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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

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Reviewed 24 June 2015

Definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to South Africa. I spent 5 days/4 nights at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, and quite honestly still on a high from the experience. The booking process was seamless, every question was answered, we were promptly met...More

1  Thank RoaminRabbit
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 30 June 2015

Dear RoaminRabbit Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the awesome 6-star rating. We love it! Our team at the lodge will be so happy to hear that they exceeded your expectations. Wow! Talk about exciting game drives. You really...More

Reviewed 15 June 2015

We recently booked this property as a girls weekend getaway - we were looking for the tranquility of the bush and the luxury of a 5* lodge. As we arrived, we were besotted with the beauty of the location and the stunning tents. Our excitement...More

6  Thank AnuskaP
Response from Simbavati, Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 18 June 2015

Dear AnuskaP, There is no greater sorrow for any of us at Simbavati, than an unhappy guest and it pains us that we could not convince yourself and your friend to stay on, once we were made aware of your unhappiness. Obviously, we would have...More

Reviewed 14 June 2015

We just loved to stay here - the staff was grat (best thanks to Itu! :), very talkative and soo patient as to play as teachers and hosts along the dinners! just try the African Massage (forgot the name- you will feel relaxed and beaten...More

Thank Gabi_jacob
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 17 June 2015

Dear Gabi_jacob We are so happy that we could be part of making your dream special and perfect in every way. We are also thrilled to hear that you had a great experience on the game drives and that you enjoyed our spa treatments. We...More

Reviewed 12 June 2015

I'm an American who was visiting South Africa for the first time when I stayed at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. I've traveled to all kinds of places, from five-star resorts in Paris and Bora Bora to yachts cruising the Galapagos Islands and Alaska, and I found...More

2  Thank BizTraveler40
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 17 June 2015

Dear Biz Traveler40 Thank you for choosing Simbavati Hilltop Lodge as part of your 1st trip to South Africa. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had an amazing experience. We are happy that we could exceed your expectations...More

Reviewed 3 June 2015

Very pretty view and a nice atmosphere. Some great experience away from the racing city. Saw some of the big 5. The tour guides are very informative even though some of the tree names were given wrongly. We saw many chameleons and had a great...More

1  Thank Karicks
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 9 June 2015

Dear Karicks Thank you for writing a review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the view and had a great time. Thank you for the feedback regarding the information given on the game drives, we will look into this matter to make...More

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Spa
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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US$422 - US$1 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$422 - US$1 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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johnniebdover
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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