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.
Cancellation fees (up to 3 rooms, for 4 or more rooms see T & C’s):
• Up to 61 days prior to arrival: 10% cancellation fee of the full booking value
• 31 to 60 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee of the full booking value
• 15 to 30 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee of the full booking value
• 14 days or less prior to arrival: 90% cancellation fee of the full booking value
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
Accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day, selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks). Interpretive bush walks with an armed field guide are offered subject to availability.
Other drinks (see above*), private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature, Timbavati Conservation Levy (which may be prepaid) of R328 per person per day and R164 per child under 12 years of age per day payable at the lodge (increasing to R368 per adult and R184 per child from 01 January 2019), and the vehicle entry fee of R140 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (increasing to R160 from 01 January 2019).
Payment: a 10% deposit is due within 7 days (for FIT) or 25% within 14 days (for Groups) from date of reservation to guarantee the booking. Easter and Christmas periods’ bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be settled 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests.
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
No pets allowed
Groups are welcome with an exclusive use lodge rate on offer
Laundry service available
Bush walks by prior arrangement and subject to availability
Very limited cell phone reception
Smart - casual dress code for dinner
A private game viewing deck
Each tented suite has a daybed where guests can relax and take in the spectacular scenery
Mini bar with drinks and snacks
Coffee and tea-making facilities
Complimentary eco-friendly, biodegradable products
Eco-friendly insect spray
Electric blankets for the winter period
Laundry services. A laundry bag is supplied in the room
Safe for storing valuables
Charter Flight: return flights can be arranged from Johannesburg to Simbavati Airstrip at R9,000 per person, minimum 2 guests.
Landing Fees Landing Fee at a neighbouring airstrip: R500 per arrival or departure, payable in advance (subject to change)
Complimentary Scheduled Transfers
We offer scheduled transfers at set times to coincide with the scheduled flights into and out from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. Please note that this is a scheduled transfer and you will be sharing with other guests coming to the lodge. If you are planning to drop a rental car at Hoedspruit Airport, please ensure that you arrive well before the flight arrival time as unfortunately we cannot wait for late arrivals.The transfer time is approximately one hour in and one and a half hour out. Please note the complimentary transfers exclude the vehicle entry fee of R140 (subject to change) payable at the gate. For VAT purposes, the transfer is zero rated and valued for 2019 at R1440, R730 and R440 for single, sharing and 3rd/4th person respectively per room. No discount/refunds are applicable for transfers not used.
Scheduled Collection Times from Hoedspruit – 11:20, 13:20 & 13:15
Scheduled Departure Times from Simbavati – 09:30, 10:30 & 11:30
All complimentary transfers need to be pre-booked as we only meet flights if we have guests on that flight.
Private transfers from Hoedspruit, Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport, Phalaborwa Airport or the Timbavati Gate, can be arranged should your arrival not coincide with those above. Please ask for our Transfers Rate Sheet. Private transfers are not available to Trails Camp guests.
Payment & Cancellation for Simbavati Safari Lodges:Payment: a 10% deposit is due within 7 days (for FIT) or 25% within 14 days (for Groups) from date of reservation to guarantee the booking. Easter and Christmas periods’ bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit. The balance is to be settled 30 days prior to the arrival of the guests.
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