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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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          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

          Thank Stella U
          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

          Thank Beth L
          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

          Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

          My wife and I spent 2 nights at Simbavati Hilltop lodge. It is easily the most open hearted, warm and welcoming lodge we ever visited. The Lowveld bush views from the lodge lounge and rooms are breathtaking and the hospitality excellent. Well worth the drive...More

          Thank DeanSir
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

          Dear DeanSir Thank you for the review it is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear that we are worth the drive and we hope you will take the drive again and come back and visit us. Keep well, regards Nadine

          Reviewed 30 July 2016

          Had an incredible trip! We had an absolutely amazing safari with Colbert our guide and Derek our tracker - they were so knowledgeable and made it such a fun and interesting time and making a huge effort to make sure we saw everything we wanted...More

          Thank CaitlinPaige95
          Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

          Dear CaitlinPaige95 We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing safari with us. Thank you for recommending our lodge and for writing a stunning review for us we really do appreciate it. We work hard to provide the most memorable experience for our...More

          Reviewed 28 July 2016

          My wife booked this holiday and so must take all the credit for finding this amazing place. We were met from Hoedspruit Airport by Daniel in an air-conditioned 4wheel drive and whisked away to our luxury tented accommodation of Simbavati Hill Top, over looking the...More

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          Dear thommo34 Thank you so much for the detailed review we loved it and we really do appreciate it. We are also grateful that your wife found our lodge and that you got to experience an amazing holiday with us. We will pass on your...More

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          • Breakfast included
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          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • US$821 - US$1 142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • 8
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          johnniebdover
          I am planning a trip in September i hear room 7 & 8 were the best . Does that mean that they are at the top? Are they close to the restaurant and bar are?
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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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          "Room 5 to 8 "Best view of a New Dam with lots of Game"
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          "Rooms 7 and 8 have superb views over the river and are the most secluded."
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          "rooms 6 to 8 had the best views of the river"
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          "#6 was located close to the restaurant and bar without having to walk so far. Since there are no..."
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