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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Discover Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, an unfenced but private part of the Kruger Park, is perched on the hillside with wide-angle views over the bush and views to the distant mountains of the Drakensberg escarpment. The area offers exceptional game viewing including all the Big 5.

It's a luxurious tented lodge with a light footprint. There are bright and airy 8 spacious tented suites, all connected by wooden walkways to the main lodge. The suites all have a personal viewing deck, a private plunge pool, an outdoor sala with a daybed and a 'rain' shower with views over the dam. You will dine in the main dining tent or al fresco under the stars. Between game drives, you can swim in the infinity pool or enjoy a spa treatment in the privacy of your room. Evenings are spent around the campfire sharing the wildlife encounters of the day with other guests.

Special offers: Book for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. Honeymoon offer: Stay for 3 nights and one partner receives a 40% discount on accommodation. These offers are only valid between 08 January - 31 March and 01 November to 20 December 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • A romantic ambiance, with luxurious, private suites
  • Private lantern-lit dinners under the stars
  • A vast array of wildlife including the Big 5 and wild dog
  • Private decks with a sala pavilion and day bed

At a glance

  • 8 Rooms
  • 12 Years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is easily combined with Cape Town, flying directly there from the nearby Hoedspruit Airport."

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