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From R5250 PPS

Simbavati River Lodge

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From R5250 PPS


An exclusive African Safari experience awaits you at the Timbavati River Lodge, situated in the world famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserve is home to the famous White Lions and offers exceptional game viewing opportunities. Timbavati River Lodge has extensive tracts of Wilderness (over 9 500 hectares) in which to experience an authentic but affordable African safari. The Timbavati River Lodge is currently being upgraded to a four star establishment situated on the site of the old Gomo Gomo Game lodge.

An intimate and child friendly camp, Timbavati River Lodge places emphasis on relaxation. Tents and chalets are comfortably furnished complete with air conditioning, further enhancing your tranquil African Bush experience. The lodge also offers a lounge, bar, restaurant and breathtaking views of the nearby Nhlaralumi river. Breakfast and lunch is served outside on a wooden deck and combines African and Western cuisine offering exciting new tastes for the more adventurous as well as more conventional preferences. Served around the campfire in an open-air boma, Dinner is a memorable occassion for all guests who dine at Timbavati River Lodge.

The lodge offers Big 5 safari Game Drives in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when the animals are most active. Nocturnal animals, including the big cats are regular sightings at night. Currently there are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati including the Big 5 of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant as well as 360 species of bird life. Bush walks are also offered but restricted to those over 12 years old. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of land owners concerned about the degradation of this once pristine Wilderness area. Timbavati is dedicated to conservation by maintaining the biodiversity of species and is also involved in different research projects.


    Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe

    On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

    Local Facilities

  • Game Viewing
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours


Additional Rates Info:
Rates are inclusive of all meals, as well as a morning and afternoon game drive. Children under 12 pay 50% of adult rate when sharing with parents in Family Suite.

Family Rooms

Sleeps 4
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Family Suite with 2 twin-bedded rooms en-suite.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 8000   R 10500
February 2017       R 8000   R 10500
March 2017       R 8000   R 10500
April 2017       R 8000   R 10500
May 2017       R 8000   R 10500
June 2017       R 8000   R 10500
July 2017       R 8000   R 10500
August 2017       R 8000   R 10500
September 2017       R 8000   R 10500
October 2017       R 8000   R 10500
November 2017       R 9160   R 14400
December 2017       R 9160   R 14400

Twin Rooms

Sleeps 2
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Twin bedded luxury safari tent with en-suite bathroom

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 7000   R 5250
February 2017       R 7000   R 5250
March 2017       R 7000   R 5250
April 2017       R 7000   R 5250
May 2017       R 7000   R 5250
June 2017       R 7000   R 5250
July 2017       R 7000   R 5250
August 2017       R 7000   R 5250
September 2017       R 7000   R 5250
October 2017       R 7000   R 5250
November 2017       R 7910   R 5950
December 2017       R 7910   R 5950
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 February 2017
  • This is a Free Accommodation Participant.
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 19 hours
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  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM), Simbavati River Lodge has been voted Best Establishment in Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM) for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM), Simbavati River Lodge has been voted Best Value for Money in Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM) for 2016


Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

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Guest Comments

Simbavati was an amazing experience in the bush! Our stay was luxurious, exciting, entertaining and altogether wonderful! Our dream was to see 'The Big 5' and our dream came true. Our Game Drives, with Mike & Hemmet, were spectacular and our Alaskan guest was in awe every time we ventured out! Obedience assisted us with never-ending enthusiasm and kindness and ensured that our visit will be a long-standing and wonderful memory. All in all, the African Bush, together with Collett, Roy, Gert & the Simbavati Team, certainly worked its special magic on us! Our grateful thanks! We would love to return and would highly recommend this establishment to others.
- Louise Cloete