Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Nature Reserve

Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Nature Reserve

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Accommodation Category: Birding, Bushveld, Greater Kruger Park, Honeymoon, Limpopo, Lodge, Private Nature Reserve, and Tented AccommodationAccommodation Tags: big5, family, GreaterKruger, photographic-safari, Safari, Simbavati, Tents, Timbavati, and white lions

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  • Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, this intimate, family-friendly camp is 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 drier winter months.

    Shaded by age-old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, Simbavati River Lodge is warm and welcoming, with a generous contemporary design and accommodation for guests in luxury tented rooms or thatched chalets.

    Simbavati River Lodge in Timbavati Nature Reserve takes its name from the local Shangaan language, translated as “the place where the lions come down from the stars”. The focus of the lodge is on the excellent big-5 game viewing, breath-taking views, friendly and knowledgeable staff in an environment where guests are made to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment they arrive.

    Simbavati River Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and surrounded by 12 000 hectares of wildlife and rich wilderness in which you can experience an authentic and affordable African safari.

    Game Viewing at Simbavati River Lodge

    Simbavati River Lodge offers game drives in the early morning and evening when game viewing are most active. Game drives are conducted by experienced field guides and Shangaan trackers in open 4X4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities.

     

    Photographic Safaris in Timbavati Nature Reserve

    Unmatched in the wildlife photographic industry is the specialized photographic game drive vehicle at Simbavati River Lodge –based in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Northern region of the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the two reserves the animals move freely within more than 20 000 square kilometers of wilderness area.

    The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is renowned for its great wildlife sightings some of which are the endangered white lion, leopard, wild dog, cheetah and many, many more – combined with our photographic vehicle, a professional wildlife photographer and Simbavati River Lodge – it promises to be an unforgettable experience.

    Our professional photographer will ensure that you benefit from one on one instruction on everything from how to achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot to professional tips on image editing, including both a pre-game drive and post-drive briefing.

     

    Fiche d’information de Simbavati

    Un Safari Africain, une expérience exclusive vous attend au Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Nature Reserve, situé près d’une rivière au cœur de la réserve naturelle privée, de renommée mondiale, Timbavati au sein de cette région que l’on nomme le Grand Park Kruger. Cette réserve abrite les fameux Lions blancs et offre des possibilités exceptionnelles pour observer la faune africaine. Le Simbavati River Lodge possède un vaste territoire sauvage (plus de 12, 000 hectares). Parfait pour vivre un safari authentique.

    Tôt le matin et en fin d’après-midi/le soir, pendant les heures ou les animaux sont plus actifs, le Lodge vous propose des excursions « Big 5 »1. Des animaux nocturnes, dont les grands félins sont souvent aperçus lorsqu’il fait nuit. On compte actuellement, dans le Timbavati, plus de 40 espèces de mammifères y compris les « Big 5 », lions, léopards, rhinocéros, buffles et éléphants, ainsi que 360 espèces d’oiseaux.

    Simbavati River Lodge – Timbavati Nature Reserve Informationsblatt

    Ein exklusives afrikanisches Safari-Erlebnis erwartet Sie in der Simbavati River Lodge, gelegen im weltbekannten Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, einem Teil des „Greater Kruger Park“. Das Reservat beheimatet unter anderem die berühmten weißen Löwen und bietet die Gelegenheit zu außergewöhnlichen Wildbeobachtungen. Im unmittelbaren Umfeld der Simbavati River Lodge liegt ein über 12.000 Hektar großes Areal nahezu unberührter Wildnis, in dem Sie eine authentische afrikanische Safari erleben können.

    Jeweils in den frühen Morgenstunden und am späten Nachmittag/Abend werden Big 5 Pirschfahrten durchgeführt, also in der Zeit in der die Tiere am aktivsten sind. Dabei ist es keine Seltenheit, dass man vor allem nachtaktive Tiere einschließlich der großen Katzen beobachten kann. Momentan befinden sind über 40 Säugetierarten in dem Timbavati Gebiet, inklusive der Big 5, das heißt Löwen, Leoparden, Nashörner, Büffel und Elefanten – sowie 360 Vogelarten.

