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 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.
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Jan 29, 2020 Compass15199399643

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp was an amazing place to stay for our safari. The rooms were amazing. The staff was very welcoming and always helpful. The food was great. The schedule was good with enough time on safari versus down time and relaxing. There are only 6 bungalows, so there weren't that many people. The staff to guest ratio was almost… Read more
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp was an amazing place to stay for our safari. The rooms were amazing. The staff was very welcoming and always helpful. The food was great. The schedule was good with enough time on safari versus down time and relaxing. There are only 6 bungalows, so there weren't that many people. The staff to guest ratio was almost 1:1. I would highly recommend this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Safari Experience

Jan 17, 2020 Virginia H

At this boutique safari lodge (6 units only) you have such a rewarding and personal experience. Luxurious accommodation, beautifully appointed with exceptional attention to detail. The dining experience was wonderful and absolutely delicious - so many choices- lovely selection at teatime and before early morning drives. However, the Ranger and… Read more
At this boutique safari lodge (6 units only) you have such a rewarding and personal experience. Luxurious accommodation, beautifully appointed with exceptional attention to detail. The dining experience was wonderful and absolutely delicious - so many choices- lovely selection at teatime and before early morning drives. However, the Ranger and Tracker team were outstanding and ensured that we saw all the big 5 animals plus plus - Truly the highlight of this amazing safari experience We kept pinching ourselves when the elephants and giraffes were so close. We hope to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Once in a life-time trip made all the better by the Sabi-Sabe staff

Dec 28, 2019 eliswatts

The property was amazingly situated and lovely.The access to beautiful scenery and animals was beyond our expectation. We cannot say enough positive things about the staff who were knowledgeable, welcoming, warm and extremely attentive. The rooms were luxurious as was the food. The trip to the local village supported by SabSabi was very… Read more
The property was amazingly situated and lovely.The access to beautiful scenery and animals was beyond our expectation. We cannot say enough positive things about the staff who were knowledgeable, welcoming, warm and extremely attentive. The rooms were luxurious as was the food. The trip to the local village supported by SabSabi was very educational and gave us an idea of the commitment the organization has to their community and local staff.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful African safari experience at Sabi Sabi!

Nov 17, 2019 Paul M Appleton, Wisconsin

We had a terrific stay at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. It was the experience of a lifetime. The staff was outstanding. Rangers and guides provided opportunity to view and learn about the “Big Five” and other fascinating game viewing in this area. The food was work-class. The lodge was luxurious and provided all the amenities you need for a… Read more
We had a terrific stay at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. It was the experience of a lifetime. The staff was outstanding. Rangers and guides provided opportunity to view and learn about the “Big Five” and other fascinating game viewing in this area. The food was work-class. The lodge was luxurious and provided all the amenities you need for a pampered experience. We also visited a local village, which I would highly recommend. It showed us the extra efforts that the Sabi Sabi team is putting forth to not only preserve the natural resources, but improve the lives of the people living in the area. Read less