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Arathusa Safari Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arathusa Safari Lodge set a high bar for my first experience on safari. The staff was welcoming, the food was delicious, the lodging and setting were lovely, and the drives were excellent. I saw all of the big five in the first two drives, and our tracker Derek and ranger Debeer went out of their way to maximize our viewing... More

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Canmore, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had saved our safari experience for our last week in SA and what an experience it was!!! Arathusa was anything but ordinary. From our room, to meals to game drives, our experience was "over the top". Our accommodation was in a "standard" room but it was huge with the bath and shower area as large as the bedroom which... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arathusa Safari Lodge and her staff made my final week in South Africa an absolute memorable week. I saw all of the big five, had the best meals ever, great massages and met wonderful fellow travellers. Being a single traveller, their concept of having communal breakfast, lunch and dinner tables is very nice. Also, you are assigned a ranger who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an extremely long NY winter, Arathusa helped me find the spring within me. I'm refreshed and excited about life, fascinated by all life, intrigued by nature, and warmed by the kindness and welcoming nature of such beautiful former strangers.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our first three night in SA. The journey from the UK was long and the 3 hr. drive from Nelspruit airport over potholed surfaced roads and poor condition dirt roads was exhausting. However, once we arrived it was all worthwhile. The staff were helpful, the food was generally excellent (we had one less good meal), the... More

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Bremen, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had put Arathusa at the end of our South Africa trip, save the best for last - and were rewarded by not only all the Big 5 but also Giraffes, Zebras, Hippos, Gnus, Impala (lots of them) and many many other beautiful creatures. Our ranger was extraordinary informative, and besides one of the nicest person you can imagine. So... More

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Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been our third visit to Arathusa. After all the great experiences of the recent years we have become addicted to the beauty of the place, to the water hole in front of the very comfortable houses, to the professional staff. The absolute highlight, however, are the game drives. As before, we were introduced both to the flora and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just completed a fantastic four days with Vernon and the team. It has been a terrific experience - not just the excellent accommodation and food but great service and very friendly staff. There is an abundance of game to see and the Rangers and Trackers are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. The right balance of a true safari experience... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in arathusa and were very impressed with the very high standard of accommodation, food, service,location and friendliness of all the staff. Nelson certainly brightens your day at mealtimes, so helpful. Our first breakfast wasn't as it should be but I think that was a one off as all other meals and service were superb. Particularly... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great lodge with bungalows that have excellent views over the watering hole. Very large rooms and comfortable beds. The bathroom did have a constantly bad smell after one flush of the toilet but it wasn't such a bad smell that it permeated too far into the room but it was a little annoying. The front porches were such a nice... More

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Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Arathusa Safari Hotel
Hotel Arathusa Safari
Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*

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