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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 authentic 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 to 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.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating

highlights

  • Private concession area within 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

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Facilities

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

There is not only a lodge bar, but also a cocktail lounge and an extensive wine cellar stocking an excellent variety of vintages. Guests can also browse in the curio shop or indulge in a treatment or massage at the Camelot International Spa.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Secure Parking
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    Bar

Dining

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 surprise guests in the privacy of their suites - be prepared!

Luxury Suite

The 25 thatched bungalow suites include a spacious bedroom with a mosquito-draped four-poster bed and a sitting area leading on to your private deck where you can watch animals amble past.

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

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    Hairdryer
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    Mini Bar
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    Private plunge pools
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Telephone
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    En-suite shower only
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    Outdoor shower
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    Outside area

Other Room Types

For an exclusive safari experience or particularly romantic indulgence, stay in the Mandleve Suite. The large bedroom has a king-size 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.

Activities

  • Photographic safaris
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star-gazing
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 18 Dec 2014 $735 Fully Inclusive
  • 19 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $735 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 06 Jan 2015 $1000 Fully Inclusive
  • 07 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $870 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $740 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $870 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1000 Fully Inclusive

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

  • 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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