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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

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“day bed”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Where do I start, upon arriving at Simbivati we were greeted by Nandzi who was very welcoming and were greeted with wet towels to freshen up with and we went straight for a lunch on the decking before having our welcome meeting. We then went...More

Thank johnpickering2016
Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 31 October 2016

Dear johnpickering2016 Congratulations to you and your wife on your marriage. We would like to wish you both many happy years together filled with lots of love and laugher. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable stay at our lodge and it...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Simbavati has lovely staff who go out of their way to make a memorable trip including Nancy and our Butler, Andrew! Gert - with his knowledge of wines and also, Joe, our Guide, who has only been there 3 weeks! Its' setting is VERY open...More

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Response from Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop LodgeResponded 31 October 2016

Dear blairabroad2012 Wow! It sounds like you had some exciting times with the baboons and elephants creating some bush entertainment. It is unfortunate that you did not get to see the Big 5. We would love to have you come back so we can try...More

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

1  Thank SydneyBirdie
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

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Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
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Breakfast included
Spa
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Breakfast included
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US$413 - US$1 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$413 - US$1 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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14 February 2018|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the responses above...you won't feel you have lots of spare time time. We were there last September - so can't comment on wildlife in March. Even the rangers and guides said how lucky we were to see so... More
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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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johnniebdover
25 August 2017|
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Response from Simbavati | Property representative |
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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"No bad rooms"
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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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