Simbambili Game Lodge, Sabi Sands

You can’t help but fall in love with the wilds of South Africa at Simbambili. Expertly camouflaged into the unspoilt environment of Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this spellbinding lodge offers unparalleled levels of luxury. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests at any one time, it’s the ultimate escape from reality. Just you, the bush and the resplendent wildlife. Oh – and gourmet riverbed dinners, private plunge pools and a tree-top spa.


Nestled amongst a glade of knobthorn and jackalberry trees, Simbambili sits on the banks of the Manyeleti River. In a location as fantastic as this, you need not even leave the lodge, your private sala even, to catch a glimpse of the wildlife. But, with a sprawling savannah teeming with over 147 species of mammals alone – we suggest you grab your camera and head out. Simbambili is famed for its regular leopard sightings, abundance of game and extraordinary birdlife. All this and it’s only an hour’s flight from Johannesburg.

Your Room

Simbambili is a world away from camping out in the bush with only the basics to hand. No, it’s luxury all the way here. The nine Moroccan style suites at Simbambili have been carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding environment, whilst at the same time ensuring the utmost privacy. Each suite features a private plunge pool, sala overlooking the savannah and an indoor/outdoor bathroom. All in all, it makes for one stylish safari.

Why We Like It

Simbambili has answered our prayers. A luxurious safari and spa getaway wrapped up in one impressive package. There’s nothing quite like being out in the bush, seeing such incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. But it can be tiring. So, after a long day of game drives and walking safaris, head to Amani African Spa for a revitalising massage. In stilted treatment rooms, high up in the canopy, with uninterrupted views of the magical African bushveld, it’s the perfect place to relax.