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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent80%
          • Very good15%
          • Average4%
          • Poor1%
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          “family chalet” (10 reviews)
          “game drives” (116 reviews)
          “luxury tents” (21 reviews)
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          Reviewed 4 days 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
          Reviewed 1 week ago 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 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 days 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 2 weeks ago

          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 days 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

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

          Simbavati River Lodge is beautiful!! It's the perfect lodge to come home to after game drives. Everyone at the lodge was helpful, accommodating, warm, and just made you feel so special. We booked the Family Cabin, and could not be happier! The rooms were clean,...More

          Thank Antoinette B
          Response from Simbavati, online marketing manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 5 days ago

          Dear Antoinette B Thank you for your review it is lovely. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge. Especially your daughter. Hopefully we have turned her into a future game ranger. It was our pleasure...More

          Motswari Private Game Reserve
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          • US$ 650 - US$ 1,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kruger National Park >
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          johnniebdover
          How far apart are the river lodge and the hilltop? Thanks
          22 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
          We have booked a stay at your facility for late May. I'm wondering if we should pack heavy jackets or will the temperature still be moderately warm. What is your advice? Also, how warm are the tents in the evening?
          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
          We sre travelling in September 2017, what would be the rate? I think I would like to do 3 days in Timbavati and 3 days in Sabi Sand.... I am organizing a trip for my travelling friends including my husband :) I wonder if 18 is too many??
          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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