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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
    011 27 87 550 4661
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    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

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    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

    Reviewed 11 May 2015

    There is not a word that I can find to describe the experience at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, but the best I can say is I was WOWED!!!! from arrival to departure!!! From the friendliness of the staff, the royal treatment, the efficient running of the...More

    1  Thank 149katey
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 18 May 2015

    Dear Katey Thank you for the awesome review!!! It is greatly appreciated. We are so happy that we managed to WOW you on all levels. We will pass your compliments onto our team they will be so happy to hear the great news. We cant...More

    Reviewed 6 May 2015

    We have just returned to the UK from Simbavati Hilltop Lodge and would love all of my family and friends to experience this. I was very apprehensive about staying in a lodge and although the first night I didn't sleep much the 2nd & 3rd...More

    1  Thank Rummy01
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 11 May 2015

    Dear Rummy01 Thank you for the stunning review and for choosing to stay at Simbavati even when you were apprehensive. We are glad that we could change your mind about a lodge safari and that you got to experience the Big 5, an awesome spa...More

    Reviewed 3 May 2015

    Since our arrival, Sorence was amazing and welcomed us in style and personal attention. Our Game Ranger and Tracker (Nelson and Shaddy) are two amazing and special people and added to an experience that will not be forgotten. The effort they went through to get...More

    Thank Dries C
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 11 May 2015

    Dear Dries C Thank you for spending your special day with us. We were thrilled that we could be a part of it and that we could make it a memorable Birthday! What a great birthday present to see the Big 5 twice! You must...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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    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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    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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    "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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    "Room 5 has a good view of the lake."
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