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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 30 April 2017

    Overall I was very happy. The safari vehicles are comfortable, tracker and guide were knowledgeable and friendly, and we saw a lot of animals. The food was fine, nothing great but i certainly didn't go hungry. we are in the middle of a national park...More

    Thank DBJ2012
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 8 May 2017

    Dear DBJ2012 Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. We appreciate the feedback and we will definitely look into the areas where our service was lacking to make sure it is rectified. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with regards to...More

    Reviewed 1 April 2017

    Game viewing can be a hit-or-miss experience where ever you go because it's impossible to make the animals come to you. However, our driver and guides were experienced and knowledgeable, which can greatly enhance the chances of seeing animals. At camp, we enjoyed great food,...More

    Thank Christopher D
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 12 April 2017

    Dear Christopher D We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all that our lodge had to offer. It was lovely having you stay at our lodge and we hope you will come back and visit us again. Keep well, regards Nadine

    Reviewed 30 March 2017

    Glam Tents Plus. Beautiful rooms and surroundings. Set on a hill as the name suggests you have great views of the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Our guide Colbert was great. He kept us entertained with "...More

    Thank Graeme H
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 12 April 2017

    Dear Graeme H Thank you for the review and recommendation it is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge. We will "make a plan" and pass on your compliments to all involved especially Colbert :) We hope...More

    Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

    Great experience!!!!! The room is amazing!!! The swimming pool is awesome with a stunning view. The food was great. The staff are very friendly and the game drive were outstanding! The guides have a huge knowledge about the reserve! I totally recommend

    Thank lucasvandesande
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 28 March 2017

    Dear lucasvandesande Thank you for the review and the recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We hope you will come back and visit again. Regards Nadine

    Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

    My partner and I visited Simbavati for 3 nights and what an experience!!! The staff were so helpful, food was spectacular (we even got pancakes on Shrove Tuesday!) and the game drives were all very special. Big thanks to Colin, Andrew, Joe & Derick who...More

    Thank Sami_B23
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 8 March 2017

    Dear Sami_B23 Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your pancakes and the other food that we had on offer of course :) It was our pleasure to provide you with an amazing safari experience and we look...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$795 - 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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