The magnificent Simbavati River Lodge

The beautiful Simbavati River Lodge is located in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, nestled amongst old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees. Situated along the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, the camp is made up of luxury tented rooms and thatched chalets.

The Simbavati River Lodge offers extreme comfort and elegance. The surrounding features provide so much to explore and experience, such as the rich wilderness, Big 5 viewings and many other wildlife sightings.

Lodge facilities

The accommodation is truly something special. The lodge consists of eight luxurious en-suite safari tents and three en-suite thatched chalets. Each suite is privately situated, and fully furnished, designed for your comfort.

While relaxing between game drives, you may feel the urge to explore outside of the comfort of your suite. Guests can enjoy the luxury of the lounge, fully stocked bar with local products, open air boma, dining on the viewing deck and taking a dip in the swimming pool.


The lodge offers two game drives a day - early morning and late afternoon. This is when animals are most active, therefore great sightings await. Early morning game drives are accompanied by a coffee/tea break, followed by a full breakfast on the dining deck. Afternoon games drives go into the evening where you'll stop off to watch the sunset while enjoying a beverage to your satisfaction.

The food says a lot of the chef's cooking abilities. They produce exciting tastes and will make your mouth explode with flavour.


Simbavati River Lodge constantly looks to ensure that their guests feel at home. Treat yourself to a spa treatment before relaxing around the pool area, or visit the curio shop to purchase a memento in order to remind you of your stay.

Relaxing throughout the day will certainly lift your energy levels for the afternoon game drive and help build your appetite for bush snacks and an African dinner.

The magnificent Simbavati River Lodge exceeds all expectations. With such high standards, this unique destination is the ideal getaway for ticking a safari trip off your bucket list.