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Timbavati Safari Lodge

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3.0 of 5
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Orpen Road (R531) | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Timbavati Safari Lodge
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Rating summary
  • 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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181 reviews 181 reviews
55 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Lynge, Frederiksborg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Ghent, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Manchester
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Hi ManchesterSun, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge recently. The team are very happy you were able to enjoy all aspects of the lodge and can not wait for you to return. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Hi Christa, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay over Christmas. Its great to hear you had an enjoyable time and loved your safaris. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Saffa in London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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

Hi Displaced_ Tourist (love the name) Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the African buffet and bush bar. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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 

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