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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Germiston, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 188 reviews
56 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 hotel reviews
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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 

Manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 

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