Guests per Safari Vehicle
With all-encompassing views of the Nhlaralumi River and bushveld before it stops at the base of the distant Drakensberg Mountains, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge promises prime game-viewing opportunities in the iconic Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park –home to the Big 5 and over 360 different bird species.
This is safari country where days are spent traversing the landscape South Africa is so well known for, in search of the reserve’s inhabitants. Apart from its more famous inhabitants, Timbavati is also home to numerous endangered species including African wild dog and cheetah. Timbavati is perhaps best known for its white lions, whose glimmering coats have led to them being revered by the local Tsonga people – who believe them to hold the spirits of deceased kings.
The lodge’s 8 Luxury Tents are comprised of two Tents each linked by a walkway leading to the bedroom and bathroom, leaving guests free to enjoy a shower open to the elements, should they so wish. The lodge also boasts a game-viewing deck, infinity pool, curio shop, 360-degree-view bar, and lounge with a selection of board games and books.
Timbavati Nature Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing animals free range and ensuring guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. View the big game from open vehicles, on foot or from the comfort of your room as you experience timeless Africa.
Escape from the grind of daily life and succumb to the tranquil wilderness of the Timbavati Nature Reserve in the South African Lowveld. Here you can view the Big Five and other endangered species such as the Wild Dog and Cheetah in their natural environment.
All the big game is here including rhino, elephants, buffalo, zebras, antelopes, as well as leopard, lion, hyena. Bird watching is good particularly during the rainy season.
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
7 hour drive from Johannesburg
1 hour, 30-minute drive from Hoedspruit Airport
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, South Africa
The following fees are applicable to all guests staying within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve: