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Argyle Road Enkhulu Gate, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/09/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 16 Speciality lodging in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated in Timbavati Game Reserve on a beautiful small koppie, an ideal vantage point for stunning views of the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. A pure authentic, tranquil safari experience in pavilion-style luxury tents. The Simbavati Hilltop Lodge boasts breathtaking views from eight individual luxurious tents, specifically arranged to create a unique village feel. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring an intimate and unforgettable stay.
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Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Spa
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Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Sun terrace
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Argyle Road Enkhulu Gate, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Beverley G wrote a review 09 Apr
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We have just got back from the most wonderful 2 nights at Simbivati Hilltop Lodge. From the moment you step into the lodge you are made to feel so special. It was my 50th celebration and they even made me a delicious chocolate cake. You can only but relax in their safari tents with an amazing day bed overlooking the dam! The staff are an absolute asset to the lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed our game drives with Frank and Derrick. This certainly was a very special holiday that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Number 6 has great views from the daybed and bath and is close to main lodge
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Dear Bgreenwood2019, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, We are honoured that we got celebrate such a milestone with you and your husband and I am happy that the chocolate cake hit the spot! I will gladly share this review with the rest of my team and management at Simbavati ! I look forward to welcoming you back to Simbavati in the near future Take care , Kind regards Colin A Lodge Manager Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
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LorrSch wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa19 contributions1 helpful vote
We managed to escape out if the city for a few days and could not have been more happy with our decision to go to Hilltop Lodge. The facilities are top notch, tasteful, relaxing and natural. The service is world class, each team member being well trained, able and most importantly, very passionate about their jobs. You can also see that the team (Bongi, Caroline, Daniel, Frank, Shaddy - to mention a few) all work very well together which makes the experience such a pleasure and all the more relaxing. The attraction here is the park, and we were extremely happy with this experience - even on those very few 'not so lucky' drives (as happens in nature), Frank and Shaddy kept us well entertained with interesting facts about nature, the bush and the eco system - super knowledgeable and well trained. Highly recommended - trip of a lifetime. We hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Dear LorrSch, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, I am delighted to hear that the rest of team took great care of you provided an experience of a lifetime for you ! I will be more then happy to share this review with the rest of my team and management at Simbavati ! We look forward to welcoming you back to Simbavati in the future, Take care , Kind regards Colin A Lodge Manger Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
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Adri F wrote a review Jan 2021
Marble Hall, South Africa2 contributions
From the moment we arrived we where treated like VVIP. While we filled in the covid forms, sipping on lemonade, our luggage was taken to our luxury tent. The accommodation was beautiful with everything thing we needed. The bed was bit high, but luckily there was a foot stool which solved my problem...was quite funny. Don't even think about a diet.. had lunch as soon as we arrived, high tea before afternoon game drive, sunset drinks and snacks. A special dinner for our anniversary with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Wake up call was at 5 so that we could go on our sunrise drive. Stopped for coffee and rusks and then we had a wonderful brunch. Chilled on our day bed before and after lunch. We saw the big 5 on our first 2 game drives. Colbert our guide and Derrick our tracker was awesome. Even saw a pack of wild dogs. Bongi was excellent. Checked on us everytime she saw us. We even received a bag with goodies for the road when we left. Will definitely recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 02 Feb 2021
Dear 323adrif, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, I will gladly share the review with the rest of my team and management at Simbavati and I know this will make everyone's day ! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Simbavati in the near future , Take Care, Kind regards, Colin Ahtom Lodge Manager Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
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Duke M wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a lovely stay at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. The hospitality from every single employer was out of this world. They even went above and beyond in making our engagement a most memorable one! Everything from the food, to the private villa, the infinity pool, the boma dinners at night and the exciting game drives will stay with us for a very long time indeed. I highly recommend this beautiful place!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 02 Feb 2021
Dear Dukejoubertmunro, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, We are happy to hear that your stay with us was memorable and the special touches that were put into place for your engagement exceeded expectations! I will gladly pass this onto the rest of my team and management at Simbavati! We look forward to welcoming you back to Simbavati in the near future! Take Care, Kind regards Colin Ahtom Lodge Manager Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
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99Sable99 wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa38 contributions20 helpful votes
A very modern and beautiful bush camp, on a hill overlooking a dam. The rooms were superb with fabulous outside showers and outside daybeds and wonderfully appointed bathrooms. The only weird thing was the height of the bed in the room, which was over a metre off the floor and we had to jump to get on and off it and we're of average height. We had quite a few giggles over this. Staff was excellent. Guide Frank and tracker Evans were great and we had some superb sightings thanks to them. Food the first night was a huge disappointment, especially as I'd read such great reviews about it, but it did improve over the next few days.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 02 Feb 2021
Dear 99Sable99, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Firstly, I would like to apologize that the meals on the first night did not live up to your expectations, I will address this with the kitchen team to ensure that this is not overlooked in the future as we strive for excellence in guest satisfaction. I will share this review with the rest of my team and management at Simbavati and they would be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, We look forward to welcoming your back to Simbavati in the near future, Take care, Kind regards Colin Ahtom Lodge Manager Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
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PRICE RANGE
US$859 - US$1 250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkTimbavati Private Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Simbavati Hilltop Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.