Klaserie Game Reserve, Kruger

Simbavati Homestead


A private safari villa

Simbavati Amani is a charming, intimate safari villa in the peaceful heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, 60,000 hectares of private land sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.

The spacious Simbavati Homestead is an exclusive-use safari lodge with five en-suite rooms sleeping families and groups of up to ten people. Comfortable and contemporary, shared spaces include an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area and a snug, while outside find a refreshing pool, garden and boma area.

Bing private, you can enjoy the freedom of the African bush exploring on game drives on your own schedule with your own game drive vehicle and guide.


At a glance

  • Five rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Lounge, dining area and boma

  • Private guide and vehicle

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    Game drives

    The lodge offers 'Big Five' game drives in the early morning and evening for exceptional game viewing when the animals are most active. Nocturnal animals, including big cats, are regular sightings at night. Drives are conducted by experienced field guides and local Shangaan trackers in open 4x4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities.

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    Campfire dining

    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dinner in the camps is a more hearty, campfire-style meal served under the stars in a ‘boma’, a circular enclosure originally made from branches.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 ambience recalls the early days of safari pioneers.

Community & Culture

Simbavati is passionate about their local community with a long-term goal to see the community around us thrive both economically and socially. For this reason, they have partnered with Eco Children, a local non-profit organisation focusing on improving education in the area.

Eco Children focuses on hands-on environmental education and whole school development and work with primary schools in the area. They help schools better their infrastructure and the overall teaching conditions, in order to improve education and empower learners to break the cycle of poverty they have been born into.


The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is are deeply involved in the full spectrum of nature conservation with a philosophy to keep the reserve as near a pristine environment as possible by centring efforts on minimising the human footprint. Encompassing 60,000 hectares of wilderness the reserve also hosts a number of wildlife initiates, such as the Ground Hornbill Project, Rhino Protection and The Elephant Project.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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