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Sabie River Bush Lodge

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3.0 of 5
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R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1402, South Africa
Sabie River Bush Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in the Luxury River Frontage bush tent. The accommodation was perfect; it is a luxury tent, with bathroom attached. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Food was plentiful with lots of variety and the location is superb. Within 20 mins we spotted an elephant across the river. The lodge is the perfect size and layout... More 

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

Hi Roisin thank you for the business we all really appreciate it. i would like to thank you for your time in reviewing our lodge, we make use of reviews as training and service level indicators. it is clear from your review that the staff at the Lodge have definitely meet your expectations from number of angles, service, food, location... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a return trip and I'm pleased to say that the Sabie River Bush Lodge is still on form! Wonderful stay. The river location is fantastic and a variety of wildlife can be seen across the river in the park. We saw elephants, monkeys and some beautiful birds. We stayed in tent 4, as we did last time and... More 

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

Hi Ian thank you for your return business and the time taken to write a review about our Lodge. it is great to see from your review of your stay that you have noticed that the service excellence that we offer at the Lodge has not changed since your last visit. We judge our Lodge by the amount of guests... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SAD to report the undoing of the Sabie River Bush Lodge. Unfortunately we were ROBBED of our valuable item that was contained in the room safe. We stayed here for two nights and on the second day we realised that our safe had been tampered with as it didn’t recognise our code. We later found out that our... More 

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Malelane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sabie River Bush Lodge for 3 nights (Dinner/Bed/Breakfast) in tent number 5 overlooking the river. Very enjoyable, would absolutely come back, what a wonderful place with a beautiful view of the river. We were very fortunate and had the elephants right in front of our tent several times during the stay. The 3 course dinner meals served... More 

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Silvedale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 2 rooms (tent lodges) that looked right out to the river. The sunsets and sunrises were breathe taking wonders. Our rooms, staff and ambiance is more than one could ask. Staff cared for our every need or request with joy, accuracy and speed. We will return there again and again as our travels permit. Easy access to surrounding... More 

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Cerro Veronese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Sabie River Bush Lodge 4 days and 3 nights. I chosed the place because of the very good reviews on tripadvisor. I purchased a safari pachage with all included, breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 safaris during morning, afternoon and sunset in 2 different days. I have seen a lot of animals very close by and 4 of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit and again it was excellent. There are a variety of rooms on offer. We love the river facing tent rooms with private deck overlooking the river and Kruger on the other bank.... a truly magical spot. Other rooms seemed very good and the staff are friendly and helpful throughout. Food is not exceptional but generally good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clean, cosy, friendly! We had an awsome time there, the Krüger is just a 10 min. drive from the lodge, a supermarket is about 7 km away. Especially the terrasse with its pool was amazing, we saw a big group of elephants just from the pool on the other side of the sabie river!! Other guests told me that hippos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Well worth overall. You're definitely in Africa. Would have liked toilet and shower in tent but not a big deal; saw hippos, elephants and river otters in front yard; restaurant OK-could have been more vegetarian friendly but otherwise very friendly; good breakfast; extremely nice accommodating staff. We'll go back

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stayed here with a friend for 1 night on 15 Dec. Despite requesting a vegetarian meal for both of us in the online booking and repeating the request at check-in at around 2 pm, no arrangement was made. The guy at check-in assured us that he would take care of it with the chef but when we went for dinner... More 

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

Hi Thank you for your business we all really appreciate it. I have followed up with the chef on duty and they confirm that there was a misunderstanding with the vegetarian dish but the chef advises that the food presented was not soggy as you describe it. The Lodge prides itself in that the majority of our reviews on tripadvisor... More 

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