Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve borders the unfenced western edge of the Kruger National Park, and is part of the renowned Sabi Sand Reserve, home to spectacular wildlife including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant - as well as cheetah, wild dog and some 200 other animal species indigenous to the area.

Located in the south western sector of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve the private concession of Sabi Sabi offers four completely separate lodges, each with a very distinct character and atmosphere, and nearly all the suites have a private viewing area. Morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in open vehicles, as well as a midmorning environmental awareness walk. Community tours can be arranged from camp (additional charge).

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp exudes a Colonial 'Out of Africa' style, with an historic railway theme running through the camp due to its proximity to the now disused, Selati Line (used to carry gold through the Sabi Sand to Mozambique).

The 8 thatched suites are privately set under shady indigenous trees, each with an outdoor shower, free-standing bathtubs, air- conditioning and fans, private lounge with minibar, tea and coffee facilities and a small outside deck with seating. The presidential suite includes a private plunge pool. Selati’s main lodge facilities, open-sided and under thatch, include a cozy lounge and bar, a dining deck that lines the Msuthlu River, an open air boma and farmhouse style kitchen. There is a tranquil swimming pool and access to Spa treatments (additional cost).

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a luxurious sanctuary sculpted into the earth which opens to a panorama of uninterrupted bushveld, making it almost invisible in the surrounding landscape. There is an underground cellar, a secluded library, an art gallery, an Amani Spa and even a meditation garden.

Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, Earth Lodge uses texture, light and space to reveal itself in a series of sensory revelations; a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. 13 ultra-luxurious suites, including the Amber Presidential Suite, feature individually designed furniture, a private plunge pool and outdoor patio, en-suite glass-fronted bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and fans, a lounge area, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. These spacious and calming interiors lead you on a unique and unforgettable journey. The indoor and outdoor dining area of the main lodge overlook a waterhole and unending bushveld, and a beautifully sculptured outdoor boma.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge features two elevated thatched viewing decks and two swimming pools, all overlooking a waterhole and the plains beyond, and they are perfect places to realx and enjoy the African bush. The art work and carved furniture is prevalent in the cosy lounge area as well as the wine cellar. Using soft earthy tones and hints of African ethnic decoration the 25 thatched suites merge seamlessly with their surrounds. Spacious, and divided into two wings, Bush Lodge includes the Mandleve Suite, excellent for honeymooners, a handicapped suite and is the ideal option for families (all ages welcome). Suites include en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, king beds draped with mosquito nets, air-conditioning and fans, lounge, private patio, minibars and tea and coffee facilities. There is a lounge (including television), dining room and bar, wine cellar, a business and children’s centre, boma and a Spa.

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

The luxurious and intimate Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is tucked under the shade of indigenous riverine trees on the banks of the Msuthlu River and has been designed to accommodate families, friends, or small groups on an exclusive use basis. The 6 thatched luxury suites are filled with contemporary African décor, genuine artifacts, wooden finishes and creative colours; also an indoor and outdoor shower, romantically draped mosquito nets over large beds, air-conditioning, fans, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and a private viewing deck with a heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed. There is a secluded swimming pool, which is reached by crossing the river on a wooden bridge. The double volume thatched central area includes a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, dining area, full bar, deck, boma for starlit bush dinners and WiFi. Guests also have access to the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge or Earth Lodge.

What a place to stay! Right by the waterfront with the most astonishing range of facilities and a service that is second to none in all aspects. A quite remarkable experience by any measure.

john & phillipa miller, tanzania 2014