Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve overlooking a waterhole where animals come regularly to drink. This private conservation area shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and delivers superb Big 5 game viewing all through the year. Featuring light-filled open courtyards and classic African décor throughout the lodge, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge delivers a luxurious and classic safari experience.

After a light pre-dawn snack to keep you going, set off in open safari vehicles for some of the best game viewing in South Africa. Guided by your professional ranger and local tracker, you have an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5 and a wide range of other animals. Return to the lodge for a delcious cooked breakfast then relax around the swimming pool, have a massage at the spa or even go on a guided nature walk before your late afternoon game drive, returning via a spotlit drive to catch shy nocturnal animals on the move.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is very oriented to families and is child-friendly. Little ones will love spending time at the colourful EleFun Centre, where four to eight year olds can join the Junior Trackers Programme and nine to 12 year olds can learn about being Junior Rangers. The emphasis at EleFun is firmly on age-appropriate 'edutainment' and nurturing children's love of nature.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #9 in Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards 2014


  • Private concession in the Sabi Sands
  • Beautiful, traditional safari flair - African art & tasteful ethnic feel
  • Huge viewing decks & local waterhole
  • Classic Big 5 country & great birding
  • Excellent facilities - spa, private dining & wine cellar
  • Very geared for children

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The spacious thatched main lodge incorporates inter-connecting courtyards and rooms, and provides many quiet places to sit and relax, under thatch, out on the expansive wooden deck or around one of the two swimming pools overlooking the waterhole.

There is a lodge bar, a cocktail lounge and an extensive wine cellar stocking an excellent variety of vintages. If you prefer fine spirits to wine, you can sample tipples from the lodge's collection of whiskeys and potstill brandies. You can also browse the safari shop or indulge in a treatment or massage at the Camelot International Spa.

The EleFun Centre is one of the best children's facilities in the area. It has indoor activities like arts & crafts but also exciting outdoor options like a zipline and obstacle course. Kids can tackle junior ranger and tracker programmes that teach them how to identify spoor, calls, birds and animals, and basic bushcraft.

Adults are not left out of learning more about this fascinating section of Africa: the Community Centre can arrange meetings with Shangaan tribespeople to find out more about their history in the greater Kruger region.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Secure Parking
    Local airstrip transfers
    Curio or Gift shop
    Children's Club
    Wi-fi available
    Wine cellar


The chefs at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge are creative with the meals they serve in the lodge dining room or out on the veranda surrounded by the evocative African bush.

African-style dinners are often served around the roaring log fire, under the stars in the traditional reed boma. Incredibly romantic dinners are often set up to surprise guests in the privacy of their suites - be prepared!

Luxury Suite

The 25 thatched bungalow suites each include a spacious bedroom with a draped 4-poster bed and a sitting area that leads on to your private deck where you can watch animals amble past and birds go about their business.

The large en suite bathrooms feature a big tub for soaking in, and an indoor as well as outdoor shower.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area

Other Room Types

For an exclusive safari experience or particularly romantic indulgence, stay in the Mandleve Suite. The large bedroom in this presidential suite has a king-sized bed, the lounge is spacious and bathroom luxurious, but best is the large private deck complete with its own plunge pool. The Mandleve Suite includes your own private safari vehicle and ranger, a personal attendant and private, romantic meals served in your suite.


  • Photographic safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star gazing
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 19 Dec 2017 $830 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $955 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2018 $1065 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 11 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $930 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $815 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 $930 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $1065 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Mandleve Presidential Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • I had a great time. The quality of the location and staff was very high. Particularly the staff, all were really excellent - great customer service.

    Michael Hickey, December 2015
  • Sabi Sabi was a very good experience. The lodge and service was at par with any 5 star luxury resort. Only thing was that we expected a lot more Game animals. I guess for that we would have to visit Kenya/Botswana but overall a very good experience.

    Pankaj Gupta, August 2013
  • Last but hardly least, the safaris were wonderful and we particularly loved Sabi (who wouldn't?). Were you behind that arrangement where we ended up with separate rooms? What a wonderful surprise that was! We travel well together, but it was nice for both of us to get a spot of individual space in our own rooms for a change. I never could figure out how that could happen, but you obviously had something to do with it then. Many thanks again for making that possible. We saw tons of animals and had wonderful safari experiences, particularly at Sabi. There weren't as many big cat sightings as I might have hoped, but that is the way that goes. We did have a leopard sighting at Sabi and an incredible time with a male lion and four lionesses there as well. I could hardly believe how close they get to the animals there. I asked the safari guide if it was safe to stare directly into the lionesses eyes and he said they are used to it since they've been exposed to it since they were cubs. So, I did. That lioness was barely 10 feet from me. She could have devoured me as a little treat if she wanted to. It was amazing!!!!!! I was also so close to a male elephant at one point I could have reached out and touched him, but he was calm and hardly took any notice. Our African spotter laughed at me because I got nervous about it. Not too nervous, tho!

    Pete Bysom, August 2013
  • What can i say about Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, except I would highly recommend them. The food and hospitality were 5 star, accommodation luxurious, our guide Jabu was fantastic. Overall an amazing time. In fact I left my jacket there and they organised it to be sent to Johannesburg airport where i collected it on our way to Hong Kong.

    Michele Connolly, August 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at Sabi Sabi Bush lodge. My husband was pleased with the game viewing - was great. The lions, elephant and leopard sightings were amazing.

    Letitia Campbell, January 2012

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"Without a doubt, this is one of the most family-friendly safari lodges in the Sabi Sands. My favourite experience was visiting the Elefun Centre which offers hands-on, interactive activities for children."



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We had a lovely stay at Sabi Sabi Bush lodge. My husband was pleased with the game viewing - was great. The lions, elephant and leopard sightings were amazing.

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