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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb base for an excellent adventure. Our tour guide Solly couldn't have made our game drives more enjoyable, fantastically knowledgable and friendly. We had a great time debriefing in the evening around the on-site bar with some of the locals and staff who really provided a great insight into life around Kruger. The facilities were excellent; comfortable and cleanly. Couldn't...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is great to hear you had an excellent adventure and enjoyed the facilities that were available during your stay. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a group of 12. Service was amazing from the welcome drinks through to check out. The rooms were clean and comfortable and had mosquito nets. The pool was welcoming and the bar area comfortable and relaxing On one day, we had a 5am start and breakfast was packed up ready for us when we were leaving....

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kirsty, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and the guides were about to attend to all your needs. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed there for 2 nights in Oct 2016. Everything including the room, the food and the staff were fantastic. The rooms are very spacious and the only thing is they are not airconditioned. The dinners were tasty and the variety was good. I would definitely stay there again.

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward toy our next visit.

Esher
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nothing was too much trouble. Management juggled things to accommodate our wishes. Everyone genuinely personable. Its family run and felt that way. The bar ran out of the particular wine we liked (our fault rather than theirs I fear!) and this was handled particularly well. Guides were fun and very engaged with us. Only slight consternation - adorable owner's dog...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ruth, Thank you for your taking the time to review your recent stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Its great to hear you felt the family vibe during your stay as this is important to us and that everypart of the team works together to ensure a great stay for all the guests. We do apologize for the unwanted visitor...

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We go Tmbavati Safari Lodge in a professional capacity and it's amazing. The rondavels are an awesome taste of Africa especially for the international clientele and has the most amazing staff from beginning to end. Ryan, Kylie and Rob tend to your every need when you book in and immediately make your guests feel like home. The staff at the...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Natascha, Wow thank you so much for your informative review. Timbavati believes in team work and we appreciate the fact that this has showen through to all areas of your stay. Coming together like this makes it an ulitmate experince. We are all looking forward to your next visit!!!

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Arriving to a friendly face that welcomes you makes all the difference. This all just to set you up for a wonderful stay in luxurious rooms and hospitable staff. Navigating your way through Timbivati Safari Lodge will bring you to friendly close encounters with warthog, monkey and dog while looking for the pool and bar or sitting on for buffet...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Johan, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are proud to welcome all guests into our 'home from home' and are happy to hear you not only had this by the staff but also our free roaming animals. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Terheijden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice clean rondavels and a magnificent view to the bush. Furthermore a lovely bar to relax and have a beer and chat with Luke the barkeeper. The food is really good, breakfast and dinner. What else do you wish for.

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Arno, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with the team at Timbavati Safari Lodge. We are all glad to hear you were able to enjoy the beauitful views of the bush, relax and enjoy some good food and cold beers at the bar. We look forward to your next visit.

Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place! Very good service! We had a flat tyre and Rob made sure we got some help ánd arranged for the tyre to be fixed. We did a sunset tour which was very good! Very knowledgeable and he spotted lots of game! There's a great bar area with free WiFi. The rondavels are spacious and clean. Downside...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karian, Thank you for your great recommendation. We are so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of the lodge and we were able to assist when needed.

Chermside
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Timbavati had tasty food, clean rooms, friendly 'on site' local animals and Luke at the bar knows how to make a mean cocktail 👌 I stayed here for 5 weeks while on a volunteering project, it felt like home away from home. This is a perfect location for nearby Kruger National Park, and Kylie in reception went above and beyond...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thank you for reviewing your lengthy stay with us. We are so pleased to hear you felt it was your home away from home and thoroughly enjoyed your 5 weeks with us. Maybe we will see you again next year?

Cape Town
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had another great stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge. The lodge attracts like minded, relaxed friendly travellers that you don't always find at the more expensive places. The staff bend over backwards to accommodate guests- a special thank you to Rob the manager and Luke the barman (and driver, and guide, and everything else!). Will be back as it is...

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Ryan M, General Manager at Timbavati Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Laur, Returning guests are always a boost for the team as it encourages us to keep doing what we do best and know we are doing it well :) Thank you and we look forward to your next visit!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about Timbavati Safari Lodge

Address: (R 531) Orpen Road | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: €99 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Timbavati Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Airconditioner would be nice.”
 of 5 bubbles cherylpincus, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“New luxury tents going in soon to complement the rondavels. Rooms further from the restaurant and pool/bar area have weaker WiFi.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurCapeTown, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room backing onto the bush that way you will see wildlife in the early morning”
 of 5 bubbles paulcZ8287JN, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“On the edge near the animal track”
 of 5 bubbles JazboOttawa, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“The window screens were not well-fastened, risking mosquito incursion if you open the windows.”
 of 5 bubbles 0913foxglove, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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