Romance in the Sabi Sands


Facilities & services

  • Eight suites with plunge pools
  • Curio shop
  • Health spa


  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Guided bush walks

Simbambili Lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The lodge also has a strong focus on supporting the local community through programmes like a gardening co-operative, supporting a local high school and being part of the Pack for a Purpose initiative. 

Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views whether from the unique en-suite bathrooms, outside salas or individual private plunge pools.

You are encouraged to enjoy the extraordinary and unique wildlife of Africa, it is your choice whether to linger at a close encounter with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo or to be amazed by the extensive array of birds and insects, or simply relax in the Amani Spa. Your ranger and tracker team will astound you with their ability to track big five game, whether on safari, on foot or from an open vehicle safari.

The amazing safari experience is complimented by elegant cuisine, a selection of fine wines and by the warmth of true African hospitality.

Positive Impact

Nine women and a vegetable garden

Simbambili is part of the Thornybush group, which has a strong focus on supporting community projects. One such project goes by the name of the ‘Thousand Herbs and Vegetable Garden.’ This co-operative of nine women has been supported for the past four years to enable them to grow quality herbs, vegetables and edible flowers that are sold to local lodges, retailers and their immediate community.

Extended support at Manyangana High School

Simbambili Game Lodge supports this local school by sending payments to help cover their electricity bill and help pay for their security guards. They have also involved the students in some of their conservation work, helping facilitate a rhino capture experience for 6 learners and a teacher in a nearby reserve. 

Pack for a Purpose

The lodge is also part of the Pack for a Purpose initiative, so take less with you so you have space in your suitcase for school supplies for the local community.

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