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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
Arathusa Safari Lodge
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is just amazing. We were greeted upon arrival by the staff and they were so friendly and welcoming. Throughout the entire stay the entire staff would take time to talk to you about what you saw on your game drives, where you have been, where you were going. When we were checking out, I watched the front desk... More 

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Wantage
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many others have raved about their experience at Arathusa and we can only echo the high praise it has received. It is difficult to add to some other comprehensive reviews but hopefully the following will be of use to others considering a safari in the Sabi Sands area. We had arranged our trip via a specialist agency including our... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spend 3 nights at Arathusa in room 6...THE best as it overlooks the lake which is filled with Hippos all of the time. The room is extremely nice; shower, bathtub and outside shower complete with king bed and a wall of glass and sliding doors that overlook the lake. Of course it is fully air conditioned. You will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my husband and I were on our very first visit to South Africa and had therefore never been to a safari park to see the Big Five in their natural environment, we wanted to do our research to find the best game lodge.....and through TripAdvisor, we discovered the excellent reviews about Arathusa and chose it! We arranged to be... More 

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arathusa deserves all the high ratings, period end of story. We stayed 4 nights in April and as others have said Arathusa gets high marks on location, lodge, rooms, service, food and maybe most important the game drives. For seeing the animals in their natural environment you really can't beat Sabi Sands. And Arathusa delivers a great experience. If this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(Very Long and Detailed Review) I literally can rave and rave about this establishment, the service, the people, the guides, the food, and overall experience! This lodge and resort is top notch and truly a trip of a lifetime! South Africa has stolen our hearts and this resort is the quintessential essence of the bush and of the spirit of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at this lodge - very nice staff, beautiful accommodation, lovely setting, very comfortable atmosphere. But it is difficult to describe how fabulous the safaris were. We had a great tracker - Debeer, and the incredibly knowledgeable ranger - Ryan, who led us on these 6 experiences of a lifetime! After each safari we would think that... More 

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent 3 days. We stayed for three nights and except one morning rain everything was magnificent. We saw the big five in one day and besides the big five we saw a lot of other wild animals such as duiker, waterbuck, steenbok, bushbuck, giraffe, hippos, hyenas, tortoises, impala, zebra, snakes, spiders etc. 2 of the 3 days were... More 

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269 reviews 269 reviews
41 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the lodges on the privately owned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, where most owners have agreement to use neighbours properties. Accordingly, I believe Arathusa has access to all properties except one, which doesn't share with any others. We stayed in Jackalberry, which is the luxury suite located on the watering hole. The room is about 250 yd... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Arathusa Safari Lodge was an amazing experience from beginning to end. We stayed for three nights and saw incredible wildlife everyday. Our ranger and tracker, Roy and Chris, were incredibly knowledgable and skilled. They made our trip educational, entertaining, and exciting. I would recommend requesting this team if you book with Arathusa. The lodge and restaurant staff were also exceptional.... More 

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