A luxury lodge in the tranquil Timbavati Game Reserve

Perched on a small koppie in the world-renowned Timbavati Game Reserve, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offers guests the ideal setting from which to enjoy the unique surroundings of the Greater Kruger Park. With breathtaking views of the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, the lodge’s individual pavilion-style luxury tents offer guests a tranquil and authentic safari experience. Each tent is carefully placed to ensure guests’ privacy. Guests can laze away the day at the main lodge or from a daybed on their private decks, or explore the wilderness with an exhilarating safari, spotting the elusive Big 5 in the unblemished landscape of the reserve.

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Best time to go to Kruger Central

Like the rest of the park, Kruger Central enjoys rainy summers and dry winters. During the summer months (November to February), the area is lush with greenery and a spoil of baby animals, which makes it a fantastic time of year for a photographic safari. The winter months (May to August) allow for easily spotting animals, due to vegetation thinning out and water sources being scarce.


Luxurious Safari Tent

Each of the 8 tented suites offer either king or twin beds, and an en-suite bathroom tent with a bath and double shower, with a double rain shower on the deck. Amenities include air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, minibar fridge, coffee and tea-making facilities, hair dryer, and safe.

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