Simbavati Waterside

Simbavati Waterside Lounge

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Intimate luxury safari lodge and suites located by a waterhole in the Klaserie Game Reserve.

This beautiful boutique lodge has just eight suites, all of which are impeccably prepared to welcome discerning safari guests. It’s a fabulous setting, adjacent to a huge dam that provides an important source of water for the wild animals of Klaserie Game Reserve. It’s home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as an impressive array of wildlife including: African elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, African wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of buck.

All meals, and afternoon tea, are served in the Simbavati Waterside lodge. There’s also the opportunity to eat alfresco either at a candle-lit table under the stars or within the outdoor boma – an enclosed gathering place around an open fire.

During your stay, your included game drives will be in open-sided 4×4 game vehicles accompanied by knowledgeable guides. You’ll head out early mornings after a wake up coffee or tea, as well as on afternoon/evening game drives with the chance to spot nocturnal animals, including the big cats and enjoy a sundowner in a perfect bush setting. In between game drives, it’s the ideal time to relax and recharge by the pool or have a siesta. There’s also a gym if you fancy a work-out as well as lots of board games in the lodge lounge.

Suites are super comfortable with bathrooms, outdoor showers, and game viewing decks. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, and some come complete with a private plunge pool.

This is the perfect choice for couples looking for sophisticated décor, sublime cuisine, and intuitive hospitality, together with incredible game viewing.

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Klaserie Game Reserve

Main lodge restaurant

Bar and wine cellar

Alfresco dining area

Swimming pool

Open-air boma and fire circle


  • 1 night

  • Africa . South Africa . Kruger National Park . Kruger

  • International flights not included

  • All Inclusive

From £441 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Simbavati Waterside Lounge
Simbavati Waterside Dining area

Holiday details


Suites are a good size with double bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Décor is inspired by the surrounding scenery with warm colours blending with organic clay, ceramics, and wood furniture. Outdoor showers and game viewing decks add to the natural ambience alongside: hot drink makers, air-conditioning, WIFI, and eco-friendly insect repellent. For your own private plunge pool, opt for the Luxury suite with bush views.


  • Main lodge and bar
  • Outside dining area
  • Swimming pool
  • Safari spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Open air campfire
  • Safari shop
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Map of Simbavati Waterside, South Africa

Local Area

Kruger National Park can be found in the northeast of South Africa along the banks of the Limpopo River close to the border with Mozambique. It’s a legendary safari park providing protected natural habitat for elephants, lions, rhinos, hyenas, zebras, and buffalo.

This is one of the world’s largest national parks featuring natural woodlands, grasslands, and wide-open savanna plains. Rivers and lakes provide important watering holes for the animals and several park and private camps are situated close to these extra special areas.

Private wilderness reserves, such as Klaserie Game Reserve, have been established for more than half a century. They’re part of the greater Kruger National Park and provide a sustainable source of tourism as well as further protection to the natural environment.

The setting of the Klaserie conservation area, right in the centre of Kruger, makes it a magical spot for safaris. Hippos, giraffes, and herds of elephants can often be found surrounding the watering hole adjacent to the safari lodges.


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