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Timbavati Safari Lodge

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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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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Manchester
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Amersfoort
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went back to Timbavati after 10 years and i didn't recognize it anymore. There were many alterations and we were given a wonderful, new lodge. It was really big, clean, beds were good and the reception we got was so nice. We had a night game-drive in 1 hour after our arrival and it was great. We had a... More 

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

Hi Ria, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is always a treat to have returning guests and we are glad you enjoyed the upgrade. The shower is back in full action we hope to see you again too relive the Big 5. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 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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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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