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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent80%
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    • Average4%
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    “family chalet” (10 reviews)
    “game drives” (118 reviews)
    “luxury tents” (22 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed 8 November 2015

    The Simbavati River Lodge, located in the Timbavati Private Reserve, is joined to the Kruger. The lodge itself compromises of a great setting in a dry river bed, and has it's own waterhole and viewing deck. My room, a luxury tent had a rustic feel,...More

    3  Thank JoeGK
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear JoeGK Thank you for taking the time to write 2 reviews. One for each of our lodges, it is greatly appreciated. The sightings you had are out of this world and I am sure many are very jealous including myself! We are so happy...More

    Reviewed 3 November 2015

    We visited Simbavati River Lodge for 2 nights and had the most memorable, amazing stay. My boyfriend took me there as a surprise to propose to me and it couldn't have been more special. The staff went to SO much trouble, especially Greg! All my...More

    2  Thank Kirsten O
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 16 November 2015

    Dear Kirsten O Congratulations on your engagement. We were so happy that we could be part of this memorable occasion and all the extras was the least that we could do to make this special moment one of the best moments of your life together....More

    Reviewed 19 October 2015

    I'm just going to get this out of the way up front: Mind Blown! and WOW! (In the best way possible.) We arrived after dark our first night so missed the evening drive, but saw a buffalo kill on the way in. We were welcomed...More

    2  Thank Nx6fly
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 29 October 2015

    Dear Nx6fly Thank you so much for the awesome review! Wow, the details and compliments "blew us away". We also see you as family and we are so happy that we achieved what we set out to do which was to make you feel like...More

    Reviewed 18 October 2015

    We stayed four nights in Simbavati; upon arrival we were greeted by Nyallah grazing right in front of the lodge, as well as staff with hot towels and juice. Tanya outlined procedures and gave us instructions on properly locking doors in our tent to keep...More

    2  Thank Mary J
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 29 October 2015

    Dear Mary Thank you for choosing our lodge for your safari experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at and that you got to see the wild dogs and rhino as that is truly a special sighting for any game drive. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 28 September 2015

    The directions we received to get there were spot on and easy to follow, and upon our arrival we got a very warm welcome with little gifts for the children which they loved - the torches were a huge hit. They are very family friendly...More

    1  Thank ukmorrows
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 14 October 2015

    Dear ukmorrows Thank you for the detailed review. We value your feedback and constructive criticism. We are happy to hear that your kids had a memorable safari experience and that you got to experience wonderful wildlife sightings. Sorry to hear that our field ranger was...More

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    • US$ 842 - US$ 1,154 (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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    "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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    "All rooms were great. Get one a bit further from the public spaces if you like quiet."
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