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Timbavati Safari Lodge
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26 reviews
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“Amazing place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Stayed for three nights at this fantastic place with great accommodation,staff and scenery.Just imagine waking up in your own private fully furnished modern hut and walking outside to see zebras grazing, mongoose running around, warthogs wandering through the ground not to forget the cheeky monkeys.The grounds are well maintained and the food was excellent.The game drives to Kruger in the morning and the evenings were amazing with expert guides that really look after you very well.You get a packed breakfast for the morning safari and lunch is also provided.If you want a true African experience come to Timbavati. I will be returning same time "late June" next year. Loved this place so much.

Room Tip: Ask for a hut closer to the bush No 26 was pretty close.
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  • Stayed July 2015, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 September 2015
Hi Paul,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. Sounds like you had a great trip and really enjoyed all what the lodge had to offer. We are all looking forward to your next visit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The accommodations are fun, like staying in a yurt. Our safari guide, Ronnie, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information about tracks and animal behavior. Enjoyed cocktails by an open fire, al fresco dining and entertainment by girls from the village across the street.

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 17 August 2015
Hi Jan,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.
We are glad you enjoyed your time and Ronnie was able to enhance your Safari experience. We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We had a wonderful 4 nights stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. The whole team working at the Lodge were attentive and made us feel welcome and part of the family. Kylie helped us to plan our 4 days wisely and was always on hand when we left and arrived back from each game drive or other activity, working around weather constraints to give us the best experience.
Our guide, Godfrey, met us at the airport and was with us throughout, taking us on game drives both in Kruger and the neighbouring government game reserve, to our hot air balloon ride and elephant safari - he was a fountain of knowledge and had some amazing stories from the bush! One of the (many) highlights was a game walk on the non-big 5 reserve that the Lodge sits on with Axon - coming face to face with zebra and giraffe on foot is quite a different experience than from the safety of a game truck.
During afternoons we relaxed by the pool (being winter everyone thought we were mad, but compared to Scotland it was positively tropical! At night we were treated to delicious food, fireside dining and a lively atmosphere in the boma and the bar with the excellent Luke in charge of things. With resident mongoose, vervet monkeys and visiting warthog every moment was a safari and coming home to zebra at your front door is always a interesting experience too!
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon so very special!!

  • Stayed July 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 17 August 2015
Hi Crudass,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us recently. The team are so glad to hear your honeymoon was a memorable one and you were able to experience a large variety of activities, take some relax time and make memories for a lifetime. We hope you will be back soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Timbavati Safari Lodge is an outstanding place to stay. It has wonderful individual huts & facilities, a great bar run by an outstanding batman called Luke & excellent food. Kylie, Ryan & Rob the managers are very friendly & helpful & arrange all extra activities such as a full day safari in the Kruger or a night safari, a guided bush walk & a guided cultural experience.

  • Stayed June 2015, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2015
Hi Tracey,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Glad you enjoyed a lot of what we had to offer and hope to see you back soon.
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

To the team at Timbavati Safari Lodge I would like to say a huge thank you !!! You made a business trip feel like a holiday !! The relaxing atmosphere is just what one needed after a long day at work !! Your meals were delicious and the service at the bar as well as everybody's friendly chats were much appreciated. You will see me again soon !!

  • Stayed June 2015, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2015
Hi Anel,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Glad you could feel on holiday while still working in the area. Glad to see you have already been back on holiday and we look forward to your next visit.
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Additional Information about Timbavati Safari Lodge

Property: Timbavati Safari Lodge
Address: (R 531) Orpen Road | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 99 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R1 369 - R1 633
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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