Simbavati Camp George

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Simbavati Camp George, Where to stay in Kruger National Park?

A timeless traditional safari camp on a dry riverbed in the Private Klaserie Nature Reserve next to the renowned Kruger National Park is a gem called Simbavati Camp George. One of the best-loved safari camps in the Simbavati Collection, it features only 16 beds in 8 delightful, thatched bush suites for privileged guests who want to see wildlife galore. 

Camp George offers an intimate safari experience deep in the bush of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. This amazing family and honeymoon destination in the South African bushveld in Limpopo offers great safari package deals if you love game drives, bush walks and a bit of mind and body pampering.

Camp George offers a glorious spa with traditional African massages and natural oils. Come on in and relax mind, body and spirit! The best part about this camp in the middle of the wilderness of Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is the wildlife – game drives and the bush walks, where anything and everything can happen.  

All guests revel in the twice daily game drives with knowledgeable guides who simply love the bush. These guys and their trackers show tourists everything there is to know about the wilds of Klaserie and the Kruger National Park, from the tiny ants to the huge rhino. Bush walks are even better, getting up close to animal habitats and spoor, dung and the trees.

Private safari experiences at Simbavati Camp George are unique and the traditional design radiates a sense of an ‘Out of Africa’ scene. This designer 8 suite camp is set within 3200 ha of prime bushveld and shares unfenced boundaries with Kruger and Timbavati.  

The awe-inspiring Klaserie River flows past the solid thatched chalets which promise deluxe safari accommodation with plenty of luxuries: aircon, fans, king size beds, single beds for kids, deep bathtubs and inside and outside showers. 

Families stay in two interleading safari suites and the main lodge features a gorgeous, cultivated garden where guests can picnic on the edge of the wildness. An open plan lounge dining area with DSTV and Wi-Fi leads onto a lovely large deck with a gas braai and a mesmerising view over the riverbed, waterhole and beyond. 

Evening lanterns turn the setting into something magical and soft, staff on hand to offer blankets for your knees and delicious cocktails.  Everything flows into everything else and is beautifully decorated with real leather chairs, African artefacts, huge photograph murals, and soft couches with lamps and books everywhere, in warm rust, bronze, golds, creams and tans.  

It is safe to run around on the lawns thanks to the low-lying electric fence around the entire camp.

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve was proclaimed in 1972 as an Eden for wildlife, habitats and ecosystems – the reserve is committed to community sustainability. An innovative eco kids programme called Eco Children educates all children in the region about the environment and wildlife conservation. Meanwhile, the reserve is committed to the conservation of endangered species such as the rhino, Ground Hornbill, and Elephant in this 60 000 ha of wilderness. 

Everything about Camp George is breath-takingly different and classical. Thatched rondavels, the colours of the bush in all its greens, rusts and blues, and the solid wooden furniture make this particular Simbavati accommodation very appealing to guests.  It is timeless, it is traditional so book an amazing family vacation or a romantic honeymoon never to be forgotten. Great safari package deals.   

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Lush indigenous gardens roll down from Camp George’s man deck to the Klaserie River below where animals gather at a waterhole and the tranquillity of the Private Klaserie Game Reserve beckons. Such a wonderful Simbavati choice of luxury accommodation in only 8 traditional thatched suites with huge photographic murals and private decks. 

The lodge is lavishly intimate, ideal for families on safari or honeymoon couples looking for solitude.  The lush gardens call for picnics, so inviting, green and shady. In the evenings, the lanterns are lit, tables are set and the beautiful stars come out above guests gathering in the outside boma for a braai with traditional African foods and wines.  

Picture colonial style elegance blended with an African theme and you get a satisfying feeling of comfort and excitement. Modern flavours enhance the lavish interiors in the form of splashes of bright cushions, arty mats and huge murals. Living spaces lead outwards everywhere to the river, the waterhole and the delightful garden.   

Book a session at the safari spa between game drives and watch the chefs prepare your next meal – ask them about their secret ingredients. 

Your drama will unfold before you in the game drive vehicle early in the mornings or late in the afternoons, the stage is the bush and the actors are the animals – predator and prey, plant eaters and trees, water holes and open plains. Look out for the Klaserie hotspot biodiversity signature animals: leopard, elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo, wild dog and sightings of the rare Sharpe’s Grysbok.

We love Camp George for its definitive traditionalism and solid thatch chalets with everything retro, antique and quality leather and wood. We love the shady gardens and the huge old trees, the ancient cycads and the lantern lit terrace at night. Wander around safely in the camp and make the most of your enormous suite and its outside shower, huge bed, ornate decor and wildlife mural.  

Families on a trip to Africa are welcomed with open arms at Simbavati Camp George in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve where the experience is in the game viewing, the walks, the dinners and meeting other like-minded people.   Naturally, the highlight of your stay here is the game drives twice day into the enormity of the wilderness to learn more about biodiversity. 

It’s your timeless traditional safari in a camp on a dry riverbed in the Private Klaserie Nature Reserve next to Kruger National Park. It’s your cosy 16 bedded sanctuary for an amazing family and honeymoon bushveld destination and we have great safari package deals.  

Highlights

  • All luxury suites boast enticing bush views and guests can feel safe and free walking around, or swimming laps in the huge swimming pool
  • Gorgeous picnics under shady old indigenous trees, on the edge of a vibrant wilderness where elephants stroll
  • Family-friendly suites comprise two interleading rooms with outside showers, deep bathtubs, aircon, mini bars and Wi-Fi
  • The classic safari lodge, ideal for honeymoons, under huge ancient baobabs and fever trees where tranquillity and romance abound.
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PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Picnics

Included

• Luxury accommodation
• 3 meals per day: breakfast, lunch, dinner
• Teas and coffees as well as a sundowner drink
• 2 daily safari game activities (dawn and dusk)
• VAT
• Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance


bedroom accommodation at Simbavati Camp George in Kruger

Facilities

  • Air-conditioning  
  • Bathroom (en-suite baths, indoor and outdoor showers)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Fan(s)
  • Private decks
  • Kitchen, scullery, pantry
  • Dining room, TV lounge
  • Lapa lounge with bar
  • Pool and deck
  • Large garden
  • Wi-Fi


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