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Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Rates

Luxury Tent - (x8) - 2 Adults
Accommodation Dates per person sharing single rate
01 Nov 2020 - 30 Jun 2021 R9 250 R12 305
01 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 R10 360 R13 780

Accommodation, all meals, two safari activities per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines).
Return transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS).
Emergency medical response and emergency medical evacuation insurance.

All other beverages, babysitting, private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature.
Conservation levies, gate fees and additional reserve fees. 

Minimum Stay
Minimum stay of 2 nights, unless otherwise specified. 1-night stays on request only. Recommended length of stay is 3 nights. 

Private Vehicle
Available on request per stay, charged per night (evening and early morning game drives) when a minimum of 2 Luxury Safari Tents are booked.

Conservation Levies and Additional Reserve Fees 
Timbavati Conservation Levy of R400 per adult per night and R200 per child under 12 years per night (will be added to invoices for prepayment, or collected at the lodge directly). 
A vehicle entrance fee of R210 is only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate for all self-drive guests.

Child Policy  
Children above the age of 12 are welcomed, due to the layout of the lodge regrettably children under the age of 12 are not allowed, please see Simbavati River Lodge for a child friendly option 

Cancellation Fees including Covid-19 Provisos
Cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival - 0% cancellation fee.
Cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival - 90% cancellation fee.
If a booking cannot take place at the last minute due to Covid-19 restrictions, for example a travel ban in South Africa or in the country of origin, then we offer 100% refund or postponement to new dates.
If there is a personal Covid-19 issue, not covered by client’s Travel Insurance (such as a Covid-19 diagnosis or denied boarding), we aim to be as flexible as possible. Please discuss individual circumstances with us. 
All cancellations and changes are only valid if received in writing.
Please note that we reserve the right at any point in time to amend or withdraw these terms and revert to our standard contracted trading terms. Any existing confirmed bookings would retain the current booking and cancellation policy, sufficient notice will be given.

Postponement Policy
Any existing bookings travelling during the period 10 May 2020 to 31 March 2021 can be postponed up until 30 June 2022, subject to availability.
Except for the 2021 festive season (20 December 2021 to 05 January 2022 which may attract a surcharge), postponed bookings are not subject to seasonality or inflation related surcharges.
All postponed bookings however, be subject to any concession fee surcharges as imposed by the relevant authorities.
Should any existing bookings opt to be cancelled and later request a postponement, our new 2021-2022 rates will be applicable to the new dates.  

Payment Policy
The balance is to be settled 15 days prior to the arrival of guests.
Please note that we reserve the right at any point in time to amend or withdraw these terms and revert to our standard contracted trading terms. Any existing confirmed bookings would retain the current payment  policy, sufficient notice will be given.



Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Child Policy

  • 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

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.

Scheduled collection times from Hoedspruit

  • 11h20
  • 13h20

Scheduled departure times from Simbavati

  • 09h30
  • 10h30
  • 11h00

If you are arriving at a different time, then we can arrange private transfers from Hoedspruit, Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport, Phaloborwa Airport, Skukuza or from the Timbavati Gate. Please click here for our Transfer Rates.

Please note:

All scheduled transfers need to be pre-booked as we only meet flights if we have guests on that flight.

Scheduled transfers exclude the vehicle entry fee - see rates below

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Gate Entrance Fee:
R160 per vehicle, payable at the gate (subject to change)