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Simbavati River Lodge Luxury Safari Tent Accommodation

Our luxurious tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck. Tents are spaced adequately far apart to ensure privacy, and they have all of the amenities to ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay.

  • We have 8 luxurious safari tents
  • All tents are twin bedded with an en-suite bathroom
  • Inside and outside shower only (no baths)

Simbavati River Lodge Tent Facilities

  • En-suite bathroom with inside and outside shower
  • Double vanity basin
  • Wardrobe with coat hangers
  • Air-conditioning
  • 2 point plug converters
  • Complimentary room amenities
  • Private game viewing deck
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Eco-friendly insect spray
  • Hair-dryer
  • Filtered cold water
  • Mini bars with drinks and snacks
  • Electric blankets on beds for the winter
  • Laundry service
  • All tents are non-smoking rooms (smoking is permitted on your private deck of your room)

Simbavati River Lodge Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Simbavati River Lodge.

There is a children’s activity room with a selection of toys/board games. Children will receive an activity booklet on arrival (coloured pencils available to use at reception). Children under the age of 13 will be taken to look at tracks and signs in the bush by a tracker after Breakfast. Board games and books available in the lounge area.

Child Rates:

0 to 3 years - no charge and the rate includes all meals.
4 to 11 years - 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets.
12 years+ - sharing with parents in a family chalet; 3rd/4th person rate is applicable.

If a child shares with a parent in our Luxury Safari Tents the per person sharing rate is applicable.

Children of all ages have to pay the compulsory conservation fee of R180 per child (subject to change).

Children 6 years & over are allowed on Game Drives. Families with younger children can arrange a private vehicle prior to arrival. Please ask us for our Children at Simbavati Document if you require further information.

Baby-sitting during the game drives/evening meals is possible by prior arrangement and at an additional cost (R45 per hour). This needs to be pre-booked.

Simbavati River Lodge Rates

Luxury Tents
Accommodation Dates Luxury Tent
per person sharing
Luxury Tent
single rate
01 Nov 17 – 31 Oct 18 R5 950 R7 910

Please note: A surcharge of R1,000 pppn (RACK RATE) will be added for 2 pax wanting to book a 2-bedroom chalet.

Includes: All standard meals, accommodation, two game drives per day and a sundowner drink (from 01 Nov 2016). Interpretive bush walks with an armed field guide are offered subject to availability.

Excludes: All other drinks, baby-sitting, transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature, Timbavati Conservation Levy (which may be prepaid) of R200 per person payable at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R140 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

Payment: A 10% deposit is due within 7 days (for FIT) or 25% within 14 days (for Groups) from date of reservation to guarantee the booking. Easter and Christmas periods’ bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be settled 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests.

Compulsory Conservation Fee: 
The lodge will collect R328 per person per day (subject to change without prior notice) for conservation fees on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid. 


Timbavati Conservation Levy: 01 January - 31 December 2018 
R 328 per person, per day (12 years and older)
R 164 per child, per day (under 12 years)

(*Conservation fee increasing to R368 for adults & R184 for children from 01 January 2019)

Cancellation fees (up to 3 rooms, for 4 or more rooms see T & C’s):

  • Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 10% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 31 to 60 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 15 to 30 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee of the full booking value

Value Added Extras

Honeymoon Bonus:
  • Complimentary sparkling wine
  • Romantic turndown
  • Private dinner
  • Staff singing with a cake
  • Birthday message

Simbavati River Lodge General Information

  • Simbavati River Lodge is family friendly. Children of all ages welcome (please refer to our child policy)
  • Groups are welcome with an exclusive use lodge rate on offer
  • We offer photographic safaris with a specialised photographic vehicle
  • Filtered water is provided on game drives, in the rooms and at the lodge at no additional cost
  • Malaria area
  • No pets allowed
  • Laundry service available
  • No bush walks are possible
  • Credit card facilities available
  • Wheel chair friendly