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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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  • 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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3 hotel reviews
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

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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

melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We booked the venue for a 3 day conference. It was a great choice. Beautiful surrounding, comfortable accommodation and great service. The activities were a good add on for our group. It was a great few days! Thanks Timbavati!

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

Dear Inkychunks, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. It is great to hear you conference went well and you enjoyed yourself. Its great to hear a view from a guest that is participating in different things at the lodge. We hope to see you back soon. More

Canberra, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Timbavati was the first safari lodge we stayed in on our trip and it was great fun. The chalets are traditionally decorated, clean and comfortable with big bathrooms and a nice outlook. The food and drink was good and plentiful and the staff pleasant and helpful. Location is great, near to the Orpen Gate into Kruger, but you can also... More

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

Hi Ladybug, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Sounds like you were able to enjoy all aspects of the lodge. Thank you for the room tip for a our future guests, we will also ensure to ask the guests which bedding they would prefer. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed a single night at Timbavati Lodge. The venue is really stunning, catering was good. Unfortunately we were given a chalet with two single beds. The chalet was clean, and reasonably comfortable. Reception was very friendly and helpful.

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

Hi Angel, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for making a note on the room tip. We will also in future remember to ask bed preference to ensure everyone sleeps comfortably. More

Galway, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I first stayed at Timbavati for 2 nights last November, and I enjoyed it so much that I came back for a whole month in March. Not only is the location ideal, right near Kruger park and a very reasonable drive away from some of the most stunning sites in South Africa (Blyde River Canyon, God’s window, Bourke’s potholes...), but... More

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

Hi Magali, Wow what can we say, Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review on your stay with us. I feel this will give other viewers a great insight of what we are all about in all aspects of the lodge. Looking forward to your next visit!!! More

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was an absolute pleasure staying at the lodge over the past 4 weeks. Our time in South Africa has come to an end and it is time for us to return to our respective Australian homes, but rest assured the whole team at Timbavati provided us with a South African home during our time. Their hospitality and attentiveness from... More

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

Hi MikeyMunkey, Thank you for taking the time to review your 'extended' stay with us. 4 weeks is a long time to be away from the comforts of your own home and we are so glad you were able to feel at home here at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Being able to 'de-tress' and relax after a hard days work is... 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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