Simbavati River Lodge | South Africa | If Only
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Overview

Simbavati River Lodge goes further than most safari holidays in that thanks to its unique location on the banks of the Greater Kruger National Park’s Nhlaralumi River, you are always on safari, even from the comfort of your own room. Set in the Timbavati Game Reserve, herds of elephants visit to quench their thirst at the watering hole below the dining deck. Timbavati derives from a local expression which means ‘the place where something sacred

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At a glance

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 4 Star
  • 11 rooms
  • 1 restaurants and bars

Experiences

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Ingwelala Airstrip

Approximate flight times

Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes from London

Time difference

GMT +2

Transfers

Approximately a 30-minute drive from Ingwelala Airstrip.

Climate

From October through to April, there can be high rainfall in Kruger which results in beautiful, lush green landscapes and amazing birdwatching but can make game viewing a little trickier due to the dense vegetation. As you enter the dry season from May, water sources dry up bringing out the wildlife and May through September are the best months for safari with August and September generally being peak time. Summer Safari’s (our winter) can also be a great time to go though as morning drives are not as chilly and during the day you can make the most of the pools at your reserve, late November/December is also when a lot of the young animals are born. Temperatures will be fairly warm during the day and chilly through the night and early morning. May is also a great time to visit KwaZulu Natal and ideal for visiting the Drakensberg mountains or for a beach stay in the region. As mentioned earlier, whale watching is at its best from July through November, and November is still off peak.

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Location

Timbavati Game Reserve