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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
    011 27 87 550 4661
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My husband and I stayed here for three nights, and we loved every moment. The game drives were fantastic, and we saw the Big 5 up close, plus so many more animals. Our guides and trackers - Rey, Vincent, and Jimmy - were knowledgeable and...More

    Thank Amanda S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed for four nights in September. The setting of the lodge itself is wonderful - just eight rooms well spread out with hilltop views down to the river. The tents are extremely luxurious with all the amenities one could ask for, air conditioning, and...More

    Thank Matt C
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I have to start saying that my Safari with the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge was amazing! The hotel is just perfect! Very good accommodations, wonderful view - I could see hipos and elephants from my balcony! The food is very good. The employees really nice, making...More

    Thank Vinicius S
    Reviewed 30 September 2017

    I had done a ton of research and Simbavati Hilltop for exceeded my expectations! The location is just beautiful! Sits high on a hill with wonderful views of a huge waterhole, nice creek bed and some beautiful plains. The waterhole has about 7 resident Hippo...More

    Thank Rrrrrrrrr2014
    Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

    Our first safari and it was just perfect...something I have never said of hotel and experience before! Positives: only 8 'rooms' so very intimate but each room very private. Small number if staff were do very helpful and friendly. Excellent food, well presented. Large bedroom,...More

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    Kapama Buffalo Camp
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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$798 - US$1 124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    johnniebdover
    27 August 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Here are our game drive times: September to April: Morning drive: 05h45 - 09h00 Afternoon/evening drive: 16h00 - 19h00 May to August: Morning drive: 06h00 - 09h00 Afternoon/evening drive: 15h00 - 19h00 I would advise... More
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    25 August 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    When staying at Hilltop Lodge we include selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks) in your rate so you can enjoy your drink at the pool and not worry about the cost.
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    15 August 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi Johnniebd We are in a Malaria Free Area. We do however supply our guests with a moisture lotion in the tents to help protect you from the mosquitoes and we recommend that you put this on during game drives and at night... More
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    "All tents seemed to have a great view and lots of privacy. 3-4 and 5-6 are closest to the main pavilion."
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    "All rooms looked to have a similar view"
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    "All lodges have good view of river and have excellent privacy."
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    "Room 5 has a good view of the lake."
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