Ideal for the discerning traveller, Simbambili Game Lodge is a luxury safari lodge situated on the banks of the seasonal Manyeleti River in the exclusive Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. As the lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests you're ensured a truly private and personalised experience.

This Big 5 area is well known for its exceptional wildlife viewing, and in particular its regular leopard sightings. Set out on early morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives to experience the African wilderness at its most active and rewarding. The expert rangers are allowed to go off-road for close-up sightings, and guided bush walks are also offered.


  • Situated in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on a private concession
  • Classic Big 5 game viewing
  • Fantastic team of staff looking after you
  • Spacious and comfortable lodge suites
  • One of our favourite honeymoon lodges
  • View game at the waterhole from the deck
  • Excellent value for money

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During the hottest part of the day - when even the wildlife lies low - you can relax on your private deck or cool off in your plunge pool.

You can also spoil yourself to a health and wellness treatment at the spa or get your blood flowing with a workout at the gym - and after all that exertion, what better than to wind down with a cold drink from the bar.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Your safari experience at Simbambili is complemented by elegant cuisine and a selection of fine wines from the bar.

The lodge offers al fresco bush breakfasts, boma or riverbed dinners and private in-suite dinners complete with private butler service.

Sundowner drinks can be enjoyed from the viewing decks that overlook the banks of the seasonal river.


Simple yet sophisticated, Simbambili Game Lodge comprises seven thatched Luxury Chalets and a Waterhole Suite - offering all the luxury and comfort you need while on safari. All suites feature a river view, private plunge pool, viewing deck, outdoor daybed, en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and even a television.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    International adaptors
    Mini bar
    Outdoor shower
    Private pool
    Safe in room
    Private balcony

Other Room Types

Looking out over a waterhole and with its own cosy lounge area, the Waterhole Suite is for those visitors searching for a little bit of extra comfort and experience.


  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 06 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 30 Mar 2018 - 02 Apr 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 03 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 27 Apr 2018 - 01 May 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 02 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $860 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Waterhole Suite,Honeymoon Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The safari was extraordinary! The entire experience was so memorable and the staff was kind, attentive, and helpful with anything we needed. We saw every animal we wanted to see. We got to enjoy delicious food throughout and loved the room as well, which was huge.

    Daniel Milich, October 2016
  • The safari was the highlight. Simbambili was fantastic.

    Colette Brown-Graham, August 2016
  • The time we spent at Simbambili Game Lodge was absolutely amazing. The entire staff was very welcoming and the service exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Doug, and tracker, Willies, were the absolute best. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer.

    Dean Gettinger, June 2016
  • We had a fantastic time at Simbambili, everything was perfect - the weather, the animal sightings, the food and the staff. I loved the surprise dinner out in the bush... thank you for the suggestion to stay there and thank you for all your help. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip; its hard not to take a good pictures in Sabi Sands: ). I would love to do it again sometime and bring my daughters.

    Bob Spiers, May 2016
  • Simbambili was gorgeous! Our suite was completely lovely and the setting was beautiful. The reception and desk staff was wonderful, very helpful. The ranger and tracker were outstanding. Game drives were wonderful.

    Jamie James, April 2016
  • South Africa far exceeded our dreams! From the organization, accomodations, food, and the people everything was perfect.

    Tara Vaught, December 2015
  • Simbambili Game Lodge was fantastic, the accommodation and the guiding was superb. We enjoyed every minute....even the massive thunderstorm on our last drive!

    Dorothie Jones, November 2015
  • Simbambili was excellent, and we had one of the best viewings ever!

    Derek Hewitt, September 2015
  • We LOVED Simbambili. The game drives were amazing, the lodge itself was great, and they really went over the top with the details to make our dinners very special.

    Randi Erber, September 2015
  • Liam, our ranger at Simbambili, was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals & their habitat, and always keen to ensure we got right up close for great viewing and photography. The lodge was luxurious and the food was excellent - the BBQ out in the bush by lamplight was particularly magical.

    Lorraine Huff, September 2015

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"Combining luxury, safari and romance - Simbambili offers a one stop experience with the wow factor. The perfect African honeymoon destination."



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The safari was extraordinary! The entire experience was so memorable and the staff was kind, attentive, and helpful with anything we needed. We saw every animal we wanted to see. We got to enjoy delicious food throughout and loved the room as well, which was huge.

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