Simbavati Waterside

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

Overview

  • Beautiful setting, flanking a huge dam.
  • Just 30 minutes drive from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport
  • Intimate private dining, spa, and suites with waterhole views or private KolKol tubs
  • Caters equally for both couples and families
  • Sophisticated decor, with an emphasis on natural elements inspired by the Klaserie’s unique wilderness

Flanking a large dam in the southern Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Simbavati Waterside was conceptualised, designed and built to be a natural extension of the pure utopian Klaserie wilderness from which it draws its inspiration.

Water is the source of life. Throughout the year countless animal species – including predators, elephants, hippo and buffalo – are drawn to the dam to cool off and quench thirst (sometimes in herds numbering hundreds). Here the game viewing never stops, and you literally become part of your own private Africa for an utterly immersive and sensory safari experience.

Simbavati Waterside is the perfect environment for every type of traveller. The carefully considered lodge structure affords absolute privacy for couples, as well as sociable spaces for families and friends.

Those in search of romance will enjoy the lodge’s many intimate spaces, imaginative private dining settings (no two meals are ever quite the same), and surprise treats to celebrate honeymoons and anniversaries. Or perhaps just the simple pleasure of disconnecting from life to reconnect with each other.

Facilities include a swimming pool, ‘Beach Boma’ (at eye level with the dam’s water), ‘Bush Boma’ (for dinner under the stars), wine cellar, lounge, bar, spa, gym, and safari boutique.

 

Simbavati Waterside on the map

Rooms

Luxury Suites

Two luxury water-facing suites each have a king-sized bed (or twin) and a beautiful game viewing deck overlooking the dam, thriving with wildlife. There’s a spacious en suite bathroom and dressing area with ample storage space, indoor shower, double vanity, enclosed toilet and door leading out to an outdoor rain-shower. * King bed (convertible to twin) * En suite bathroom with shower, double vanity, and separate toilet * Dressing area with ample storage space * Game viewing deck * Outdoor shower * Water facing

 

Two-bedroom Luxury Suites

There are four family suites. Each has a main bedroom with king-sized bed, open-plan bathroom en-suite (with bath and interconnected indoor and outdoor rain-showers), and a separate WC. The second bedroom has twin beds (which can be converted to a king bed) and a separate bathroom en-suite with indoor rain-shower and WC. Each bedroom has a beautiful game viewing deck with a view of the water. Family suites: * Interleading rooms * King bed (convertible to twin) – main bedroom * Twin beds (convertible to king) – second bedroom * Open-plan main bathroom en-suite with bath and interconnected indoor and outdoor rain-showers, double vanity and separate toilet * A second separate bathroom en-suite with indoor rain-shower and toilet * Dressing area with ample storage space * Game viewing deck (both rooms) * Water facing

Luxury Suite with private KolKol tub

There are two suites which face the bush, each with its own private deck and small private KolKol tub (heated by a wood-fire in winter). Each has a king-sized bed (or twin), a spacious en suite bathroom and dressing area with ample storage space, indoor shower, double vanity, enclosed toilet, and door leading out to an outdoor rain-shower. * King bed (convertible to twin) * En suite bathroom with shower, double vanity, and separate toilet * Dressing area with ample storage space * Game viewing deck * KolKol tub (outdoor wood-fired tub that can be used both hot and cold) * Outdoor shower * Bush facing

Stellar guide and tracker

"Our trip included 5 days of safaris. Once again, we had a stellar guide and tracker (Solomon and Jeff) who taught us the soul of a South African who loves the animals and lands of his home. Every time Solomon stopped to educate us, we were like elementary kids, gathered around him with elbows on knees, eyes focused, and fully attentive. He gave us story after story of information about the circle of life at Kruger NP. "

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Nature, Wildlife

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