Simbavati Hilltop Lodge | Kruger National Park Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
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The Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is situated within the world renowned and breathtakingly beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park, it guarantees an exclusive, authentic and unforgettable African Safari experience. Home to the famous white lions, expect exceptional game viewing within Simbavati Hilltop Lodge’s extensive tract of over 12,000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness
Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.
Accommodation is pure African safari, and comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents, one for the main bedroom and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side, allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay. Some of the private suites are situated to avail of the breathtaking views, and are therefore accessible via steep stairs. For the mobility impaired, please ensure that you stipulate your needs when booking.
We have 8 luxurious safari tents, offering king-size or twin-bed options. Please specify your requirements when booking. The en-suite bathroom tent is connected to main tent via a small passage, with an opening to the outdoors that gives you an indoor or private twin shower outdoor shower option. Each room features air conditioning, fan, mini bar, hair dryer and safe. Tea and coffee facilities are included. Each tent has a private game viewing deck.
No children under 12 years of age are allowed at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. Children under the age of 16 years have to share a room with an adult above 18 years of age.
Local area description
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is a wildlife-rich concession of land adjoining the western border of the Kruger National Park. The amalgamation of public and private land in the area forms The Greater Kruger Park area. There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park, which allows for the free movement of the animals between the Reserves. *It is important to note that guests wishing to visit Simbavati from the Kruger National Park are unable to enter the property via the bush/park, but will have to exit the park and approach via the tar road *
The lodge offers Big 5 game drives in the early morning and late afternoon/evening, taking advantage of the time of day that the animals are naturally most active. Nocturnal creatures - including the big cats - are regular sightings at night. Currently over 40 mammal species are listed as resident in the Timbavati, including the Big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant, as well as endangered species including Wild Dogs and Cheetah. There is an abundance of bird life, with a total of 360 species of bird listed.