Kruger National Park seems to be the "place to go" in South Africa, but give Arathusa Safari Lodge in Sabi Sands a try. You won't be disappointed. The accommodation was comfortable without a doubt. The day's activities are packed and by the time you finish having dinner, you'll want to have a good night's sleep!
Your day starts with a wake-up call at 5am, then the first safari at 9am which is incredible. It's open top but fear not, the lions don't jump into your safari van (which can set up to 8 guests, along with the ranger and tracker. Arman was our ranger and we felt safe in his hands. I think the tracker's name was Chris. There is a refreshment break and then the safari finishes at about 8.30am-9am.
Then it's breakfast, which is impressive.
Then there's the walk of the grounds at 11am for an hour.
Then there's lunch at 1pm.
Then the afternoon safari starts at 3pm for about 3 hours.
Then it's dinner at 7pm.
We saw the Big Five so we were not disappointed.
The wireless internet connection was reasonable.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve