Simbavati River Lodge, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, SOUTH AFRICA
Simbavati River Lodge offers an exclusive and authentic African Big 5 Safari experience over an extensive tract of pristine wilderness in the well-known Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, home to the famous white lions. Set amongst a truly unique landscape with magnificent views over the Nhlaralumi River where the surrounding wilderness can be appreciated sipping exotic cocktails, enjoying authentic cuisine, or simply relaxing.
This intimate, family-friendly lodge boasts contemporary luxury accommodation in luxury safari tents or thatched family chalets elegantly decorated with sophisticated finishes where one can awaken to sights and sounds of the surrounding bush.
Breakfast and lunch are served daily outside on the wooden deck, set out under age-old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, combining African and Western cuisine offering exciting new tastes for the more adventurous as well as for the more conventional preferences. A traditional dinner is served around the campfire in an open-air “Boma”, an experience not to be missed.
The lodge offers Big 5 Safari game drives in the early morning and evening for exceptional game viewing when the animals are most active. Nocturnal animals, including the big cats, are regular sightings at night. Simbavati also offers specialized photographic game drives.
Price per Person**
Luxury Safari Tent
1 May – 30 Jun ’21
Luxury Safari Tent
1 Jul – 30 Sept ’21 (Midweek)
Luxury Safari Tent
1 Jul – 30 Sept ’21 (Weekend)
* FB = Full Board; Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Midweek = Sunday – Thursday
Weekend = Friday & Saturday
.Two game drives daily
T.Daily sundowner drink
.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 R210 per vehicle
.Timbavati Conservation Levy of R 400 per adult per nightItems of a personal nature
.Travel and Medical Insurance
Rates quoted are per person sharing per night
Special rates offered are applicable to South African Residents only
2 Nights minimum stay – recommended length of stay is 3 nights. 1 night stays on request
Children of all ages are welcome at Simbavati River Lodge
Children between 0 – 3 years: no charge and includes all meals
Children between 4 – 11 years: 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets
12 years & older sharing with parents in family chalets will be charged at the applicable 3rd /4th person sharing rates (available on request)
Game Drive Policy for Children
Children 6 years & over are allowed on Game Drives. Families with younger children can arrange a private vehicle prior to arrival
Luxuriate in magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River, Mbali Dam, and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.
LOCATION Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
ACCOMMODATION Luxurious Safari Tent – Our luxurious tented accommodation provides generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck. Tents are spaced adequately far apart to preserve privacy, and they have all the amenities that ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay.
Details: King-sized bed or twin beds, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, separate toilet, outside terrace, and viewing deck.
2 Bedroom Family Chalet – Ideal for families with children. The family chalets include a master bedroom, a twin bedroom as well as a private viewing deck. One of the family chalets can accommodate five persons, while the other two family chalets can accommodate four persons.
Details: King-sized bed and twin beds, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, en suite bathroom with shower, separate toilet, outside terrace, and viewing deck.
Tented Pool Suite – The two luxury glass-fronted, tented Pool suites feature the same décor and facilities as the Luxury suites, uniquely including a private plunge pool and views of savanna bush thickets.
Details: King-sized bed or twin beds, plunge pool, air-conditioning, seating area, minibar, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities, en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, separate toilet, outside terrace, and viewing deck.
8 Luxury en-suite safari tents
3 Thatched en-suite family chalets
Lounge with a selection of books and games
Game viewing deck overlooking the river
Dining on the viewing deck
Informal meeting room/activity room
Wi-Fi in reception, lounge & deck (but very little cell phone reception)
Natural History Tours
SPA Massage treatments in the privacy of your suite.