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Simbavati River Lodge, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, this intimate, family-friendly camp is built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River - a beautiful watercourse in the summer months when rain is plentiful, and a dry riverbed in the drier winter months.

Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati River Lodge is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets.

Room Category Nights Meal Basis* Validity dates Price per Person**
Luxury Safari Tent 1 FB  1 May - 30 June '21 (Midweek) R2 900
Luxury Safari Tent 1 FB  1 May - 30 June '21 (Weekend) R3 650
*FB = Full Board ; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Two game drives daily
  • Daily sundowner drink
  • 15% VAT
  • Beverages not included above
  • Activities not included above
  • Timbavati Conservation Levy of R100 per adult per night
  • Timbavati Conservation Levy of R 400 per adult per nightGate Entrance Fee of R 190 per vehicle
  • Timbavati Conservation Levy of R 400 per adult per nightItems of a personal nature
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Midweek = Sunday – Thursday
  • Weekend = Friday & Saturday

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.
Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and surrounded by 12 000 hectares of wildlife and rich wilderness in which you can experience an authentic and affordable African safari.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Accommodation consists of eight luxury tents and three chalets which are all privately situated, comfortably furnished and feature en-suite facilities.
8 Luxurious Tents - Luxurious accommodation offering generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck. Tents are spaced adequately far apart to ensure privacy, and they have all of the amenities to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay.  All tents are twin bedded with an en-suite bathroom. Bathroom configuration differs with either inside shower and outside bath, or inside bath and outside shower
3 Family Chalets - Each consists of two separate bedrooms sharing one bathroom. One of the family chalets can accommodate five persons, whilst the other two family chalets can accommodate four persons.
  • En-suite bathroom with seperate bath and shower
  • Outside shower/bath (only in the Luxury Tents)
  • Double vanity basin
  • Wardrobe with coat hangers
  • Air-conditioning
  • 2 point plug converters
  • Complimentary room amenities
  • Private game viewing deck
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Eco-friendly insect spray
  • Hair-dryer
  • Filtered cold water
  • Mini bars with drinks and snacks
  • Electric blankets on beds for the winter
**All tents are non-smoking rooms (smoking is permitted on your private deck of your room)
Enjoy an early morning cup of coffee/tea with rusks before embarking on the game drive. After the morning game drive, breakfast is served outside on the wooden deck.
A light lunch is served just before the afternoon game drive.  Dinner is a festive event which is alternatively served around the campfire in the open-air boma or in the thatched dining area.  Dinner consists of an African and Western cuisine with exciting tastes for the more adventurous as well as various conventional options.
The bar caters for alcoholic beverages and also includes a wide selection of fine South African wines.
  • Lounge with a selection of books and games
  • Curio shop
  • Bar
  • Game viewing deck overlooking the river
  • Dining on the viewing deck
  • Open air boma
  • Informal meeting room/activity room
  • Swimming pooL
  • Spa
  • Wheel chair friendly
  • Laundry Facility available - at additional cost

  • Early morning tea/coffee overlooking the river on the deck
  • Game drive (approx 3+ hours) including a coffee/tea stop in the bush
  • Mid morning breakfast/brunch on the dining deck
  • Afternoon high tea (combination of high tea & Lunch) on the dining deck
  • Afternoon/evening game drive (approx 3+ hours). With a sundowners stop in the bush
  • Dinner on the deck or sometimes around the fire in the open air boma (weather permitting)

Wi-Fi in reception, lounge & deck (but very little cell phone reception).

To pay homage to our unparalleled cultural heritage, Simbavati Spa brings you traditional African massage. Indulge in a selection of our country’s authentic and traditional massage techniques with highly skilled and trained therapists who will relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

The Timbavati is home to -
Over 40 mammals, including the Big Five: Lion, African elephant, African Buffalo, African leopard and black rhinoceros.
Over 360 bird species.
79 species of reptile.
49 species of fish.
85 listed species of tree.


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