simbavatiAn intimate and child friendly camp, Simbavati River Lodge places emphasis on relaxation. Tents and chalets are comfortably furnished complete with air conditioning, further enhancing your tranquil African Bush experience.

The lodge also offers a lounge, bar, restaurant and breathtaking views of the Nhlaralumi river. Breakfast and lunch is 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 for all guests.

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. Bush walks are also offered but restricted to those over 12 years old. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of land owners 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.

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Our speciality:

  1. Photographic safaris

    Our specialized photographic game drive vehicle is unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry. Under instruction from our professional photographer, you will have the opportunity to experience everything from how to achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot to professional tips on image editing, including both a pre-game drive and post-drive briefing.

  2. Children’s program

    To increase their wildlife knowledge, children are catered for with an activity plan and a large selection of books at their disposal.

  3. Relaxation

    Besides the comfortable accommodation, there is also a lounge and viewing deck to relax with a book from our library shelves. Alternatively make use of the Spa facilities, take a dip in the swimming pool or browse through the curio shop.

Contact Details

Website: www.simbavati.com
Telephone: +27 21 945 3751 or +27 21 945 2466
Email: info@simbavati.com



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