Right at the heart of Big 5 country, Simbavati River Lodge’s experienced and knowledgeable wildlife guides will take guests on thrilling journeys into the bush. In open-sided 4×4 vehicles you will view and photograph lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as other big game species including kudu, zebra and giraffe. Rangers also bring to life the wonders of the bird life in the reserve where there are over 360 recorded species to see at Simbavati River Lodge.

A wonderful way to get closer to nature and to feel the natural adrenalin of the bush at Simbavati River Lodge is to track game on foot with an experienced, armed guide. Enjoy dawn at Simbavati River Lodge with coffee and African rusks on the deck before setting out into the bush to watch the animals in the soft morning light.

A hearty safari brunch awaits on return to Simbavati River Lodge, followed by an afternoon relaxing on a sun lounger by the poolside or in the cool comfort of one of the luxury tents or chalets. Read a book from Simbavati River Lodge’s in-house library on one of the expansive decks with magnificent views over the river, or perhaps retreat to the spa for a pampering massage or treatment.

After a generous high tea in the late afternoon, Simbavati River Lodge guests can take to the wilds again on an evening safari, stopping for sundowners along the way and a toast to the setting sun. For those who can’t get enough of the wildlife, night drives are offered and are often a great time to spot big cats.

Enjoy real African night noises drifting across the Kruger National Park and in through the window of your luxury accommodation at Simbavati River Lodge.


Lise Kargaard

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Honeymoon – Simbavati, Lion Sands & Cape Town

This honeymoon couple combined two safari lodges in the Kruger area - one in the Timbavati Game Reserve and the other in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with a few nights in Cape Town. They saw all of the Big Five and more and had dining, driving, hiking fun in Cape Town - the perfect honeymoon!

Detailed review of a safari at Simbavati River Lodge

Two friends were offered discounted flight tickets to South Africa and took some 'last minute' time off work to go on safari in the Timbavati after a few days in Cape Town. Ilze put their trip together and was spot on with her choice of safari lodge.

First time on safari : Cape Town, Kruger and Botswana

Starting in Cape Town, the gateway to Africa, these clients then went on safari to 3 different locations - Simbavati River Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve, Umkukbe Safari Lodge in the famous Sabi Sands and then onto Muchenje Safari Lodge up in the Chobe region of Botswana.