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Timbavati Safari Lodge
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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“Nicely-designed”
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Privacy on almost every porch because of how the rondavels are positioned. If you're in one furthest down the hill, you have an unobstructed view of giraffe, wart hogs, vervet monkeys, wildebeest, various duikers, banded mongoose. . . The property is beautifully landscaped and shows a lot of care, there's a comfortably-furnished bar near the pool, staff have an easy and relaxed manner, and the food was very good.

Room Tip: The window screens were not well-fastened, risking mosquito incursion if you open the windows.
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Stayed February 2016, travelled solo
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 31 March 2016
Dear Foxglove,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you had many visitors to your room. We do hope you'll be back to visit again soon
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

After spending 6 nights in the Kruger Park at various SanParks it was really great to spend the last 4 nights of our trip in the totally relaxed setting at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Kylie and Ryan worked hard to ensure we had a really relaxing time. Food is fantastic, as is the bar at the pool - Where Moses and Ophelia served the ice cold beverages! A mere 13 minutes from Orpen Gate allowed us the freedom to come and go into the Park again as we pleased. The game sightings were the best I've seen in years!

Room Tip: The are plenty of chalets with ceiling fans, but we were fortunate enough to stay in a room adjacent...
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Stayed March 2016, travelled with family
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 31 March 2016
Dear KrCorlett,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We encourage a relaxed, flexible but efficient vibe at the lodge and we are proud to hear this is what you experienced. Its also great to hear your animal sightings were good!! We look forward to your next visit.
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Leipheim, Germany
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

We ( A group of twenty) arrived quite late and were warmly received and were allocated our rooms very quickly. The evening buffet was plentiful and tastey but not so much variety. the managerin Kylie did her best to mix with the guests but seemed to be a one man show but was very helpful and patient. A great place to stay especially when you walk home to your rondavel and see impalas and gnus grazing in the grounds. I wish you the best of luck as you are offering a really good deal.

  • Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 6 March 2016
Hi Patrick,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Its great to hear even after a long day you were able to enjoy the buffet and animals on the property and still received value for money on a quick stay. Thank you for the wishes and we do hope you will be retuning soon.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Can't speak highly enough of this place, our stay was amazing. Excellent accommodation & friendly staff. Lots of fun exploring the area, but an unexpected highlight was going for early morning walks in the Lodge grounds & watching the animals play, even having a chat with a nosey giraffe who suddenly appeared to say hello! Thanks for a great stay.......

Stayed April 2015, travelled with family
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Ryan M, Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 4 March 2016
Hi Petecoll,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati safari Lodge. Sounds like you had an interesting stay getting up close and personal with the non-human locals and we are pleased to hear you had fun exploring the area. We look forward to your next visit.
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

The room was a nice little bungalow and mine was placed near the back in the middle. Was a very reasonably sized room with a nice shower area. Bed had a mosquito net over it and was very nice and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2015, travelled with friends
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 26 February 2016
Dear Rhodes52,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. The team are proud to hear you enjoyed your room and had a comfortable stay.
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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 #18 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R1 327 - R4 614
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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