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    Simbavati River Sands

    Simbavati River Sands Located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Simbavati River Sands Villa offers an exclusive getaway for four guests; far away from the stresses of everyday life. Without foregoing any luxuries, guests are immersed in the great African wild for an extraordinary encounter with nature.

    The private setting features two suites, separated by a large lounge and living area. Neutral colour palettes blend seamlessly with the natural setting all while maintaining an elegant and contemporary feel. The warm and inviting main lodge area opens onto an expansive deck for a superb indoor-outdoor living experience. The villa features a custom-designed waterfall pool where you can cool off in the heat of summer and even view wildlife gathering at the waterhole. Winter evenings can be spent cosying up at the fireplace with a glass of wine. With a private safari vehicle and expert ranger leading your daily wildlife adventure, you can be ensured exceptional photographic opportunities and game drives tailored to your needs.

    Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and offers great opportunities to spot other magnificent wildlife including giraffe, zebra, hyena, warthog, and various antelope species. With rivers running through the reserve, it is also a bird watcher’s paradise. Timbavati serves as a protective habitat for endangered black and white rhino and pangolins and is one of the only places in Africa where the White Lion can be found.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Swimming pool
    • Star gazing
    • Bird watching


    • Private 2-bedroom villa
    • Expansive deck with reserve views
    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
    • Private safari vehicle

    Closest airport

    • Hoedspruit (HDS)

    Children policy

    Children over 5 years are welcome at the River Sands.


    Accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines). Return transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS). 


    All other drinks, private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature. Conservation levies and gate entrance fee.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
    • Rates displayed are valid until 05 Jan 2025
    • Pay Stay offer is valid 8 Jan – 31 Mar & 1 Nov – 20 Dec

    Accommodation Options

    2-bed Villa

    Sleeps 4 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    The two gloriously spacious rooms each feature a private seating area, king bed (convertible to twin), and luxurious bathroom with double vanity, bathtub, and shower. One room has a private balcony while the other offers an outdoor seating area.

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price $ 4,856 per villa per night

    Simbavati River Sands

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    Getting there

    By Road

    Simbavati River Sands Lodge is approx 2 hours from Hoedspruit Eastgate airport. It can be accessed via a rental car or arranged transfer.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes
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