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 pool
    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 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 $395 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $470 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2016 - 05 Jan 2016 $580 Full Board
  • 06 Jan 2016 - 24 Mar 2016 $550 Full Board
  • 25 Mar 2016 - 28 Mar 2016 $580 Full Board
  • 29 Mar 2016 - 31 Jul 2016 $550 Full Board
  • 01 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016 $580 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 $550 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $580 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016 $550 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $580 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 was excellent, and we had one of the best viewings ever (lions versus hyenas battle) plus baby leopards etc. That part of Sabi Sand is not as interesting terrain as Kruger and there is much less variety, but it delivers the big stuff. The accommodations are very slightly higher end than Jock, but Jock has a better pool and boma. We stayed at Londolozi last year, and I would say the big price differential is really not justified (much as we love Londos).

    Derek Hewitt, September 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
  • 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

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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.

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