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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park

5-star5 stars
Mbali FarmTimbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National ParkMpumalanga1380South Africa

Adults-only lodge in Kruger National Park with safari, outdoor pool
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
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Delicious food
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
6See all 6 reviews
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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park

from $903
  • Luxury Tent

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free airport shuttle from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM *


  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park’s small print

Also known as

  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Kruger National Park
  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
  • Simbavati Hilltop Kruger National Park


This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via Shuttle are required and must be arranged before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

This property is located in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. A park fee of 140 ZAR per vehicle is required for entry. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Destination fee: ZAR 140.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Tourism fee: ZAR 328.00 per person, per stay

Optional extras

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park


  • In a national park
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 14.3 mi / 23.1 km
  • Umbabat Nature Reserve - 17.3 mi / 27.8 km
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 19.4 mi / 31.3 km
  • Orpen Gate - 25.6 mi / 41.2 km

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 101 min drive
  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 124 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 6 reviews

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park
Very Good8.0
Lodging and food was excellent. Staff were friendly. Game drives were only OK - I don’t appreciate putting too many people in the game drive vehicle so that some have to sit in the middle and not have good views, especially with the amount of money you pay for this lodge. I know of some other places that limit people to 6 a vehicle so everyone has a window seat. I recommend that Simbavati do the same. Also need to make more of an effort to position vehicle so both sides get views (can’t always be done, I know, but often can when animals are resting).
Mark, sgOther trip

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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, Kruger National Park

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