Simbambili Game Lodge

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Simbambili Lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Private and unobtrusive suites make this lodge a must for the romantic at heart. This exquisite location is famed for its regular leopard sightings and abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life. Offering persistent attention to detail for a maximum of 16 guests, and public areas carefully designed to provide homely comfort, the lodge provides specially prepared meals and venues for both entertaining and relaxation.

Sophisticated yet simple suites boast extensive views over savannah grassland that teems with wildlife, and the nearby water hole. The suites all offer ensuite facilities and air conditioning. Each suite has a private plunge pool, viewing deck and sun loungers.

How to get to Simbambili Game Lodge

Access by air from the Hoedspruit Airport which is approximately a 30 minute drive from the lodge. The drive time to Thornybush Game Lodge by road from Johannesburg is approximately 6 - 7 hours.

Activities at Simbambili Game Lodge

Game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, fishing and village tours.

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Simbambili Game Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews 5 View more reviews
Simbambili Game Lodge

Stephanie & Ian Duncan

5

A quiet private lodge, excellent staff. Food and accommodation was excellent, game drives very good, ranger and tracker exceptional knowledge and very friendly

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Atdhe Demhasaj & Qendresa Brucaj

5

Simbambilli was the trip of our lifetime. It has inspired us to go on more safaris in the future. We couldn't believe how close you get to the animals. The rangers and trackers are filled with knowledge and we learned a whole lot. I will probably never go to a zoo again after this trip!

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Henry & Rozanne Wilson

5

This camp scores highly for its accommodation and the number of leopards which we have rarely seen elsewhere. Our room with splash pool was gorgeous and the bed and fittings excellent. We ate very well and there is a great view from the splendid dining/sitting area. Our room did not have a view which was a pity and with a bit of work it could have. The guiding was very skilful and the trackers do actually track, often leaving the vehicle. We saw more varieties of animal and birds at Serandella but that was compensated for by 5 different leopards. We felt we covered some of the same ground a bit too often - although Sabi is unenclosed the are that each lodge can traverse is not unlimited. Certainly it is big enough but by definition sightings are far from from guaranteed eg we did not see rhino at all. This would make it less suitable for first time safari goers. Again the least satisfactory aspect was the allocation of vehicles and guides. If the lodge was full 16 not 12 as I was informed - there would be 8 visitors in each vehicle which we find far too many. Often new people join and we have to cover all the same subjects again and again. We found ourselves switching between vehicles and guides which is not ideal. On this basis I would probably give both lodges scores of high 4 rather than 5

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Simbambili Game Lodge

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Safari

Epic Two Reserve Kruger Safari with Mauritius Holiday

Days
15
Cost Per Person
From $4,600 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
South Africa
Locations
Sabi Sands, Ngala Private Game Reserve
Beach

Panorama Route, Kruger Safari and Seychelles

Days
14
Cost Per Person
From $7,500 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
South Africa
Locations
Sabi Sands, Mahe, Panorama Route
Giraffe

Cape Town, Winelands and extended Kruger Safari Holiday

Days
14
Cost Per Person
From $5,250 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands, Ngala Private Game Reserve