Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

Offering the safari experience of a lifetime, there is wildlife in abundance including the 'Big Five', cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of bird species. There are game-drives both day and night, environmental walking safaris deep into the heart of the African bushveld and evenings spent around the campfire, feasting on delicious, freshly-sourced local fare. Indeed, the chefs at Sabi Sabi believe in ‘cooking for friends’, so you really are in for a treat! Award-winning accommodation is fashioned with luxurious décor, sumptuous furnishings and modern conveniences. Little Bush Camp is the smallest and most intimate of the Sabi Sabi lodges and each suite is beautifully located with a private spa bath and uninterrupted views of the African bush. For breathtaking grandeur, newlyweds will enjoy the Selati Camp Honeymoon Suite whilst The Amber Suite at Earth Lodge perfectly blends the spirit of nature and luxury. Bush Lodge is family friendly with al fresco showers sure to prove popular! There’s also the EleFun Centre with a host of child friendly activities available to suit all age groups.

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Lodges are in the south west region of the game rich Sabi Sand Reserve integrated with the adjacent Kruger National Park. Road transfers from Skukuza Airport: approximately 40-60 minutes (depending on what lodge), or fly directly to the Sabi Sabi Private Airstrip.

Hotel information

4 unique lodges - Little Bush Camp, Bush Lodge, Selati Camp and Earth Lodge. All with air-conditioning, fan, telephone, lounge area, tea/coffee-making facilities (including Nespresso™ machine), mini-bar*, safe and en-suite bathrooms with hairdryer.

Bush Lodge

The contemporary Bush Lodge is situated deep into the bush and overlooks an open plain and waterhole. The lodge features 2 swimming pools, viewing decks, bar area, Amani Spa, EleFun Childrens Centre and 25 suites (22 Luxury Suites, 1 Mandleve DeLuxe Suite and 2 Luxury Villas). Each Luxury Suite has glass-fronted showers, 1 king-size bed and 2 day beds, which are comfortably converted to twin beds for children, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Villas have 2 bedrooms, the main bedroom has 1 king-size bed and the other bedroom has twin beds.

The Mandleve Suite can only accommodate 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and boma dinner and a house selection of beverages. A fine selection of sundowner drinks during the evening safaris as well as return transfers from the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. Game-drives in open safari vehicles by qualified rangers and trackers and optional bush walks. Entrance to the EleFun Children’s Centre for children age 4-12 years (set times apply).

Little Bush Camp

The smallest lodge on the reserve offers 6 luxury thatched suites along the banks of the Msuthlu riverbed. Each Luxury Suite is decorated in contemporary African design, has a private viewing deck, heated spa bath, indoor and outdoor shower and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Selati Camp

For an intimate safari experience, the Selati Camp comes highly recommended. The fully refurbished lodge features 7 exclusive Luxury Suites, romantic Honeymoon Suite, and the Ivory Presidential Suite, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Earth Lodge

Combine the surrounding environment with ecological, modern designs and you have an award winning masterpiece. Earth Lodge is home to an indoor/outdoor dining area, outdoor boma, Amani Spa, fitness centre and underground wine cellar, as well as 13 suites. Earth Lodge Luxury Suites have a private plunge pool and indoor and outdoor shower, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. The Earth Lodge Amber Presidential Suite is also available with steam room, study and kitchen and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Indoor/outdoor dining area. Day and night safaris in open safari vehicles. Walking safaris. Star gazing. Bird watching. Amani Spa* at Bush Lodge and Earth Lodge with a range of holistic beauty treatments. Gym available at Earth Lodge and Bush Lodge. EleFun Children's Centre at Bush Lodge with a range of child friendly and age appropriate activities. Boutique shop in all lodges. Library. Community tours available on request*. Photographic safaris with professional photographers available on request*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi available.

2 nights.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beyond Magical Honeymoon Experience.

May 12, 2020 BrianW4675

We can not tell you how amazing this trip was for us. Our safari guide and spotter went far above and beyond to make this the trip of a lifetime for us. My wife and I thought this would be a bucket list item for us being from California, but after Sabi Sabi Little Bush we are absolutely coming back to do it all over again when we can! The safari,… Read more
We can not tell you how amazing this trip was for us. Our safari guide and spotter went far above and beyond to make this the trip of a lifetime for us. My wife and I thought this would be a bucket list item for us being from California, but after Sabi Sabi Little Bush we are absolutely coming back to do it all over again when we can! The safari, resort, food, and service... words do not do it justice, just go! You won't regret it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Solo Safari Experience

Apr 16, 2020 cindylehnig Imperial, Missouri

I was welcomed the moment I arrived and received a brief orientation from Dallas & Michelle. The camp accommodations were perfect and the property was well-kept. There was a variety of menu offerings for breakfast and lunch but the 4-course dinner offerings were 5 star experiences -- Kudos to the Chef. Our safari guide Keghan and tracker Candy… Read more
I was welcomed the moment I arrived and received a brief orientation from Dallas & Michelle. The camp accommodations were perfect and the property was well-kept. There was a variety of menu offerings for breakfast and lunch but the 4-course dinner offerings were 5 star experiences -- Kudos to the Chef. Our safari guide Keghan and tracker Candy were very experienced and engaging throughout my 4-day stay. Two 3-hour safari game drives each day was the perfect mix. Thank you to the entire camp staff for a truly AMAZING experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous lodge in a very intimate setting!

Mar 1, 2020 Debby M Hong Kong, China

We stayed at Little Bush Camp for 2 nights after experiencing Earth Lodge 6 years ago so we wanted to try a different Sabi Sabi experience. Upon arrival we were greeted with a huge smile and the drive to lodge was like a mini safari in itself seeing Giraffe and Zebra along the way. The checkin process was quick and we were soon taken to our… Read more
We stayed at Little Bush Camp for 2 nights after experiencing Earth Lodge 6 years ago so we wanted to try a different Sabi Sabi experience. Upon arrival we were greeted with a huge smile and the drive to lodge was like a mini safari in itself seeing Giraffe and Zebra along the way. The checkin process was quick and we were soon taken to our lodge, #6 and it was gorgeous. The spa on the deck was fabulous at night and the bed was super comfortable and the room had all the luxuries you would need. The safaris were amazing and Keegan and Petro our Guide and Tracker were incredible and made sure our trips out were filled with as much wildlife as possible. Of course, the sundowners were the highlight of the afternoon safaris and Keegan perfected my Vodka Lime Sodas :-) The food was outstanding and enough variety for a few days stay. They set up breakfasts and dinners so beautifully around different areas of the lodge and I loved the fact that we got to dine with our Guide to hear stories of his time in Kruger. The Chef always came out to tell the guests what was on the menu and if you had any requests he would gladly accommodate them. The downtime in the middle of the day was great for relaxing on your deck, or swimming in the pool or having a nap after getting up at 5.30am . The entire staff were always positive, smiling and couldn't do more to make sure your stay was 5 Star! Special thanks to Rencha, Keegan and Petro for making it an unforgettable few days! We can't wait to return! Read less
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Feb 27, 2020 Aurel K Gland, Switzerland

Cozy small camp with superb service, ideal for couples. Service staff at the highest level. The very spacious rooms offer everything from hot tub on the terrace to most comfortable beds and all amenities you expect in a 5 star hotel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp - a must stay safari experience

Feb 13, 2020 JSwansburg Halifax, Canada

The Little Bush Camp exceeded all of our expectations. We had an amazing ranger team in Candy and Keegan along with a great experience at the camp. Our game rides were interesting, educational and fun. Wish we could have stayed longer.