Getting to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge by Road
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is approximately a 7 hour drive from Johannesburg.
Clients are to follow the signs to Simbavati River Lodge whilst we complete the concrete crossing to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge.
If using a GPS to get to Simbavati, please use the GPS Co-ordinates: S 24° 13’ 29.53” E 31° 21’ 24.67”.
Do not type in Simbavati Hilltop Lodge into your GPS.
The GPS will pick the lodge name up but will try and direct you through Kruger National Park which is not the correct direction.
Please note you cannot access the Lodge through Kruger Park but only through the Timbavati Gate as per the directions below.
Follow the tar road from the Eastgate Airport/Timbavati turn-off for 44 km straight to the Simbavati turn-off. (GPRS coordinates for the Simbavati turn-off: S 24° 12’ 20.2” E 31° 19’ 24.2”). Turn right onto the dirt road and follow the lion footprints for approximately 6.4 km to the lodge. On the tar road you will go through 2 control gates. At the second gate you enter the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve where you will pay a Vehicle Entrance Fee per vehicle. Keep your permit, as the Lodge will issue you with an exit permit when you return again.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Gate Entrance Fee:
R140.00 per vehicle, payable at the gate (subject to change)
Please do not arrive at the lodge late, as you will then miss the afternoon/evening game drive and lunch, which we do not serve later than 16h00
It is also safer not to drive in the reserve and arrive at the lodge when it is dark.
If you are going to be late due to unforeseen circumstances, please let us know on (015) 793-9051/3.