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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
    011 27 87 550 4661
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

    Planning a Safari in Africa can be a little intimidating if you have never been. We were hoping for a Luxury Tented experience, Good Game viewing and hospitality. We received so much more than ever expected at Simbavati. Our server, Andrew, was amazing on memorizing...More

    Thank robynpanderson
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 29 August 2017

    Dear robynpanderson We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing safari experience at our lodge and that we exceeded your expectations. It is also so great to hear that you got to see the "Big 5" what a treat and a big tick...More

    Reviewed 18 August 2017

    Amazing lodge with stunning views. Very luxurious tented property, attentive staff and wonderful food. Our guide Shaddy and tracker Daniel were wonderful, they worked very hard to spot the big 5 which we managed and even found us a family of wild dogs with 9...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 29 August 2017

    Dear Danelle221 It was our pleasure to provide you with a memorable first safari experience. I am so glad that the animals were out and about providing you with an exceptional safari experience. Wish I was there to see what you saw! Thank you for...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2017

    Simbavati Hilltop is our 3rd stop on our 11 stop Safari for 2017. This is a great Lodge. Super modern, great design of luxury tents overlooking a pond with noisy but happy Hippos! Service from our personal butler, Velly was fantastic! The management team led...More

    1  Thank ShanghaiArnie
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 16 August 2017

    Dear ShanghaiArnie Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed our lodge and our hospitality. It is a pity that the wild life experience on our game drives were not the best during your stay. There are no fences between the Timbavati...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    Beautiful lodge, great lodge staff. Unfortunately good accommodation does not make up for under average game viewing. Game vehicles are not allowed to drive on most of the reserve & queue at sightingsMore

    Thank Joppel
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

    Dear Joppel Thank you for the review, we value all feedback. We are sorry that you did not get to experience the best of the wildlife. There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park allowing the animals to roam freely and...More

    Reviewed 18 July 2017

    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
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 3 August 2017

    Dear Aisling122 Thank you for the kind words in your review. It was our pleasure to treat you to a memorable safari. We are glad you enjoyed our lodge and all it had to offer and we hope you will come back and visit us...More

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    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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    • US$1 007 - US$1 154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    johnniebdover
    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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    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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    15 August 2017|
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    Hi Johnniebd We are in a Malaria Free Area. We do however supply our guests with a moisture lotion in the tents to help protect you from the mosquitoes and we recommend that you put this on during game drives and at night... More
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