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Sabie River Bush Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1402, South Africa   |  
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“Wonderful, hospitable and outstanding value for money.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights in a river facing bungalow. Saw Eland and Hippo from the resort deck. Staff are very friendly and polite.
We loved the food as it was good home- style cooking with a choice for each of the 3 courses. I would return in a heartbeat. I can add that it was actually a pleasure not to have a TV in our room. The 2 TVs in the main areas were available but not intrusive.
A magic 3 nights. The tents looked awesome as well.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Hi Lieselle Thank you for your business, thank you for the time taken to write a review about your stay at Sabie River Bush Lodge. We would love to have you and your travel partner back at the Lodge soon. I will forward your review to ALL the staff, once again thanks.
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Dale
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights to be close to the Kruger National Park and to have easy access to the main roads when we travel back home.

It was a lovely break. The staff is very friendly and make you feel welcome right from the start. The view is stunning as it is right on the border of the Kruger (we saw an elephant, some buck and off course the hippos), the beds are comfortable and everything is so well equipped. We were really impressed by how clean and neat everything was. They provide a personal service while at the same time, respecting your privacy. We will definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to be close to the Kruger Park - when travelling alone, a couple getaway, or with a group of friends.

Room Tip: The Luxury River Frontage Bush Tent is the most private, with the best view and an outside shower wh...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Hi Anne Thank you for your business we ALL at Sabie River Bush Lodge really appreciate your business. Great to hear that you and your travel partner enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. We will really appreciate it that you would recommend Sabie River Bush Lodge to other travellers.I will pass this review on to all the staff at the Lodge.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We booked out the whole of Sabie River Bush Lodge for a weekend of birthday celebrations in April '13 with guests travelling from around South Africa and around the world to attend. It ended up being a wonderful few days with our friends and family being blown away by the beauty of the setting - on the banks of the majestic Sabie River - the quality of the accommodation and the level of service provided by the staff. Stuart, the Lodge Manager, could not have been more helpful in the months preceding the function and the team at SRBL continued that level of service when we arrived, ensuring that nothing was left to chance and that all of our guests staying at the lodge had the perfect stay. My thanks go to Stuart and the staff for contributing to such a memorable experience. Whether you're looking for a family getaway to the Kruger area, a couple's weekend or a big party with a few dozen of your nearest and dearest, SRBL is a great choice.

Room Tip: The luxury tents under the shady Jackalberry trees on the river bank have exceptional views and priv...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Hi Chris It was really a pleasure to have all your guests from all over the world staying at the Lodge. The staff and management really enjoyed your stay as much as your guests seemed to have enjoyed their stay at the Lodge.

Thank you for your business and the time taken to review our Lodge, we all at Sabie River Bush Lodge really appreciate the business.

Hope to see you and your guests upon your next visit to the Kruger National Park

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Dale - Owner Sabie River Bush Lodge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Booked on the Internet for easy access to the Kruger Park and were pleasantly surprised by high quality of facilities, friendly staff and chef who accommodated our vegetarian requirements, and especially the great river view. The only disappointment was the close proximity of the road and associated noise.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We started our stay in Africa with 3 nights at the Sabie River Bush Lodge in a river view luxury safari tent. We had a great stay and could watch the hippos in the river from our terrace every evening. We did a full day game drive organised by the lodge and we really enjoyed our first encounter with African wildife. Our driver Patrick really did a great job and we saw lots of animals.
The accommodation is really good and the tents are very spacy; they have a well-furnished bathroom with an outside shower. The meals were excellent and the prices for drinks very reasonable. We can only recommend this logde with its friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Spend a little more money and go for a river view tent it is worth it
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Axminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed for just one night to relax and be spoiled while were 'doing' Kruger.The riverside accommodation.. with views to Kruger Park, the helpful staff, peaceful atmosphere, relaxed wildlife viewing and the inclusive meals gave us exactly what we had hoped for! We would have liked to stay longer.....but too much to do.. too little time to do it. .... The dinner was 'different'....but the breakfast was superb...We would recommend a stay here,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here last year for my birthday. It was great! All meals included except lunch and we had an amazing morning game drive with breakfast. The pool setting is great, where you can sit and have cocktails while the elephants and hippos come up to the river.

Overall great family weekend and great location to main gate of park as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1402, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 Specialty lodging in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sabie River Bush Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the majestic Kruger National Park lies Sabie River Bush Lodge, a bush lodge where you can "recharge your soul" and experience the African Bush. Situated a mere 19kms from the world famous Paul Kruger Gate and 13kms from Phabeni Gate, this is the place you want to be! Sitting on our raised pool deck enjoying great, friendly service and a cocktail with an African twist, one can view the BIG 5 and some of our smaller, yet beautiful, wildlife. With an extensive bird watching opportunity, there is no better place to sit back, relax and take in the natural beauty of the African Bushveld while all your needs are taken care of by our staff! Join us on a guided safari in our open vehicle into the Kruger National Park for a chance to get closer to the amazing animals the Kruger National Park boasts home to. ... more   less 
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