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Timbavati Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Our stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge was very enjoyable, great atmosphere, very clean and we had a very relaxed time. We give the staff 10 / 10 for being very friendly and helpful. Happy to recommend the lodge to any one, very handy to Kruger Park .

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Hi Tripkev2016,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Glad to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

We loved the rooms-they were traditional round houses with modern amenities and very clean. The food was great and the staff were very helpful. I loved having the animals roaming amongst the houses. Definitely recommend this place!

Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chantal F
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Hi Chantal F,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are happy to hear you loved the traditional little rondawels and enjoyed the free roaming animals. We do hope you will be back soon.

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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Great adventure! Lodge is in great proximity to Kruger. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. They were very happy to cater to my partner's dietary requirements. Enjoy the wildlife at the lodge - don't miss the mongoose and the giraffes.
Highly recommend the sun rise tour organised by the lodge, well worth the early start.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Jonathon T
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Dear Jonathon T,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear you had a great time during your stay and got to meet the every growing mongoose family. We look forward to you and your partner visiting again soon.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Timbavati Safari Lodge is over priced for the "quality" of the accommodation that you get! There is NO AIRCON considering that it is one of the HOTTEST places in South Africa. There is NO refrigerator. You cant even keep a bottle of water cold and on top of everything there is NOT even a small kettle so that you can make a cup of coffee in the early morning. This is BASIC stuff that you get at ANY accommodation. My husband is a diabetic, the staff suggested that we keep his insulin in the BAR fridge, so in other words he is suppose to get up in the middle of the night and walk to the BAR (Which is LOCKED) to get his insulin. Timbavati is not your money's worth! They will never see me again.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Dear Maritza,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.
We are disappointed to hear that the lodge did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately it has been an unusually hot summer this year and we are looking into how we can improve the ventilation in the rooms.
Timbavati Safari Lodge is not a self-catering Lodge or hotel and we do not have some facilities in the rooms you will find at other BBs and hotels. However, we do have an unlocked fridge at the bar that is used for guests medication which is available 24hrs and also a 24hr coffee station that guests are welcome to help themselves to at any stage during their stay.
We encourage all travellers with special needs and/or requirements, to check with their accommodation suppliers in terms of what can be offered for guests prior to travelling to avoid similar disappointments in the future.
Our sincere apologies

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great place to stay.just a short trip to The gate at Kruger .we vissit every year just to relax and enjoy.the food is great there is a good chef.we also enjoy the game drives and spending time at the bar

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Evertvanmelis
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Hi Evert,
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Its great to have returning guests and even better that they enjoy it more every time to return again. We look forward to your next stay.

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