Simbavati Hilltop Lodge Rates

Accommodation Dates Luxury Tent
per person sharing
Single Rate
per person
01 Nov 19  – 31 Oct 20 R 9 250 R 12 305

Rates Includes: Accommodation, all standard meals, two game drives per day, selected drinks (selected spirits, house wines, local beers and soft drinks).  Emergency Medical Response and Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Rates Excludes: Other drinks (see above*), private transfers, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature, Timbavati Conservation Levy which may be prepaid or paid at the lodge (subject to change), and the vehicle entry fee of R160 only payable at the Timbavati Control Gate (price subject to change).

Minimum Stay : 2 nights.

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.

Compulsory Conservation Fee:

Simbavati will collect the conservation fees (subject to change without notice) on behalf of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. The conservation fee can be prepaid.

Timbavati Conservation Levy: 01 January - 31 December 2020
R 400 per person, per day (12 years and older)


Postponement Policy
Until further notice, any existing bookings travelling during the period 10 May to 20 December 2020 can be postponed up until 30 March 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 will, however, be subject to any concession fee surcharges as imposed by the relevant authorities.

Cancellation Policy
Until further notice, our cancellation policy will be amended as follows:

FIT’s: Full payment required at least 14 days prior to arrival
If cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival 90% cancellation fee

Group’s: Full payment required at least 30 days prior to arrival
If cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival 90% cancellation fee



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)

Private Transfer Rates

1 January - December 2019
Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport -
Simbavati Lodges
Time - 1½ hours - 58km per person from/to
1 Pax R1 185
2 Pax R 645
3 Pax R 450
4 Pax R 360
5+ Pax R 295
1 January - December 2019
Phalaborwa Airport -
Simbavati Lodges
Time - 2½ hours - 133km per person from/to
1 Pax R2 175
2 Pax R1 185
3 Pax R 925
4 Pax R 720
5+ Pax R 610
1 January - December 2019
KMIA Airport / Hazyview -
Simbavati Lodges
Time - 3 hours - 194km per person from/to
1 Pax R2 790
2 Pax R1 565
3 Pax R1 150
4 Pax R 895
5+ Pax R 785
1 January - December 2019
Skukuza -
Simbavati Lodges
Time - 4 hours - 220km per person from/to
1 Pax R3 325
2 Pax R1 830
3 Pax R1 330
4 Pax R1 045
5+ Pax R 895

Please note:
Private transfers include the vehicle entry fee - see rates below

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