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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had a truly perfect vacation at Simbavati Hilltop. From the second we arrived it was top notch service. The luxury tents are stocked and clean with stunning views over Hilltops watering hole. Throughout our entire stay we could watch animals spend their day...More

Thank JP J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a luxury tent cabin experience and we got it. Everything was wonderful. Rooms were well stocked, clean and very nice. The views were amazing and the service was top notch. We saw so many animals we couldn't believe it. Everything we imagined and...More

1  Thank Luckygirl94010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated like royalty and had the most incredible experiences! Our lodge was a pair of tents on a hillside. The largest tent was our bedroom and the smaller tent was our bathroom. Both...More

2  Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to start, words can't describe our awesome experience and how beautiful this place is; from the eco-lodges, to the awesome game drives to the wonderful staff, waiter (Andrew), guide (Rey) and tracker (Shaddy)...everything was top draw and exceeded our expectations! The lodge...so beautiful and...More

1  Thank Ozswain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful lodge! The rooms,the location, the service, the warm and hospitality of the staff! Words cannot describe our experience here! Just amazing! Game drives were spot on! Awesome rangers and trackers! Sad we only saw 4 out of the big 5 but saw...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$1 083 - US$1 217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$1 083 - US$1 217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Traveller (510)
Room & Suite (100)
Dining (26)
Pool & Beach (18)
Family and Play Areas (4)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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EuropeTravelMom
14 February 2018|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the responses above...you won't feel you have lots of spare time time. We were there last September - so can't comment on wildlife in March. Even the rangers and guides said how lucky we were to see so... More
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johnb572
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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johnb572
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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"We stayed at lodge 5 but with only 8 lodges any you choose would offer an amazing view."
Ozswain
4 weeks ago
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"All seem fabulous"
Purplepixie48
23 Apr 2018
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"Luxury Safari Tents are out of this world !!!"
Mike191247
06 Apr 2018
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"all rooms are great"
Beabeby
11 Mar 2018
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