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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the rooms were still in the process of being renovated and some were partially completed. It should be nice once the entire renovation is done. The food was ok but not great. The service was fantastic particularly by Bishop, the Butler. The activities...More

1  Thank Joel K
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 14 December 2016

Dear Joel K Thank you for your review and feedback it is appreciated. I am sorry to hear that we did not reach your expectations during your stay at our lodge. I have sent your review to our Directors so that they can look into...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you Simbavati and all the fabulous staff for a trip of the life time. Clement, Tabo, Melody, Jeffrey, Kruger, Stephan were all friendly and made things enjoyable. We were very impressed by the cleanliness and he ambience of the place. The rangers and the...More

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Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 1 December 2016

It was our pleasure to treat you to a trip of a life time. We will pass on your compliments to all of our staff, they will be thrilled to hear that they provided you with outstanding service. We hope you will come back and...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment you arrive at simbavati you are made to feel so welcome and comfortable. The staff are professional and friendly and will go out of their way to ensure you are happy and have everything you need. To say they would go the...More

1  Thank evdunstone1
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 November 2016

Dear vdunstone1 Thank you for the lovely review and the kind words. It was our pleasure having you stay a our lodge and treating you to a memorable safari experience. We work hard to provide our guests with the best service in everything that we...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the place to be if you are longing for a warm welcome, great service (thx Obedience!), special nights in the comfy luxury safari tent and of course the best game drives (we were driving with Clemend and Caswell who were amazing and showed...More

Thank RikeHa
Response from Simbavati, Online Marng Managerketi at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 22 November 2016

Dear RikeHa We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at our lodge and that you got to see the "Big 5" We will pass on your compliments to the various staff, they love getting the feedback regarding their service. We hope...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We visited River Lodge along with family - 13 people with both grown ups and kids. We had a highly enjoyable time and felt at home from the beginning. All in all we find the lodge and the housing to be very luxurious, comfortable and...More

Thank PeterHolmboe
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati River LodgeResponded 1 November 2016

Dear PeterHolmboe Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at our lodge. South Africa is the best and we are glad we could show case it to your...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
18 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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"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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"Listen to the staff -- don't go out at night alone."
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