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    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    Reviewed 4 September 2016

    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is a dream. I've seen wonderful pictures online but what makes it even more special are the warm, friendly and genuinely caring people/staff. Not to mention their fresh, yummy food! The room is cozy too, the lounge and pool areas are breathtaking!...More

    Thank Cyril S
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 6 September 2016

    Dear Cyril S Thank you for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to provide you with an unforgettable safari experience. We will pass on your compliments to the staff as they really take pride in their service. They love to hear that they exceeded...More

    Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

    Simbavati Hilltop Lodge exceeded every place we stayed at during our two-week trip to Southern Africa. The accommodations were inviting, comfortable, clean and stylish. The outdoor showers were awesome! The food was always top-notch. Best of all, the staff's warmth and hospitality really stood out....More

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    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 6 September 2016

    Dear Rita A It was our pleasure that we could make your stay at our lodge memorable and exceptional. Our team was thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back at our lodge and thank you for the...More

    Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

    I can only recommend visiting this lodge. It was my first safari and it was one like "once in a lifetime experience". All the staff was outstanding and the guide and spotter where just phenomenal. I could make the BIG 5 in just 4 game...More

    Thank sradspie
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 6 September 2016

    Dear sradspie It was our pleasure to give you the "once in a lifetime experience". We were thrilled that we could be part of your first safari. I still remember my 1st trip to Simbavati and nothing else can compare to the experience, so I...More

    Reviewed 23 August 2016

    We stayed 3 nights at this lodge and it was fantastic! It's small and secluded. The "tents" are gorgeous and so comfortable. The food was delicious, especially the kudu fillet :) Andrew was lovely and looked after us very well. We loved being out on...More

    Thank AuntieCarole
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 6 September 2016

    Dear Auntie Carole Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you did not want to leave. Thank you for trying the kudu fillet and complimenting us on our food. Our chef will be...More

    Reviewed 9 August 2016

    The Hilltop Lodge is a secluded and exclusive lodge located on a hilltop with panoramic views of a large river where animals abound. You get a real feel of being in the middle of the wilderness with animals going about their business both day and...More

    Thank Arabelle67
    Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 11 August 2016

    Dear Arabelle67 Thank you for the review we really do appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you had fun on our game drives with our field guide and tracker. We hope you will come back and visit again. Keep well, regards Nadine

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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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    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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    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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