Simbavati River Lodge Thatched Family Chalet Accommodation

Simbavati River Lodge is a child-friendly safari camp with three family chalets available, each with two separate bedrooms sharing one bathroom. One of the family chalets can accommodate five persons, whilst the other two family chalets can accommodate four persons.

Chalet 1: 2 Twin bedded rooms.
Chalet 2: 1 Twin bedded room and 1 triple bedded room.
Chalet 3: 1 King bedded room and 1 twin bedded room.

Simbavati River Lodge Room Facilities

  • En-suite bathroom with seperate bath and shower
  • Double vanity basin
  • Wardrobe with coat hangers
  • Air-conditioning
  • 2 point plug converters
  • Complimentary room amenities
  • Private game viewing deck
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Eco-friendly insect spray
  • Hair-dryer
  • Filtered cold water
  • Mini bars with drinks and snacks
  • Electric blankets on beds for the winter
  • Laundry service
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms (smoking is permitted on your private deck of your room)

Simbavati River Lodge Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Simbavati River Lodge.

There is a children’s activity room with a selection of toys/board games. Children will receive an activity booklet on arrival (coloured pencils available to use at reception). Children under the age of 13 will be taken to look at tracks and signs in the bush by a tracker after Breakfast. Board games and books available in the lounge area.

Child Rates:

0 to 3 years - no charge and the rate includes all meals.
4 to 11 years - 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in family chalets.
12 years+ - sharing with parents in a family chalet; 3rd/4th person rate is applicable.

If a child shares with a parent in our Luxury Safari Tents the per person sharing rate is applicable.

Children of all ages have to pay the compulsory conservation fee of R180 per child (subject to change).

Children 6 years & over are allowed on Game Drives. Families with younger children can arrange a private vehicle prior to arrival. Please ask us for our Children at Simbavati Document if you require further information.

Baby-sitting during the game drives/evening meals is possible by prior arrangement and at an additional cost (R45 per hour). This needs to be pre-booked.

Simbavati River Lodge Family Chalet Rates

Family Chalets
Accommodation Dates Family Chalets
per person sharing
Family Chalets
3rd & 4th person
4 - 11 years
01 Jan - 31 Oct 16 R4 350.00 R3 260.00 R2 175.00
01 Nov 16 – 31 Oct 17 R5 250.00 R3 935.00 R2 625.00

Return flight JHB - Airstrip Rate Type Rate
01 Nov 2016 – 31 Oct 2017 PPS (min 2 pax) R 9 000.00

Please note: A surcharge of R1,000 pppn (RACK RATE) will be added for 2 pax wanting to book a 2-bedroom chalet.

Includes: All standard meals, accommodation, two game drives per day and a sundowner drink (from 01 Nov 2016). Interpretive bush walks with an armed field guide are offered subject to availability.

Excludes: All other drinks, baby-sitting, transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature, Timbavati Conservation Levy (which may be prepaid) of R200 per person payable at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R140 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

Payment: A 10% deposit is due within 7 days (for FIT) or 25% within 14 days (for Groups) from date of reservation to guarantee the booking. Easter and Christmas periods’ bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be settled 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests.

Cancellation fees (up to 3 rooms, for 4 or more rooms see T & C’s):

  • Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 10% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 31 to 60 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 15 to 30 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee of the full booking value
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee of the full booking value

Value Added Extras

Honeymoon Bonus:
  • Complimentary sparkling wine
  • Romantic turndown
  • Private dinner
  • Staff singing with a cake
  • Birthday message

Simbavati River Lodge General Information

  • Simbavati River Lodge is family friendly. Children of all ages welcome (please refer to our child policy)
  • Groups are welcome with an exclusive use lodge rate on offer
  • We offer photographic safaris with a specialised photographic vehicle
  • Filtered water is provided on game drives, in the rooms and at the lodge at no additional cost
  • Low risk malaria area
  • No pets allowed
  • Laundry service available
  • No bush walks are possible
  • Credit card facilities available
  • Wheel chair friendly