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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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and friendly staff. Accommodation clean and neat but nothing spectacular or luxurious. But unfortunately a K-word "SHEBEEN" opened across the road playing very loud music right through the night until early morning - it spoiled the whole experience. Not located in a good area, watch out for slow moving vehicles, buck, chickens and everything else in the streets.... More 

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

Hi "Marius" thank you for the time taken to review our Lodge and for your business, we all really appreciate it. good to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service excellence that was provided by the staff during your stay. Unfortunately the strength of the Wi-Fi is dependant upon our service provider and in the bush that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very calm and peaceful establishment. Great place to relax. Went on the morning game drive, which lasted almost 6 hours with a very professional tour guide. Staff always friendly and food of very high quality

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

Hi Magnus Thanks for taking the time to review the Lodge. Really happy that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the game drive with Willem, good to know that her 21st birthday was celebrated in the Kruger National Park on a game drive that you both really enjoyed. I will pass on the review contents to all the staff, they get... More 

Phoenix, az
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for two nights with our kids. I cannot say enough about the staff. They were so nice. The food was very good. We stayed in a room rather than the tent as we had two kids. We did take a peek at the tent rooms and they were amazing. There is a hotel pool.... More 

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

Hi Marsolais thank you for choosing Sabie River Bush Lodge as your choice of accommodation whilst visiting the Kruger National Park. We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge and really appreciate your comments regarding the lodge. I will be sure to pass on the review comments to all the staff. Hope to see... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place to stay near Kruger gate! Staff was incredible at every turn. They even washed our car while we were on safari. We had a wonderful talk with the owner during our stay and learned much about South Africa and the area. Dinner was included in our stay and was delicious. Wine was also available for sale. We were... More 

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

Hi Candie thank you for taking the time to review the Lodge. As a senior contributor on Tripadvisor you have obviously visited many establishments during your travels and it is very heartening to see that you rated Sabie River Bush Lodge so highly. i will pass on your review to all the staff, it really motivates them. Thank you for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was looking for a tented camp site and the opportunities were limited then I found this place. The tents were great, very safe and large space, great river views. I stayed in the river front tent which offered beautiful morning view of hippos up close. The staff were so friendly and very relaxed, the food was good, and the... More 

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

Hi Sheridan thank you for your business and the positive review that you have placed on Tripadvisor. The compliments that you have made regarding the food etc is really pleasing to hear and I will pass-on the information to our kitchen staff, they are often not seen around the lodge but form an integral part of the Lodge. Hope to... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

the location of the lodge is perfect for game drives and still close to hazyview. the view is amazing especially the two hippos in the lake just over the fance. the barbeque was lovely too with the fire blazing

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

Hi Susan thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge, we all appreciate your business and thank you for your positive comments. it is always pleasing as the owner of the Lodge to see reviews from guests that have travelled all over the world and taken the time to review so many of the establishments that they have... More 

London
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived here by transfer to then go to Kruger Park the following day. We had a wonderful time in this extremely relaxed setting and watching animals come to the river which was just where we had dinner. It was surreal to see these animal on the boundaries on where we were sleeping (cordoned by electric fence so don't worry)... More 

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

Hi Uncut Diamond - Thank you for your business, we all really appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to review our lodge and thank you for the positive comments in the review and in particular those on Life who took you on your tours and visits around the lowveld, I will pass on the review to Life thanks.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good good clean and centrally located Overall a great experience with friendly helpful staff Free wi fi was nice if not a little slow Was good value for money and we enjoyed the Braai with the camp fire to keep us warm We would go back and lastly it is well located between hazyview and Paul Kruger Gate

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

Hi Aidan - Thank you for the time taken to review our Lodge. As a senior contributor to Tripadvisor it is great to receive such good reviews from global travellers who have travelled and reviewed many previous stays at other establishments. Thank you for your business we all appreciate it, trust we will see you at our Lodge soon. Regards... More 

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