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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights at this wonderful lodge and went on 6 safaris in total. The lodge is situated on the bank of a river, which was dry when we arrived. They have a pool of water just in front of the lodge which attracts...More

Thank tarlavski
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

Dear tarlavski Thank you so much for the detailed review. It was lovely to read and we will definitely pass on your compliments to all of our staff. We are so happy that we exceeded your expectations and that we could be part of your...More

Reviewed 26 December 2015

We (4 adults) arrived one day early since we got our dates confused and despite the lodge being full the manager (Gert) bent over backwards to accommodate us. It just got better from there. Our guide (Steff) and tracker (Thabo) were incredibly knowledgeable. When they...More

Thank Debbie R
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

Dear Debbie Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy that we were able to accommodate you and that you all enjoyed your stay. We are also glad that the birder was able to do a bird tour with Mike. Trust us, Mike...More

Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at The River Lodge for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon. We loved every minute! We arrived late in the afternoon on our first day and were not expecting to be going on a game drive until the next...More

Thank naomig87
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

Dear naomig87 Thank you for the detailed review we really enjoyed reading about your stay and we were thrilled with all the lovely compliments. We are so glad that we could be part of your memorable honeymoon experience and we are looking forward to being...More

Reviewed 9 December 2015

Lodge is located in the Timbavati, and saw the Big 5 a number of times over a 3 day period, including some special sightings of animals. Often saw animals drinking at the water hole in-front of lodge main lounge area; so close we felt like...More

Thank 682Joanne
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 January 2016

Dear Joanne We are so glad to here you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and we are looking forward to your next visit. The waterhole is a lovely experience and we are so glad you got to enjoy the animals up close and personal...More

Reviewed 22 November 2015

We had 3 nights at the Simbavati River lodge in early November. From start to finish it was a great experience. The accommodation was exactly as we expected and very comfortable, the food was very good and the quality of service and welcoming staff were...More

Thank Rachel J
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 23 November 2015

Dear Rachel J Thank you so much for the lovely review we really do appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed our lodge, the game drives and the wildlife. Your stories to take back home of the Big 5 and your bush walk...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
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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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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