There are several exciting activities offered at the lodge. Game drives occur in the early morning and evening when the animals are most active and are conducted by experienced field guides and Shangaan trackers in open 4X4 vehicles. Simbavati means the place where the lions come down from the stars in the local Shangaan language, so chances of seeing a lion are great. But since this is Big Five game country there are excellent opportunities to also see leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as other species such as kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, monkey to name a few. Bird viewing is in the park is outstanding with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. For the perfect picture, photographic safaris take place in specialized photographic game drive vehicles and led by expert photographers who provide one on one instruction.
Shaded by age old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, the main area includes a comfortable lounge area, an ideal spot for a book on one of the comfortable couches. Dinner which consists of a delicious blend of European and African cuisine is a festive event which is alternatively served around the campfire in the open-air boma or in the thatched dining area. The bar caters for alcoholic beverages and also includes a wide selection of fine South African wines. Guests can relax with a refreshing swim in the pool or indulge in a treatment at the spa. A curio spot is stocked with souvenirs. As a child-friendly lodge, kids have their own activity plan and books to choose from.