A safari lodge set on peaceful riverbanks in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Located on Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Simbavati River Lodge promises an unforgettable safari getaway for couples and families alike with a choice of secluded suites, family-friendly chalets, and luxury tented accommodation. The beautiful river setting complements the traditional safari decor, and the subtle contemporary features enhanced by ample amenities give the ultimate experience of luxury. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger region and offers fantastic Big 5 game-viewing opportunities. One of the clear favourites of this stay is the dining deck with a flood-lit waterhole below it, frequented by herds of elephants. Other classic safari activities include sundowners, night drives, traditional boma dinners, and indulgent spa treatments.

Stay Location

Facilities

Best time to go to Kruger Central

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Like the rest of the park, Kruger Central enjoys rainy summers and dry winters. During the summer months (November to February), the area is lush with greenery and a spoil of baby animals, which makes it a fantastic time of year for a photographic safari. The winter months (May to August) allow for easily spotting animals, due to vegetation thinning out and water sources being scarce.

Rooms

Luxury Safari Tent

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The 6 Luxury Safari Tents offer a king-sized bed (or twin beds) and a game-viewing deck with a river or bush view. Other features include a large en-suite bathroom with a shower, a dressing area with storage space, a double vanity, and an outdoor rain shower.

2 Bedroom Family Chalet 4 Sleeper

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The 2 Bedroom Family Chalet 4 Sleeper boasts a game-viewing deck with a riverfront view. The main bedroom comes with a king-sized bed and the second bedroom with twin beds. The bathroom with its bath and double indoor rain shower can be accessed through one of the bedrooms.

2 Bedroom Family Chalet 5 Sleeper

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The 2 Bedroom Family Chalet 5 Sleeper boasts a game-viewing deck with a riverfront view. The main bedroom comes with a king-sized bed, the second bedroom with twin beds, and there is an option to accommodate 1 extra person. The bathroom with its bath and double indoor rain shower can be accessed through one of the bedrooms.

Tented Pool Suite

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The 2 Tented Pool Suites each offer a king-sized bed (or twin beds) and a game-viewing deck with a solar-heated plunge pool. Sheltered between the bushes, each suite also features an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a double vanity, a dressing area with storage space, and an outdoor rain shower.

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