• WELCOME TO SIMBAVATI
    WELCOME TO SIMBAVATI
    WELCOME TO SIMBAVATI
  • HILLTOP LODGE
  • RIVER LODGE
  • INCREDIBLE SIGHTINGS
  • TRANQUIL & INTIMATE
  • CLOSE UP GAME VIEWING
  • RELAX & REJUVENATE
  • FLOODLIT WATERHOLE

WELCOME TO SIMBAVATI SAFARI LODGES

THE LODGES

 

HILLTOP LODGE

Situated within the world renowned and beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park – guarantees an exclusive, authentic and unforgettable African Safari experience.
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RIVER LODGE

An intimate and family friendly camp built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, a beautiful watercourse in the summer months when rain is plentiful, and a dry riverbed in the winter months.
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UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry is our specialized photographic game drive vehicle
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SPA

To pay homage to our unparalleled cultural heritage, we bring you traditional African massage.
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Exciting, close up game viewing experiences.   

Guests enjoy 2 game activities per day, each approximately 3 hours long.
Morning game activities include a coffee/tea stop in the bush.
Afternoon/evening game activities includes a sundowner stop in the bush.
Game is viewed from an open 4 x 4 Land Rover.
We have experienced rangers and trackers.
There are excellent photographic opportunities.
There are over 40 mammal species including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino).
There are over 360 bird species.
Guests have a chance to see the white lion in its natural habitat.
Guests can request a vehicle/ranger on a private basis.

Private Vehicle Rates: Valid until 31 October 2015

Private vehicle/ranger R 5000.00 per day.
Private photographic vehicle/ranger R 6600.00 per day.
You traverse over 12,000 hectares of the big-5 game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as other species such as kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, monkey to name a few.

Nocturnal animals, including the big cats, are regularly sighted on night drives. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve was initiated in 1956 by a group of land owners which was 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.

White Lions of the Timbavati

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is one of the few places in the world where you have the opportunity to see the unique white lion in their natural environment. The resident lion prides of Timbavati carry the recessive gene "chinchillia' that is responsible for this unusual anomaly. Two white lions were born into resident prides, and guests have a great chance of seeing these cubs while visiting Simbavati River Lodge.
Summer and Winter Game Drive Times:

September to April:
Morning drive: 05h20 - 09h00
Afternoon/evening drive: 16h00 - 19h15

May to August:
Morning drive: 06h15 - 09h20
Afternoon/evening drive: 15h20 - 18h20