5 Day All-Inclusive Greater Kruger with Simbavati

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In terms of an all-Inclusive top wildlife experience, it doesn't get much better than this! Enjoy 5-days at Simbavati River Lodge, in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve.

Overview

Experience luxury safari at Simbavati River Lodge while viewing the wildlife that Africa is famous for. The lodge is situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park and offers excellent game viewing including all the Big Five and is home to rare white lions and wild dogs. The Simbavati River Lodge will make you feel at ease with its attentive staff and luxury accommodation.

Day 1: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger

Begin your journey in Johannesburg with a flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport. On your arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be met and have a short transfer to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and to the Simbavati River Lodge where you'll spend 5 days in comfortable luxury whilst exploring the African bushveld.

Simbavati River Lodge enjoys a unique setting on the banks of Kruger Park’s Nhlaralumi River in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. Your stay is in one of the luxury safari tents which has spacious game-viewing decks with either a river or bush view. Explore the facilities and every step unveils a new surprise, whether it's a dainty impala crossing your path or a romantic place in which to relax.

In the late afternoon, you'll head out into the bush for up-close animal encounters, and to witness the most spectacular red-sky sunset you will ever see. Be sure to be on the lookout for the reserve's famous white lion.

Day 2-4: On Safari

Dawn and dusk game drives are offered. Enjoy traversing the vast open tracts of the bush with your ranger who will make a note of what you hope to see on your South African safari. Your guide is often a keen photographer and will be conscious and considerate if your mission is to capture sightings on camera. The morning drive includes a refreshment stop before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

The rest of the day is yours to do as you choose.

Between game drives, you could enjoy a game-viewing experience of note just sitting on the deck as wildlife comes and goes from the waterhole right below the dining deck. You could rest by the pool before lunch or relax in your suite.

After high tea, the evening drive pauses for intimate sundowners at a scenic spot along the way, after which your ranger will search for nocturnal wildlife with a spotlight on the way back to the lodge.

Day 5: Final Game Drive

This is the final day of your safari in Timbavati. After a morning activity and breakfast, you'll say farewell to the African bush. Depart Timbavati Private Game Reserve by returning to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward air transfer to Johannesburg.

*Price based on a stay in a luxury tented suite, prices for different room types on request

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Inclusions

4 nights at Simbavati River Lodge
Private game-viewing deck
River or bush views available
Outdoor rain-shower
2x safari activites, daily
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
All meals & beverages
Return flights from/to Johannesburg
Return transfers to the lodge
Park fees
All taxes / VAT

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What our guests say about Nelia

March 28, 2024
Experienced a double booking
Before payment, we experienced an issue of double booking, where suddenly our chosen lodging is only available for 2 out of 4 days. I hope Safari.com can improve their system to avoid this in the future. While it will be an inconvenience on our part to have to move lodging half way, we also understand the high demand of the lodging as we make the booking just 5 months before departure. I really appreciate Nelia's quick action informing us and providing an alternative plan which works for us. Overall it was quite a smooth booking process.
LG
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SG
March 28, 2024
Safari.com was helpful start to finish
Safari.com was helpful start to finish. The sign up process was clear, the support was great as we tailored our experience. Directions were perfect to get there. Everything in the safari was as we thought it would be and even better. It literally was the trip of a lifetime and exceeded our expectations.
Sandy
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CA
March 5, 2024
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Sheryl Vesel
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Jun 13, 2024
7-nights Safari
I made a reservation for a 7-night safari trip to two specific Private Game Reserves in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, for one of the busiest months in Kruger: August. This reservation was made at the last minute. (3 days ago). A reservation that had some special features, with choices from someone who has already done (my husband and I) several safaris in other African countries. The architecture and design of the lodges are important to us on a professional level. And the Private Game Reserves had to be the best. Anja Meyer, from Safari.com, started and completed the reservation process in 4 days, two of which were weekends. Very efficient, fast and understanding what we wanted for our week in the bush. We are "addicted" to safaris, wildlife, bush, landscapes, nature... and we love Africa and the Africans. We can't wait for August to arrive. Thank you!
Maria joao Demony
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PT
Jun 12, 2024
My first experience a number of months…
My first experience a number of months back wasn't as I wanted. I picked up with Dolan a little after this to find when the best time to Safari was with the chance of seeing the "big 5" and he was so helpful, guiding me to July-September. With the cooler winter months being the better chances to see more wildlife and the big five. This lead me on to deal with Jayson. Jayson has pulled out all the stops, working past 9pm Cape Town time( 8pm London UK) to help meet my needs. I travel out on 6th July and cannot wait, Thank you Dolan and Jayson. Julian Bingle, London, UK.
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Jun 11, 2024
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely…
Sara Van Coillie has been extremely helpful in making our Namibia trip fantastic! We have emails up on emails of Sara answering all my (many) questions months and months before our trip. I've had last minute questions and requests right before and during our trip and she always responds with record time and helps us out. I feel all of our needs have been met and I couldn't be happier with Sara as our travel representative! Highly recommend her! :)
Alisha Strand
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Jun 10, 2024
Pascal John extremely helpful,efficient and knowledgeable
Pascal John was very helpful with recommendations for our Safari Booking. He responded to all our emails and txt messages extremely quickly, especially given the time difference. He also sent videos of his recent experience at the lodges which was especially helpful.
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Jun 10, 2024
Leche was very responsive and really…
Leche was very responsive and really helpful. She found a reserve in the Sabi Sands that is perfect for our budget and our dates. We are very excited for our trip!
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Jun 9, 2024
South Africa Trip
Shann was very helpful and was always quick to respond to any questions that I had. She provided with multiple options for each stage of our trip, and overall provided a great service. Would highly recommend!
Tom
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Jun 8, 2024
Thanks Pascal you are amazing!
From the moment we arrived in South Africa, our safari adventure was nothing short of extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of the African wilderness, we found ourselves surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kruger National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Our accommodation was luxurious yet seamlessly integrated into the natural environment, offering us stunning views of the savannah from the comfort of our private deck. Each day began with an exhilarating sunrise game drive, where our expert guide shared his deep knowledge and passion for the local wildlife. Witnessing the "Big Five" was an awe-inspiring experience that left us in complete awe of nature's magnificence. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we felt safe while immersing ourselves in the wilderness. Evenings were equally enchanting, with sundowner drinks enjoyed against the backdrop of a fiery African sunset, followed by sumptuous dinners under the starlit sky. The cuisine was a delightful fusion of local flavors and gourmet dishes, perfectly complementing the day's adventures. The sense of community at the lodge was heartwarming. The staff were attentive, ensuring every need was met with a smile, and fellow travelers quickly became friends as we shared stories around the campfire. Our South African safari was more than just a holiday; it was a transformative journey that connected us with nature and left us with lasting memories. For anyone seeking an adventure that combines luxury, education, and unparalleled wildlife encounters, a safari in South Africa is an absolute must. We left with hearts full of gratitude and a profound appreciation for the natural world, eagerly planning our return to this magnificent land.
Shila
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Jun 8, 2024
A great experience
Pascal was wonderful to work with! When one camp option fell through he quickly found an equal alternative for our group. He was always very responsive to my many emails and texts. I would highly recommend Safari.com.
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Jun 7, 2024
Leché was fantastic - thank you!
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