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Timbavati Safari Lodge

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Orpen Road (R531) | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good value and friendly service. would go again. May is a good to time to go - weather was lovely ad very few other guests. I really don't have anything else to say and I am not a one man ad agency. Enough already!

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

Hi Bob, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Great to hear you will visit again and we look forward to it!! Maybe we can come on game drive with you next time since you were so lucky to see the White lion Cub in Kruger. Would love to see some photos if you have. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was here in October 2014 and can still be bothered to write a review today because this lovely place more than deserves the praise. We couldn't have wished for a better welcome to Africa on our first visit - quaint, colourful huts, monkeys and warthogs on the porch included :). The atmosphere and food are lovely. Service is great. The... More 

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

Hi Dutchguacho, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, especially after a few months. It is great to hear you still have found memories of Timbavati Safari Lodge and your experience with the team. We do hope you will be back to visit soon. More 

Germiston, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Overall enjoyable experience Bar area perfect for good evening entertainment Dining in the Boma under the open sky was really good Rooms were clean and neat with good beds Food was good and well presented Will visit again

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

Hi Charles, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent stay. The team are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you will be back. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited Timbavati Safari Lodge for our anniversary, and had a fantastic time. The room is average at best, but considering the 3 star rating, one can't expect much more. The service and friendliness from the staff, attention to detail, food and outdoor activities made the stay unforgettable. The staff went out of their way in every imaginable way to make... More 

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

Hi Mavnieuwoudt, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear your anniversary stay with us was a memorable one and you overall had a great experience. We hope to see you back soon. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The small huts with its decorative painted outside puts you in the right mood emediatly. They are nicely and comfortably furnished. Nice bar and good restaurant also contributes to the good feeling when staying. We traveled with Nomad Travels so our visit was short, intense and lovely Not top luxury but highly recomendable if you have resonable expectation of how... More 

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

Hi Paln, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Although your visit was short and busy we are glad to hear you could enjoy most aspects of the lodge. We do hope you'll visit again soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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188 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A 3star lodge in a nice position for orpen gate.Rooms have Mosquito nets and some are small. Mosquito nets are installed to low, therefore a large person battles with them. Waterflow in shower is slow especially the hot water. Borehole. The ways to some rooms are not well lit therefore take a torch. Ground uneven. Food average and simple.Staff friendly.Bar... More 

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

Hi Pzan, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the lodge. We find your comments very helpful and will be checking all the mosquito nets to ensure they are at a suitable height to cover the bed and enable a comfortable sleep. We are also looking at installing more lights on the room paths to ensure they are well... More 

Lynge, Frederiksborg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a great stay at this lodge last month. The staff was very friendly and helpsome. The good was good. Nice cottages, very good when travelling with kids that we could stay in the same cottage all together in our own rooms. Wonderful surroundings. Will definitely recommend this place to others :)

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

Hi Kristina, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The Timbavati team are glad you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and especially you could share these great moments with your children. We hope you will all return one day. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

well I wanted something not so far, but comply, they had 2 staff aid a day,mine in the morning, and 1 at night, the drivers knew where to look for the big five, saw them , we had to go deep in the bush to see the leopard, but thanks to there way of walki talkies yûwe saw the elusive... More 

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

Hi May903, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us in January. Sounds like you had a very exciting and successful game drive, which is what we hope for all our guests. We do hope the rest of your holiday was as exciting. Just to note we are currently installing Wi-fi through out the lodge as... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had a perfect stay there last week! The rooms are spacious rondavel huts, clean and you can park your car in front of your hut! The garden is very beautiful and the pool and bar can cool you down when it's hot (like last week)! You can have great food and breakfast at the restaurant. Krüger Park is very... More 

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

Hi Ken, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our African Lodge. The team are glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to enjoy the pool and bar on a hot summers day. We look forward to you visiting again. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had messed up and found myself without a lodging reservation for one of the nights of my trip. My Tripadvisor research yielded Timbavati at a middle point so I spontaneously stopped there to see if they had a room. Fortunately for me (and for several reasons) they did. I am a novice in the safari-lifestyle, so my view may... More 

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

HI Wacokid, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent 'Spontaneous' stop at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We are so glad you didn't have plans and landed up staying with us. Its great to hear you were able to experience one of your first 'Safari Style' nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm sure you will now be experiencing plenty... More 

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