Since 1979 Sabi Sabi has hosted visitors from all over the world, drawn to this unique
area by the promise of the safari experience of a lifetime. Sabi Sabi Private Game
Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 65000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the
South-Western section of theKrugerNational Park, is a wildlife oasis, where you can
observe at close quarters the age-old natural relationship between predator and prey.
Big game abounds and roams freely throughout this pristine part of the ancient African
continent. The diverse habitat is 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.
There is nothing quite as stirring as the sight of a lion, elephant or rhino roaming free
in the bush; as haunting as the sound of a hyaena laughing in the dead of night; as
electrifying as the tension one feels when following spoor along a dry riverbed. This
is what makes the Sabi Sabi experience so memorable. Day and night safaris in open
Land Rovers, led by highly trained Game Rangers and qualified Trackers, follow the
animals on and off-road, deep into the heart of the wild African Bushveld. Walking
safaris allow guests to feel the pulse of untamedAfricathrough the soles of their feet.
Sabi Sabi is also home to a remarkable 350 species of birds. On a single summer’s
day, a visitor from the Northern Hemisphere will probably see more bird species than
he is likely to see in a lifetime in his home country. In fact, almost 5% of the world’s bird
species have been recorded in this region ofSouth Africa.
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi’s flagship lodge, famed for its warmth,
vibrancy and legendary hospitality. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury
accommodation, Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Sabi
Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain.
Bush Lodge’s charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising
high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention.
Each of the 25 spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites is beautifully appointed,
featuring exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The en-
suite bathrooms feature al-fresco as well as glass-fronted indoor showers, affording wonderful views of the bushveld.
Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching,
or cooling off in the filtered pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open
air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. This
luxury safari lodge also features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular
wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from uprooted trees and
wood salvaged from the surrounding bushveld.
Contributor: Trevor Lamenya