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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.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini Bar
    Outdoor bath
    Outdoor shower
    Outside area
    Private plunge pools
    Mosquito net
    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
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $510 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $450 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $510 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 05 Jan 2015 $660 Full Board
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 31 Jul 2015 $550 Full Board
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $660 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $550 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $660 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 $550 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $660 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

  • I just wanted to say we throughly enjoyed our time in South Africa. Thanks for suggesting Simbambili -- we loved it!

    Vicki Hanson, August 2014
  • Simbambili was awesome: the lodge/room was incredible and our safari guide was fabulous.

    Robyn Davidoff, August 2014
  • Simbambili room was great and we saw the big 5 on the game drives and really loved all the wildlife viewings. The hospitality at both Simbambili and Ngoma was wonderful. At Simbambili on my birthday they decorated our room and served us a private dinner in the room. I'm glad we did both Sabi Sands and Chobe as they were both very different.

    Sabina Mehra, July 2014
  • Simabambili - AMAZING! Great guide (Liam), wonderful accommodations. I don't think this could be beat. Saw it all including a leopard with its bush buck kill - taking it while we were watching and hiding in the trees. Lots of lions.

    Ann Champoux, July 2014
  • The staff at Simbambili were beyond accomidating with any request, to include timely responses and five star service. We had the most interaction with Kathy, Pierre, and Stanley all of whom took on their responsibilities with the highest standard of professionalisum. Also I enjoyed being able to talk to the staff on a person to person level and learn about their experiences and respect for the African bush. Simbambili lodge was the perfect size with just enough guests to be engaging yet small enough to get the intimate treatment one would expect from such a place. We made many life long friends at Simbambili and hope to return with more family and friends in a very short while.

    Gregory Dierenfield, June 2014
  • Our safari was just absolutely amazing. I cannot speak highly enough of the Simbambili Lodge. Our guidle Liam and his wife who is a manager there were just awesome! The service and the food was just incredible. We saw the Big 5 and much more on the very first game drive! I could have gone home after the first game drive and been 100% satisfied. It was so incredible!

    Peter Boone, June 2014
  • There are no words that can fully describe the experience we had in Sabi Sands. The Simbambili property was truly five star. Our "Waterhole" suite was beyond anyone' wildest dreams. The food was more than excellent and the service was impeccable. The best part of Sabi Sands was our guide and tracker. Our first drive was in the afternoon and we saw three of the five "Big Five" the very first drive. The female leopard with her kill was amazing and the lion pride with cubs was great. We actually also caught glimpses of 3-4 week old leopard cubs. By the next morning we saw elephants and rhinos. I

    William Frankfort, May 2014
  • My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights, it exceeded our every expectation. We were greeted warmly on arrival even though we were later than expected. After a freshen up in our suite we joined the other guests for dinner at the small boma. It was amazing listening to their experiences and wandering what our stay had in store for us.Our first game drive the next morning was unbelievable! Within minutes of heading out we were on the trail of large bull elephant. Our Guide and Tracker knew how to make everyone feel so special and their knowledge was just mind-blowing. Over our time here we saw all of the Big Five and many other amazing animals.Meals here are top notch, the food is plentiful and varied. We can't recommend Simbambili highly enough. We would go back at any time..

    Simon Brodie, April 2014
  • We LOVED Simbambili. The place was beautiful and the staff was awesome. We got to see 4 of the big 5 among many other animals and were blown away by the experience. I have to thank you for that recommendation.

    Patrick Burke, April 2014
  • The workers at this guest house were Sabi Sands, Simbambili was awesome. I was so looking forward to this aspect of the holiday. We first had to take a plane to Hoedspruit and then met with a very nice transfer to the Simbambili Resort. All of our flights and transfer pick ups at the airports were all on point. The Safari adventures were amazing. This place is amazing. The highlight of this part of the trip was the game drives, 2 a day.

    Sharon Carpenter, April 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