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1 room, 2 adults

Simbavati River Lodge

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, 1380, South Africa

4-star tentalow in Kruger National Park with spa and safari
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's club (free)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free WiFi
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Simbavati River Lodge

  • Luxury Tent
  • Family Chalet
  • Family Chalet, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Tent

What’s around Simbavati River Lodge


  • In a national park
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 7 min walk
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 21.9 mi / 35.3 km
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 31.7 mi / 51 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 62 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 120 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free airport shuttle from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM *


  • Self parking * on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Full-service spa
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Simbavati River Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the tentalow's full-service spa, Simbavati Spa. Services include body wraps, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open select days. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Simbavati River Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Simbavati River Lodge Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati River Lodge Safari/Tentalow
  • Simbavati River Lodge Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati River Lodge Safari/Tentalow Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati River Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati River Kruger National Park


Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

This property is located in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the reserve.

  • Destination fee: ZAR 381 per person, per night
  • Additional fee: ZAR 140 per person, per night

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Parking is available nearby and costs ZAR 0 per day (0 ft away)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Simbavati River Lodge

  • Does Simbavati River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Simbavati River Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Simbavati River Lodge?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Simbavati River Lodge?
    Yes, there's self parking available (charges apply).
  • Is there a pool at Simbavati River Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Simbavati River Lodge?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Simbavati River Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 5 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Simbavati River Lodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Simbavati River Lodge?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at scheduled times.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 9 reviews

Good 6.0
Buscávamos um safári de alto nível e não tivemos isso. A qualidade dos safáris foi mediana. Fizemos outros em outro lodge e foi imensamente superior (mas o dobro do preço). A ranger era inexperiente e o tracker apático. Na maior parte das vezes, se restringiram a rodar pela reserva e encontrar os animais na sorte. No outro lodge, eles foram totalmente envolvidos e ativos na busca, e os safáris foram emocionantes. Não voltaremos e não recomendamos. A parte isso, o lodge é lindo e a reserva tem uma natureza belíssima. Os animais que vivem por lá são especiais. Vimos os 5 grandes. Também fomos presenteados por uma manada de elefantes que atravessou o rio, bem em frente ao lodge, enquanto tomávamos café da manhã.
Janaina, br4 night romance trip

Simbavati River Lodge

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