I stayed at the Timbavati Safari Lodge as part of a tour of Southern Africa. We stayed for one night between travel from Pretoria on to the Panoramic Route. I was in a two-man lodge with an ensuite that was clean and comfortable. The housing was really neat, I liked the colourful painting around the outside of the lodges. The shower had pretty weak water pressure and your choices were burning hot or freezing cold. The bed however was lovely, I had a great sleep.
The food at the lodge was terrific, the breakfast buffet was my favourite meal. I did have to wander around a few times to find where I was going; there are no signs directing you to the bar, reception, etc. There is a nice pool area by the bar to lounge around and relax. The atmosphere around the grounds was neat, I liked how things were open air. We had a buffet dinner one night in an outdoor area with a bonfire in the middle, it was very nice under the stars.
Be prepared for some wildlife in and around the grounds, impala and pumbaa are common things to see in lodgings around southern Africa. They won't hurt you, but they are curious. Just be mindful. I suggest not leaving food in your room!
Overall, Timbavati is a great place for a quick stay. I would recommend it to other travellers.
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- Also Known As:
- Timbavati Safari Hotel Hoedspruit