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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

After spending 6 nights in the Kruger Park at various SanParks it was really great to spend the last 4 nights of our trip in the totally relaxed setting at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Kylie and Ryan worked hard to ensure we had a really relaxing time. Food is fantastic, as is the bar at the pool - Where Moses and...

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

Dear KrCorlett, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We encourage a relaxed, flexible but efficient vibe at the lodge and we are proud to hear this is what you experienced. Its also great to hear your animal sightings were good!! We look forward to your next visit.

Leipheim, Germany
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We ( A group of twenty) arrived quite late and were warmly received and were allocated our rooms very quickly. The evening buffet was plentiful and tastey but not so much variety. the managerin Kylie did her best to mix with the guests but seemed to be a one man show but was very helpful and patient. A great place...

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Its great to hear even after a long day you were able to enjoy the buffet and animals on the property and still received value for money on a quick stay. Thank you for the wishes and we do hope you will be retuning soon.

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Can't speak highly enough of this place, our stay was amazing. Excellent accommodation & friendly staff. Lots of fun exploring the area, but an unexpected highlight was going for early morning walks in the Lodge grounds & watching the animals play, even having a chat with a nosey giraffe who suddenly appeared to say hello! Thanks for a great stay.......

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

Hi Petecoll, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati safari Lodge. Sounds like you had an interesting stay getting up close and personal with the non-human locals and we are pleased to hear you had fun exploring the area. We look forward to your next visit.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The room was a nice little bungalow and mine was placed near the back in the middle. Was a very reasonably sized room with a nice shower area. Bed had a mosquito net over it and was very nice and comfortable.

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

Dear Rhodes52, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. The team are proud to hear you enjoyed your room and had a comfortable stay.

taupo
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Amazing place for a beautiful wedding. Great lodge, great service. Day trips organization was perfect. Couldn't have asked for more. Tastefully decorated. A definite highlight of the trip. Thank you so much.

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

Hi Mareeginger, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Its great to hear you remember Timbavati as a highlight of your trip, we do hope you will return soon.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge was very enjoyable, great atmosphere, very clean and we had a very relaxed time. We give the staff 10 / 10 for being very friendly and helpful. Happy to recommend the lodge to any one, very handy to Kruger Park .

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

Hi Tripkev2016, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Glad to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and we look forward to your next visit.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We loved the rooms-they were traditional round houses with modern amenities and very clean. The food was great and the staff were very helpful. I loved having the animals roaming amongst the houses. Definitely recommend this place!

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

Hi Chantal F, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are happy to hear you loved the traditional little rondawels and enjoyed the free roaming animals. We do hope you will be back soon.

Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Great adventure! Lodge is in great proximity to Kruger. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. They were very happy to cater to my partner's dietary requirements. Enjoy the wildlife at the lodge - don't miss the mongoose and the giraffes. Highly recommend the sun rise tour organised by the lodge, well worth the early start.

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

Dear Jonathon T, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear you had a great time during your stay and got to meet the every growing mongoose family. We look forward to you and your partner visiting again soon.

Bethlehem, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Timbavati Safari Lodge is over priced for the "quality" of the accommodation that you get! There is NO AIRCON considering that it is one of the HOTTEST places in South Africa. There is NO refrigerator. You cant even keep a bottle of water cold and on top of everything there is NOT even a small kettle so that you can...

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

Dear Maritza, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are disappointed to hear that the lodge did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately it has been an unusually hot summer this year and we are looking into how we can improve the ventilation in the rooms. Timbavati Safari Lodge is not a self-catering Lodge...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great place to stay.just a short trip to The gate at Kruger .we vissit every year just to relax and enjoy.the food is great there is a good chef.we also enjoy the game drives and spending time at the bar

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Hi Evert, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Its great to have returning guests and even better that they enjoy it more every time to return again. We look forward to your next stay.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Timbavati Safari Lodge

Address: (R 531) Orpen Road | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: R1 383 - R1 636 (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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