A Day in the Life at Simbavati Trails Camp

Simbavati Trails Camp is where simplicity meets luxury in the heart of the Timbavati wilderness. Expect an authentic, back-to-basics-in-luxury experience that allows you to disconnect from modern complications and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the bush. Differing from the typical safari lodge experience, Trails Camp focuses on guided walking safaris and provides an … Read more

Uplifting our Communities with Eco Children

Through supporting and uplifting local children we, and our guests, can make a difference in the future. Imagine living on the borders of one of Africa’s greatest National Parks, but having never seen a zebra or elephant in reality. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve recognised that the communities surrounding the Greater Kruger area are a … Read more

Camp George- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Camp George - suite deck

Take a journey into Simbavati Camp George’s unique essence and story. We share a glimpse into it’s past, present and future, highlighting what makes it an incredible safari destination with a big heart. Yesterday It began in 1988 when Camp George first opened its doors. Fondly named after its founder, the late George Huysamer, the … Read more

Meet Keith: Guide at Simbavati Fynbos on Sea

At Simbavati Fynbos on Sea, our dedicated guide portrays passion and personalised professionalism which transforms each guest’s experience into an extraordinary journey. Meet Keith, a  true maestro of his craft, with a knack to intertwine knowledge with exploration in nature to create a memorable adventure. Radiating a genuine enthusiasm for showcasing the wonders of the … Read more

Unique Safari Dining Experiences at Simbavati Waterside

Simbavati Waterside is a quintessential, beautiful and enticing safari lodge set in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Those in search of romance will enjoy the lodge’s many intimate spaces, imaginative private dining settings and the joy in knowing that no two meals are ever quite the same. Surprise special touches are added to the experience … Read more

Unearthing the Rich History of Kleinvlei Farm in the Cederberg

Cederberg mountains

The story of Kleinvlei Farm is a captivating journey through time, deeply intertwined with the region’s history and Simbavati Cederberg Ridge’s owning family’s heritage.  A Legacy Born in 1807  Kleinvlei Farm, nestled within the picturesque Cederberg Mountains, has a history dating back to the arrival of Irish settlers in Clanwilliam in 1807. Clanwilliam itself stands … Read more

Meet Molly: A Spa Therapist Who adds to the Tranquility at Simbavati Waterside

In the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Simbavati Waterside is nestled within the tranquil wilderness. There you’ll find a gem that radiates warmth and healing. Molly, one of our beloved spa therapists, is a beacon of positivity and genuine care. With the biggest smile and a heartwarming character, she touches the lives of … Read more

The History of the Cederberg

The Cederberg, a ruggedly beautiful region of South Africa with a remarkable history, tells a story that traverses through time. It spans from the original inhabitants, the San and Khoikhoi people, to colonial explorers, early settlers, and later conflicts and triumphs. The Original Inhabitants  Long before European settlers arrived, the Cederberg was home to the … Read more

What You Need to Know About Simbavati Trails Camp

When considering a journey into the untamed beauty of Simbavati Trails Camp, it’s essential to be prepared. Here’s a guide to the “need to know’s” that will ensure your walking safari adventure at this immersive and unique safari camp is perfect and memorable. 1. The Length of a Walk Guests are led by an experienced … Read more

Interview with Simbavati Trails Camp Head Chef Raphael

Simbavati Trails camp - dining

Set in Big 5 territory within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Simbavati Trails Camp offers an off the grid walking safari with no electricity or WI-FI. This makes for an enchanting, back-to basics-in-luxury experience and the fire-to-table style of cooking sets the tone to the ambience in camp.  The culinary delights that are plated at … Read more