Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is an intimate tented lodge located in the renowned Timbavati, a private reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Perched on the hillside with spectacular views of the surrounding bush and the Drakensberg mountains in the distance, the lodge overlooks the Nhlaralumi River where elephant and other wildlife are often seen. There are 8 spacious tented suites connected by wooden walkways to the main lodge. Each suite features an en-suite bathroom and an expansive viewing deck and private sala where guests can relax and enjoy the views of the bushveld below.

The Timbavati is one of South Africa's premier wildlife viewing destinations including the Big Five. As well as twice-daily game drives guests can also enjoy night drives, sundowners, dinner under the stars and relaxing in-room spa treatments inbetween safari.

Accommodation options at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

  • Hilltop Tented Rooms

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    Hilltop Lodge has 8 luxurious tented suites boasting spectacular views that look over the dam and Nhlaralumi River. The rooms are all en-suite and feature an ex…


    from R 11625 / Per person per night sharing

    R5500 Last minute rate


What's included

The Rate Includes:

  • Accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day

The Rate Excludes:

  • All beverages, babysitting, private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature
  • Return shared transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS) at set departure times. Reservations will advise of these times on confirmation of booking.
  • Conservation levies, gate entrance fees, additional reserve fees if applicable


How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Hoedspruit Airport

  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

  • Check in at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    14:30 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

    11:00 on day of departure

R 11,625 / per person per night sharing

R5500.00 Last minute offer

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  • Most amazing place!

    The staff are incredible and they went out of their way to make our time truly memorable. Nothing was too much for them. You come as a guest and leave as a friend. The game experience was out of this world. Our tracker and ranger were more than excellent. Best animal sightings by far. review

    Nadine N.

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge impact highlights

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve comprises 53,000 hectares of unspoilt natural wilderness and is home to various exciting research projects, all focused on conservation and preservation of flora and fauna species.