    Simbavati Fotosafaris in Zusammenarbeit mit Nikon

    Zu bestimmten Terminen bieten wir auch spezielle Fotosafaris mit festen Abfahrtszeiten an. Passionierte Fotografen werden von einem professionellen Nikon -Fachmann auf allen Pirschfahrten begleitet und erhalten von ihm die Anleitung für excellente Tieraufnahmen. Sie können dafür gerne Ihre eigene Ausrüstung mitbringen, es steht Ihnen aber auch Einiges an Ausrüstung in der Lodge zur Verfügung. Auf den Fotosafaris benutzen wir unsere speziell auf die Fotografie ausgerichteten Fahrzeuge mit vier drehbaren Sitzen, speziellen Kamerahalterungen und niedrigerer Karosserie für großartige Fotomotive. Falls Sie an weiteren Details interessiert sind, stellen wir Ihnen gern unser Fotosafari-Faltblatt zur Verfügung. Sie haben auch die Möglichkeit, unser Foto-Fahrzeug mit Wildführer privat zu buchen; nachfolgend finden Sie eine entsprechende Preisübersicht

    Simbavati River Lodge - Timbavati Nature Reserve

    Simbavati River Lodge Timbavati Nature Reserve

  • Pay 3 stay 4
    About the special
    Includes: All standard meals, accommodation, two game drives per day

    Excludes: Drinks, baby-sitting, transfers, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
    Compulsory Conservation Fee:
    The lodge will collect R200 per person (subject to change without prior notice) for conservation fees on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid.
    This special is only valid for travel during the following travel dates.
    09 Jan - 31 Jan 2017
    01 May - 30 Jun 2017
    This special excludes travel over long weekends and public holidays. It is not applicable to group bookings, existing reservations, or in conjunction with other offers

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  • Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
    Hoedspruit
    Limpopo
    South Africa
  • Facilities:

    • 8 Luxury en-suite safari tents
    • 3 Thatched en-suite family chalets
    • Lounge with a selection of books and games
    • Curio shop
    • Bar
    • Game viewing deck overlooking the river
    • Dining on the viewing deck
    • Open air boma
    • Informal meeting room/activity room
    • Swimming pool
    • Wi-Fi in reception, lounge & deck (but very little cell phone reception)
    • Spa
    • Wheel chair friendly

  • 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:
    • Between 0 - 3 years; no charge and includes all meals.
    • 4 - 11 years: 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets
    • 12 years and older sharing with parents in family chalets; 3rd/4th person rate applicable
    • Child sharing with a parent in our Luxury Tents; per person sharing rate applicable
    Important:

    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.

  • Rooms:

    2 Bedroom Family Suite
    Simbavati River Lodge has 3 thatched family chalets.

    All with 2 bedrooms and en-suite with shower and bath and each chalet has its own private game viewing deck.

    Bed configuration differs slightly for each chalet:
    Chalet 1 has 2 twin bedded rooms.
    Chalet 2 has 1 twin bedded room and 1 triple bedded room.
    Chalet 3 has 1 king bedded room and 1 twin bedded room.

    Please note: The bathroom leads from one of the bedrooms - not from a central lobby.
    Luxury Safari Tent
    Simbavati River Lodge has 8 luxury safari tents.

    All are twin bedded with en-suite bathroom and each tent has its own private game viewing deck.

    Bathroom configuration differs with either an inside shower and outside bath, or an inside bath and outside shower.

    Room facilities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony / Deck
    • En-Suite
    • Hair Dryer
    • Outside Shower
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • Tea / Coffee Mini Bar

  • Terms:

    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

  • Normal Rates:

    01 Nov 16 – 31 Oct 17
    Luxury tents
    Sharing rate @R5250 per person per night
    Single rate @R7000pppn
    Family chalet R5250 pppn
    Family chalet with 3rd or 4th person @ R3935 pppn
    Children 4-11 years R2625 pppn

    Child Rates:
    • Between 0 - 3 years; no charge and includes all meals.
    • 4 - 11 years: 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets
    • 12 years and older sharing with parents in family chalets; 3rd/4th person rate applicable
    • Child sharing with a parent in our Luxury Tents; per person sharing rate applicable
    Important:

    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.

    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. Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

    EXCLUDES: Drinks, baby-sitting, transfers, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
    Compulsory Conservation Fee:
    The lodge will collect R200 per person (subject to change without prior notice) for conservation fees on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid.

    The Timbavati conservation levy increases to R215 from 01 March 2017.