Our ranger Brandon and the tracker Roy were amazing. In the first drive we saw 2 leopards so close of the car that was breathtaking. The advantage of a private reserve is the offroad experience, that was great. Finally we saw the big 5 and much much more. Brandon is very passionate for his job, and the vibe during safaris were uplifting. Those hours passed very fast, and were a combination of fun, learning and adrenaline. Regarding the room, location and view were nice, however cleaning and general maintenance were poor. Basics things like broken piece in the air conditioning should not be accepted in such Lodge. Service in general was slow despite of friendly staff. There was one that was very nice, Nelson. He told us stories andnseems that he trully cares for us.
Another point to be taken into consideration is the access. We went after heavy rain and it was very challenging without a 4WD. Also the distance from Kruger Mpumalanga airport is not ideal.
We do recommend this lodge mainly by the game drives, specially because of Brandon.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve