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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    • Excellent82%
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    “day bed” (10 reviews)
    “the river” (26 reviews)
    “game drives” (55 reviews)
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We visited on our honeymoon back in April and had the most incredible time! Everything from start to finish was amazing! We got greeted and taken to our tent which over looked the river where we watched and heard the hippos! We then began our...More

    Thank KerisB
    Reviewed 7 January 2018

    Luxurious tents and an amazing safari. Our family of 5 adults stayed at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 3 nights. We could see (tops of their heads) and hear the hippos in the river everyday just right outside our tents. Even the bathroom tent had...More

    Thank baytravel
    Reviewed 29 December 2017

    We stayed for for four nights at the Hilltop, from the start we were welcomed by an amazing hostess, Tiani, she was always there if we needed anything she introduced us to Aubrey our butler who went above and beyond to make our honeymoon special....More

    Thank dtissawak
    Reviewed 18 November 2017

    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 29 October 2017

    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

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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$487 - US$1 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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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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    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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    "No bad rooms"
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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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