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
    Mini bar
    Outdoor bath
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Private plunge pool
    Mosquito net
    Non-smoking rooms
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

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-drive vehicles on offer
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 06 Jan 2016 - 24 Mar 2016 $475 Full Board
  • 25 Mar 2016 - 28 Mar 2016 $500 Full Board
  • 29 Mar 2016 - 31 Jul 2016 $475 Full Board
  • 01 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016 $500 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 $475 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $500 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $475 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $500 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Waterhole 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

  • 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
  • I cant say enough wonderful things about Simbambili and their staff there. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience!

    Maura Satalin, August 2015
  • At Simbambili, we saw the big 5 in one day! I absolutely loved our ranger and tracker as well as the different types of eating experiences they created at Simbambili, like at a Boma, in the bush (a surprise breakfast!), and at the lodge. Christina, the hostess, and Reinas, the butler, were the epitome of class.

    Kelly Lennon, July 2015
  • This was the perfect lodge for us! Throughout our 3 days at Simbambili, we continued to be overwhelmed by the level of service we received. Our tracker and guide were excellent - they were so knowledable and friendly and we really loved our time with them. Our butler took great care of us and we were really impressed by the quality and variety of all the food. Simbambili surpassed our expectations in every way by leaps and bounds. It was truly a magical experience.

    Jessica Yee, June 2015
  • As you said the safari was the highlight of many. I can see why they are on your list, so I would also recommend Simbambili Game Lodge to anyone wishing for a special safari experience.

    Charles Brooks, March 2015
  • Words can’t explain how we feel for this place, everything was perfect! Accommodation so comfortable, couldn’t fault the food – plenty of it and of a very high standard. All the staff were excellent and so were the game drives, we loved every moment here. We would certainly stay again.

    Sharon Bach, October 2014
  • We had a very warm welcome, had a short time to freshen up before meeting everyone around the boma (camp fire) for dinner. This was very relaxing and a nice way to meet your fellow travellers from different parts of the world and discussing their safari experiences. We had 4 amazing game drives during our 3 night stay, experiencing something different every time. We saw 4 of the big 5, we did not see any lions as they had passed through a couple of weeks before we travelled out to Africa. We saw leopards on every game drive, rhino's, hippo's, elephant's, zebra, buffalo, hyena, civet, giraffe, Jackal, mongoose, vulture, eagle, many kinds of deer and birds etc. Our accommodation was again very comfortable, looking out onto a dry river bed where we saw giraffe and water buck. On returning back to our lodge on the second night, we were greeted with the room being lit with lots of candles and a letter saying they were putting on a special meal in our room for my 50th birthday, we had a path of lit tea lights leading from our bedroom to the bath which again was filled with hot water surrounded with lit tea lights and a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses. This was a lovely surprise and made the holiday seem more special. The meal of our choice was brought to us by our host who always made sure we had everything we wanted. He also left little messages or chocolates on our bed at night which was also a nice touch. After our 3rd comfortable night we had to leave early in the morning to move on to our final destination Benguerra Island in Mozambique and we e were waved off by members of the Simbambilli lodge, which was a nice way to say goodbye. We found the accommodation, food, service, and people excellent, we could not fault any of it.

    Jane averstock, October 2014

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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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Our stay at Simbambili was a rare moment of bliss, that we would never forget.

Jeremie de Gersigny, January 2012 >View more reviews