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Sabie River Bush Lodge

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R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1402, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lodge is lovely located at the Sabi River. The staff is absolut friendly. The food is very good. The game drives with Willem are stunning - we did 3 day tours and saw nearly everything and learned quite a lot. Thanks Willem! BUT Tents No 1, 2 and 3 - called luxury tents - have NO shower and toilet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here with our extended family for a week and would highly recommend to All types of travellers. The majority of our group were golfers and of course the resort offered a variety of challenges although not exactly coiffured greens. However very enjoyable and relaxing games played. For the kids and the non golfers there was a safe secure... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi to the Golfing tour group. Thank you for choosing Sabie River Bush Lodge as your venue for your annual golfing tour, i am told by the management and the staff at the Lodge that you had a really great time at the Lodge and enjoyed some very special moments at the Lodge. Thank you for the great review about... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is small and pretty and offers great views of the Sabie River, but it is not technically in the bush as it is on a busy road with residential property opposite, with some of the houses half built. They use the words 'luxury lodge', which is open to debate. We were in one of their rooms - they... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Susan thank you for your business we really appreciate it. Thanks for the time taken to review our Lodge. I can assure you that you description of the food at our lodge is not a true reflection as can be seen from the previous 150 plus reviews which rates the Lodges food at an average of 4.5/5. I am... More 

Oudenaarde, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had chosen this lodge because it was close to the main gate of Kruger Park, what is true, about 20k driving. The lodge itself looks nice and has everything needed but we didn't like the atmosphere that much, could have been us but we didn't had a safe feeling. The lodge is next to the main "highway" to the... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Buck78 Thank you for your business we all really appreciate it and thanks for taking the time to review our Lodge.I am a bit concerned about the references to "highway" and the word safe. I am not sure if the review was written in your mother tongue and then translated into English as you state that the food was... More 

Arezzo, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very nice stay at this lodge. It is located 19 km from Kruger gate and it has a great view on the river Sabie and the Kruger on the other bank of the river. I could enjoy the view of elephants and hippos right from the balcony of my luxury tent. The tent was also very comfortable,... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi AChiara78 thank you for taking the time out to review Sabie River Bush Lodge. Your review is greatly appreciated as it see that you are a very experienced traveller having completed over 430 reviews. To obtain a 4/5 review from an experienced traveller like yourself is appreciated, i will pass on the message and the review details to all... More 

chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure if I wrote this review last year when I planned to, it's a shame if I didn't because I Love this place!!!!! I have never had better service from staff in my life, who were always smiling and eager to help and when my camera charger broke staff brought in their own from home and saved me!!! The... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jule D Thank you for choosing Sabie River Bush Lodge during your trip to South Africa your business is really appreciated. It is truly great to see such a review about the lodge with the only negative about the Manager. Some changes have been made at the lodge with the recent appointment of a new management couple at the... More 

Givat Ada, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the log cabins, which are very convenient. Plus, they're only a few meters from the river! What an amazing view... The cabins are clean, well equipped, and can easily accommodate 6 people comfortably. Breakfast is very tasty and generous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sabie River bush lodge thank you!! My sister and myself went for the Skukuza half marathon. The lodge is great in terms of value for money. my car was washed every day and the food was amazing (breakfast and dinner included in price), the staff where so friendly and didn't hesitate going above and beyond to help you out. The... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm gonna make it simple with a strenghts and weaknesses analysis. Strenghts: - Sabie river and Kruger view from rooms, pool and deck. I didn't have the luck to see any animals in the morning but it really is perfectly located. - Friendly and helpful staff. - Overall cleanliness of rooms and toilets. - Good breakfast Weaknesses: - Stayed from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We booked our stay here after there where no affordable accommodation left inside the Kruger Park. What a pleasant surprise! Being only a three star it was close to 5 star. We stayed in a river facing lodge and it was very spacious. The tent accommodation looked very nice. Dinner and breakfast was included, even though it was a set... More 

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