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    Simbavati River Lodge

    Northern Sector of the Timbavati, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 6 September 2015

    We looked long and hard before we booked our first safari and chose simbavati because it was slightly outwith the normal safari trail.. I'm not one to follow the crowds!! Wow we were not disappointed. We were met by Itu as we arrived with drinks...More

    1  Thank Laura C
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Laura Thank you so much for the detailed review. We are thrilled that we made your safari an outstanding experience! You won't get a better safari so you have to come back and visit us again :) We will pass on your compliments to...More

    Reviewed 2 September 2015

    Beautiful entrance and lounge area. Dining on the terrace overlooking a waterhole where animals, large and small, come and go. Food excellent but a little disappointed with our luxury tent. Cleanliness not an issue, but quite small, with nowhere to sit. Bathroom brick built, attached...More

    1  Thank Lynne M
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Lynne M Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our food. We appreciate your feedback regarding the tent accommodation, your comments have been passed onto the shareholders to review for...More

    Reviewed 2 September 2015

    Timbavati Reserve has plenty of leopards. We were lucky enough to see wild dogs as well (but no lions at that time). Private véhicles available for safaris at a very reasonable price, which is a unique opportunity for photographers. Rangers knwo how to park the...More

    1  Thank Marion490
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Marion. Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon with us, we are happy that we could surprise and spoil you. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary. Wishing you...More

    Reviewed 31 August 2015

    What an awesome experience -Gert and his team are absolutely wonderful.Roy thank you for the warm,hearty welcome from you!. Rekson our ranger,Daniel our tracker,are so skilled and professional! We learned so much with every drive! The wild dog and leopard sightings were very special,if you...More

    Thank Rochelle979
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 9 September 2015

    Dear Rochelle Thank you for the review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass on all your compliments to our staff, they will be so happy to hear that they managed to wow you and provide you...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2015

    A wonderful gem in the heart of the Timbavati.The rates were very reasonable and i must compliment them on the food. The venison; Impala shank the one night and Kudu potjie the second night ,were the best i have ever had. Well done !! The...More

    Thank aquila_rapax
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 31 August 2015

    Dear Aquila_rapax Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we will pass on your compliments to our staff especially Mike. He will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his guideing. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed our Impala and...More

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    • Kruger National Park >
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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
    18 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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