Timbavati Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit: Your accommodation near Kruger National Park

Timbavati Safari Lodge

Located just 24-minutes’ drive from the Kruger National Park, on the border between the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, the Timbavati Safari Lodge, is a great choice for adventures, activities and excursions.

Because of its location, you can expect to share the lodge area with the local inhabitants such as zebra, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, bushbuck, duiker, and warthog, who graze on the lush green grass and can regularly be seen from the verandas of the rooms.

The lodge has a number of clean and sanitised facilities and many of their guests had many wonderful things to say about their experiences at the lodge.

Accommodation at Timbavati Safari Lodge

Accommodation at Timbavati Safari Lodge consists of thatched chalets that feature colourful traditional African-style huts that celebrate the local Ndebele culture.

Amenities in each chalet include ceiling fans, mosquito nets over comfy beds, private verandahs, and private bathrooms.

The lodge offers four luxury glamping tents located on the edge of the camp and looking out into the beautiful bush surroundings for those, who want to enjoy the experience of sleeping in a tent, but not too keen on roughing it in the bush.

See their rates HERE.

Facilities at Timbavati Safari Lodge

Facilities include an on-site restaurant – with special diet menus available on request, laundry services, a swimming pool, bar with Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a lounging area, restaurant, curio shop, 24hr security and baby-sitting is available on request.

They also offer packed lunches on request. The lodge is also the ideal venue for weddings and conferences in the bush.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

There are many things to keep you occupied during your stay at the lodge. They can help arrange day trips to the Kruger National Park with a trained guide, as well as sunset drives and bush walks.

Other activities include horseback safaris, boat cruises, the Panaroma Route, the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the Kinyonga Reptile Centre, the Hoedspruit endangered Wildlife Centre, hot air balloon, micro light flights and paintball as well as cultural experiences.

Reviews from previous Timbavati Safari Lodge guests

“Good value for money. Clean and comfortable accommodation. Game drive included. Hosts Kylie and David helpful, and friendly. Good food and lots of it. Visits from very tame zebras. Would have liked to stay longer to explore surrounding area,” wrote doreenfor their TripAdvisor page.

Allison P added; “Timbavati was an incredible experience. My husband and I spent a couple days their while on our honeymoon. The staff was incredible and very friendly as well as the food. The staff made us feel safe and our lodge was very clean. We also went on an all day safari which was amazing. Highly recommend!”

Timbavati Safari lodge is located 20km from Orpen gate outside of Kruger National park on the boarder of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 362 2922; email timbavati@mweb.co.za or visit them online at timbavatisafarilodge.com today. Follow them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE.


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