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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    “game drives” (119 reviews)
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    Reviewed 27 July 2017

    We returned to Simbavati River Lodge after an absence of four years. How pleased we were, a great decision. A warm friendly welcome from Melody greeted us. We stayed in the 'Elephant' Family Room and enjoyed every minute of our four night stay. The staff...More

    Thank Chris S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

    Dear Chris, Anne, Hannah and Max It was lovely to welcome you back to our lodge. Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. It means the world to us. We are thrilled that we could wow you again and another memorable safari experience....More

    Reviewed 27 July 2017

    We stayed as a family of 4, kids 13 and 10 and had a fantastic time. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, particularly Melody on reception who was always laughing and trying to please. We had a family room which had the biggest bathroom...More

    Thank Morag T
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

    Dear Morag T Thank you so much for the lovely detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our lodge. It was our pleasure to host you and to give your family a...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2017 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 10 July 2017

    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 23 June 2017

    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 10 July 2017

    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 21 June 2017

    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

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    • Free Internet
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    • US$ 779 - US$ 1,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
    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
    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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    Room Tips
    "The room closest to the bar and to the watering hole - excellent viewing opportunities from the private deck..."
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    "The luxury tents are great - especially the additional outdoor shower"
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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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