I have just returned from my first trip to Kruger NP, staying in two lodges, one being the Arathusa for 2 nights.
Highly recommend this Lodge - it is clean, the staff are efficient and professional, the food is excellent and plenty of it!! Its location is stunning, overlooking a huge watering hole with resident hippos (and baby!). Many animals come down to the watering hole - its a great addition to the game drives. We were lucky enough to have a herd of elephants come down whilst we were there.
the rooms are excellent, with tea and coffee making facilities and a mini fridge/bar. The bathroom with bathtub and shower (both inside and out!) are beautifully designed and large. Each room has a private seating area outside. We were in No. 6 which was right in front of the watering hole, although could be a little noisy from the closeness of the main building.
The game drives were awesome, with very knowledgeable rangers and trackers. We were lucky enough to see all of the big 5 during our 2 day stay. The range-rovers follow the animals all over the rough terrain so be prepared for bumpy rides - but believe me its well worth it!
A highly recommended Lodge.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve