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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you need a really good value for money lodge that is unpretentious yet really comfortable and with good food etc, then look no further. Great place to base yourself en route to Kruger or even to do day visits into the central Park. I found the staff very friendly (except those that sat around the bar smoking like chimneys... More 

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Belrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a fantastic stay in July 2015 I returned with my family to experience this great place again. I was not disappointed as the lodge is constantly upgrading its facilities to give customers more.Kylie and Rob are fantastic hosts and make you feel part of the Timbavati family.My family were just gob smacked with the evening and all day safaris.The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We visited Timbavati with a large group of university students in June of 2016 and loved the cheerful and colorful rondavel huts, the excellent food and service and the close proximity to Kruger National Park. A warm and welcoming staff made our visit very comfortable!

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

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are pleased to hear you had a great stay and were able to enjoy all aspects of the lodge. More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I felt like a princess in my beautiful rondavel--comfortable and luxurious! Very friendly staff and wonderful food. The organized safari drives in Kruger were awesome, and we also very much enjoyed visiting the neighboring school and neighborhood.

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

Hi Julia, Thank you so much for your recent review on your stay with us. It is great to hear you really enjoyed the accommodation, food, friendly staff and activities. We do hope you'll be back to visit soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Great place. I'd been itching to play some music after two weeks in the bush. The guitar and the atmosphere created by the warm staff made Timbavati a great space to ruminate after our day drives into Kruger.

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

Dear Caleb, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It is great you were able to put the guitar to work and help create the warm atmosphere we love to offer our guests. We look forward to you coming back and playing us some more tunes. More 

California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a terrific small lodge that mixes a little bit of luxury into their very reasonably priced accommodations. The rooms are spacious, the linen is crisp and clean, the showers are large and the water is hot. Small game wanders across the grounds, and the buffet breakfasts and dinners were yummy. Very glad to have stayed there with a... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, during your overseas seminar. Its pleasing to hear all aspects of your visit were enjoyable and that we are able to cater for, not just holiday goers but also students studying in the area. More 

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Nice quite evironment with very good accomodation and restaurant and bar. Very helpfull friendly reception and other staff. A recommended stay for 2-3 night to explore Krugerpark. Price <> quality is excellent.

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

Dear Dirk, Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are proud to hear you had a great all round experience and we hope you'll be back for your next Kruger Visit. More 

Ottawa
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Timbavati Safari Lodge was our first stop in Africa. First let me say how organized they are, from airport transfers, safaris, change of itinerary etc. Very friendly and accommodating, meal preferences, last minute activity requests (Kylie and Rob). The accommodation are private cabins (rondavels), bed, bathroom and front veranda . The shower was a little odd and is in need... More 

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

Dear Jazboottawa, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are excited to hear you had a great over all experience, from start to finish. We do hope you will be back soon. More 

Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were on our way to Satara however got cut off due to the closing time of the Kruger gates - FYI gates close at 5.30 but travel time can also stop you from getting to your destination. We came across timbavati and loved every minute! The staff are all amazing, Kylie was great and very knowledgable!... More 

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

Dear Tinysimmi, Thank you for reviewing your recent 'spontaneous' visit to Timbavati Safari Lodge. They say never judge a book by its cover so we are glad you had this in mind and still came through the gate :) We are glad you really enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kruger and South... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Timbavati, can't wait to go back with the whole family. Excellent facilities and everything is crisp and clean. Lovely bar entertainment area with real African bush sunsets. All the staff are super friendly. Food was great with the highlight being dinner in the boma area. A very well run lodge that's in the fairly... More 

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

HI Markus, Thank you for reviewing your working week with us :) Its nice to hear that even guests that are not necessarily here for the bush are still able to enjoy our environment while working. We look forward to your next visit on holiday with your family. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Timbavati Safari Lodge

Address: (R 531) Orpen Road | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $108 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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