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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

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“day bed”(10 reviews)
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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

Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights at the Hilltop lodge and it far exceeded our expectations, this property is fantastic. We went for the game viewing, and we saw animals in abundance. Not only did we find the big 5, which were amazing...More

Thank Matt G
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manger at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Matt G Thank you so much for the lovely detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. It was our pleasure to be part of your safari experience and we are glad we managed to exceed your expectations. Thanks for the tips for our future guests....More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at this lodge. From our butler, Aubrey to out guide, Colbert na d tracker, Derek, each person on the staff was fantastic. Tiani at the front desk welcomed us every time we came back from a drive with hot towels....More

Thank Anya778
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Anya778 Thank you for the lovely review we really do appreciate it. It was our treat to provide you with an unforgettable experience, we will pass on your compliments to all staff involved. We hope you will come back and visit us again. Regards...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

I have been to a fair amount of game lodges, and the Hilltop Lodge is one that really stands out. I did not spend a lot of time there, but, the time that I did spend there was luxurious, fun and eventful. Timbavati Reserve never...More

Thank monlikes2travel
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 10 July 2017

Dear monlikes2travel Thank you so much for the stunning review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay at our lodge and that you enjoyed all that we had on offer. I'm glad you also experienced our room spa treatment and that...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Simbavati is a beautiful boutique hotel with breathtaking views of a lagoon (including from all the rooms). The food is really good and the service excellent. We saw the big 5, with one day seeing 3 leopards during the same drive. Very highly recommend it.

Thank OscarTdB
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 10 July 2017

Dear OscarTdB Thank you for the review and the recommendation we highly appreciate it. We are so glad that you got to see the Big 5, that is very exciting! Please come back and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
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Breakfast included
Spa
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Free Parking
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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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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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