African Safari to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve 2017-09-12T04:34:48+00:00

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve have been enthralling guests from all parts of the world since 1978 by Africa’s fabled wildlife in their natural habitat at. Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is situated in the world-renowned 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the southern section of the greater Kruger National Park.

Little Bush Camp

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Bush Lodge

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Selati Lodge

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Earth Lodge

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Specially trained, Game Rangers and Trackers will take you on safari in open Land Rovers – both by day and night – and on walking trails, learning about some 300 bird and 200 animal species, including lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah, tracked and followed off-road, deep into the African bushveld.

Choose your accommodation from four luxurious, air-conditioned, all-suite award-winning* lodges. Experience the different atmospheres of yesterday, at the turn-of-the-20th century, lantern lit, magical Selati Camp (8 suites), today, at the contemporary Bush Lodge (25 suites) or the newest addition Little Bush Camp (6 suites) and tomorrow, at the internationally-acclaimed Earth Lodge (13 suites) – voted by Conde Naste Traveller USA as one of the top 52 new hot spots for 2002.

The recommended stay at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is three to four days for an unforgettable African experience which will remain deep in your soul forever.

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is an hour’s flight from Johannesburg International Airport directly to its own private airfield or via Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Alternatively you can opt for a scenic 5-hour chauffeured or self-drive from Johannesburg.

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is an hour’s flight from Johannesburg International Airport directly to its own private airfield or via Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Alternatively you can opt for a scenic 5-hour chauffeured or self-drive from Johannesburg.

Little Bush Camp

Hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies the perfect offering for family game lodge accommodation in South Africa. Little Bush Camp is the newest addition to Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve’s family of 5-Star lodges.

The warmth and vibrancy of Bush Lodge combined with an intimacy and seclusion is why it is considered as the ideal family game lodge accommodation offering. Home to six luxurious suites, all overlooking the riverbed, this family game lodge accommodation jewel boasts all the features associated with an exceptional bush lodge – beautiful setting, excellent cuisine and abundant wildlife.

All suites are fully equipped and feature contemporary African design, complete with air conditioning, double beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and private viewing decks. Thatched roofs, draped mosquito nets and wooden and stone finishes complete the picture of an exclusive getaway.

Sabi Sabi’s Little Bush Camp will not only expose you to luxurious comforts but a host of adventures as well. Adventurous wildlife safaris both day and night tracking the Big Five off-road and viewing up to 200 species of animals and 300 bird species, from open Land Rovers in the company of a qualified game ranger and tracker, make for a truly memorable experience, and the highlight of your family safari holiday.

Bush Lodge

Bush Lodge is a favourite amongst safari travellers in search of luxury accommodation offerings. Set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a water-hole and an African plain, Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape. Here you will luxuriate in uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention – all in an informal atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

Each air-conditioned thatched suite features exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the bushveld environment. This lodge also features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from wood salvaged from the bushveld.

Mandleve Suite at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is an ultra-luxury suite perfect for honeymooners in search of luxury accommodation. It encompasses a large suite, open plan lounge and spacious bathroom with outside shower. The private pool, safari offerings, personal attendant and in room dining are an absolute treat.

Selati Lodge

Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge, an award winning luxury game lodge in South Africa.

During the 1870’s, high in the crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment which rises to the west of Sabi Sabi, gold was discovered. To transport the gold, the parliament of the Old Transvaal Republic commissioned a railway line from the interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. A branch railway, known as the Selati Line, crossed the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

Today the line is disused but the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern section of Sabi Sabi, close to Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge, the perfect accommodation for travellers looking for a luxury game lodge in South Africa. Sabi Sabi’s intimate all-suite Selati Camp, furnished with a historic Railway theme and 19th century charm, meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush, is the most unforgettable of all African experiences. The railway theme extends from original steam engine name plates, signals and other memorabilia in the lounge, to collector’s pieces in each room and shunter’s lamps lighting the way to your suite.

Originally created without electricity to preserve the ambience, Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge now has overhead fans, air-conditioning and all the trimmings expected from a luxury game lodge. The camp is still lit at night by the gentle flicker of oil lamps, the warm glow of fires and the spectacular canopy of the Southern night sky.

This exclusive South African lodge comprises eight opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower, blend perfectly into the surrounding bush. Home-cooked cuisine is served on decks built over the river-bed, in the open air “boma” or in the “farmhouse kitchen”.

The premier accommodation Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst honeymooners. It offers turn of the 19th century colonial grandeur in the form of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed, private terrace, and fireplace. The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with Persian carpet and antique chaise-longue, also features a very private pool and safaris. The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe and dressing table.

Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge combines turn of the century elegance with personalised safari luxury – a rare quality of life experience.

Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in South Africa is sculpted deep in to the earth; amost invisible in the landscape. The design was inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world. Here, you are at one with the wilderness. A hidden corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to a unique and unforgettable experience.

Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace. There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each suite at this private game lodge in South Africa is attended by a butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.

Renew your spirit at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in South Africa, which also features the Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa treatments are on offer.

A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Underground wine cellar. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

Dining in the subterranean cellar of this lodge is a celebration you are not likely to forget.

From Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge you will depart into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot, accompanied by your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa’s beautiful wild creatures.

Our commitment to the Earth Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna – not only for our children, but for their children too. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is committed to doing this in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.

Sabi Sabi  Game Viewing

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offers a variety of safaris. A soft knock on your door awakens you to a new bushveld day. After coffee and snacks, your armed and knowledgeable ranger escorts you to his four-wheel drive open Landrover and heads off into the reserve. You will be enthralled by the magic and absorb the peace of the bush. Every sound becomes relevant, every movement captures your attention. Not even your Shangaan tracker, who can read the veld like a book, knows what lies in store. The tracker always sits up front to scan the bush and look for spoor in the sand. Rangers alert one another by radio if they see one of the “Big 5” or one of the two rarer predators, cheetah and wild dog. After a hearty breakfast you can sit at any of the hides overlooking waterholes or built into tall sycamore fig trees along the banks of the Sabi River or, for the more energetic, go on a bush walk. The safari walks at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve are legendary. Walk single file behind your ranger and feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet. You will be fascinated by his detailed knowledge of various aspects of conversation, ecology and the environment.

As evening approaches enjoy your favourite sundowner as the sun sinks below the horizon. Now the bush takes on a different mantle, and your African safari continues into the night. The bush never sleeps. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and you may be lucky enough to spot a lion or leopard, porcupine or civet. The tracker’s spotlight, scanning the bush, picks up the reflections of the various animal’s eyes. Night scenes will evoke life-long memories of your adventure. Elephants moving heavily, but silently in the moonlight; the shine of a lion’s eyes as he looks up from his kill, the flying leaps of nagapies (bush babies) in the treetops and the sinuous movements of a leopard stalking it’s prey. Later in the evening you return to the lodge for dinner, heralded by the blasts of a kudu horn. Join your ranger in the ‘boma’, an open air reed fenced enclosure lit by paraffin lamps, where you will savour a sumptuous bushveld feast under the incomparable star-studded African night sky. The sounds of animated conversations about your day’s highlights soon join the muted sounds of the bush as you enjoy the finest selection of Cape Vintage wines. Thoughts of city life disappear when at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.

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