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Sole Use Safari

Having sole use for your friends and family gives you the luxury of a private, self-made experience. It also gives you ample space in which to unwind and live the good life – independently and always at your own pace. Equipped with your own dedicated rangers, trackers, butler, chef and safari host, our lodges are the ideal home-away-from-home tailored completely to your preferences to create a fully personalised safari.

Why we love Exclusive Use

  • Perfect for Social Distancing - Get away from it all, our lodges exclusive with ample space to relax in and keep a social distance for you and your family.
  • Total Privacy - When you book our exclusive use package we close the doors to the public giving you and your family and friends a chance to relax in total privacy.
  • Free Reign - Not only will you get your own chef and housekeeping team, but you’ll have your own dedicated game guide, tracker. private game drive vehicle and the lodge amenities off-limits to everyone else but limitless you and your family.
  • More Quality Time - Our exclusive use package provides families with an opportunity to spend some quality time together in nature, where no distractions can keep you from engaging in good conversation and merriment with your loved ones.
  • Home away from home - You'll have our teams fully dedicated attention, creating a home away from home" experience, where service is professional and friendly, but unobtrusive.

Sole Use Rates

Lodge / Camp Min Guests Max Guests Rate
Simbavati Trails Camp 4 Guests 8 Guests R5 450
Simbavati Machaton Camp 6 Guests 9 Guests R9 250
Simbavati Camp George (Opening August 2020) 8 Guests 16 Guests R7 250
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge 8 Guests 16 Guests R9 250
Simbavati River Lodge 12 Guests 28 Guests R7 250


The above rates are quoted per night on a per person sharing basis


Accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines) and Return transfers from Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport (HDS).

Drinks, baby-sitting, transfers, gratuities and items of a personal nature. Timbavati Conservation Levy which may be prepaid or paid at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R160 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

Minimum Stay:
2 nights.

Compulsory Conservation Fee:
Simbavati will collect the conservation fees (subject to change without prior notice) on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid.

Timbavati Conservation Levy:
01 January - 31 December 2020
R 400 per person, per day (12 years and older)
R 200 per child, per day (under 12 years)

Postponement Policy
Until further notice, any existing bookings travelling during the period 10 May to 20 December 2020 can be postponed up until 30 March 2022, subject to availability. Except for the 2021 festive season (20 December 2021 to 05 January 2022 which may attract a surcharge), postponed bookings are not subject to seasonality or inflation-related surcharges. All postponed bookings will, however, be subject to any concession fee surcharges as imposed by the relevant authorities.

Cancellation Policy
Until further notice, our cancellation policy will be amended as follows:

FIT’s: Full payment required at least 14 days prior to arrival
If cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival 90% cancellation fee

Group’s: Full payment required at least 30 days prior to arrival
If cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival 90% cancellation fee