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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed our two days here before moving up the hill to Hill Top Lodge for a further two days. Hill Top is a little more up market but River Lodge couldn't be faulted. The accommodation overlooking the river bed was first rate, the...More

Thank SydneyBirdie
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

Dear SydneyBirdie Thank you for writing a review for both of our lodges. We are glad you got to experience both of them and that you found the service and lodges both enjoyable. We also appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very luxurious lodge with extreme nice staff. This is the place to be, when you travel to a game lodg. Food is excellent. All very comfortable and you feel so welcome. Go there, when you want a real Sout African bush experience.More

Thank drcoelle
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

Dear drcoelle Thank you for the huge compliment! "Go there, when you want a real South African bush experience." We love this! We work so hard to provide our guests with an unforgettable bush experience and you have confirmed that we have gotten it right!...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We are a family of 5 - my wife, kids (8, 10 and 12) and me. The Lodge - the lodge was great and the food was nice. We had two fussy eaters, and the chefs made sure they were looked after. Its great value...More

Thank Dale G
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Dale G Thank you for bringing your family to our lodge. We are thrilled they had a great time especially the kids. Hopefully their stay will turn them into future game rangers? Your game drives sound stunning, wish I was their to view them...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

At least once a year my wife and i like to get away from it all and go to the Kruger Park whether it be in the government side or the private reserves. This time we decided to get the bigger wallet out and go...More

Thank jerryban
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

Dear jerryban Thank you for your detailed review it is greatly appreciated. I am sorry you felt that our lodge did not meet your expectations. The Nharalumi river in front of the lodge is a seasonal river and mainly flows in the rainy season. It...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were two parents and a teenage child who spent 3 nights at the River Lodge. Our stay was fantastic and exceeded our expectations by far. Accomodation was very nice in a hut with two separate double rooms and balcony overlooking the now dried out...More

Thank bgjestvang
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

Dear bgjestvang Thank you for recommending our lodge, we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear that your family had an enjoyable stay with us, that you love your accommodation, food and our service and your game drives. You all had some pretty amazing...More

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johnniebdover
3 September 2017|
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Response from ivanhoe19 | Reviewed this property |
Drives run at the same time every day. This may vary slightly depending on the season but for us in July it was 6am and 3pm.
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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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Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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"Views of the river were beautiful right outside the bedroom on the deck."
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"All rooms are individual lodges - try to book one close to the main lodge - ours was a little way off."
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"Tents (so luxurious) are wonderful..Family accomodations are most likely as nice."
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"All rooms are equally as good"
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