Flanking a large dam in the southern Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, just 30 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport, Simbavati Waterside is an intimate luxury lodge that offers the perfect getaway for every type of traveller. The carefully considered lodge structure affords both privacy for partners as well as family-friendly spaces.
Game drives in the Klaserie take place in the early morning and late afternoon when the animals are naturally most active. Key to the experience is your English-speaking local guide. He brings his knowledge, experience and fresh observations to maximise your wildlife sightings. And not only in terms of how much you see. But how rewarding, informative and fun the overall experience is. Several times a week, dinner in the camps is a more hearty, campfire-style meal served under the stars in a boma, a circular enclosure originally made from branches. The cosy, lantern-lit ambiance recalls the early days of safari pioneers. The gentle flicker of lanterns, candlelight and a welcoming open fire truly conjures up what is magical about a safari.
Those in search of romance will enjoy the lodge’s many intimate spaces, imaginative private dining settings and surprise treats to celebrate honeymoons and anniversaries. Or the simple pleasure of disconnecting from life to reconnect with each other. Facilities include a swimming pool, boma, wine cellar, lounge, bar, spa, gym, and safari boutique. Spacious suites come in water facing and bush facing varieties. Each of the suites have a king bed, en suite bathroom with shower, double vanity, dressing area with ample storage space, a game viewing deck and outdoor shower. The water-facing luxury suites may have the more desirable view, however, each of the bush-facing luxury suites come with their own small private plunge pool.