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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    2017/08/06 2017/08/07
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We stayed in the Hilltop Lodge for three nights and could not have wanted for anything while we were there. The staff and service was excellent and the tracker and guide were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing us the wildlife of South Africa. In between...More

    Thank Aisling122
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I stayed for 5 nights at the Hilltop lodge and it far exceeded our expectations, this property is fantastic. We went for the game viewing, and we saw animals in abundance. Not only did we find the big 5, which were amazing...More

    Thank Matt G
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manger at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Matt G Thank you so much for the lovely detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. It was our pleasure to be part of your safari experience and we are glad we managed to exceed your expectations. Thanks for the tips for our future guests....More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great time at this lodge. From our butler, Aubrey to out guide, Colbert na d tracker, Derek, each person on the staff was fantastic. Tiani at the front desk welcomed us every time we came back from a drive with hot towels....More

    Thank Anya778
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Anya778 Thank you for the lovely review we really do appreciate it. It was our treat to provide you with an unforgettable experience, we will pass on your compliments to all staff involved. We hope you will come back and visit us again. Regards...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I have been to a fair amount of game lodges, and the Hilltop Lodge is one that really stands out. I did not spend a lot of time there, but, the time that I did spend there was luxurious, fun and eventful. Timbavati Reserve never...More

    Thank monlikes2travel
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear monlikes2travel Thank you so much for the stunning review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay at our lodge and that you enjoyed all that we had on offer. I'm glad you also experienced our room spa treatment and that...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Simbavati is a beautiful boutique hotel with breathtaking views of a lagoon (including from all the rooms). The food is really good and the service excellent. We saw the big 5, with one day seeing 3 leopards during the same drive. Very highly recommend it.

    Thank OscarTdB
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear OscarTdB Thank you for the review and the recommendation we highly appreciate it. We are so glad that you got to see the Big 5, that is very exciting! Please come back and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$1 017 - US$1 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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    Traveller (381)
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    gramma-Jill-S
    23 July 2017|
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    Response from Anya778 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. There is a small pool.
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    johnniebdover
    21 June 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    They are only a couple of km away, however they are not walking distance away and you are not able to see one lodge from the other because of the trees, grass and bushes. On your game drive your guide might take you past... More
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    johnniebdover
    25 May 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi Johnnie Room 7 and 8 are furthest from the main lodge and they have a better view because they are closer to the new dam (that is my opinion) Regards Nadine
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    "Excellent Views in all rooms-beware of the loud hippos!"
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    "We had room 1. A lot of the game that traveled through the camp walks in front of this tent."
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    "All rooms offer great luxury and views"
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    "I would suggest the rooms furthest from the lodge you have to walk but they have the view of the watering..."
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