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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I felt compelled to set up a trip advisor account to share my experiences at Timbavati partly because the reserve is newly opened but mainly because it is just so exceptionally good. The lodge is run by very hospitable and friendly staff who are extremely attentive to your needs but are never intrusive. The lodges are very spacious and furnished... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Timbavati Safari Lodge is well placed close to the Kruger National Park's Orpen gate. The theme of the place is typical Africa with exciting designs painted on the buildings. The chalets are spacious and far apart from each other. They have an excellent Boma dinner (barbeque) and their evening dinner around the pool is also great. The bar is large... More 

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Belrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for three nights at this fantastic place with great accommodation,staff and scenery.Just imagine waking up in your own private fully furnished modern hut and walking outside to see zebras grazing, mongoose running around, warthogs wandering through the ground not to forget the cheeky monkeys.The grounds are well maintained and the food was excellent.The game drives to Kruger in the... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodations are fun, like staying in a yurt. Our safari guide, Ronnie, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of information about tracks and animal behavior. Enjoyed cocktails by an open fire, al fresco dining and entertainment by girls from the village across the street.

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

Hi Jan, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your time and Ronnie was able to enhance your Safari experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 4 nights stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. The whole team working at the Lodge were attentive and made us feel welcome and part of the family. Kylie helped us to plan our 4 days wisely and was always on hand when we left and arrived back from each... More 

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

Hi Crudass, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us recently. The team are so glad to hear your honeymoon was a memorable one and you were able to experience a large variety of activities, take some relax time and make memories for a lifetime. We hope you will be back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Timbavati Safari Lodge is an outstanding place to stay. It has wonderful individual huts & facilities, a great bar run by an outstanding batman called Luke & excellent food. Kylie, Ryan & Rob the managers are very friendly & helpful & arrange all extra activities such as a full day safari in the Kruger or a night safari, a guided... More 

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

Hi Tracey, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Glad you enjoyed a lot of what we had to offer and hope to see you back soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

To the team at Timbavati Safari Lodge I would like to say a huge thank you !!! You made a business trip feel like a holiday !! The relaxing atmosphere is just what one needed after a long day at work !! Your meals were delicious and the service at the bar as well as everybody's friendly chats were much... More 

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

Hi Anel, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Glad you could feel on holiday while still working in the area. Glad to see you have already been back on holiday and we look forward to your next visit. More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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 June 1, 2015

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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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 

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