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About Timbali Lodge

Timbali Lodge was founded by the late Pat Forsyth Thompson and his wife, Joy, in 1968. Having spent many years as a prisoner of war in World War II, Pat’s indomitable spirit held fast to the mindset of always finding the good in a difficult situation.

After the war, Pat dedicated his life to serving the Swazi nation which he deeply loved and respected. In addition to undertaking a number of assignments for the late, great King Sobhusa II, he was also instrumental in the creation of Malolotja Nature Reserve and the establishment of the Swaziland National Trust. The creation of the Boma restaurant is dedicated to this remarkable man and the inspiration he brought to those fortunate enough to cross his path.

Our beautifully appointed, spacious accommodation is en-suite and fully serviced, with DStv, minibars, ceiling fans, room service, air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, Internet access, and direct-dial phones. The Executive Suites are equipped with spa baths for that little bit of extra pampering. Additional services offered include room service, babysitting upon prior arrangement, laundry, dry cleaning, and a valet service. Our exceptionally friendly staff would be delighted to assist you with planning your excursions and activities.

Come to Timbali and relax; our pool offers shaded seating areas and a full bar service for those days you just feel like lounging. Both of our comfortable ladies lounges and our well-stocked executive bar are at your disposal for either private conversations or more social gatherings. Our head chef at the Boma Restaurant, Craig Jordaan, and his team cordially invite you to join them for a memorable meal. An outstanding selection of fine wines and world-class cuisine are waiting for you.

Excellent multifunctional facilities are available and fully equipped with overhead projectors, flip charts and data projectors. Our large conference room caters for up to 40 delegates while the more intimate board room accommodates up to 20 delegates.

When it’s time to take a break, we would be delighted to organize your entertainment. Golfing, game tours, trout fishing, white water rafting, caving and other team-building adventures are available.

We are centrally located in the Ezulwini Valley, between the commercial centres of Mbabane and Manzini 1 km north of The Royal Swazi Sun golf course and casino, craft markets and just a short drive from Mlilwane Game Reserve.

Conference Venues: Our large conference room caters for up to 40 delegates while the more intimate board room accommodates up to 20 delegates.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 23 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 46
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Bath
  • Fridge
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swati (siSwati)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club and debit cards accepted. Rates are per room, per night and include breakfast for each room occupant. Individuals or Companies will only qualify for the Corporate Tariff, on bookings of 10 or more room nights per month. All rates are in ZAR: 1 ZAR = 1 Emelangeni

Timbali Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Timbali Lodge

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Thabiso Tshabalala
29 September 2019

In our room the tv had no remote.called reception and we were told some tvs are old dont have remotes.no wifi in the rooms wifi only in reception. No air freshner in toilet.no signs on the road to direct people to the place we had to ask cops on the road for directions ....however breakfast was lovely

Thulani Nkosi
12 August 2019

The tv was not working because DSTV subscriptions had not been paid. WiFi signals terrible in the rooms and as such could not even stream some entertainment. Place could do with kiddies play area. Nothing extravagant, just a swing or 2 and a jungle gym. Fridge cupboard falling off. We were in room 7.

Cynthia Philison
30 June 2019

The bedding needs to improve, on my first night I found out that one of the sheets had holes , like is very old . The blanket also is old even if you add it , you still feel cold .

Sanelisiwe Cele
24 June 2019

hi you can improve on your service an your waiter in the kitchen was in a rush when taking orders

Molepa Seabela
30 May 2019

The place needs some TLC.

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Timbali Lodge is 2.5km from the centre of Ezulwini Valley , the nearest airport 112km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling