Simbavati River Lodge

Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate and friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River in the heart of the world famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for up to eighteen guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets. Simbavati takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent big-5 game viewing, breathtaking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.

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SPECIAL: Travel in 2017 and save $2,600 per couple. Subject to availability.
Enjoy a front row seat as the sunrise casts a golden hue across the endless savannah and the wild local residents begin their daily parade. More Info

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Luxury Safari

Accommodation consists of eight twin tents and three thatched family units which each have two bedrooms. All tents are en-suite with different bathroom configurations that include outdoor showers for some. In-room amenities include a hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and a private game viewing deck.

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2 Bedroom Family Suite

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Early morning coffee/tea with rusks. After the morning game drive brunch is served outside on the wooden deck with hot beverages and an English buffet, whilst high tea is served just before the afternoon game drive. Dinner is a festive event alternatively served around the campfire in the open-air boma. Dinner combines African and Western cuisine (with exciting new tastes for the more adventurous as well as more conventional options.) The fully licensed bar caters for alcoholic beverages and includes a wide selection of fine South African wines.

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Guest can enjoy the fabulous spa, and exciting game drives.

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