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About Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is an intimate luxury tented lodge located in the renowned Timbavati Game Reserve – a private concession that forms part of the Greater Kruger region. 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 free-roaming elephants and other wildlife are often seen, making for a spectacular African safari experience.

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers just eight luxury tented suites, each featuring spacious relaxation areas, en-suite bathrooms and expansive private decks to enjoy uninterrupted bushveld vistas. The tented suites are situated above the trees, and connected by wooden walkways to the main lodge where a view-drenched swimming pool, dining area, comfortable lounge and outdoor boma for meals under the stars await. Guests can also arrange in-room spa treatments for added relaxation.

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Setting

Considered one of the largest and oldest safari areas in South Africa, the Greater Kruger region is made up of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, Timbavati Game Reserve, as well as the surrounding private game reserves. The entire area is one of the best places to view free-roaming game, experience guided walks and explore some of the wildest areas in the country.

The Timbavati is a premier wildlife viewing destination for those hoping to witness the Big Five without the crowds of some of the bigger reserves. Guests staying at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge can enjoy twice-daily game drives, informative night drives, guided bush walks, scenic sundowners, and even dinner under the stars.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two safari activities per day
  • Select local beverages
  • Return shared transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS) at set departure times

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Hilltop suitable for people with mobility-impairment ?


  • 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.

    Conservio.com 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.

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