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  • 8 luxury tents / 3 luxury chalets
  • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

Simbavati takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”.

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.

The focus of the lodge is on the excellent Big 5 game viewing, breathtaking views, in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Located at the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve;
  • Family friendly lodge with kids programs;
  • Big 5 game viewing and birding;
  • Dusk and dawn game drives;
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff;
  • Exceptional viewing on landscape.

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Library
  • Business Centre
  • Gift shop
  • Kiddies Club
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Private Vehicle Available
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Eco Friendly
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security

Activities

The game viewing experience in Timbavati is one of the best in South Africa. The reserve is home to the ‘Big 5’ (lion, leopard, cape buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant).

Timbavati is home to the highest density of lion in the country. The reserve is also frequently traversed by large herds of elephant and buffalo.

The guides and trackers at the lodge are all qualified by and registered with the Field Guides Association of South Africa. As such, they will bring the bush to live with their great interpretation of the sounds, sights, and behaviors that you encounter.

  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Fine Dining
  • High Tea

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Rooms

Room type Features Rates
Luxury Safari Tent
Luxury Safari Tent
Luxury Safari Tent

Available: 6 tents

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Internet Access
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • More

    FROM $541

    TO $756

    Per person per night sharing

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    2-bedroom Family Chalets
    2-bedroom Family Chalets
    2-bedroom Family Chalets

    Available: 3 chalets

    Unit Sleeps: 2 adults and 2 children

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Lounge
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Shower / Outside Shower
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Internet Access
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • More

    FROM $541

    TO $756

    Per person per night sharing

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    Tented Pool Suite
    Tented Pool Suite
    Tented Pool Suite

    Available: 2 Tents

    Unit Sleeps: 2 Adults

    Check-in: From 1:00 PM

    Check-out: To 10:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Plunge Pool
  • Minibar
  • Viewing deck
  • Hair dryer
  • Fan
  • Air conditioner
  • Safe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • More

    FROM $579

    TO $756

    Per person per night sharing

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    Rate Conditions
    • Accommodation
    • Morning & evening game drives 
    • Three meals daily
    • Selected house drinks
    • Teas & coffees
    Dates Rate
    01 Jan 2024 - 20 Dec 2024 Groom Pays: R 9 850 Per night
    01 Jan 2024 - 20 Dec 2024 Bride Pays: R 5 910 Per night

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • All standard meals
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Two game drives per day
    • Three excellent meals per day
    • Teas and coffees
    From $541 per person sharing
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