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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We spent 5 days in the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge during our honeymoon. Our stay was absolutely amazing. The tents are comfortable and you have a lot of privacy. We had 2 games drive per day with our cool guide Joe and our tracker Tabor (sorry if I got it wrong!). We saw all the big 5, but our encounter with...

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

Dear z0lletta Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon at our lodge. We are glad that we could be part of this special occasion and that we could create memories that will last a lifetime. We would love for you to come back and visit us again. The lions have said that they will make an effort to stay...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights four our honeymoon in September. We were able to see the big 5 in this time. It was dry throughout, hot in the day but very cool when the sun was down. Food was delicious with varied themes and even locations every night. Rooms were fantastic, with views over the river bed, and a...

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

Dear law00089 Congratulations on your wedding. We wish you many happy years together filled with lots of love and laughter. It was an honour to have you spend your honeymoon with us and we hope that we helped create memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for the tip regarding the drive from Nelspruit airport. When you come back and...

Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed 4 nights at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in mid August as part of an organised tour arranged by the excellent Go 2 Africa. We had an amazing stay in a wonderful place - Greg the general manager was a wonderful and sociable host, Nadine really made sure that you had a great stay and our guide (Colbert) and tracker...

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

Dear Paddy M Thank you so much for the lovely detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that we ended off your South Africa trip on such a "high note". We were only to happy to provide you with the safari experience of a lifetime. I am so jealous that I missed your bush lunch with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Firstly im not normally one to write reviews but felt comelled to after my amazing stay at the hilltop lodge. From start to finsh every need was catered for by the most gracious of staff in an absoultely breathtaking location and amazing hotel. All the facilities from room to food and drink were of the upmost quality. The 2 game...

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

Dear Vin M Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for doing it in so much detail, especially as you say you don't do this often. We really do appreciate it. It was our pleasure to treat you to a memorable holiday. We were glad that we could be a part of it and that we...

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Thank you very much to the people of Simbavati Hilltop: Jimmy (Guide, he really loves his job and knows as much as a lexicon), Elvis (Tracker), Daniel (Butler) and all the others who made our time at Hilltop unforgettable. Their service was great. Each of the eight tents has a location with a great view, an outside shower and even...

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Simbavati, OnlineMarketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marrie_2000 It was our pleasure to treat you to an unforgettable safari experience. We are glad that you chose to stay at our lodge and that we could be part of your memorable stay. Thank you for the lovely review we really appreciate it and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Nadine

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The staff is ready for you when you arrive and their service doesn't stop until the door to the vehicle of departure closes. Beautifully situated on a hilltop, this hotel blends into the surroundings and there is a sense of unity with nature that pervades your stay. Each guest is taken care of my a team -- for us it...

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

Dear Mark W P Thank you for the lovely detailed review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay with us, that you loved our lodge and that you got to experience and learn about the bush that we love so much. We will pass on your compliments to all of our staff. Thank you for choosing...

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is a dream. I've seen wonderful pictures online but what makes it even more special are the warm, friendly and genuinely caring people/staff. Not to mention their fresh, yummy food! The room is cozy too, the lounge and pool areas are breathtaking! Love how animals are just free to roam around the area. Special mention to Andrew,...

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

Dear Cyril S Thank you for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to provide you with an unforgettable safari experience. We will pass on your compliments to the staff as they really take pride in their service. They love to hear that they exceeded our guest expectations. Please come back and visit us again. Regards Nadine

New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge exceeded every place we stayed at during our two-week trip to Southern Africa. The accommodations were inviting, comfortable, clean and stylish. The outdoor showers were awesome! The food was always top-notch. Best of all, the staff's warmth and hospitality really stood out. Aubrey, our butler, was always ready to help with a smile. Our ranger, Clement, and...

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

Dear Rita A It was our pleasure that we could make your stay at our lodge memorable and exceptional. Our team was thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back at our lodge and thank you for the lovely detailed review, we really do appreciate it. See you soon, regards Nadine

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I can only recommend visiting this lodge. It was my first safari and it was one like "once in a lifetime experience". All the staff was outstanding and the guide and spotter where just phenomenal. I could make the BIG 5 in just 4 game drives. Thanks so much and it simply was a dream.

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

Dear sradspie It was our pleasure to give you the "once in a lifetime experience". We were thrilled that we could be part of your first safari. I still remember my 1st trip to Simbavati and nothing else can compare to the experience, so I know how you feel. We hope you will come back and visit again. We promise...

Dufftown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed 3 nights at this lodge and it was fantastic! It's small and secluded. The "tents" are gorgeous and so comfortable. The food was delicious, especially the kudu fillet :) Andrew was lovely and looked after us very well. We loved being out on the game drives, just the chance that we might see some wildlife was pretty exciting.......and...

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

Dear Auntie Carole Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you did not want to leave. Thank you for trying the kudu fillet and complimenting us on our food. Our chef will be happy to know that our guests find his food as enjoyable as we do. WE...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: R9 719 - R14 796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbavati Hilltop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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