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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Being so close to nature was such a wonderful experience. It is here that you can see God's hand in the creation of our world. Giraffes, zebras, kudus, etc. grazing in front of your rondawel is absolutely blissful and so relaxing. Facility very well kept. Keep it up!

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

Hi Gwen, Thank you so much for your kind words on your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had many little visitors to your room. We do hope you'll be back soon.

Nederland
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have had 5 nights in the lodge. The rondavel (house) was very pleasant and quit with a lot of space. The lodge personal was very helpfull en friendly. On the bar we have had a fine good drinks and the restaurant buffet is very good. We have get good values for our money and give this lodge than also...

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

Dear Corry and Erick, Thank you for expressing your views on your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself for the 5 days you were here, and we also enjoyed your company. We all look forward to your next visit and do hope it is sooner rather than later.

Scotland
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stayed here for three nights in one of the rondels nearest the bush. We were delighted to see so much wildlife from our decking, including banded mongoose, warthog and duiker. The lodge sits in a very large area of bush and a bush walk gave us zebra, giraffe, nyala and wildebeest - fantastic to see these animals while on...

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

Hi Rural- Traveller, Thank you for your great review on your recent stay with the team at Timbavati Safari Lodge. It is great to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and we do look forward to your next visit, booking well in advance to ensure we can accommodate you, for as along as you request.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Timbavati Safari Lodge being situated 20 kilometers from the Orpen gate, one of the entrance gates into the Kruger National Park. Ndebele being one of the South African cultures is displayed well on the 42 rondawals of Timbavati Safari Lodge. The colourful handpainted rondawals are comfortable with shower on suite and each having a private patio. Activities you can take...

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

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Your review is a great summary of all that we offer and we are glad you could enjoy all aspects. We look forward to your next visit.

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We had a good stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. The made a good program for us day by day, from bush walk to different safari's, like a full day game drive @ kruger park. All the staff and management en tour guides are friendly helpful en skilled people, what made the stay good and comfortable. We had and amazing experience,...

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with the Team at Timbavati. Sounds like you had a great all round experience of what we offer and its fantastic you got to see all of the Big 5 and fit in some relax time. We hope you are back to visit again soon.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The staff is friendly. Dinner is fine. Keep in mind that most guests are part of a larger bus tours. Around the lodge you have zebra's and Impalla's wandering around. The lodge is clean.... but.... there is no airco, there is no wifi in the room, after showering the rooms stay humid very long. the ceiling fan releases all kind...

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

Hi RC583, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the animals roaming the lodge grounds during your stay and thank you for the comments in terms of how we can improve, it is great to receive a guests perspective to help with future planning. Air con is something we are...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The traking near the Timbavati is a little poor, but de Manyaleti trip is very very interesting. In the room all is good except de security case. The personal of the reception is excellent. The kitchen is to mucth slow: 90 minutes for a sandwich. And I need eat gluten free!

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

Hi Albert, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We appreciate your comments and feedback. Great to hear you really enjoyed your sunset drive and I will be following up on the time it took to receive your sandwich. We are continually improving the options for special dietary requirements and will have Gluten free options on...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We thoroughly recommend the lodge! Food is great, service excellent, and staff friendly and helpful. Our guide Aser was very knowledgeable. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the overall location was perfect!

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

Hi Deer547, Thank you very much for the fantastic review, its great to hear you had a good time and will defiantly pass your message on to Aser. We do hope you will return in the future.

UK
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at the lodge and found it as pleasant as the first time. One point to make was that with the increased accommodation added since last year we found it a little crowded and that the evening dinner tended to run out of food if you were not at the table promptly. In...

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

Hi Familywats, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent returning visit. Its great to have guests return and offer constructive criticism of the changes. We value your comments and will most defiantly follow up on the Buffet servings. We look forward to your next visit.

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We're a family of four who stayed over at the Timbavati Safari Lodge ahead of a camping expedition in the Kruger National Park. The rooms were neat and clean, the service quite good and all the staff members were very friendly. It's well located for an early entry into the Kruger (via Orpen) and we could start our game viewing...

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Hi Andries, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Its great to hear you started your holiday with us and found it a convenient stop over. We do hope you enjoyed your time in Kruger and had some great animal sightings.

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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 433 - R1 657 (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.”
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.”
LaurCapeTown, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room backing onto the bush that way you will see wildlife in the early morning”
paulcZ8287JN, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“On the edge near the animal track”
JazboOttawa, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“The window screens were not well-fastened, risking mosquito incursion if you open the windows.”
0913foxglove, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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