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Timbavati Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“2 night stay”
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at the lodge and found it as pleasant as the first time.
One point to make was that with the increased accommodation added since last year we found it a little crowded and that the evening dinner tended to run out of food if you were not at the table promptly.
In general though I would recommend it plus the sunset drive as the ranger was very knowledgable.

Room Tip: Stay in the perimeter bungalows if you want to watch the animal life and also avoid rooms near the b...
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  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with friends
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 9 September 2015
Hi Familywats,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent returning visit. Its great to have guests return and offer constructive criticism of the changes. We value your comments and will most defiantly follow up on the Buffet servings. We look forward to your next visit.
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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We're a family of four who stayed over at the Timbavati Safari Lodge ahead of a camping expedition in the Kruger National Park. The rooms were neat and clean, the service quite good and all the staff members were very friendly. It's well located for an early entry into the Kruger (via Orpen) and we could start our game viewing soon after leaving the lodge.

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with family
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 9 September 2015
Hi Andries,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Its great to hear you started your holiday with us and found it a convenient stop over. We do hope you enjoyed your time in Kruger and had some great animal sightings.
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Timbavati Safari Lodge is well placed close to the Kruger National Park's Orpen gate.
The theme of the place is typical Africa with exciting designs painted on the buildings.
The chalets are spacious and far apart from each other. They have an excellent Boma dinner (barbeque) and their evening dinner around the pool is also great. The bar is large and welcoming, just to set you in the mood to relax. The game drives they offer to nearby Manyeleti and Kruger is done by proficient guides. They also offer a bush walk on the terrain which is also recommended.. Generally a good stay with quality food.

Stayed August 2015
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 September 2015
Hi Sanambozi,
Thank you for your review on your recent stay. We are happy to hear you had an all round good stay and enjoyed the food, game drives and atmosphere at the lodge. Hope to see you back soon
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Belrose
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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
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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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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.

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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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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 #20 of 104 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R1 440 - R9 360
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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