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In the heart of the Timbavati Game Reserve, the Simbavati River Lodge offers the chance of a face-to- face encounter with Africa’s incredibly varied wildlife from the lodge’s private viewing decks.

Simbavati River Lodge combines the rustic appeal of an African game with stylish modern interiors. Choose from 2-bedroom family suites or luxurious Safari Tents, all feature air conditioning private outdoor decks overlooking the Nhlaralumi River. The spacious family have a large bathroom twin wash-basins, a shower and deep, free-standing bath.

Each morning and evening, Simbavati Lodge offers game drives conducted by experienced rangers and trackers, providing the opportunity to photograph some of the reserve’s incredible array of wildlife that includes the 'big 5' - lions, leopards, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

Afterwards you can sit around the campfire and enjoy traditional African cuisine often prepared on the 'braai' or barbecue.

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En-suite chalet with 2 rooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. Family Rooms are equipped with eco-friendly air-conditioning and offers a private game viewing deck.The room rate is inclusive of : * Accommodation and all meals (excluding beverages and gratuities) * Tea and coffee * 2 x Game drives per day (conducted in an open safari vehicle)

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This Twin Room is located in a luxury safari tent and features an en-suite bathroom and a private game viewing deck.The room rate is inclusive of : * Accommodation and all meals (excluding beverages and gratuities) * Tea and coffee * 2 x Game drives per day (conducted in an open safari vehicle)

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This family chalet includes 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It is equipped with eco-friendly air-conditioning and offers a private game viewing deck.The room rate is inclusive of : * Accommodation and all meals (excluding beverages and gratuities) * Tea and coffee * 2 x Game drives per day (conducted in an open safari vehicle)

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This suite's standout feature is the pool with a view. Featuring a private entrance, this air-conditioned suite is comprised of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. The unit features a minibar, garden views, a terrace and wine/champagne is featured for guests. The unit offers 1 bed.

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Facilities of Simbavati River Lodge

General
Free parking, On-site parking, Parking

Services
Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
Bar, Packed lunches, Restaurant, Room service, Special diet menus (on request)

Pools and wellness
Massage, Outdoor pool, Outdoor pool (all year), Spa and wellness centre

Transportation
Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Front-desk/reception area services
Concierge service, Luggage storage, Safety deposit box

Common areas
Shared lounge/TV area, Terrace

Entertainment and children services
Babysitting/child services, Kids' club

Cleaning services
Daily maid service, Ironing service, Laundry

Miscellaneous
Air conditioning, Designated smoking area, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout

Hotel Policies

Check-In
From 14:30 hours

Check-Out
Untill 11:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
Please inform Simbavati River Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Please note: the rate quoted includes game rides and full board.
Please note that compulsory conservation levies are applicable and excluded from the rates. These are payable prior to or on arrival.
Please note : Timbavati Conservation fee will increase to R 400 per adult per night, R 200 per child under 12 per night from 01 January 2020
A gate entrance fee of ZAR 160 per vehicle is applicable and payable upon entrance to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Please contact the property directly for further information.
Conservation Levies and Additional Reserve Fees (subject to change)
Conservation levies will be added to invoices for prepayment, or collected at the lodge directly.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023: R510 per adult per night and R255 per child under 12 years per night. 1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024: R575 per adult per night and R288 per child under 12 years per night.
Klaserie Private Nature Reserve: 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023: R450 per person per night for any person 12 years and older. 1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024: R480 per person per night for any person 12 years and older.
Self-drive guests: A vehicle entrance fee of R280 is only payable at the Timbavati or Klaserie Control Gate All conservation levies and other reserve fees are subject to change without prior notice. Conservation levies for 1 Jan 2025 to 31 Dec 2025
The above-published conservation levies may change without prior notice if there are changes made by the reserve.

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