Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 649 (Pps)

Overview

  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge has stunning views over the bushveld
  • Superb game-viewing in the Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Stylish soft contemporary interiors
  • Rimflow pool with views to the Drakensberg in the distance

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge has one of the most stunning settings of any safari lodge in the Timbavati Reserve in the greater Kruger Park. This luxury tented camp enjoys a hillside setting with wide angle views over the bush and the distant Drakensberg escarpment and tents are all set on decking to preserve the surrounding bush.

Each of the eight air-conditioned tented suites has a bedroom, separate en suite bathroom as well as an alfresco shower. Large doors open onto an expansive private deck with your own private covered sala for those all important afternoon siestas. In room facilities include air-conditioning, fan, minibar (complimentary drinks), hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee facilities. Each suite has glorious views over the bush and down to the Nhlaralumi river.

The public areas offers a spacious lounge, bar and dining area on the expansive deck to enjoy the views. There's a stylish rimflow pool for relaxing during the heat of the day.

Activities at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Unlike most game lodges, Simbavati Hilltop offers both walking safaris and game drives. Game drives are on offer in the early morning and evening to enjoy game viewing when the animals are most active. Game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers in open 4 x 4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities. Optional walking safaris (subject to seasonality, conditions and age) are usually offered in the morning when it is cool. You walk for 3 hours with an armed ranger and tracker which gives you a completely different perspective on the bush.

You traverse over 18,000 hectares of the finest big game country in the Greater Kruger Park, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo thriving alongside giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. Nocturnal animals, including the big cats, are regularly sighted on night drives. Bird watching is wonderful, with various eagles, owls, francolins, kingfishers, rollers and weavers among the over 300 recorded species.

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Rooms

Luxurious Safari Tent

Luxurious and individual pavilion style safari tents offering king-size or twin-bed options with a private viewing deck as well as a daybed and a separate en-suite bathroom tent connected to the main tent via a small passage, with an opening to the outdoors allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience.

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome. Children under the age of 16 years have to share a room with an adult over the age of 18 years.

 

Exactly what we wanted

"Simbavati Hilltop lodge was the perfect location for our safari honeymoon, it was breathtaking with stunning views and eco-friendly lodges was exactly what we wanted. The safari experience, it was everything we wanted and much much more. From the moment we stepped out of our airport transfer vehicle, we were made to feel so welcome. Every staff member was engaged, friendly and approachable. Nothing was ever too much trouble."

Highlight of the trip

"Really the highlight of our trip, both in terms the accommodation and the game viewing. We loved the tents & communal areas, with such a stunning view over the river. The game viewing we had here was remarkable, both on the drives and just around the camp!"

Great food and accommodation

"Simbavati – excellent. The guides worked so hard to give us a great safari experience. All of the lodge staff were very friendly too. Great food and accommodation."

Special offers

Nature Walk Combo Offer

Stay 3 nights at any Simbavati Safari Lodge & get a 50% discount on a 1-nigh stay at Trails Camp

Stay 3 nights at any Simbavati Safari Lodge (River Lodge, Hilltop, Camp George and Amani) and get a 50% discount on a 1- night stay at Simbavati Trails Camp. Only valid during the operational months of Simbavati Trails Camp, namely March to November. (However we don't recommend for either early March or November as it is too hot...)

Excludes: Easter & selected Long Weekends

Terms & Conditions: Not combinable with other Simbavati offers. Only possible from March to November when Trails camp operates

VALID FROM 01/03/2021
VALID UNTIL 30/11/2022

Nature Walk Combo

Stay 2 nights at any Simbavati Safari Lodge & get 50% off 3 nights at Trails Camp

Stay 2 nights at any Simbavati Safari Lodge (River Lodge, Hilltop, Camp George and Amani) and get a 50% discount on a 3 night stay at Simbavati Trails Camp. Only valid during the open months of the Trails Camp, namely March to November. (However we don't recommend for either early March or November as it is too hot...)

Excludes: Easter and selected long weekends.

Terms & Conditions: Not combinable with other Simbavati offers. Only possible from March to November

VALID FROM 01/03/2021
VALID UNTIL 30/11/2022

Combo Offer

Stay 5 nights, pay for only 4 - when you book 2 nights at any 2 Simbavati Safari Lodges, you get a complimentary extra night

Stay 5 nights, pay for only 4 - when you book 2 nights at any 2 Simbavati Safari Lodges, you get a complimentary extra night at the cheapest stay lodge. This includes all lodges: Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Simbavati River Lodge, Simbavati Trails Camp, Simbavati Camp George and Simbavati Amani.

Excludes: Festive Season, Easter and selected long weekends.

Terms & Conditions: Not combinable with other Simbavati offers

VALID FROM 15/11/2020
VALID UNTIL 31/10/2022

Includes

All meals, accommodation, two game activities per day, local drinks (local wine & beer and soft drinks) - all other drinks will be charged extra, complimentary scheduled transfers corresponding with the arrival times of scheduled flights in and out of Hoedspruit Airport .

Family Suitability

Doesn’t accept children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

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