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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
Arathusa Safari Lodge
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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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It can be a long drive from the airport but this place is certainly worth every bump in those dirt roads! The individual rooms were so spacious, huge bathrooms, and each had its own outdoor shower! The view outside the room is of the watering hole and the various animals enjoying if from around the safari. The service from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

my husband and I had a wonderful time here in May. The weather was perfect, the location is perfect and the staff were wonderful! We highly recommend this lodge because its located in Sabi Sands instead of Kruger park. We stayed at another lodge in KP right after this and the experience was not the same. We enjoyed the off-road... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highlight: the waterhole. Every single day there were hippos, elephants, various antelope, and other animals. Once even wild dogs. You have lunch overlooking this area, and can chill in the common area with this view. Saw the big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino) in 2 nights (4 game drives). Our guide Sean was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about everything,... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being South African we are fortunate to go to the bush often, so we like to try new camps. This was our first stay at Arathusa, which is in the Sabi Sands, very well known for all the game. We flew from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and was fetched there. At least its not a long drive. Arathusa is a lovely... More 

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Baumholder, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We don't even know where to start! The trip was amazing! Roy and Chris found every animal, and their babies that you can imagine. We saw wild dogs, cheetahs, lions, water buffalo, giraffes, elephants, Impalas, hippopotamus, leopards, zebras, warthogs, we could go on and on. The food was excellent and served at a different place each night. The rooms were... More 

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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Arathusa Safari Lodge July 12-14. It was without question, my favorite spot in South Africa. Our room was heavenly. It was called the Water Buck and overlooked the watering hole for dozens of animals. The infinity pool was refreshing and the game drives were successful in finding us the Big 5 and dozens of other animals... More 

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Robesonia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect game lodge. The watering hole with hippos is a draw for other animals. Food is the best. The luxury cabins are perfect. Out door shower, large bed, sitting deck, private soaking pool and large windows to see the animals. Drinks are not inclusive. I wish they would have at least given us water bottles in the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arathusa is perfectly positioned with great views to all game coming for a drink. The service and food was great and the game drives were very exciting with Roy at the helm. His passion was tangible and his uncanny instinct allowed us a rare cheetah sighting.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with any animal type experience, it is difficult to separate the experience of viewing the amazing creatures and the accommodation or tour itself. Of course, our guides Sean and Rifos are employed by Arathusa and their expertise and personalities certainly were a huge part of our enjoyment. They were well informed, enthusiastic, patient, funny, and seemed really invested in... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is fantastic. The rooms are wonderful- a highlight for us being the outdoor shower! However, what really makes Arathusa is the staff! From we were greeted at the door we were looked after right until we left. There is too many wonderful staff to name all but I must mention a few. The Chef is amazing! As a... More 

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