement of wildlife between the two Reserves. Please come and visit...

Albany, NY
Reviewed 30 September 2013

When we arrived at the lodge, we had no idea what to expect. We had never been on a safari before. We were picked up at the airport and it was a 50 minute drive to the lodge. On arrival at the lodge we were greeted with drinks and they explained how it works. 2 game drives a day, 3...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Thea1 Thank you for your amazing review and for including so much detail so that other travellers are able to experience what you experienced. We are glad that Eddie and Caswell were able to wow you with their knowledge and that you got to experience the best that mother nature has to offer by getting up close and personal....

Hilterfingen, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed at simbavati for 3 nights and thouroughly enjoyed our stay. Very friendly and competent staff, good food and superb game drives. The lodge has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and you feel really close to nature. You can even expect a surprise visit to your tent from an elderly docile elephant.

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Dear Frankieguitar Thank you for writing a review on our lodge. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had a great time on the game drives and that you enjoyed the special visit from our resident elephant :) Keep well and we look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge in the near...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and surrounded by 12 000 hectares of wildlife and rich wilderness in which you can experience an authentic and affordable African safari.The design of this 4-star lodge is contemporary, warm and welcoming. Guest common areas offer a generously proportioned lounge, bar, boma and extensive decks with breathtaking views overlooking the Nhlaralumi river where regular wildlife sightings take place and guests can unwind.Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets; all are privately situated, comfortably furnished and with en-suite facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbavati River Lodge

Address: Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: £548 - £860 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Simbavati River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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“All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet.”
Mjwickham, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!”
_renata_payne, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are totally private even with an optional outdoor shower that is completely private .”
222jamesl222, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“the drive from airport is quite long but very enjoyable as you do see quite a few animals,”
gregtI8614XW, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are with wonderful deck overlooking the riverbed.”
AshokS629, 3 May 2017 | Read review
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