Experience World-class Service at Thornybush Simbambili Lodge

Simbambili Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This romantic hideaway offers a Moroccan-style experience, privately tucked away in the sweeping Savannah grassland. The suites at Simbambili are air-conditioned and feature a large deck with plunge pool and day bed. Guests can enjoy views over a waterhole with game viewing opportunities. The private bathroom is features a luxurious bath, and guests receive complimentary bathroom amenities. Simbambili Lodge has a main lounge area and a gift shop. Sabi Sand has the highest concentration of leopard in the world. Guests can explore the reserve on a guided game drive or bush walk. Spoil yourself with a massage or beauty treatment at the spa, which has an indoor and outdoor treatment room amid the trees. The lodge can arrange transfer to and from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport which is a 2 hour's drive from Simbambili.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
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High score for Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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  • Britany
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This lodge is absolutely stunning! Every amenity, the food, the staff, the environment…all simply perfect. I could not have asked for more. You cannot go wrong with Simbambili. And the massage was definitely one of the best I have ever had.
  • Pascal
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Food and service were amazing. Great rangers team.
  • Tania
    Excellent. Amazing staff, incredible location and meticulous care of details. We truly enjoy our stay! Thanks!

Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      African • American
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Thornybush Simbambili Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Game drives
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Suit press
      Additional charge
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Adults only
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Spa
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Thornybush Simbambili Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM


    From 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


    The entrance to the property is closed between 8:00 PM and 6:30 AM

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Thornybush Simbambili Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please note compulsory conservation and park fees are applicable and excluded from the rates. Please contact the property in advance, prior to arrival for the these charges.

    Please inform Thornybush Simbambili Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Thornybush Simbambili Lodge

    • Thornybush Simbambili Lodge is 6.2 miles from the center of Sabi Sand Game Reserve. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Thornybush Simbambili Lodge has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Check-in at Thornybush Simbambili Lodge is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

    • Thornybush Simbambili Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Spa
      • Walking tours
      • Swimming pool
      • Spa/Wellness packages
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Game drives

    • Room options at Thornybush Simbambili Lodge include:

      • Suite

    • The prices at Thornybush Simbambili Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.