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Simbambili Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I spent four days at Simbambili and loved every minute. We were in a beautiful, very comfortable cabin with a plunge pool on the deck overlooking a game trail. The food was very good. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. Best of all, the twice-daily game drives were amazing. Sipps (guide) and Service (tracker) were not only adept at locating animals, they were informative and great to spend time with. We will never forget our time there.

Room Tip: All individual cabins.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a great place, wonderfully run, great rooms, super staff, food, loads of excellent food & great game drives. Even the 5:30AMs didn't bother us!! First safari & it was absolutely amazing. The game drives were great and the knowledge of the guides & respect they show to the animals & the environment was wonderful. Thanks to Jaben & the ever talkative Rodney who were superb. We enjoyed every minute of it. It's amazing how difficult it can be to pick out an elephant or giraffe never mind lions & leopards! 4 to 6 guests in every vehicle allowed easy viewing not that it was needed as most of the animals were v close. Then there were the meals - loads of good food. Super rooms to boot! Overall smashing place, thoroughly recommend it.
I would like to also give 'Our Horn is not Medicine' a shout so people can see the damagr that rhino poaching is doing.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 mind blowing! The food was absolutely gourmet. Nesepresso machines in each room makes 5:30AM wake up call a cake walk! The staff was so caring and attentive: all of our needs were 100% taken care of. Management was 5 stars! Our room with its private plunge pool was so delightful in the middle of the day. I will return and refer my friends.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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, and enjoyed a different view of the landscape we'd been driving through all week. I would also highly recommend visiting the Thornybush Community Project gardens with Gavin, where some of the beautiful food served in Sabi Sand resorts is grown by local women as part of a community collective. We also visited a school, which had an incredible impact on us. I loved Simbambili--a little piece of my heart is still there.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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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. The spa is smal but perfect and Annika does a very good job! But the very best was the game drive with Justin and Willis - a dream team!!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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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
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #18 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: €1,182 - €1,448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbambili Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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