Yellow Zebra like this lodge as it is romantic and great value. We always suggest upgrading to the Waterhole Suite to get great views from your accommodation. The only negative point here is the proximity to the Sabi Sand Reserve fence, as we feel this takes away slightly from the feel of being on safari.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Simbambili Game Lodge is located in the northern part of Sabi Sand Reserve on the banks of the Manyeleti River.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The rooms are spacious and simple, with great views into the bush. All bathrooms have large oval freestanding baths in addition to showers that open up onto the deck. The rooms and bathrooms open up onto a private deck area with a private plunge pool and sala – the perfect place for your afternoon siesta.
The main areas have lots of comfortable seating spaces, a small library and a rustic boma for dinners in the outdoors. All meals consist of refined bush cuisine. The lodge always tries to dine in a different location each evening, so on a three-night stay you should have a different setting each night – although the accessibility of some of the locations depends on the weather.
Simbambili’s Amani African Spa has spectacular grasslands views to enjoy while you are having your treatments. There are two treatment rooms – one is glass walled on stilts and the other is an open-air spa sala.
The lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives as well as a walking safari after breakfast. The walking safari, usually a relaxed affair, is worth doing at least once. You will get to see all the smaller things you tend to miss while on a vehicle.