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Sabi Sabi Selati Lodge is set in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Built along the original route of the long-abandoned Selati railway line, this small, intimate camp offers an authentic African safari in a famous Big 5 region. At night, Selati Lodge is illuminated by oil lamps which, combined with the vintage décor and early 20th century train memorabilia, creates a romantic, old-world atmosphere.

The game viewing in the Sabi Sands is world-class, and with the help of your local tracker and experienced ranger you have an excellent chance of seeing all the Big 5 plus rare predators such as cheetah and wild dog. Morning and late afternoon game drives take advantage of the times when animals are most active, and you'll return to camp after sunset drinks via a spotlit drive in search of Africa's fascinating nocturnal creatures.

Recent accolades & press

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


  • Located in the Sabi Sands on private concession
  • Unique colonial, old explorer style camp
  • Small, exclusive & intimate
  • Ideal for honeymooners
  • Thrilling game-sightings

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This charming safari lodge provides ample thatched lounge areas which extend out onto open and shaded decks arranged around a peaceful garden and the large lodge swimming pool.

Find a quiet spot with your book or binoculars and watch birds in the garden and animals passing the lodge.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Secure Parking


For your first meal of the day, the chefs at Selati Camp prepare a typical South African breakfast which includes freshly baked breads, jams and preserves from the region.

Lunch and dinner also comprise excellent cuisine, and meals are served on the decks built over the riverbed, around the roaring fire in the open-air boma or in the charming farmhouse kitchen.

Luxury Suite

Selati Camp is one of the smallest camps in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and is made up of only eight luxury thatched suites, each with en suite bathrooms and private alfresco shower.

The beds are draped with romantic mosquito netting and at night the suites are lit with flickering oil lamps (although you can also switch the lights on if they are needed) while the verandas allow you to survey your own corner of Africa in private.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    Mini Bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor shower
    Outside area

Other Room Types

The Presidential Ivory Suite is the choice of royalty and heads of state when they visit. This spacious suite is decorated in colonial-style and features original antiques, a net-draped 4-poster bed, private terrace, fireplace and a private plunge pool. The large en suite bathroom is particularly decadent. Those staying in the Presidential Ivory Suite also have exclusive use of a game viewing vehicle and dedicated game ranger.

Honeymooners staying in the Lourenco Marques Suite can expect a particularly romantic stay with every detail carefully considered. This special suite has a large, king-size bed and beautiful antique pieces and also features a large outdoor bathtub for bathing under African skies in complete privacy and is ideal for special occasions: expect to find flower petals and candles in your room upon your return from a night drive!


  • Photographic safaris
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Walking safaris
  • 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. Lourenco Marques Honeymoon Suite,Ivory 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

  • We all had a marvellous time on Safari. Sabi Sabi Selati was excellent.

    Paul Marks, July 2010
  • Sabi Selati was equally pleasant, although a little "tame" for us. However, both the accommodation and the staff were wonderful and contributed to a very enjoyable time.

    Michelle Newman, October 2008
  • We had a fantastic time. Probably the most enjoyable experience I've had for years and years.

    Ed Mendelsohn, August 2008
  • It was wonderful with viewing of all the expected game. The rangers were a cut above Hamiltons and seemed less stressed in meeting our expectations. The highlights were many leopards and lions along with a lion kill and much giraffe bone gnawing.

    Frank Brow, April 2008

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"Selati, with its old world charm, fantastic heritage and peaceful atmosphere, offers a truly unique and special safari experience."



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We all had a marvellous time on Safari. Sabi Sabi Selati was excellent.

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