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622 Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa
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Notten's Bush Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the middle of the bush we did not know what to expect; but after a long journey from London our arrival was perfect. The Management and staff were wonderful, ready for us and getting us settled quickly to get us out on first safari adventure. Our driver and guide were both extremely knowledgeable giving you that comfortable feeling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just about decided to leave Sabi Sands out of our safari planning - Tswalu was the main item on my agenda and I wondered would Sabi Sands be too tame after that and anyway with little budget left how could we afford to fit in a really great Sabi Sands lodge? Fortunately our safari organiser (Rose at The... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody and everything here was just about perfect! Oil-lamp and candle lit rooms and dining area make for a romantic, old-fashioned escape. The food was plentiful and excellent. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly and made us feel like we were staying at a family home. And we saw LOTS of animals. My favorite memory was taking an outdoor shower... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Nottens Bush Camp for 2 nights at the end of July 2014 after spending 2 nights in Elephant Plains Lodge and 2 nights in Nkorho Bush Lodge. In my opinion Elephant Plains has got the top spot for "best value for money", and Nottens is the best in terms of accommodations and gets overall top spot of... More

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Carlsbad, California
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34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable. This down to earth, family owned and run, safari camp is the best value in Sabi Sands. It took five years for us to get back to Africa and the tales of Notten's brought another couple with us. It's not 'butler in the bush'; more authentic but a casual luxury not to be dismissed. We stayed at three properties... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff and AB were the best spotters and driver they were very nice We went in1-5th of August 2013 it was amazing I am 10 now. We had a fantastic time it was the best holiday ever we went to jo'burg before then after the safari we went to Mauritius it was so pampering I saw all the big 5... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 2-night stay at Notten's. This is an intimate, family-run bush camp, with outstanding service, fantastic game-viewing, gourmet food, and luxury accommodations. As soon are you arrive, you are offered a cocktail, and invited to relax as they carry your bags to your room. The rooms are huge, and private, and include glorious outdoor showers. The lodge... More

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18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at Notten's three nights, and would have been happy to be able to stay longer. The lodge was spectacular....part of it open air, part of it indoors. The staff was extremely helpful and personable, and the trackers and guides were excellent. Days: We were awoken by a knock at the door at 6:00 every morning, along with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed at Nottens with our 4 grandchildren, and our 2 daughters and the experience was wonderful for all of us. The children liked the candles and lanterns for lighting and the outdoor shower. The food was very good, and the evening meals were so pretty with candlelight and a fireplace. We had many choices for breakfast and they accommodated... More

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I loved the Notten's Bush Camp. The safari times are great! There are complimentary bush walks! Its unlimited food and bottomless drinks and the staff are always willing the help. The fact its a private park means the animals can be found easily and they can be approached very closely as they are accustomed to the safari land cruisers. Highlight... More

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Address: 622 Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
Notten`s Bush Camp Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Notten's Bush Camp South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past. ... more   less 
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