The Arathusa Safari Lodge is located in a private game reserve outside of the Kruger National Park. We stayed in a luxury lodge for four nights. These are more remote from the main centre and although without a lake side view are large, well equipped, private and surrounded by bush. The game drives, with our knowledgeable Ranger Roy and Tracker Chris, were absolutely magical. The morning drive in time quite often to see the Sun rise with the afternoon drives continuing into the darkness. We saw all of the big five and many more, driving off track and at times ducking under branches as we tracked the animals.
We really enjoyed the communal aspect of the drives and meal times. The food, which was quite often announced in person by the chef, was superb. We were fortunate enough to enjoy one evening meal away from the main centre, located in the bush with an open fire and lightning provided by oil lamps.
The Arathusa Safari Lodge provides an outstanding service and is highly recommended.
On a word of caution the security at Arathusa was excellent however if like us you take the connecting flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and carry valuables in your cabin sized luggage. Ensure this is locked in case like us you are suddenly informed that this has to travel in the hold. No such restriction was made on the return journey.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve