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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

5.0 of 5 Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for our 2nd wedding anniversary and stayed for 2 days over the Valentines weekend. We absolutely loved it! the views are spectacular, the lodge is stunning, and our room was tasteful and secluded. We were very sad to leave, and would love to visit again and staying a bit longer! I would really recommend this... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cherene Thank you for choosing to spend your 2nd wedding anniversary with us. We were glad that we could be a part of it and that we could make it a memorable occasion. Also thank you for the great review. We love it! We will pass on your compliments to Lelanie she will be excited to hear your feedback.... More 

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience superb game viewing, excellent guiding, saw the Big 5 on drive. The showers are awesome. Dinner in the boma was special. New kid on the block with huge potential. Good luck and keep up your standards.

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Braamdeacon Thank you for the great review and words of encouragement. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, the game drives (seeing the big 5 is always a double bonus!) and enjoying our Boma dinner. We hope you can come back and visit us again. Keep well, kind regards Nadine More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Simbavati Hilltop lodge for 2 nights and was delighted at the style of the place and facilities! It is the perfect combination of luxury and African Safari! The bedroom has a brilliant aircon, is kept neat and clean and very comfortable, with an extraordinary view from a wrap-around deck (unbeatable sunset viewing over the river bed). The... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jessica N Thank you for the stunning review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our outside shower :) We will pass on your compliments to the chefs and to our field guides and trackers. We would live for you to come and visit again. Keep well, kind regards Nadine More 

pretoria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. Thank you Carolyne and team. We had the most amazing 3 days at Hill Top. The lodge is exquisite. Spacious, modern with an earthy feel. The tents are well hiden amongst the marula trees. The rooms are spacious with a big wooden deck. The sunset view from your deck is spectacular across the river with an... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear wschoeman Thank you for the lovely review. Our staff will be thrilled to hear that you had a good time! We will definitely pass on your compliments. We are so glad that you also got to experience our spa in the bush. We look forward to welcoming you back so that we can "wow" you a 2nd time. Keep... More 

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days here to contrast our two days at Hamilton's Tented Camp. This place is very new and modern, great large balconies and outdoor showers, open air common areas, friendly and helpful staff. We hadn't seen a leopard yet and our guides, Colbert and Derek, made every effort to find one - and we did! Food and overall... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tony B Thank you for your review it is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you had a good time and that you enjoyed the game drives, our service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge in the near future. Kind regards Nadine More 

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent three nights at Simbavati. It is truly relaxing, clean, comfortable, picturesque. The tents are spacious and each tent has a large deck with a view of the wilderness. Our safari guides Colbert and Derek were wonderful, knowledgeable, and extremely accommodating while we took pictures. About access, the manager who booked knew we were driving from Johannesburg, with our... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Armin K Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and safari and we are glad that you managed to get to the lodge with ease. We hope you enjoyed the scenery on your self-drive? We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge so please come and visit... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Simbavati lodge rests on a hilltop overlooking a bend in the river and under the warm December sun the river foliage is low enough for visitors to see animals at the nearby watering hole from the comfort of the open air lounge, bar, or infinity pool. It's a small, luxurious, and environmentally conscious lodge run by a well traveled... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mt55846 Thank you for the beautiful review, it was so descriptive. I love how you described the tents as it definitely painted a picture on our tents and what you experienced. We are happy to hear that you and your girlfriend had a memorable trip and I bet the animals loved your version of Toto's "Africa" if you had... More 

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wow! What a spectacular place! I was at the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 3 nights. The service and staff were amazing. I really enjoyed the experience they had to offer. Colbert and Derek were my guide and tracker. Great knowledge of all animals even the birds. So exciting everyday to get out and go for the game drives (one early... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lori W Thank you for the great review and the recommendation, we really do appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see the Big 5 as that means that the staff and wildlife exceeded your expectations. We will pass on your compliments to our staff. We really hope you can come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at Simbavati through a Bushscapes special and wow, what an awesome stay. (may not have been possible without this) We spent 4 days at Kruger Park: 2 in the Park itself and 2 at Simbavati Hills, which was great to experience both sides. We originally thought you could access it through Kruger but needs travel outside the park,... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angela C Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that you had a great getaway. We will pass on all your compliments to the relevant staff as they love to hear how happy they made our guests. Please come back and visit... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My stay here was seriously perfect. The lodge is beyond relaxing/spa like and the staff caters to your every need. Eddie was my safari guide and he also happens to be one of the GMs. Not only did Eddie know everything there is to know about the animals, but he also shared the same excitement as the tourists when we... More 

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Simbavati, Online Marketing Manager at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Neilg 501 Thank you for the stunning review. We love it! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time at our lodge and that Eddie, our lodge and the animals managed to wow you! We really hope you can come back and visit us again. Keep well. Kind regards Nadine More 

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Address: Mbali Farm, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Simbavati Hilltop Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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