Simbavati Hilltop Lodge


Hilltop heaven in Timbavati

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 Game Reserve. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National 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 between 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.



  • In Timbavati Nature Reserve, home of the white lions and forming part of the Greater Kruger Park area
  • Superb location overlooking the Nhlaralumi River and bushveld with views of the distant Drakensberg
  • Wi-Fi available in common areas of the lodge
  • Days are spent on game drives, relaxing at the lodge, and enjoying afternoon high teas and African-inspired dinners
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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Greater Kruger Area
South Africa

Timbavati is not only home to its revered white lions, the Big 5, and a vast array of wildlife - the game reserve’s other star attraction is Simbavati Hilltop Lodge. Forming part of the Greater Kruger Area, guests will be treated to a truly sophisticated safari experience in one of South Africa’s most iconic wildlife-viewing destinations.

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