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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
    • Very good15%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    “game drives” (116 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Laundry Service
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Motswari Private Game Reserve
    679 reviews
    #2 of 17 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
     
    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
    199 reviews
    #8 of 17 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
     
    Kambaku Safari Lodge
    609 reviews
    #4 of 17 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
     
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    Reviewed 15 November 2015

    This is a great bush camp in South Africa with lots of great features. The staff are most helpful and tend to your every need. I did find the manager (can't remember her name) a little off putting, she had been off for a few...More

    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear SaviGirl Thank you for taking the time to write a review it is greatly appreciated. We would like to apologise on behalf of our Manager. We can assure you that her comments were innocent and she did not mean to offend you in any...More

    Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

    We were very disappointed with the mopani bush location of the lodge We did see a fair bit of game but it's definitely not my favourite type of bush velt The ranger also really wasn't up to standard We told him we were really interested...More

    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear Eric J We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our lodge. Please note that we take all comments seriously and we want you to know that your review has been sent to all of management to look into...More

    Reviewed 7 November 2015

    The Simbavati River Lodge, located in the Timbavati Private Reserve, is joined to the Kruger. The lodge itself compromises of a great setting in a dry river bed, and has it's own waterhole and viewing deck. My room, a luxury tent had a rustic feel,...More

    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear JoeGK Thank you for taking the time to write 2 reviews. One for each of our lodges, it is greatly appreciated. The sightings you had are out of this world and I am sure many are very jealous including myself! We are so happy...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2015

    We visited Simbavati River Lodge for 2 nights and had the most memorable, amazing stay. My boyfriend took me there as a surprise to propose to me and it couldn't have been more special. The staff went to SO much trouble, especially Greg! All my...More

    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear Kirsten O Congratulations on your engagement. We were so happy that we could be part of this memorable occasion and all the extras was the least that we could do to make this special moment one of the best moments of your life together....More

    Reviewed 19 October 2015

    I'm just going to get this out of the way up front: Mind Blown! and WOW! (In the best way possible.) We arrived after dark our first night so missed the evening drive, but saw a buffalo kill on the way in. We were welcomed...More

    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 29 October 2015

    Dear Nx6fly Thank you so much for the awesome review! Wow, the details and compliments "blew us away". We also see you as family and we are so happy that we achieved what we set out to do which was to make you feel like...More

    Motswari Private Game Reserve
    679 reviews
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    199 reviews
    #8 of 17 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
     
    Kambaku Safari Lodge
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    • Airport Transportation
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    • US$784 - US$1,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
    • Also Known As
    • Simbavati River Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve ,
    • Simbavati River Lodge South Africa/Kruger National Park
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    Traveller (490)
    Room & Suite (76)
    Dining (28)
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    Bathroom (20)
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    Questions & Answers
    johnniebdover
    21 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
    17 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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    whereareyounow
    10 April 2016
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative
    Good morning Apologies for only responding to you now, we seemed to have missed your post. Have you been helped? Please provide us with your contact details (email or phone) so that someone from our reservations... More
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet."
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    "All rooms overlook the river / watering hole, you can't go wrong!"
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