Simbambili Game Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Excellent leopard sightings to be enjoyed on game drives

  • Relax and enjoy some game viewing from the comfort of your own private plunge pool

  • Wake up to the traces of animals having walked through camp

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There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Insider's View

If you’re looking for a lovely view from the privacy of your own room, book the waterhole suite where you will never have to leave your attached indoor lounge to view elephants, giraffes, zebra, warthogs and the like congregating at the watering hole below your window

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Simbambili Game Lodge is a luxury lodge located in the unspoilt environment of the famed Sabi Sand Game Reserve, famous for its leopard sightings. With Moroccan influences, suites boast their own plunge pool and sala overlooking the watering hole.

With only eight suites and one honeymoon suite, the lodge can only accommodate a maximum of 18 guests at any one time making the lodge feel small and intimate with plenty of personal touches.

Each suite is beautifully designed with neutral interiors and fresh white linens. Four poster beds stand in the centre of each suite and are positioned perfectly to enjoy the wonderful views. The glass sliding doors open on to a large deck with private sala and plunge pool, a perfect spot to enjoy some game viewing as the wildlife moves through the grassland below.

Hidden amongst the Jackalberry trees is the spa with two treatment chalets. Guests are invited to relax and rejuvenate while still being able to listen the sounds of the magical bushveld which surround the spa sala.

Safari activities are offered in open land rovers or for those feeling more adventurous, on foot. The private reserve teems with wildlife and is home to over 140 mammals including the big five. The scenery is predominantly open savannah rather than thick forest, so game viewing is at its best with the wildlife easy to spot. Guided walks are a fantastic way to learn more about the flora and fauna and their medicinal qualities, but also provide the opportunity to get even closer to the wildlife. Walking with armed rangers and trackers, you will have the chance to follow tracks and learn more about the smaller creatures too.

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All thatched chalets have been designed to reflect the surrounding nature with light and neutral tones complimented with contemporary fittings and furnishings throughout.  For those who need to stay connected Wifi and phone coverage is available in the rooms as well as air conditioning for warmer days.  Through large sliding doors, the chalets open onto their own private deck with plunge pool and sala with views of the river bed below. 


Enjoy guided game drives in open land rovers on the private reserve, home to the big five game and over 140 different mammals.  Take in the views and incredible scenery as you stop for a tea and coffee break or even a delicious breakfast out in the bush. Guided bush walks with armed rangers and trackers are offered for those looking to discover the smaller creatures and learn more about the flora and fauna while being surrounded by the sounds and smells of the bush.   



Anna Coplon (Staff)

Simbambili is the ideal lodge for guests seeking a fantastic game viewing experience combined with a family friendly atmosphere amongst both fellow guests and staff. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the lodge owner and manager, Tania, ensures that your stay is perfectly suited to your desires and that each experience from the drives to the drinks to the meals exceed your expectations. With a maximum of 18 guests and only 6 per vehicle on game drive, dont be surprised if your strike up a wonderful conversation with the fellow guests and find yourself joining them for pre-meal drinks and delving into conversations over breakfast and dinner. The meals, drives, and anything you could desire during your stay will exceed your expectations. Not to mention the plethora of animals you may see without even leaving the camp. Watch a heard of elephants play in the watering hole over afternoon cocktails or a dazzle of zebra pass by under the deck of your room. Simbambili offered, by far, some of the best food, guides, and experiences during our time on safari. Dont be surprised if you find yourself hugging the staff when its time to leave.


  • 4WD Game Drives

    Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.

  • Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

    The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!

Location & directions

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

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