Simbambili Game Lodge, set in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve, provides an exotic and luxurious safari experience. Suites have been decorated in a Moroccan style, adding to the warm, ethnic feeling with a touch of the magical. Surrounded by indigenous trees, next to the Manyeleti River, Simbamblili is a haven for those seeking a unique wilderness breakaway. Not only is the area filled with game, including the Big Five, but the elusive leopard is known to be sighted often on game drives from the lodge. Along with extraordinary bird life of over 500 species, wildlife-lovers are guaranteed the experience of a lifetime.
Not only does Simbambili offer game drives in open safari vehicles, but there’s also the opportunity to do a walking safari with trained Shangaan trackers. Their knowledge of the bush is unsurpassed, and guests will learn about plants and trees, traditional myths and track wildlife, big and small.
Afternoon game drives are interspersed with sundowners in the bush, while evening game drives showcase the nocturnal wild creatures by torchlight, and guests are kept comfortable with blankets and hot water bottles! As far as possible, game viewing is tailored to guests’ interests, and there’s nothing more exhilarating than a bespoke safari experience.
There are eight suites at Simbambili, each boasting their own plunge pools, private salas, indoor and outdoor baths and showers overlooking the waterhole and savannah beyond. Relaxation is key at this exclusive lodge, where no children under 12 are allowed. Breakfasts are served in the bush, and set guests up for a busy day’s activities. Dinners are sumptuous affairs, enjoyed under the African skies in the boma, in the middle of the bush or at the lodge itself. There are also may cosy nooks where guests can unwind: read a good book in the library, sip on cocktail in the lounge or head to the spa.
The Amani Spa boasts two treatment chalets surrounded by trees: one on stilts with glass walls or the sala open to the bush. Along with the sights and sounds of Africa, a massage or body treatment using holistic techniques is sure to soothe away any stress left by the city.
- Big 5
- Bird Watching
- Game Viewing