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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 21 October 2016

    Where do I start, upon arriving at Simbivati we were greeted by Nandzi who was very welcoming and were greeted with wet towels to freshen up with and we went straight for a lunch on the decking before having our welcome meeting. We then went...More

    Thank johnpickering2016
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 31 October 2016

    Dear johnpickering2016 Congratulations to you and your wife on your marriage. We would like to wish you both many happy years together filled with lots of love and laugher. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable stay at our lodge and it...More

    Reviewed 21 October 2016

    Simbavati has lovely staff who go out of their way to make a memorable trip including Nancy and our Butler, Andrew! Gert - with his knowledge of wines and also, Joe, our Guide, who has only been there 3 weeks! Its' setting is VERY open...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 31 October 2016

    Dear blairabroad2012 Wow! It sounds like you had some exciting times with the baboons and elephants creating some bush entertainment. It is unfortunate that you did not get to see the Big 5. We would love to have you come back so we can try...More

    Reviewed 18 October 2016

    We stayed here for 2 days after having two days at River Lodge, River Lodge was great and I'd highly recommend a visit but Hill Top was another step up. The "tents" were brilliant, the food excellent, the staff especially Aubrey in the restaurant and...More

    1  Thank SydneyBirdie
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear SydneyBirdie We are glad you got to experience River Lodge and Hilltop Lodge. Each lodge is unique in its look and feel and offering and your review mentioning both is appreciated as this will help other guests to make a decision as to which...More

    Reviewed 16 October 2016

    Our stay was absolutely amazing. Great location with two tents for each "room". Each room has a great view over the river, where lots of different animals can be seen during the day. The whole stuff was very friendly and helped with every little problem....More

    Thank Bernd S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear Bernd S We are so glad to hear that you had an amazing stay at our lodge and that you enjoyed your bush walk and "cherry spitting". We appreciate the recommendation. Thank you for the review and we hope that you will come back...More

    Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

    Part of a two week trip, all of our first to Africa/South Africa. This lodge set the bar for all future trips with its attentive staff, great food, private "rooms", design and activities. Highly recommended for adults 16-65 (not great for kids or aging adults...More

    Thank Mark C
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear MarkC Thank you for the detailed review we really appreciate it. We are glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations so that you will come back and visit us again as we know that our lodge is the best. Your game drives sound...More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • US$1 017 - US$1 165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    johnniebdover
    21 June 2017|
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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    They are only a couple of km away, however they are not walking distance away and you are not able to see one lodge from the other because of the trees, grass and bushes. On your game drive your guide might take you past... More
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    johnniebdover
    25 May 2017|
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    Hi Johnnie Room 7 and 8 are furthest from the main lodge and they have a better view because they are closer to the new dam (that is my opinion) Regards Nadine
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    valDubai
    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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    Room Tips
    "Excellent Views in all rooms-beware of the loud hippos!"
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    "We had room 1. A lot of the game that traveled through the camp walks in front of this tent."
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    "All rooms offer great luxury and views"
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    "I would suggest the rooms furthest from the lodge you have to walk but they have the view of the watering..."
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