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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)
    “game drives” (121 reviews)
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    Reviewed 3 June 2016

    We had a wonderful experience at Simbavati. The staff was like a family that worked as a team to make our stay great. There was a seamless connection between the butler, housekeeper, tracker, chef, guide, manager, etc. It was evident that their priority was to...More

    Thank SONYA W
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 15 June 2016

    Dear SONYA W Thank you for the stunning review and for choosing to stay at our lodge. I am so glad you got to experience a bush walk and that you found it interesting. I will pass on all your compliments to our various team...More

    Reviewed 3 June 2016

    Stayed at Simbavati River Lodge for 4 days in May 2016. Living in kind of a permanent tent with bathroom, toilet, air condition, own veranda was a pleasure and not far to go to the main building for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Two game drives...More

    Thank 345achim
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 15 June 2016

    Dear 345achim Thank you for the detailed review it s greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you got to experience our spa and that you loved the Intonga massage. It is a great massage and I am happy to hear that someone else...More

    Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

    As part of finding a luxury lodge/resort, in and around Kruger we finally landed at Simbavati. I must say it was a good choice as we encountered wild life in and around during our safari trips and outside our suites which was awesome. This came...More

    Thank Pranav B
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 June 2016

    Dear Pranav B Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge. It was our pleasure to treat you to a thrilling experience and we were happy that we could cater to all your requirements. We appreciate your review and thank you for recommending our...More

    Reviewed 18 May 2016

    We would like to thank Justice and his Simbavati team for an Experience of a Lifetime! The tent accommodation at the Lodge was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. We stayed 5 nights so were able to do 10 Safari drives! Got to...More

    1  Thank Vicki_Jarryd
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 June 2016

    Dear Vicki and Jarryd It was our pleasure to be part of your unforgettable holiday. We are thrilled that we could show you the best of nature and that it played its part by offering you something new and exciting each day. We will pass...More

    Reviewed 10 May 2016

    Lovely location with cute tent accomodation. Food was of a good standard. Staff became more friendly when it was closer to "tipping time". Didn't think the service was the best for the price and the game drives were very rushed!More

    2  Thank Sarah D
    Response from Simbavati, Online Mareting Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 18 May 2016

    Dear Sarah D Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. We pride ourselves on our service from your arrival until your departure and that is why we are sorry to hear that you found our game drives rushed and that you did not...More

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    • US$773 - US$1,015 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kruger National Park >
    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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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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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi there. May is chilly. Please dress warmly. We do provide blankets on game drives.
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