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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 14 January 2017

    As this was our first time on safari we really didn't know what to expect. Let me just say that we were already planning a return visit before we checked out! Viewing the "big five" and other large animals roam freely in their native habitat...More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

    Dear ChicagoTravelGuy9 Thank you for the detailed review we really do appreciate it. Wow, it sounds like you had an amazing stay at our lodge. I am thrilled to hear that you got to see the "Big 5". We actually planned it, the leopard was...More

    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    Service is beyond expectations, great safari drives, opulent african dishes. The lodges are nicely decorated, some even have good wifi. Our butler/ waiter Andrew was so nice, you would have taken him with you, if given the chance. Game keeper Joe went out of his...More

    Thank Lehuster
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

    Dear Lehuster Thank you for the lovely words in your review they mean so much to us. It makes us so happy to hear that we exceed our guests expectations. We work hard to provide our guests with a memorable safari experience and that is...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

    We had a wonderful stay at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. Saw all the big five and much more. Our hereos, Jimmy/guide and Vincent/tracker made big efforts to make us see as many animals as posible. It was magic! Our flight was cancelled due to bad...More

    Thank Helene S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

    Dear Helene S We love that you love our lodge! We are glad that you got to us safely and that once you were here you had an awesome stay! We hope you will come back and visit us again! Thank you for the review,...More

    Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

    It has it all. All the animals that you ever dreamed of, the best staff you can imagine, wonderful rooms and great quality food and drinks. This is absolutely world-class standard place to see all the animals and the guides are amazingly helpful and give...More

    Thank davfog35
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

    Dear davfog35 Thank you for the review and the recommendation we really do appreciate it. We are glad that you got to see and experience the "Big 5" in the "wild" it is very exciting! We hope you will come back and visit us again....More

    Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

    We stayed at Simbavati for 4 nights at the end of our honeymoon in SA and it was a fabulous end to a great trip. The first thing to say is that the staff absolutely make this place what it is. They went out of...More

    Thank Lizanne N
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 25 January 2017

    Dear Lizanne N Thank you for choosing to stay at our lodge for your honeymoon. We are so happy that we could be a part of this memorable occasion and that we were able to make it extra special for both of you. We will...More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Spa
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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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