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Set in a glade of magnificent trees alongside the Manyeleti River, Simbambili Game Lodge has spectacular views of the expansive woodland savannah and the wildlife that inhabits them. This unique lodge, within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, forms part of the greater Kruger National Park and provides a luxury getaway for the discerning traveller.

Africology at Simbambili Game Lodge

blends artfully with the natural environment - its two spa treatment chalets nestled amid the Knobthorn and Jackalberry trees, ensuring total privacy and tranquility. Here guests can avail of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments in the enchanting spa chalet on stilts, with its wall of glass doors, or have a treatment in the unique open-air spa "sala" - both of which afford uninterrupted views of the magical African bushveld. Africology Spa offers holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments, uniquely designed to relax the body and bring harmony to the spirit while preserving youthfulness and enhancing health and vitality.

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Your African Safari

Simbambili Game Lodge

offers unique exclusive Safari experiences in both open Land Cruiser, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species: 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

A typical day

The day starts as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. After your early morning wakeup call. Shortly after, you depart in your open landrover with your experienced Rangers and Trackers who will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you. These drives are undertaken at times best suited for game viewing which vary depending on the season but typically start early morning. Where applicable you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.

After an exhilarating hunt for tracks to see what the animals have been up to during the night, and tracking down whatever you find, you will stop somewhere out in the bush for a break of coffee tea. Time to stretch your legs whilst having your sunglasses cleaned indulge in cool towels in summer, and hot towels in winter. In winter, we keep our guests warm on the vehicle with hot water bottles & warm blankets.

After a sumptuous Breakfast is served either back at the camp or in the riverbed or bush, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.

Walks allow guests a better chance to see some of the smaller creatures of the bush as well as an opportunity to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region to have a chance to follow tracks in more detail.

Our Shangaan trackers will enthrall you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees along with tales of traditional folklore.

The rest of the day is spent at the discretion of the guest for other activities that we offer, with a late lunch served around 3.00pm. Lunch is followed by the afternoon game drive and extends into the evening to view seldom seen nocturnal species by torchlight

Once again, you will break somewhere out in the bush, in a remote, scenic spot to watch the sunset, where Sundowners and snacks are offered to guests whilst you once again stretch your legs.

Upon returning for a gourmet 3 course dinner, either in the boma, bush or lodge - guests can socialize with a cognac, single malt or cigar around the campfire or lounge before returning to bed for another day's adventure.

Where possible, safaris will be tailored to suit individual preferences and interest.

Service Times


Breakfast From 09H00 to 09h30 depending on seasons
Lunch From 14H00 until 15H00 
Dinner From 19H30 to 20H00 depending on seasons


Times that the game drives depart

Summer 05h30 am and 16h00 pm
Winter 06H00am and 15h30 pm

Times that the walks depart

After brunch
Times that the walks depart

Summer 10h00
Winter 10h30