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Simbambili Game Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Ashland, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This game lodge is fantastic! We stayed 3 nights and I wish we had stayed one more. Our guide, Justin, was amazing. We saw so much game. The big five usually twice over each day! Some of our sightings were once in a lifetime viewings. The wild dog pack sighting were over the top! Our lioness and cubs viewing were...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this resort. The staff is so warm and welcoming, the rooms and public areas are beautifully and comfortably decorated, the food was delicious (I'm a San Francisco foodie pescetarian and absolutely loved the food/presentation), and the game drives were unforgettable. Don't miss the bush walk--we walked through a field of butterflies, saw all kinds of animal tracks,...

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Mollis, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in Simbambili - it starts with a very warm welcome when you arrive - then your own butler was presented to us. Stanley was always around at the main building and his service was excellent. The food was very good and more then enough. The rooms are big nice with private pool and Nespresso coffee maschine....

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Norwell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had an amazing time at Simbambili Game Lodge. Our guide, Sipps, and tracker, Service, were beyond phenomenal. We saw the Big 5 within 12 hours of arriving there. Sips had so much knowledge and was so impressive and watching Service track animals was wild!! The staff in the entire game lodge from greeters, to spa to butlers were so...

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Darien, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 26 March 2017

When writing reviews, I usually include PROs and CONs. I can't come up with any CON's about Simbambili! Each room is a luxuriously-appointed separate chalet with its own (completely private) plunge pool and outdoor shaded lounge bed facing the bush. The food was plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented (a joke among guests was that we always seemed to be eating:...

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2Thank pmichalski
Reviewed 17 March 2017

YES, we saw the big 5 in 3 game drives! (but soon you will realize thats not the most memorable thing there!) We saw leopards in EVERY single game drive! Plus elephants, lioness and their curb, hyenas, rhinos, hippos, buffalo and many birds, zebras, antilopes....including wild dogs hunting! That was the first safari of my life so I might not...

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1Thank Gabriela V
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Came for safari trip in November 2016 with a friend. From the minute we arrived, the staff was very welcoming and hospitable. A truly relaxing time with luxury touches. Alli and Sipho were extremely accommodating, especially when I had a reaction to my malaria prevention medications and had to miss a drive and a dinner -- they arranged for dinner...

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We are a young couple and spent three nights in this wonderful game reserve. Everything was amazing from the safari drives, food, spa, staff and the attention to detail. This is a small lodge that will definitely amaze you!

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Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife, myself and four friends visited at the end of February 2017 and had a fantastic time. The welcome, the accommodation, the people and the food were outstanding. Simbambili seem to be able to effortlessly combine luxury with a feeling of homeliness. The key purpose of our visit to the lodge was, of course, the safari drives. These were...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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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: €1,178 - €1,526 (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 Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
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