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A traditional family-friendly lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sands.

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Families, Groups

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is located in a private concession within the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger. From its slightly elevated position, it commands uninterrupted views of pristine wilderness. It is situated within the Sabie Game Reserve, a recognised ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity which makes for an astonishing variety of wildlife - including over 200 mammal and 300 bird species.

 Morning and evening safaris are enjoyed in open safari vehicles with close encounters with the Big 5 being a regular occurrence. Environmental awareness walking safaris add an extra dimension to the bush experience, allowing a close-up look at the fascinating smaller creatures of the bushveld.

 Created using soft, earthy tones and hints of African ethnic decor, the 25 thatched suites (including the Mandleve Presidential Suite and 2 Villas) merge seamlessly with the natural environment, and provide spacious accommodation, luxurious comfort and private patios. The main lodge is the perfect place to relax and watch over the waterhole from the open-sided viewing decks.

Children can make the most of the kids centre, or splash about in the pools, while parents perhaps visit the spa for some time-out. Meals are served in the dining room, or boma, accompanied by fine wines from the lodge cellar.

Steeped in tradition this is a fantastic safari option in one of the best areas of Kruger.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The Lodge

The lodge has 25 suites in total including 2 Luxury Villas and the Mandleve Deluxe Suite. Two spacious Luxury Villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second en-suite bedroom, a private pool, library lounge and beautiful patio facing a waterhole. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings.

The Mandleve Deluxe Suite features a private plunge pool and luxurious interiors with endless views of the bushveld. The suite is air-conditioned and has all the conveniences of a presidential suite with king-size bed, spacious bathroom and lounge, as well as mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and a Nespresso machine.

Bush Lodge has been sensitively designed to allow ample space to relax, unwind and savour the tranquillity of the bush. The two swimming pools and large covered viewing decks overhanging the Msuthlu riverbed are an invitation to cool off in the filtered water or sit in comfort while spotting game at the well-utilised pan. An exquisitely furnished lounge, atrium and intimate bar area are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the Amani spa at Bush Lodge offers the ultimate African Spa experience. 

The lodge is family friendly and children of all ages can enjoy the EleFun Centre, a fully-fledged children’s facility. Interesting environmentally themed activities, including hands-on ‘edutainment’ for several distinct age groups, are designed and supervised by qualified childcare professionals. The beautifully planned centre is strategically placed within the lodge environs, minimising any disturbance to the adult guests. Parents can relax and enjoy some private time, knowing that their children are safe and happy, revelling in their own, age-appropriate, fun-filled bushveld experience, becoming tomorrow’s conservationists.


International trends blend with traditional African fare to create a menu that is cutting edge. The dishes range from South African braais (barbeques) to African mezze platters. Chef Wilfred’s trademark is cooking as much as possible freshly over the grills, capturing the freshness and barbeque taste that combine excellently with the fusion of fresh ingredients supplied daily.


Being located in the famous Sabi Sand reserve you will head out on game drives and walking safaris to experience the Big 5! For those looking relax try the Amani Spa to ease your muscles after an exciting safari. Kids have the EleFun centre to enjoy specifically crafted activities to keep your little ones entertained and educate the next generation of conservationists!   

Why Wayfairer

The Sabi Sabi collection runs one the highest-level in-house guide and tracker training in the area. Pumping out not only fantastic guides but effective environmental educators as they take you to explore the bush. This helps to pass the knowledge around the world if best practices to create a sustainable eco-tourism model to protect these wild areas.

Sabi Sabi is also very involved in habitat management of their reserve ensuring the natural environment is protected as much as possible. They also have their own anti-poaching unit which directly benefit from your conservation fees to stay here.

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