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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    All reviews the river guide nelson luxury tents outdoor shower day bed dining staff splendid view constant contact double bed large balcony pool areas are staff felt like family separate tent perfect combination of luxury spa treatments hill overlooking small trees game guide would return in a heartbeat full bath
    Reviewed 9 August 2016

    The Hilltop Lodge is a secluded and exclusive lodge located on a hilltop with panoramic views of a large river where animals abound. You get a real feel of being in the middle of the wilderness with animals going about their business both day and...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Dear Arabelle67 Thank you for the review we really do appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you had fun on our game drives with our field guide and tracker. We hope you will come back and visit again. Keep well, regards Nadine

    Reviewed 9 August 2016

    had a great time. staff were very helpful . Greig as the GM was exceptional.Quality of food and safaris was exceptional. The only thing that was disappointing was that the number of wild animals was much less than what we saw in Botswana.More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Dear TS8150 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sorry the animals did not play their part on your safari holiday. There are no fences in the Timbavati therefore the animals roam freely so it is unfortunate on your trip that they...More

    Reviewed 7 August 2016

    I highly recommend the Hilltop lodge because everything was amazing and brilliant: Safari games, view, room, food, service, ... and thanks to the Hilltop team our stay was breathtaking! Thank you for everything

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Dear JeremyDlplr Thank you for the review and for recommending our lodge we really do appreciate it! We are thrilled that you had an amazing safari. Please come back and visit us again. Regards Nadine

    Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

    Loved everything about Simbavati. Greeted by friendly, warm & professional staff ready to assist you with any possible need you might not even be aware of yet. Loved our cozy, luxury tented accommodation. Air con, good mini bar, lovely king size bed, spectacular outdoor double...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Markting Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Dear Stella U Thank you for the lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you want to come back and visit us again and we look forward to your visit. It was our pleasure that we could provide you with a holiday to remember....More

    Reviewed 3 August 2016

    Simply perfect from the GORGEOUS accommodations to the delicious food to the incredible game drives! Absolutely the most wonderful experience for my husband and I and our 18 year old daughter. Our guide Nelson and tracker Shaddy were fun and extremely knowledgeable and our butler...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Dear Beth L Thank you for the lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our lodge. Thank you for the best compliment ever where you say you will come back to our lodge again. That means...More

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    valDubai
    Can you advise whether the dam works will be complete by mid January ?
    11 December 2016|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi There The dam has been completed. Regards Nadine
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    johnpickering2016
    Hi I have just been contacted about some work going on on the Dam very close to the lodge, was this an impact on your holiday? Was it noisy?
    20 September 2016|
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    Response from SydneyBirdie | Reviewed this property |
    We were there recently during the work. It was not an issue and caused no concern
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    Amanda_Blevins
    Hi there - we are thinking of trying Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 4 nights as part 1 to our honeymoon. There are several complaints about the average food and the lack of ranger experience. We stayed at Motswari before and was totally blown away by the experience but sadly there is no availability for our honeymoon period. Willing to give another place a try however we do not want to be disappointed. Is Simbavati worth it?
    14 July 2015|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    Hi There Apologies for replying so late. Hopefully you choose to stay at our lodge as it is definitely worth it. Our food is delicious and we would have given you a memorable honeymoon. If you didn't honeymoon with us... More
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    "#6 was located close to the restaurant and bar without having to walk so far. Since there are no..."
    MarissaX618, 2 months agoRead review
    "They are all fantastic"
    johnpickering2016, 5 months agoRead review
    "Rooms up near lodge have fewer steps (as there are only a few handrails)"
    blairabroad2012, 5 months agoRead review
    "all the rooms are secluded and not overlooked"
    vin m, 6 months agoRead review
    "Room 8, although far off, i think is the most secluded and private. Perfect for honeymooners!"
    Cyril S, 6 months agoRead review
    "All the rooms are the same. Can't go wrong with any!"
    Beth L, 7 months agoRead review
    "Try get the rooms that are closer to the main area (i.e lodge 1-4) as we had to walk and some were far away."
    CaitlinPaige95, 8 months agoRead review
    "Everyone who stays here will I'm sure have the same experience, no one room is better than the rest."
    thommo34, 8 months agoRead review
    "Had 3 tents closest to common area. All lovely!"
    caseyweeks, 8 months agoRead review
    "If unfit ask for a room closer to the lodge."
    Anton N, 10 months agoRead review
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