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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.

Luxury Suite

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.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    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
  • 06 Jan 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $410 Full Board
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $465 Full Board
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $410 Full Board
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $465 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. 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 curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Since our safari game drives were so successful, we could have used another night though. As it were, we did see the Big Five, in addition to wild dogs which I was told was part of the Super Seven; didn't see a cheetah. I can't say enough positive comments about Simbambili Lodge and the staff! I was so emotional leaving that I cried. It took me by surprise. Our guide Liam and his tracker Mumps were so wonderful and you could tell that they were highly skilled and had a natural love for what they did, for the bush and the animals. Our driver from the Simbambili back to the airport was so entertaining!

    Joanne Apotheloz, February 2014
  • The safari was amazing and loved our time at Simbambili Game Lodge.

    Alessandra Tassinario, January 2014
  • The welcome at Simbambili was absolutely amazing, we liked a lot the place, the surroundings, the vista from the veranda, the placement of the rooms, and the decoration both of the rooms and common spaces. Everything helps to create a really comfortable place but integrated in the environment. The views from the veranda, having breakfast etc are overwhelming. Our bungalow was really nice, and the big surprise was that when returning from our morning game viewing we found an elephant playing with the water of our plunge pool! It was the top or hour holiday, and a memory that will last forever!! So close, a mature male!! Of course the pool was a mess and we could never enjoy it, but definitely it worth it. The experience was incredible.

    Alfonso Alvarez, January 2014
  • Simbambili - Very nice lodge and people (Tip : If you're celebrating some anniversary you'll have a private dinner in your room, very romantic with candles and flowers.) We got lucky to see 3 kills and a buffalo delivery...

    Arie Goldstein, November 2013
  • Our trip was absolutely incredible! Everything was perfect. The lodge was amazing- beautiful place, delicious food, incredible game drives/awesome guide and tracker. We loved every minute of it! If we ever go back we will let you know!!!

    Erica Ellis, October 2013
  • Our particular favorites were Schoone Oordt and Simbambili - the former was so incredibly elegant they thought of absolutely everything. The lodge and the safari were so special - beautiful appointments, wonderful guide (Pierre) and tracker (Service); lovely butler, Arnold, and incredible front of house staff, like Allison and Katherine.

    Sophie Latham, October 2013
  • Simbambili: LOVED everything about this- people, accommodations, reserve, game viewing, ranger Liam, tracker Mumps. We would definitely return here in a heart beat. Only exceptional things to say. We had really wanted to stay at Lion Sands River lodge but they were booked and then Jehan had recommended this one, which is more north Sabi Sands, but we feel everything worked out great and loved this place. Next trip we would like to see more southern Sabi Sands Reserve.

    Kelly Bonneville, October 2013
  • The staff at both Simbambili and Muchengie were over-the-top good. The private birthday dinner for Lori at Simambili was very special, and the folks at Muchengie were very accommodating, even taking us on a private, final game drive our last morning before dropping us off at the Kasane airport.

    Jim Weil, September 2013
  • I was going to email you anyway to say thank you for the start of our trip at Simbambili. It was amazing and somehow we got the Waterhole Suite, which we felt very, very lucky about. The resort was perfect - peaceful, lovely accommodation, great game drives, beautiful staff, great food. We were saying we couldn't imagine how anyone could find even the tiniest thing to complain about. We have a lot of travelling in our trip but it was so worth it for Simbambili.

    Anna Woods, September 2013
  • On to Simbambilli, a Palace in the bush, different type of safari, not as numerous game, more the hunter in the bush where the game had to be tracked which made it more exciting.

    Linda Gilbertson, July 2013

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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