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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Arathusa Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for three nights and had a great visit. Great ranger (Roy) and tracker (Chris), delicious food, excellent accommodations, and friendly and helpful staff. I'd stay there again. I saw the Big Five while taking great pictures and videos. The bushwalk was an unexpected plus I learned a lot from and really enjoyed. Highly recommended!

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Morris, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the full experience of safari drives while being pampered at this lodge. The exciting drives to see animals in THEIR habitat was an adventure not to be missed. The lodge, the suites, and the food were more than one could expect.

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice lodge with a good price/quality ratio. Game drives are excellent with a great variety of animals and very good rangers. We tried to reach the lodge with our gps, big mistake. Instead, use the directions provided by Arathusa. The lodge is located on a big pool where a lot of animal activity. Food was most of the time very... More 

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Buxted, null, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved to Arathusa on 3 November for nine nights ( yes nine...everyone thinks we are mad) after three days at Idube in the south of Sabi Sands.We had had very good sightings of the big five before, but my goodness did they crank up the volume here! On arrival we were greeted warmly and my wife was wished a... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to experience the South African bush and wildlife in comfort you can't go wrong with Arathusa. We initially booked a "standard room" but we got upgraded to the Jackalberry suite as a honeymoon gift. What a nice gesture!! The suite was great, had private pool overlooking the waterhole with sunbeds (and the Hippos in it:), had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing location next to a waterhole abundant with life. In addition to the local hippos we had a family of elephants coming to play right in front of the lodge daily. The staff were very friendly and all the game ranges were not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic in ensuring that each visitor left overwhelmed by the experience. In the 2... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great lodge with fantastic wildlife viewing. I have been 3 times over the past few years and took my whole family for a few days in August 2014 tipo give them a chance to see what I had seen. Friendly helpful staff and knowledgable trackers Rangers. One tip research carefully about the luxury (deluxe) rooms as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I had four days at Arathusa in October 2014 at the end of our trip to South Africa.We were picked up at Nelspruit Kruger Airport by a friendly driver from the lodge who immediately started to fill us in on what we might expect to see on the three hour journey to the safari lodge . We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wish to experience the South African bush and wildlife in comfort you can't go wrong with Arathusa. We had a "Luxury" cottage, that came equipped with our own collection of African fauna. The food was very good but the safaris were even better. We were just a few feet from a pride of lions who had the good... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our second stay at Arathusa in 4 years, we are out of words to describe how everything was perfect. Malcom the chef is very creative and the food is amazing. The entire staff is extremely helpfull. The room was very nice, clean and very large (it was the standard bungalow). And what about the game drives!! Just amazing... More 

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Arathusa Safari
Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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