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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great place. I'd been itching to play some music after two weeks in the bush. The guitar and the atmosphere created by the warm staff made Timbavati a great space to ruminate after our day drives into Kruger.

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caleb, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It is great you were able to put the guitar to work and help create the warm atmosphere we love to offer our guests. We look forward to you coming back and playing us some more tunes.

California
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a terrific small lodge that mixes a little bit of luxury into their very reasonably priced accommodations. The rooms are spacious, the linen is crisp and clean, the showers are large and the water is hot. Small game wanders across the grounds, and the buffet breakfasts and dinners were yummy. Very glad to have stayed there with a...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, during your overseas seminar. Its pleasing to hear all aspects of your visit were enjoyable and that we are able to cater for, not just holiday goers but also students studying in the area.

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Nice quite evironment with very good accomodation and restaurant and bar. Very helpfull friendly reception and other staff. A recommended stay for 2-3 night to explore Krugerpark. Price <> quality is excellent.

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dirk, Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are proud to hear you had a great all round experience and we hope you'll be back for your next Kruger Visit.

Ottawa
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Timbavati Safari Lodge was our first stop in Africa. First let me say how organized they are, from airport transfers, safaris, change of itinerary etc. Very friendly and accommodating, meal preferences, last minute activity requests (Kylie and Rob). The accommodation are private cabins (rondavels), bed, bathroom and front veranda . The shower was a little odd and is in need...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jazboottawa, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are excited to hear you had a great over all experience, from start to finish. We do hope you will be back soon.

Western Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were on our way to Satara however got cut off due to the closing time of the Kruger gates - FYI gates close at 5.30 but travel time can also stop you from getting to your destination. We came across timbavati and loved every minute! The staff are all amazing, Kylie was great and very knowledgable!...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tinysimmi, Thank you for reviewing your recent 'spontaneous' visit to Timbavati Safari Lodge. They say never judge a book by its cover so we are glad you had this in mind and still came through the gate :) We are glad you really enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kruger and South...

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Timbavati, can't wait to go back with the whole family. Excellent facilities and everything is crisp and clean. Lovely bar entertainment area with real African bush sunsets. All the staff are super friendly. Food was great with the highlight being dinner in the boma area. A very well run lodge that's in the fairly...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

HI Markus, Thank you for reviewing your working week with us :) Its nice to hear that even guests that are not necessarily here for the bush are still able to enjoy our environment while working. We look forward to your next visit on holiday with your family.

Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Good service at the desk , the restaurant and the room-service. It made a special appearance: the round house. There as no airco, instead a van. A fridge wa also wishful. The safari-tour from the park as very nice

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Wkolky, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed your safari.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Me and 3 friends stopped here as part of a holiday and it was fantastic. I'm not going to pretend it was the best place I've ever been but it was great and for the price it was phenomenal. Location- fantastic, 20-30minutes into Kruger, Zebras hanging out on the grounds on your way back to your room. Also Blyde canyon...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are thankful for your kind words and its great to hear you had an over all enjoyable stay. We do hope you will be back soon.

Sorrento, Italy
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We spent four pleasant days at Timbavati and found it comfortable, friendly, and very reasonably priced. Our package included three game drives -- one full day in Kruger and two half days in Manyeleti Reserve, with a very skillful and knowledgable guide named Thomas. The staff was efficient and very helpful, meals were good, and accommodations first-class. Highly recommended!

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Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are proud to hear you had a fantastic all round experience and We look forward to your next visit.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Privacy on almost every porch because of how the rondavels are positioned. If you're in one furthest down the hill, you have an unobstructed view of giraffe, wart hogs, vervet monkeys, wildebeest, various duikers, banded mongoose. . . The property is beautifully landscaped and shows a lot of care, there's a comfortably-furnished bar near the pool, staff have an easy...

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Dear Foxglove, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had many visitors to your room. We do hope you'll be back to visit again soon

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Address: (R 531) Orpen Road | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: R1 360 - R1 609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Airconditioner would be nice.”
 of 5 bubbles cherylpincus, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“New luxury tents going in soon to complement the rondavels. Rooms further from the restaurant and pool/bar area have weaker WiFi.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurCapeTown, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room backing onto the bush that way you will see wildlife in the early morning”
 of 5 bubbles paulcZ8287JN, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“On the edge near the animal track”
 of 5 bubbles JazboOttawa, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“The window screens were not well-fastened, risking mosquito incursion if you open the windows.”
 of 5 bubbles 0913foxglove, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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