About Simbavati Waterside

Simbavati Waterside is an intimate safari lodge in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve of the Greater Kruger, built overlooking a dam that draws countless animals to quench their thirst. The lodge has been designed to blend in with the surrounding wilderness and is the perfect place for guests to disconnect and reconnect with nature. Simbavati Waterside offers ample privacy for couples, as well as plenty of space for families and friends travelling together.

Guests are accommodated in just eight luxury suites overlooking the dam – four family suites with interleading bedrooms, two intimate luxury suites perfect for couples, and another two bush-facing suites with their own private wood-fired KolKol hot tubs. The main lodge also features a view-drenched swimming pool and deck, firepit boma, fully stocked wine cellar and bar, spacious lounge, and even a spa and gym.

Simbavati Waterside Setting

Considered one of the largest and oldest safari areas in South Africa, the Greater Kruger region is made up of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, Timbavati Game Reserve, as well as the surrounding private game reserves. The entire area is one of the best places to view free-roaming game, experience guided walks and explore some of the wildest areas in the country.

With over 40 mammal species and as many as 360 bird species, the game-viewing experience in Klaserie Private Game Reserve is outstanding. Guests at Simbavati Waterside will experience all the reserve has to offer with twice daily game drives, sundowners on the lodge deck overlooking the dam or in the heart of the bush, and even family safari activities.

Accommodation options at Simbavati Waterside

  • Waterside Suite

    Min 1 guest - max 4 guests
    8 Lodge Suites

    There are eight Waterside Suites; six water facing suites of which four are family suites (with interleading bedrooms) and two bush facing luxury suites with a …


    from R 10375 / per-person-per-night

    Indoor Shower
    Indoor Shower
    Double Vanity
    Double Vanity
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool

What's included

  • All meals
  • Two safari activities per day



How to get there

  • 0 hrs

    Hoedspruit Airport

  • Simbavati Waterside

    Argyle Road, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, 1380, South Africa

  • Check in at Simbavati Waterside

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Simbavati Waterside

    11:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the ideal length of stay?

  • Is there WiFi?


  • Thoughtful luxury in the bush

    Fantastic location. Incredible view over dam, game viewing right from your bed. You can hear them drink water. Most gorgeous design, super clean and comfortable. No loadshedding here! Wonderful game drives. Delicious abundant food! Exceptional and personal service from every staff member.

    Conservio.com review

    A. Fusion

Simbavati Waterside impact highlights

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is deeply involved in the full spectrum of nature conservation and it is their philosophy to keep the Reserve as near a pristine environment as possible by centering their efforts on minimising the human footprint. Home to over 60,000 hectares of wilderness they are not only committed to preserving the reserve but also to a number of wildlife initiatives, including the Ground Hornbill Project, Rhino Protection and The Elephant Project.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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