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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
    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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Armagh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Morges, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to SA in June (13-27.6.15) as couple and stayed in Arathusa Lodge for 3 nights. It is located in the Sabie Sands Reserve, next to Kruger Park. Beware though of the road wich is pretty bad if you have a standard car. It was an awesome stay. Very nice and big bungalows right by the water point (small... More 

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Colorado
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let's get the negative aspects out of the way: -We stayed in room 2 and it was ALWAYS too dark. Even in the middle of the day with all the lights on. The thatched roof hung down over the windows and the curtains and drapes were very heavy. The lighting in the bathroom sucked and the mirror was very... More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife had wanted to go to Africa for years. So I took her to Arathusa in Sabi Sands, for her 40th Birthday, and stayed for 2 nights. We both had a wonderful time here. The Staff were Friendly, attentive, and eager to please. The meals were beautiful. The Chef personally came out each evening, and explained the various dishes.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is no way to express how much we loved Arathusa! It is absolutely beautiful and exactly what you picture a luxurious African Safari to be! I was afraid nothing could live up to my expectations but Arathusa exceeded them. Experience of of a lifetime.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Arathusa at the end of May and it was my first safari experience. We had the best time! We stayed in a standard room which had a great view of the waterhole. I loved seeing the big herd of elephants walk by just on the other side of the water! Incredible. Our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

A nice lodge in Sabi-great game viewing and wonderful staff. The lodge itself is on a watering hole so is lovely but the rooms are a bit tired and so is all the decor etc-needs a revamp but a nice weekend away if you are prepared to drive 7 hours from JHb.. Rather go for a few extra nights. The... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I came into the safari with deliberately low expectations since I did not know what to expect. We stayed for 3 days to make sure we saw everything, but within 24 hours we had seen the big four, slept with lions outside our room and had spectacular food. Our guides made the experience the larger than life and showed us... More 

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Brisbane
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65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I stayed with my family at the Arathusa. This property was recommended to us by a family member. We were having trouble deciding on where to stay based on reviews of Sabi Sands properties as well as varying price points. I think Arathusa was probably placed in the mid-range at the time. The location by the waterhole is lovely and... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I really did not know what to expect from a safari as I had never been on one before but Arathusa and the safari were beyond my imagination. In a nutshell, 3 days was not enough - I could have easily done more. Our guide, Sean, made the whole experience. He was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. He guided us... More 

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