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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    Service is beyond expectations, great safari drives, opulent african dishes. The lodges are nicely decorated, some even have good wifi. Our butler/ waiter Andrew was so nice, you would have taken him with you, if given the chance. Game keeper Joe went out of his...More

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    Dear Lehuster Thank you for the lovely words in your review they mean so much to us. It makes us so happy to hear that we exceed our guests expectations. We work hard to provide our guests with a memorable safari experience and that is...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

    We had a wonderful stay at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. Saw all the big five and much more. Our hereos, Jimmy/guide and Vincent/tracker made big efforts to make us see as many animals as posible. It was magic! Our flight was cancelled due to bad...More

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    Dear Helene S We love that you love our lodge! We are glad that you got to us safely and that once you were here you had an awesome stay! We hope you will come back and visit us again! Thank you for the review,...More

    Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

    It has it all. All the animals that you ever dreamed of, the best staff you can imagine, wonderful rooms and great quality food and drinks. This is absolutely world-class standard place to see all the animals and the guides are amazingly helpful and give...More

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    Dear davfog35 Thank you for the review and the recommendation we really do appreciate it. We are glad that you got to see and experience the "Big 5" in the "wild" it is very exciting! We hope you will come back and visit us again....More

    Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

    We stayed at Simbavati for 4 nights at the end of our honeymoon in SA and it was a fabulous end to a great trip. The first thing to say is that the staff absolutely make this place what it is. They went out of...More

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    Dear Lizanne N Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge for your honeymoon. We are so happy that we could be a part of this memorable occasion and that we were able to make it extra special for both of you. We will...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

    Towards the middle of our honeymoon we headed to the north eastern part of South Africa by Kruger National Park for our safari. Our stay at Simbavati Hilltop was just luxurious and out-of-this world. We were greeted by Nanzdi the office manager whom took us...More

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    Dear DeeDeeEats Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon at our lodge. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests for this memorable occasion. Congratulations on your marriage we wish you both many happy years filled with lots of love and laughter...More

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    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$765 - US$1 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
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    Room & Suite (56)
    Dining (18)
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    valDubai
    Can you advise whether the dam works will be complete by mid January ?
    11 December 2016|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi There The dam has been completed. Regards Nadine
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    johnpickering2016
    Hi I have just been contacted about some work going on on the Dam very close to the lodge, was this an impact on your holiday? Was it noisy?
    20 September 2016|
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    Response from SydneyBirdie | Reviewed this property |
    We were there recently during the work. It was not an issue and caused no concern
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    Amanda_Blevins
    Hi there - we are thinking of trying Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 4 nights as part 1 to our honeymoon. There are several complaints about the average food and the lack of ranger experience. We stayed at Motswari before and was totally blown away by the experience but sadly there is no availability for our honeymoon period. Willing to give another place a try however we do not want to be disappointed. Is Simbavati worth it?
    14 July 2015|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi There Apologies for replying so late. Hopefully you choose to stay at our lodge as it is definitely worth it. Our food is delicious and we would have given you a memorable honeymoon. If you didn't honeymoon with us... More
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    "rooms 6 to 8 had the best views of the river"
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    "#6 was located close to the restaurant and bar without having to walk so far. Since there are no..."
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    "They are all fantastic"
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    "Rooms up near lodge have fewer steps (as there are only a few handrails)"
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