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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    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

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    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

    Reviewed 12 October 2016

    We stayed for our honeymoon for 4 nights in September and it exceeded all of our expectations! The people, food and accommodations were all 5 amazing! You go on two drives a day and we saw the big 5 by the second day. A couple...More

    Thank Cassondra B
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    Dear Cassondra B Congratulations on your wedding. We wish you many happy years together filled will lots of anniversaries spent at our lodge :) Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your honeymoon. It was our pleasure to treat you to a memorable...More

    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...More

    Thank z0lletta
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 20 October 2016

    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...More

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    • Pool
    • Free Internet
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    • Restaurant
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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$1 058 - US$1 177 (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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    Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
    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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