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Timbavati Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were staying at the Southern African Wildlife College and we went to Timbavati Safari Lodge for Dinner one evening. We were actually a bit cheeky and asked to use the pool before dinner for a few hours and we ended up having lunch there too. We were warned that the pool was freezing cold, it wasn't too bad though! Great lunch, drinks, then a great dinner. Such a nice place to chill out, on the grounds we saw Zebra, Wildebeest and a Warthog came to the side of the pool!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hi Soulhacler,
Thank you for reviewing you day visit at the lodge. Its great to hear we are not only seen as an accommodation venue but our facilities are available for all in the area to use and enjoy. We do hope you'll be back soon.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you need a really good value for money lodge that is unpretentious yet really comfortable and with good food etc, then look no further. Great place to base yourself en route to Kruger or even to do day visits into the central Park.
I found the staff very friendly (except those that sat around the bar smoking like chimneys and disregarding anyone around them!!) and efficient, rooms clean and comfortable without being over the top, food tasty and good in quantity with breakfast being especially nice and very comprehensive for a 3 star lodge!
All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised and happy to have stayed there. Look forward to another visit.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hi Garth,
Its great to hear when our guests are pleasantly surprised and feel value for money. We are glad you had a great all round experience and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

After a fantastic stay in July 2015 I returned with my family to experience this great place again. I was not disappointed as the lodge is constantly upgrading its facilities to give customers more.Kylie and Rob are fantastic hosts and make you feel part of the Timbavati family.My family were just gob smacked with the evening and all day safaris.The food and accommodation is excellent.This is the true African experience all I can say is JUST GO THERE!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room backing onto the bush that way you will see wildlife in the early morning
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Dear Paul,
It was so lovely to have you back and the lodge, and we are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed it as much as your did the first time. We look forward to your next visit!!

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We visited Timbavati with a large group of university students in June of 2016 and loved the cheerful and colorful rondavel huts, the excellent food and service and the close proximity to Kruger National Park. A warm and welcoming staff made our visit very comfortable!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Hi Andrew,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are pleased to hear you had a great stay and were able to enjoy all aspects of the lodge.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I felt like a princess in my beautiful rondavel--comfortable and luxurious! Very friendly staff and wonderful food. The organized safari drives in Kruger were awesome, and we also very much enjoyed visiting the neighboring school and neighborhood.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Julia M
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Hi Julia,
Thank you so much for your recent review on your stay with us. It is great to hear you really enjoyed the accommodation, food, friendly staff and activities. We do hope you'll be back to visit soon.

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