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 private viewing deck, 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.
- 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
"Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is easily combined with Cape Town, flying directly there from the nearby Hoedspruit Airport."
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Big 5 Safari
Star Gazing/Star Bed
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Holiday to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
Beautiful lodge with excellent service! Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Our guide, Rudolf, and tracker, Tambo, were truly an “A team”!Read full review
Honeymoon to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
Everyone working at the lodge was friendly and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. The food was wonderful, and the setting was even better. The tents were so luxurious and private. It was a perfect location for a honeymoon.Read full review
Holiday to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
A beautifully situated property. The accommodation was really comfortable. We loved the bath that overlooked the watering hole and the day bed where we could read and relax whilst enjoying seeing the animals at the watering hole. The nights were a little chilly but our well-appointed room was comfo…Read full review