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“Beautiful lodge with the small individual huts” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Timbavati Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful lodge with the small individual huts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The lodge is very beautiful and the hosts were great. The views are fantastic. Climatisation in the huts would be a great plus, as we were dying of being hot and one cannot really open or air because of the insects. Shower is pretty basic though.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Anna S
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 6 February 2017
Hi Anna,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati. The team are glad you enjoyed your stay. We value your comments and we are working on a way to cool the rooms down for these hot summer months and hope to have plans in place soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at Timbavati. We were here for 6 nights and also celebrated X-mas here. We would recommend this place to everyone. Kylie, Rob and all the staff are doing everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The safari's were nice and so was the bush walk. The rooms are great and our kids enjoyed the pool very much. From here we also did the Panorama route and visted some other places in the area.

Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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KTrewavas, Front Office Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 16 January 2017
Dear Caravonk,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and also the surrounding area. We do hoe you will be back to visit soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Honestly, timbavati is an authentic hotel with lovely staff who make up the kind of vibe that most 5 star hotels can only dream of! This place reminds you of why it's necessary to explore out of a lockdown resort and into a hotel who will leave you with a hands on experience and more then one fantastic stories to bring home.

Stayed December 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Jode M
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Hi Jode,
Thank you very much for your fantastic review on you recent stay with us. We are all pleased you found your stay authentic and enjoyable. We do hope you will be back to visit soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Superb base for an excellent adventure. Our tour guide Solly couldn't have made our game drives more enjoyable, fantastically knowledgable and friendly. We had a great time debriefing in the evening around the on-site bar with some of the locals and staff who really provided a great insight into life around Kruger. The facilities were excellent; comfortable and cleanly. Couldn't have had a better time or a more fulfilling experience.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tom C
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 30 November 2016
Hi Jeff,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you had an excellent adventure and enjoyed the facilities that were available during your stay. We look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here as a group of 12. Service was amazing from the welcome drinks through to check out. The rooms were clean and comfortable and had mosquito nets.

The pool was welcoming and the bar area comfortable and relaxing

On one day, we had a 5am start and breakfast was packed up ready for us when we were leaving. On our return, the bar team managed to provide us with lunch and have us ready for a sundown safari in an hour

The safari trip was well organised and was in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Our guides were knowledgeable and able to assist with all our questions

I would definitely recommend a stay here

Stayed November 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Kirsty W
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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 28 November 2016
Hi Kirsty,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and the guides were about to attend to all your needs. 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 99 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price range (per night): R1 360 - R1 609
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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