- Luxurious suites with private viewing decks, minibars and air-conditioning
- Exquisite Cuisine that fuses local flavours with international influences
- An extensive wine list featuring the finest South African wines
- Overlooking a picturesque dam in the heart of the Klaserie Reserve
- An outdoor dining experience and a relaxing swimming pool
- Imaginative private dining settings for romantic night outs
- Twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks, and evening drives
- Dedicated Family Suites and the option of a private vehicle for game drives
- The opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Africa
- Lodge Type; Safari Boutique Lodge
- Location; Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size; 8 Luxury Suites
- Recommended Stay; 3-5 nights
Discover Simbavati Waterside Within The Wilds Of The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Simbavati Waterside, nestled in the heart of the Klaserie Reserve in South Africa, is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking solace in nature's lap. Waterside is strategically located beside a large dam, a hotspot for countless animal species, facilitating an uninterrupted wildlife spectacle for the guests.
The lodge boasts eight luxurious suites, each offering a unique blend of comfort and the raw appeal of the African wilderness. A 3-5 night stay is recommended to fully experience the richness of the safari and the numerous amenities the lodge provides.
The lodge's design is deeply rooted in the ethos of the wilderness it resides in, providing guests with a seamless blend of luxury and the great outdoors. For couples, the lodge offers intimate spaces and creative private dining experiences that add a touch of romance to the safari adventure. Families and friends can enjoy the lodge's sociable spaces, encouraging shared experiences and bonding.
Whether celebrating special occasions or simply savouring the joy of togetherness, Simbavati Waterside offers many opportunities.
The elegant décor, gourmet Cuisine, and dedicated hospitality all add to the charm of the safari experience at Simbavati Waterside. The lodge is a testament to the beauty of the Klaserie wilderness, offering guests a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive safari experience of being one with nature amidst luxury and comfort.
The Klaserie Reserve (bordering the Timbavati Private Game Reserve) is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa, spanning over 60,000 hectares. This reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, offering a pristine wildlife habitat free from commercialisation.
The Klaserie Game Reserve prides itself on its commitment to conservation, supporting efforts to protect and enhance the region's rich biodiversity. The Klaserie Game Reserve is home to a stunning array of wildlife, including the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo.
Its wildlife diversity extends to over 500 bird species, offering a captivating experience for bird watchers.
Here, guests can embark on safari adventures, guided bush walks, and bird-watching tours, immersing themselves in the raw beauty of the African wilderness.
The reserve's commitment to sustainability and conservation ensures that these experiences are conducted with minimal environmental impact, preserving the area's natural splendour for future generations.
Rooms And Suites
At Simbavati Waterside, the eight safari suites have been designed to offer the epitome of luxury and comfort in the heart of the wild. Each suite is a sanctuary of peace, offering guests the perfect balance of modern comfort and intimate connection with nature.
All eight suites are tastefully furnished with king-sized beds (which can be converted to twin beds based on preference) and feature large en-suite bathrooms equipped with a shower, a double vanity setup, and a separate toilet. The dressing area offers ample storage space for your belongings. Every suite has a game viewing deck and an outdoor rain shower for an immersive experience.
The six "Water Facing Luxury Suites", including four "Family Suites", offer two interleading bedrooms, perfect for families and groups. The two "Bush Facing Luxury Suites" offer an added touch of privacy with a dedicated deck and a private plunge pool heated by a wood fire during the winter months.
For your convenience and comfort, all rooms are equipped with a private viewing deck, a minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, electric blankets for winter—a mini safe for storing valuables, a hairdryer, and a laundry bag in every room.
In every aspect, the rooms and suites at Simbavati Waterside have been crafted to provide a relaxed and exclusive safari experience, embodying the spirit of African hospitality.
Cuisine And Wine
The culinary experience is a marvellous blend of local flavours and international influences. Expert chefs create delectable dishes using the freshest local ingredients, crafting a menu that changes with the seasons to reflect the region's bounty. Each dish is a tribute to South Africa's rich culinary heritage, with a modern twist that elevates every bite.
From hearty breakfasts to exquisite dinner spreads, the gastronomic journey at Simbavati Waterside is designed to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
The wine list is equally impressive, featuring a curated selection of South African wines. Each bottle is chosen to complement our Cuisine, providing guests with a complete dining experience. Whether you prefer a robust red to pair with your dinner or a crisp white to enjoy by the riverside, our extensive wine selection ensures a perfect pairing every time.
The central guest area at Simbavati Waterside overlooks a dam, providing guests with expansive, picturesque views. Waterside features a comfortable sitting area adorned with a collection of books and board games that cater to all ages and interests.
Outdoor dining options allow guests to indulge in their meals while basking in the lodge's natural beauty. The open-air Boma and campfire overlook the dam, providing an excellent spot for evening gatherings under the stars.
A swimming pool for relaxation and a bar serving various drinks are also part of the amenities.
The wine cellar houses an extensive selection of fine wines for wine connoisseurs. The safari/curio shop stocks a variety of boutique items that make the perfect souvenirs to take back home. Complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible across all areas of the main lodge; the signal in the rooms is very weak or non-existent.
At Simbavati Waterside, located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, guests are treated to an array of exhilarating safari activities.
Twice-daily game drives, led by experienced safari rangers, offer an opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife in their natural habitat, including the "Big Five". For bird enthusiasts, there's a plethora of bird species to be observed and photographed.
Guided bush walks provide an intimate connection with the African wilderness, where guests can learn about the smaller creatures and the rich flora of the reserve. Evening drives expose guests to the nocturnal animals, a unique and often overlooked aspect of safari life.
All these experiences are complemented by the breathtaking waterside views, delivering an unforgettable and exclusive safari experience.
Simbavati Waterside Lodge prides itself on a family-friendly ethos, ensuring that every member of the family, regardless of age, can enjoy the wonders of the African wilderness. Dedicated Family Suites are thoughtfully designed with two inter-connected rooms, creating a safe and comfortable family environment.
For those with children under 6, an option of a private vehicle for game drives, allowing you to tailor the experience to your family's needs, is available. Please note this is subject to vehicle availability and incurs an additional charge.
Spa And Wellness
The spa and wellness facilities at Simbavati Waterside are thoughtfully designed to immerse you in a serene healing environment that captures the essence of Africa. A dedicated wellness team, trained in a variety of therapies, ensures that every treatment is tailored to your specific needs, promoting optimal mind-body harmony.
An array of treatments incorporating the finest Healing Earth products, known for their natural, eco-friendly, and holistic properties, are available.
You can seamlessly blend the thrill of safari adventures with the tranquil indulgence of spa therapies, ideally suited to the rhythm of natural surroundings in the Klaserie Game Reserve.
Waterside Lodge offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of the African wilderness. From luxurious accommodation options, exquisite culinary experiences, and thrilling safari activities to serene spa treatments, every element of your stay is thoughtfully curated.
Whether you are seeking a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or a solitary exploration, Simbavati Waterside caters to all tastes and preferences, ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
Embark on this unique adventure and allow us to immerse you in Africa's timeless, captivating allure.
Rates from R11 200.00 per person
- Simbavati Waterside Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Two safari activities per day
- Beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines)
- Return shared transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport at set departure times
- All flights
- All transfers other than those mentioned above
- All other drinks
- Private transfers
- Laundry service
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation levies and gate entrance fees
- Travel insurance