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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Simbavati through a Bushscapes special and wow, what an awesome stay. (may not have been possible without this) We spent 4 days at Kruger Park: 2 in the Park itself and 2 at Simbavati Hills, which was great to experience both sides. We originally thought you could access it through Kruger but needs travel outside the park,...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angela C Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you had a great getaway. We will pass on all your compliments to the relevant staff as they love to hear how happy they made our guests. Please come back and visit...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 December 2014

My stay here was seriously perfect. The lodge is beyond relaxing/spa like and the staff caters to your every need. Eddie was my safari guide and he also happens to be one of the GMs. Not only did Eddie know everything there is to know about the animals, but he also shared the same excitement as the tourists when we...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neilg 501 Thank you for the stunning review. We love it! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time at our lodge and that Eddie, our lodge and the animals managed to wow you! We really hope you can come back and visit us again. Keep well. Kind regards Nadine

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 December 2014

What a wonderful way to spend one's time in the Bush. The tents are brand new, and so spacious! Outside Shower and Bath with a view. The decks, bar and pool all have a view over the valley, and it was a really great time. Very much recommended.

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Oliverw338 Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time! Thank you for recommending our lodge and we hope you can come and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

Lydenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights this weekend ( 6 adults and 2 teenagers ). Food good to excellent but they unfortunately do not believe in under the Africa sky braai. Staff excellent and our guide Nelson excellent and tried his best to show us the big 5. Sadly no rhino and no lion but great leopard sighting. Not wheelchair friendly...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear W00dy1968 Thank you for the review and for the constructive criticism. We will have a meeting with all staff to discuss the noise levels as we want all our guests to be able to relax and enjoy their holiday. Just to let you know that we do offer the African Braai in the boma on various nights. We follow...

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2014

We were assessing safari venues for our 2015 season. The staff are exceptional and very good hosts.The safari excursions were very well planned and no pressure was put on the wildlife. The meals were good and the Chef responded positively to dietary requests.

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear patf719 Thank you for writing a review. We were happy to show you around and we look forward to welcoming all your guests to our lodge. Keep well and next time come and visit us for your holiday. Kind regards Nadine

Reviewed 28 November 2014

We spent 4 nights at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge and it was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. Spacious luxury tents...not really tents at all...all very private and well spaced apart from your neighbour. The viewing deck was huge , the bathroom spacious with a large soaker tub and double sinks. And the double outdoor showers was a great...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn S Thank you so much for the great review, we greatly appreciate it. We are glad that we could be the highlight of your South Africa trip. We will pass on all your compliments as our staff love the feedback :) We hope you can come back and visit us again. Keep well, kind regards Nadine

St Albans
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We stayed at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service is excellent, Lelanie is always present, making sure everything is working as it should and she spends a lot of time engaging with her guests. The tents are very comfortable, well spaced out and offer wonderful views. We had a large herd of elephants walking...

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Dear Vagabond Thank you for your stunning review. Lelanie and our staff will be thrilled to hear that they got a great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your recommendation. We hope that you can come back and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Had a great experience at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. We drove ourselves from Hoedspruit airport and though the last 6km on the gravel road are a bit hairy, it's a nice drive with a chance to spot animals. We were warmly welcomed by Lelani and shown around the Lodge. The rooms are lovely - they consist of 2 luxury tents (one...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rumfucius Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. Sorry the cats did not come out to play :( We are glad you had fun at the boma dinner and we will pass on your compliments to Colbert and Derek. We will also look into...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The location of the lodge is well situated with great views overlooking the river bed. Architecture is really superb. A real modern lodge! The luxury tents are sufficiently sized with a great outdoor shower and luxury indoor bath with a view. The private game viewing deck, infinity pool and communal areas are also wonderful. The room finishes are of a...

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MuazzamR Thank you for the great review and constructive criticism. I will pass all your comments onto the relevant people involved so that we can strive towards perfection. We are glad you enjoyed our luxury tents and the view :) We will pass on your compliments to our staff as they work hard to make sure our guests have...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Lovely camp setting. Large and very private 5 star suite. All lodge staff very friendly and helpful and excellent lodge managers. Spa treatment in room very pleasant experience. Fantastic game drive experience, twice exceptional leopard sightings. Sensitive field guides and trackers who respect animals more than at other lodges in Kruger, even when off road. Food was good. Private surprise...

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Dear Francois Klomp We are thilled to hear that you enjoyed the surprise birthday dinner and that we could be part of the special occasion. It is also great to hear that you got to experience our new spa, I am personally looking forward to experiencing our spa in the near future :) Thank you for the great feedback, it...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range at our lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Address: Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: R10 773 - R15 050 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbavati Hilltop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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