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Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant and warm, the Sabi Sabi of “Today”. With a history spanning over 40 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of a “luxury home in the bush”, service excellence and effortless personal attention. The conventional safari style showcases a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and décor garnered from all corners of the African continent.

Sabi Sabi 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.

Kruger National Park






Wildlife &

Game Viewing

4 Lodges


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Unique Lodges

  • 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.

  • Capturing safari experiences on camera has always been an integral part of the Sabi Sabi experience, and the new digital age has made it easier for everyone to try their hand at taking the perfect picture. As equipment has evolved and more advanced cameras have become available to all levels of photographers, a new and rewarding way of securing those precious memories is to engage a professional photographer to assist you with every step. The Sabi Sabi Photographic Safari offers guests the unique experience of being guided, by a professional photographer (Photographic Host), through the intricacies of getting the very best out of a camera and of how to take that perfect, once in a lifetime, wildlife picture.

  • Walking safaris offered daily after breakfast, allow guests to feel the pulse of untamed Africa through the soles of their feet. Guests are taken out with a highly trained ranger and are given the opportunity to connect with nature and gain a better understanding of the delicate relationship between fauna and flora. This is an environmental safari experience, which brings with it a vastly different perspective of the surrounding bushveld.

  • Sabi Sabi’s prime location, well away from city lights, means boundless stargazing opportunities, regardless of the season. Most winter nights are cloudless and thousands of stars are visible to the naked eye. Trained rangers provide enlightening and entertaining commentary about the southern hemisphere constellations, most notably the magnificent Southern Cross (or Crux to use the formal term).

  • Home to almost 350 different bird species, Sabi Sabi is a bird lover’s delight! Rare specimens such as the Narina Trogon, Bat Hawk and Diedrick’s Cuckoo as well as the so-called ‘Big 6’ of Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Saddle-billed Stork, Southern Ground Hornbill and Kori Bustard can be seen. The reserve’s varying habitats such as open grass plains, dry woodland savanna and thick riverine bush offer exciting bird watching for novice and expert alike.

  • The perfect place to rest and relax, this haven of tranquillity offers the ultimate African Spa experience. Indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments uniquely designed to relax the spirit, harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance health and vitality. At the Amani Spa, magical moments are turned into special memories. Revel in individually designed treatment packages for all special occasions.

  • Birding is akin to stargazing. On cloudless days, you see a myriad of these jewels flickering and floating in the sky, and once you know where and what to look for, you are transfixed by the ethereal pattern and order in their endless motion.
    The Grootbos reserve and surrounding areas are a magnet to a wide variety of rare and endemic bird species feeding and breeding in the rich and diverse habitats.

  • Sabi Sabi is bordered by a number of local Shangaan villages. The majority of its staff members come from these areas. Since the inception of Sabi Sabi, almost 4 decades ago, Sabi Sabi has formed partnerships with local communities in support of schools, sports facilities, cultural activities and the like. Sabi Sabi has a community programme that includes education, healthcare, sport, culture and conservation programmes. Guests are able to gain insight into authentic village life by taking part in a tour of Sabi Sabi’s neighbouring communities during their stay. Homes, schools and community / care centres participate in the tour and the proceeds from the fee levied to guests all go directly back to the community.

  • Cuisine at Sabi Sabi is more than just a meal – it is an indulgence and an African cultural experience. Sabi Sabi caters for all dietary requirements on request. Emphasis is always on preparing dishes with the freshest, seasonal ingredients, using unique flavours all brought together in a traditional South African way. For the fourth year running, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve has been recognised by The World of fine Wine for having one of the world’s best wine lists. The perfect accompaniment for a tasty meal.

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