From: USD 687 PPS

Simbambili Game Lodge

Intimate & luxurious, Simbambili Game Lodge has a riverside setting in the Sabi Sands & is ideal for romantic travel.

Effortlessly blending simplicity with sophistication, Simbambili Game Lodge lies on a private concession in the northern Sabi Sands Private Reserve. Such a location guarantees its guests not just opportunities for some of the best Big 5 viewing in Africa but an exclusive area in which to do so.

Sheltered under giant riverside trees, Simbambili has only seven chalets and a larger suite on offer. Accommodation is spacious and very well-appointed – you’ll find a grand double bed and en suite bathroom inside plus a private outdoor deck with daybed, sun loungers and a plunge pool. The atmosphere is intimate and the service exemplary; the lodge guides are highly skilled while the camp hosts ensure guests are spoiled with pleasant surprises such as ‘bush breakfasts’ and romantic candle-lit suppers.

There’s a professional spa and gym at camp as well as a shaded deck overlooking a waterhole but morning and afternoon game drives beckon, expertly-led adventures in search of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino plus a host of other exciting characters – African wild dog, sable antelope and hippopotamus. Simbambili Game Lodge is also able to offer additional activities such as guided bush walks and spot-lit night drives, both deeply enhancing your safari experience. Generally seen as an ideal Sabi lodge for couples, Simbambili also happily accepts families with children aged twelve or older.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing
  • Air-conditioned suites with plunge pool
  • Intimate, romantic atmosphere
  • Game drives, bush walks & night safaris

About Simbambili Game Lodge

Luxury Chalets

  • Spacious, Air-conditioned Chalets
  • River Views from Private Deck
  • En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
  • Plunge Pool & Outdoor Daybed

There are only seven chalets at Simbambili Game Lodge plus a Waterhole Suite, the latter complete with a cosy lounge for couples looking for an extra bit of privacy and space. Each accommodation has been positioned to face the meandering Manyeleti River and you’ll find a shaded day bed, a pair of sun loungers and even a plunge pool on your private deck – all the better to enjoy the river views.

Chalets are fully en suite – bath, shower and toilet – and there is an outdoor shower on the deck for the quintessential safari shower. In-room comforts include air conditioning, a mini bar, a fan and plenty of opportunities to recharge camera batteries.

Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Dining Area & Bar
  • Wellness Spa & Gym
  • Waterhole & Viewing Deck

With a private plunge pool and daybed on your private deck, you may feel like spending your free time at your chalet but Simbambili Game Lodge also has an Amani Africa Health Spa and a well-equipped gym. The lodge’s public areas comprise the main lounge, indoor dining area and bar but staff will often set your table up outside or even away from camp in a bush location or dry riverbed. All meals and tea and coffee are included in your stay but drinks are an extra cost.

Activities at Simbambili Game Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Spot-lit Night Drives

Activities at Simbambili Game Lodge revolve around the daily movements of animals, putting you in prime position for predators on the prowl and animals making their way to water. The day begins with an early morning wake-up call and enough time for tea or coffee and biscuits before you head off into the dawn light on a game drive. Returning mid-morning, you enjoy a hearty breakfast and the opportunity to go on a guided bush walk, led by local trackers – an excellent way to view to the details of the environment. Afternoon drives balance the action of the morning; you’ll enjoy cold drinks at sunset and a spot-lit drive back to camp. Private game drives are also available – recommended for honeymooners who may want a little for flexibility in their schedule!

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Luxury Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
1 January to 31 December 2019
USD 687
1 January to 31 December 2020
USD 749

Honeymoon Suite

Season & Year
Per person sharing
1 January to 31 December 2019
USD 722
1 January to 31 December 2020
USD 787

Waterhole Suite

Season & Year
Per person sharing
1 January to 31 December 2019
USD 757
1 January to 31 December 2020
USD 825
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • All meals, teas, coffees; snacks
  • Dawn and dusk safaris in open land rovers and bushveld walks
  • Local drinks are included at Simbambili Game Lodge
  • No persons under the age of 16 Years permitted at Simbambili Game Lodge
Excluded in your stay
  • Bar
  • Curio, telephone and laundry expenses
  • Simbambili Gate fee at Sabi Sands Reserve (per vehicle/per person)
  • Conservation Fee TOMSA Levy and Increases in any of the above costs
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)