Simbavati & Umkumbe Kruger Review – Client Feedback by Natasha Allan

Natasha’s clients enjoyed a Kruger a safari and we’re pretty impressed with their wildlife sightings ! Natasha’s guests stayed at Simbavati River Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve and Umkumbe Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand.

Hi Natasha!

Yes, we are all safely back in the U.S. after an amazing holiday in South Africa. Saskia, Sara, and I can’t thank you enough for all your efforts to help us have the trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed Umkumbe Safari Lodge and Simbavati River Lodge, and the ground transport by Seasons in Africa was excellent. Both lodges were just right for our taste and budget. The staff at the lodges was outstanding, particularly our guides Jason (Umkumbe) and Diff (Simbavati). We saw: 15 lions, 9 leopards (2 cubs), 8 white rhino, hundreds of buffalo, hundreds of elephants, and lots of everything else! The sunsets, sunrises, stars, smells, sounds, etc, were very memorable as well.

Saskia, Sara, and I are all at the beginning of our careers. Hopefully, we can work hard, save money, and return to South Africa, or – Botswana, Zambia . . . in the not too distant future. We will certainly contact you if we are lucky enough to plan a second trip to Africa. Thanks again for your outstanding service and support!

Sincerely, Mark (Saskia and Sara)

P.S. I’ve attached some photos from our trip.

Simbavati River Lodge in Kruger
Sunset from the Simbavati River Lodge


Embark on a family safari adventure
Luxurious family tents at Umkumbe Safari Lodge


Guest Mark and Friends
Guest Mark and Friends


Cape Buffalo - Image Taken by Guest
Cape Buffalo – Image Taken by Guest


White Rhino
White Rhino in the Kruger – Image Taken by Guest


Male Lion in Kruger - Image Taken by Guest
Male Lion in Kruger – Image Taken by Guest


Elephant Breeding Herd
Elephant Breeding Herd – Image Taken by Guest