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Overview of Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve34 min drive
    AirportHoedspruit (HDS)48 min drive
    Popular LocationUmbabat Nature Reserve48 min drive
    Popular LocationThornybush Game Reserve62 min drive

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Luxury Tent

5/5 guest room rating
  • 226 sq ft
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

Kruger National Park

Located in Kruger National Park, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is in a rural area and on a river. Thornybush Game Reserve and Kapama Game Reserve are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Timbavati Game Reserve and Klaserie Nature Reserve.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 16 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 34 min drive
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 48 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 62 min drive
  • Orpen Gate - 113 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 48 min drive

About this property

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Adults-only lodge with free breakfast and free airport shuttle
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a poolside bar, spa services and concierge services. All 8 individually decorated rooms feature pillowtop beds and MP3 docks. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include furnished balconies or patios, separate sitting areas and minibars (stocked with some free items).
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with MP3 docking stations and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas and includes day beds and desks. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars (stocked with some free items) are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking; booking required
  • Free return airport shuttle from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Feather duvet
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 12 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Additional fee: ZAR 140 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

This property is located in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The additional mandatory fee covers entrance to the national park.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via shuttle and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Kruger National Park
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
Simbavati Hilltop Kruger National Park
Simbavati Hilltop Kruger Nati
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Lodge
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Kruger National Park
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Lodge Kruger National Park

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Simbavati Hilltop Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Simbavati Hilltop Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 5 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Simbavati Hilltop Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at scheduled times.
Where is Simbavati Hilltop Lodge located?
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Timbavati Game Reserve and within 9 miles (15 km) of Klaserie Nature Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve. Kapama Game Reserve and Umbabat Nature Reserve are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 12 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the service staff. Very friendly and helpful. The guide ahd tracker for safari were excellent and very knowledgeable.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The stay was a dream
Thanks Simbavati for an amazing stay! The staff were all so nice. My boyfriend had cheese allergy, so every meal they either made him something separate or tweaked it for him. Food was excellent. We each had a massage and it was reasonably priced. Our tent was #1. Although it didn't have a clear river view, we had elephants visit us multiple times in our front yard. And last night they prepared our room to celebrate our anniversary.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

Lodging and food was excellent. Staff were friendly. Game drives were only OK - I don’t appreciate putting too many people in the game drive vehicle so that some have to sit in the middle and not have good views, especially with the amount of money you pay for this lodge. I know of some other places that limit people to 6 a vehicle so everyone has a window seat. I recommend that Simbavati do the same. Also need to make more of an effort to position vehicle so both sides get views (can’t always be done, I know, but often can when animals are resting).
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great lodge
Staff were super friendly, and knowledgable. We saw many of the animals on safari. Service was excellent. Facilities was very modern and luxurious
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2018

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