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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    “game drives” (116 reviews)
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    Kapama River Lodge
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We spent 2 nights at the lodge and it was amazing! Not only the beautiful place it is located but also the well prepared and always available staff. The clean and comfortable rooms are also a plus to the experience. Our game team (Joe as...More

    Thank Carlos A
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Carlos A Thank you for the recommendation and we really hope you will come back and visit us again! We will hold you to it :) We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing stay and it was our pleasure hosting you and...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We spent 3 days at Simbavati River Lodge as the second part of our 6 day safari experience. Overall the stay and the safari experience was very good. We saw a wide range of animals and since our other 3 days had been in a...More

    Thank seeking_direction
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear seeking_direction Thank you so much for the detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We value all feedback. Apologies for the miss communication between our staff. This is definitely not normal and we will look into this matter as there must be a logical answer....More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

    Brilliant service from Bishop, Bongi and the whole team at the lodge - really well looked after. From a safari perspective managed to see 4 out of the big 5 - great leopard and Ele experiences. Loved the dancing on one of the nights -...More

    Thank Kim C
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

    Dear Kim C Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you loved all of our extra touches that help make your safari experience memorable. We hope you will come back and visit us again. Keep well,...More

    Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

    We landed on Motswari air strip in afternoon and were transported to lodge. Our travel agent was a pulling a scam. So lodge was put in a difficult situation. We all were denied a room until we paid rack rate and that was unfair desicion,...More

    Thank Isolohi
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

    Dear Isolohi Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we apologize for any inconvenience caused to you with regards to your reservation that you made. We are glad to hear that you were happy with our service, food and the game...More

    Reviewed 7 June 2017

    We worked with a travel agent to find a perfect safari lodge and our agent had nothing but great things to say. Once she sent us our choices, this one stood out mainly because of it's relatively small size and for the "luxury tents". The...More

    Thank BL2007
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

    Dear BL2007 Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge and for your lovely detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad our "tents" exceeded the husbands expectations and that you enjoyed our accommodation. You will have to come back to visit us...More

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    • US$785 - US$1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    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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    "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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