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1 room, 2 adults

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

5-star5 stars
Mbali Farm, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, 1380, South Africa

Riverfront lodge in Kruger National Park with safari and outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
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  • Loved the service staff. Very friendly and helpful. The guide ahd tracker for safari were…Apr. 3, 2019
  • Thanks Simbavati for an amazing stay! The staff were all so nice. My boyfriend had cheese…Jan. 31, 2019

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

  • Luxury Tent

What’s around Simbavati Hilltop Lodge


  • In a national park
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 26.9 mi / 43.2 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 51 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 109 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 cabins


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free airport shuttle from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM *


  • Free self parking on site

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via Shuttle are required and must be arranged before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

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

  • Destination fee: ZAR 328 per person, per stay
  • Additional fee: ZAR 140 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 5 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Simbavati Hilltop Lodge?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at scheduled times.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 10 reviews

Very good 8.0
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).
Mark, sg4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Vivamente consigliato
Posto eccezionale. Durante i safari abbiamo visto tutti gli animali possibili: elefanti, giraffe, iene, leoni, rinoceronti, zebre, leopardi, bufali, ... miti e da pochissimi metri di distanza. L'hotel è veramente confortevole. Servizio estremamente cortese.
Roberto, it2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Un sueño hecho realidad!!!
Simbavati Hilltop es un sueño hecho realidad! Las instalaciones y la vista que tienes de todas las cabañas y las áreas comunes es impresionante. Ves hipopótamos todo el tiempo en el río! Las cabañas son increíbles, tiene una cama en el deck que es espectacular. La ducha está afuera y tiene una vista linda. El baño tiene una bañera al lado de la ventana de la que no te quisieras ir nunca. La cama del cuarto tiene calentador eléctrico. La comida, la piscina, el servicio son perfectos. Los safaris increíbles, vimos rinos, elefantes, leopardos, bufalos, jirafas, impalas, wilddogs, kudus y muchos más, también muchas aves preciosas. Gracias por días esos días perfectos Mondray, Leandra, Daniel, Colbert, Derek!!! Fue un sueño estar ahí! Recomendadísimoooooo! Vayan!!!!
pamela, pe2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Isabel, ch2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Paul, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
OLHENO, br2 night family trip

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

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