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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Orpen Road (R531) | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Timbavati Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you to all at Timbavati Lodge for such an amazing stay last week. We had 5 nights here and enjoyed it immensely. We stayed in room 16 (the honeymoon suite!) which was a lovely surprise as it was a huge room, complete with AC, TV and a beautifully decorated bed on arrival. Particularly enjoyed the location at the end... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are 3 friends and stayed over the Christmas in the Timbavati Safari Lodge. The lodge is perfectly located to Krueger Park's Orpen Gate. The Roundavels are beautiful, the food is excellent and the organized drives (we made 2 full day safari drives) were stunning. Thanks to the entire team for a great time. We will come back for sure.

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Saffa in London
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Timbavati Safari Lodge is very close to the Kruger and the 20 minutes drive to the gate is already so scenic. Very relaxing atmosphere at Timbavati with an excellent buffet and amazing cheap bar prices!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family friendly lodge where we had interconnecting rooms which made everything a lot easier for us traveling with small children. We were out from sunrise till sunset on safaris so the lack of toys mentioned earlier did not bother us but I could see the point. We just ate and went straight to bed after a full day on the... More 

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Ryan M, Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear you and the family enjoyed your stay and Safari. More 

Amersfoort
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went back to Timbavati after 10 years and i didn't recognize it anymore. There were many alterations and we were given a wonderful, new lodge. It was really big, clean, beds were good and the reception we got was so nice. We had a night game-drive in 1 hour after our arrival and it was great. We had a... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ria, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is always a treat to have returning guests and we are glad you enjoyed the upgrade. The shower is back in full action we hope to see you again too relive the Big 5. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Timbavati is just what it needs to be, a place to crash between safari excursions. However if you don't fit the norm/the mold it'll be a challenge. I recommend Timbavati for groups, or couples. But for families there's very little to do around. They have a pool but it was not well equipped for young kids. There are no swings/playground... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time and writing an informative review. I have noted the comments in terms of keeping children entertained and will work on some extras for this. Glad you enjoyed your accommodation and viewing the wild animals walking around camp. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We spent two great nights at Timbavarti. We were very warmly welcomed and the accommodation was comfortable, clean and serviced. Everything we needed was provided, including two safari drives led by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who allowed us to observe a variety of animals at close range. Our meals, both packed and enjoyed in the restaurant, were varied and... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kenneth, Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a great time on the Safaris. We look for ward to your next visit. More 

Strasbourg, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent 4 days here and really enjoyed ourselves , the chance to wake up with a variety of wild animals (non big 5) outside your front door was very cool and our kids just loved this . Food served outside in the Boma was a really great experience. The staff were very helpful and always gave good local advice.... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so glad the whole family enjoyed their stay and over 4 days the fact the kids enjoyed every moment is great news. More 

sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent 24 hours at this venue, between visits to two game parks. We were delighted with everything about it and were sorry we did not have more time there. The accommodation was spacious and extremely comfortable and meals at the bar and dinner in the boma ware terrific. The evening meal and the lantern-lit atmosphere had everyone enchanted. The... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Daryl, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Even though your stay was a quick one we are so glad it was a memorable one! We do hope you will return soon. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a great couple of days and the location and rondawels were perfect. The service was excellent and the food served either in the Boma or outside the pub area was always excellent with the chef in attendance to discuss what was bing served. The owner Rob was also always around to ensure things ran smoothly. Access to Kruger... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Family Wats, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The team are glad you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and we hope to see you back soon. More 

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Address: Orpen Road (R531) | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Timbavati Safari Hotel Hoedspruit

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