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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)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    “game drives” (116 reviews)
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    Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

    This is simply a magnificent 4 star lodge in a true bush veld setting. River Lodge also caters for families and all staff and management are top notch. Hilltop Lodge cater more for couples and is a 5 star lodge and a bit more expensive...More

    Thank Rudolph B
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 13 July 2015

    Dear Rudolph B Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you found Hilltop Lodge worth every scent and you enjoyed River Lodge. Thank you for complimenting or staff, we will pass on the message, they will be happy to hear that...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2015

    Lovely welcome to the Simbavati River Lodge by Tania and her staff. Great place.....comfortable and clean lodging. Super food and great Game Drives.....we saw 4 of the Big 5 on our first run and the other one and more by the end of the 1st...More

    1  Thank RoshanGV
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 30 June 2015

    Dear RoshanGV Thank you for the great review and constructive criticism. Your messages have been passed onto Management and will be taken into consideration. Apologies for the lack of lions. We will make sure that they get the bush telegraph on your next visit :)...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2015

    Simbavati is marketed as a family friendly lodge. We were housed in one of the family chalets which was clean and comfortable with a nice view of the river bed from the porch. I might try one of the tents the next time as they...More

    2  Thank Momisthe1
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 June 2015

    Dear Momisthe1 Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you got to see the Big 5 and wild dog. We will pass on your compliments to Moshe and Nicholas. We are also looking forward to...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

    We were a group of 4adults visiting in March and I can't say enough about the accomodations the quality of food and the Super friendly and knowledgeable staff....Moshi was our guide and he is the Most knowledgeable kind friendly and open person I've had the...More

    Thank jocelyn l
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 May 2015

    Dear Jocelyn l Thank you for choosing Simbavati to be part of your 6 week journey. We are glad that we could share this time with you and that we helped in making it a trip of a lifetime for you and your friends. We...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2015

    Our first safari in South Africa and a wonderful experience it was. We stayed at Simbavati River Lodge. What a surprise it was and how fantastic a tent can be, "glamping" is the word. The accommodation was amazing as was the whole site, open plan...More

    Thank shortland1
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 2 June 2015

    Dear shortland1 Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable "glamping" experience. From your room tip I take it you enjoyed your outside bath :) Wow what a great experience it is that you got to see...More

    Motswari Private Game Reserve
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    • US$ 784 - US$ 1,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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    whereareyounow
    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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