From R7250 PPS

Simbavati River Lodge

From R7250 PPS



An exclusive African Safari experience awaits you at Simbavati 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. Simbavati River Lodge has an extensive tract of Wilderness (over 9 500 hectares) in which to experience an authentic but affordable African Safari.

An intimate and child-friendly camp, Simbavati River Lodge places emphasis on relaxation. Luxury safari tents and thatched family chalets are comfortably furnished to further enhance your tranquil African Bush experience. The lodge also offers a lounge, bar, restaurant and breathtaking views of the nearby Nhlaralumi river. Breakfast and lunch are 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 occasion.

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. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of landowners 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
  • Room service
  • Safe

On Site Facilities

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

Local Facilities

  • Game Viewing
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours




  • This is a Free Accommodation Participant.
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 20 hours
  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • ****
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • 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

Map Simbavati River Lodge in Timbavati Game Reserve (LIM)  Greater Kruger Park  Kruger National Park (LIM)  Limpopo  South Africa

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.

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