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Timbavati Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
south africa
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Lodge”
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I stayed there for 2 nights in Oct 2016. Everything including the room, the food and the staff were fantastic. The rooms are very spacious and the only thing is they are not airconditioned. The dinners were tasty and the variety was good. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Airconditioner would be nice.
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Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 7 November 2016
Hi Cheryl,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward toy our next visit.
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Esher
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nothing was too much trouble. Management juggled things to accommodate our wishes. Everyone genuinely personable. Its family run and felt that way. The bar ran out of the particular wine we liked (our fault rather than theirs I fear!) and this was handled particularly well. Guides were fun and very engaged with us. Only slight consternation - adorable owner's dog cooling down in the swimming pool, amusing though it was. Overall very much recommended.

Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 15 October 2016
Hi Ruth,
Thank you for your taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Its great to hear you felt the family vibe during your stay as this is important to us and that everypart of the team works together to ensure a great stay for all the guests. We do apologize for the unwanted visitor at the swimming pool and we will be sure to keep a closer eye on him :)
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We go Tmbavati Safari Lodge in a professional capacity and it's amazing. The rondavels are an awesome taste of Africa especially for the international clientele and has the most amazing staff from beginning to end. Ryan, Kylie and Rob tend to your every need when you book in and immediately make your guests feel like home. The staff at the bar are always there to show you a great time THANKS LUKE (great bartending skills) AFELIA and RACHEL. The food is delicious (great work Shaun and staff) and caters for a wide variety of diets. Let's not forget the variety of animals right on your doorstep each morning to accompany that beautiful african sunrise. The guides are phenomenal too..and strive not only to show you the best of Kruger and Manyeleti but also to share their stories and knowledge with their guests and also get excited in a great sighting :) thank you THOMAS, RONNIE, GODFREY and ASA for all our great trips.

Thanks Timbavati Safari Lodge for a great, highly recommended experience all round

  • Stayed May 2016, travelled on business
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2016
Hi Natascha,
Wow thank you so much for your informative review. Timbavati believes in team work and we appreciate the fact that this has showen through to all areas of your stay. Coming together like this makes it an ulitmate experince. We are all looking forward to your next visit!!!
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Arriving to a friendly face that welcomes you makes all the difference. This all just to set you up for a wonderful stay in luxurious rooms and hospitable staff. Navigating your way through Timbivati Safari Lodge will bring you to friendly close encounters with warthog, monkey and dog while looking for the pool and bar or sitting on for buffet dinner.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled on business
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2016
Hi Johan,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are proud to welcome all guests into our 'home from home' and are happy to hear you not only had this by the staff but also our free roaming animals. We are looking forward to your next visit!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice clean rondavels and a magnificent view to the bush. Furthermore a lovely bar to relax and have a beer and chat with Luke the barkeeper.
The food is really good, breakfast and dinner.
What else do you wish for.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2016
Hi Arno,
Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with the team at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We are all glad to hear you were able to enjoy the beauitful views of the bush, relax and enjoy some good food and cold beers at the bar. 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 103 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R1 393 - R9 244
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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