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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 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

    Reviewed 29 June 2017

    We are a family of six, and spent three nights at Simbavati Hilltop. We loved every minute of it. From our amazing butler, Aubrey, to our brilliant and kind guide, Colbert, and tracker, Nhamulo, we were so well taken care of. The food was delicious,...More

    Thank donnakZ9244WO
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 10 July 2017

    Dear donnakZ9244WO We are so excited to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at our lodge. It was our pleasure to treat you to an unforgettable safari. You know that you have to come back again so that we can spoil you some...More

    Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

    We could have not been more impressed with the staff and accommodations of Simbavati! If you want to be a hermit the entire time, this is probably not the place for you... but if you want to build relationships with your passionate guide and tracker,...More

    Thank Jennifer S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear Jennifer Thank you so much for the lovely review it is greatly appreciated. We have a solution to your shortage of time wish. Plan to visit us again and stay longer this time :) We are thrilled you had a great stay with us...More

    Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

    Me and the wife had an awesome time in the simbavati hilltop lodge staying 5d4n and doing 8 game drives in total. It was truly an amazing experience but that was spoilt by one guy (airport transfer person) But lets start with the positives. Which...More

    Thank Markie17
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 21 June 2017

    Dear Markie17 Thank you for the review, we appreciate all your feedback the positives and the negatives. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service from the staff at the lodge and that you got to experience the "Big 5". Our tent accommodation...More

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    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$794 - US$1 123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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    15 August 2017|
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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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