Simbavati River Lodge, in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, is in the process of a facelift.
The tents of the river lodge have new bathrooms featuring an indoor shower, double basins and double outdoor showers. The bedroom floor area has been increased in size, allowing the beds to look out to the bush through glass doors, and large sun loungers have been added to the decks. The main guest areas also have a new look, with large built-in seating and big cushions.
The indoor dining area has been enlarged, allowing for more privacy for families, and a fireplace has been fitted. All the water used at Simbavati River Lodge and Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is now recycled and re-used through a filtering process, which has reduced water consumption by up to 30 percent. A second phase of upgrades will take place during lodge closure in June in time for the winter holidays.
Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Daniella Di Gaspero.