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Chermside
Reviewed 11 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!

Wolverhampton
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were staying at the Southern African Wildlife College and we went to Timbavati Safari Lodge for Dinner one evening. We were actually a bit cheeky and asked to use the pool before dinner for a few hours and we ended up having lunch there too. We were warned that the pool was freezing cold, it wasn't too bad though!...

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

Hi Soulhacler, Thank you for reviewing you day visit at the lodge. Its great to hear we are not only seen as an accommodation venue but our facilities are available for all in the area to use and enjoy. We do hope you'll be back soon.

Johannesburg
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you need a really good value for money lodge that is unpretentious yet really comfortable and with good food etc, then look no further. Great place to base yourself en route to Kruger or even to do day visits into the central Park. I found the staff very friendly (except those that sat around the bar smoking like chimneys...

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

Hi Garth, Its great to hear when our guests are pleasantly surprised and feel value for money. We are glad you had a great all round experience and look forward to your next visit.

Belrose
Reviewed 2 August 2016

After a fantastic stay in July 2015 I returned with my family to experience this great place again. I was not disappointed as the lodge is constantly upgrading its facilities to give customers more.Kylie and Rob are fantastic hosts and make you feel part of the Timbavati family.My family were just gob smacked with the evening and all day safaris.The...

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

Dear Paul, It was so lovely to have you back and the lodge, and we are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed it as much as your did the first time. We look forward to your next visit!!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We visited Timbavati with a large group of university students in June of 2016 and loved the cheerful and colorful rondavel huts, the excellent food and service and the close proximity to Kruger National Park. A warm and welcoming staff made our visit very comfortable!

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Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Timbavati Safari Lodge. The team are pleased to hear you had a great stay and were able to enjoy all aspects of the lodge.

Reviewed 8 July 2016

I felt like a princess in my beautiful rondavel--comfortable and luxurious! Very friendly staff and wonderful food. The organized safari drives in Kruger were awesome, and we also very much enjoyed visiting the neighboring school and neighborhood.

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

Hi Julia, Thank you so much for your recent review on your stay with us. It is great to hear you really enjoyed the accommodation, food, friendly staff and activities. We do hope you'll be back to visit soon.

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great place. I'd been itching to play some music after two weeks in the bush. The guitar and the atmosphere created by the warm staff made Timbavati a great space to ruminate after our day drives into Kruger.

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

Dear Caleb, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It is great you were able to put the guitar to work and help create the warm atmosphere we love to offer our guests. We look forward to you coming back and playing us some more tunes.

California
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a terrific small lodge that mixes a little bit of luxury into their very reasonably priced accommodations. The rooms are spacious, the linen is crisp and clean, the showers are large and the water is hot. Small game wanders across the grounds, and the buffet breakfasts and dinners were yummy. Very glad to have stayed there with a...

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, during your overseas seminar. Its pleasing to hear all aspects of your visit were enjoyable and that we are able to cater for, not just holiday goers but also students studying in the area.

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Nice quite evironment with very good accomodation and restaurant and bar. Very helpfull friendly reception and other staff. A recommended stay for 2-3 night to explore Krugerpark. Price <> quality is excellent.

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Dear Dirk, Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. The team are proud to hear you had a great all round experience and we hope you'll be back for your next Kruger 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: RM482 - RM505 (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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