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About Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated within the world renowned and beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, and guarantees an exclusive, authentic and unforgettable African safari experience.

Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.

Accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents, one for the main bedroom, and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side, allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

Some of the private suites are situated to avail of the breath taking views, and are therefore accessible via steep stairs. For the mobility impaired, please ensure that you stipulate your needs when booking.

The lodge offers Big 5 game activities in the early morning and late afternoon or evening, taking advantage of the time of day that the animals are naturally most active. Nocturnal creatures, including the big cats, are regular sightings at night. Currently over 40 mammal species are listed as resident in the Timbavati, including the Big 5, as well as endangered species including wild dogs and cheetah. There is an abundance of bird life, with a total of 360 species of bird listed.

Safari: We offer game activities in the early morning and evening when game viewing are most active. Game drives are conducted by experienced field guides and Shangaan trackers in open 4X4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities.

Spa: To pay homage to our unparalleled cultural heritage, we bring you traditional African massage. Indulge in a selection of our country’s authentic and traditional massage techniques with our highly skilled and trained therapists.

Family friendly: Our lounge offers a selection of books and board games, perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

We regret no children under the age of 12 years.
Rates displayed are on a full board basis.

Please do not arrive at the lodge late, as you will then miss the afternoon/evening game drive and lunch, which we do not serve later than 16h00. If you are going to be late due to unforeseen circumstances, please do advise reservations prior...
We regret no children under the age of 12 years.
Rates displayed are on a full board basis.

Please do not arrive at the lodge late, as you will then miss the afternoon/evening game drive and lunch, which we do not serve later than 16h00. If you are going to be late due to unforeseen circumstances, please do advise reservations prior to arrival.

A compulsory conservation levy is applicable at R 328.00 per person and vehicle entrance fee of R 140.00 per vehicle on arrival (subject to change without prior notification).
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  • Luxurious Safari Tent Luxurious Safari Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 8 Luxurious and individual pavilion style safari tents offering king-size or twin-bed options, a separate en-suite bathroo... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Single beds see more Twin beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Garden views
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      Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is 32km from the centre of Timbavati Reserve , the nearest airport 38.1km (Eastgate Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling