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Timbavati Safari Lodge

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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  • 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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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What should have been the highlight of our stay turned into a nightmare! We have 2 small children (ages: 8 & 9) which was stated when I made the booking in January and still they booked us into 2 separate units... The furniture in the rooms are old and the carpet threadbare. No aircon and the shower were so dirty... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love those Rondavels (Chalets), very beautiful from the outside, basic but appropriate at the inside. They are in a beautiful garden where game are regular visitors (wildebeest, impala, duiker) as well as monkeys and beautiful birds. The staff are very friendly, starting with a very warm welcome from Kylie and Rob, ending at the Bar chatting to John... More

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

Hi Gabi, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us in May. Glad you enjoyed your accommodation and friendly staff. Its unfortunate you did not enjoy the food and we will work on improving this. We look forward to your next visit. More

Usa River
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a warm welcome from the staff with drinks and cool towel. Throughout the stay they were always checking to see if we needed anything. The rondavels were clean and comfortable with everything you needed in terms of towels, toiletries and comfortable beds. Although the nights were cool, we were very snug inside and there are extra blankets... More

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

Hi Usa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the lodge. It also sounds like you really did get to experience the full package. We hope to see you again soon !! More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Timbavati and had a great stay. The cottages are simple but nice, clean and spacious. The beds have musquito nets. The staf is friendly and dinner is great! It is also a good place to relax: there is a large pool. In timbavati you have a good chance to spot wildlife; we saw wardhock, wildebeast... More

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

Hi Marco, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The team are glad you enjoyed your stay and its great to here you had a visit from the 'Locals' :) Thank you for loading some great photos and we do hope you will visit again. More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Wow!! Pleasantly suprised. With first impression upon entrance we thought 3 star here we come. But from reception up to the bar we got excellent service!! Well done on the staff. Atmosphere fantastic. Boma fire and everyone comes together as a family!!! Will come again!!!

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

Hi Annemarie, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The team are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and felt so welcomed at the lodge. We pride ourselves in having the family atmosphere and we are glad you were able to experience this. Cant wait for your next visit !! More

Harderwijk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in Timbavati. Especially because we stayed in a nice big house at the border of the lodgegarden. Nice views. Good for our imagination. Game? We saw a big turtle and deer (bokje) and interesting birds. Other people of our tourgroup were not that lucky. Their houses were smaller, dark and wet, because of the rain.

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

Hi Ella, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit again. More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This lodge was a great stop on our study abroad trip. The staff was so helpful and friendly! It was truly an experience months later I still treasure! The food, drinks, and bed accommodations were amazing. The staff makes you feel right at home, and safe for inexperienced travelers, like myself. The close proximity to Kruger National Park is definitely... More

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

Hi Lindsey, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. It is great to hear months after your visit you are still remembering your enjoyable stay with us. We often talk about how lucky you guys were with that Lion Kill. We do hope you are able to return and have another great stay... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were so spoiled when we went to see you in October and I really hope that we will be able to come back soon! Wonderful food, drinks, beds, smiles and atmosphere! The service was great and we really felt so welcome there! I loved how you can buy your Amarula products there - I am alsomst out of the... More

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

Hi Frida, Thank you for your review on your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and managed to head home with some great African Souvenirs. We look forward to seeing you back to restock soon. More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent location, 20km out of Kruger´s Orpen Gate. Probably one of the best services ever. The place is run by the owners, who are always very helpfull with guests needs. They are also very knowledgeable of other activities in the region. The property includes a reserve and animals can be seen in the outskirts and close to the rondavels. They... More

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

Hi Bruno, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The team are all very proud to work as a close knit family and I believe from your comments, this is what you experienced. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We spend two nights in a semi-rondawel in Timbavati. The room was very big and very nice. It was also nice to have a mosquito net in a Malaria area. The food was not very special but reasonably okay. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. The location of the timabavati safari lodge is close to the krugerpark so that... More

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

Hi Clips, Thank you for your review on your stay with us in November. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and have taken careful note of your comments. We enjoy constructive criticism as it is the best way to improve. We do hope you will return in the future :) 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*
Also Known As:
Timbavati Safari Hotel Hoedspruit

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