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“Excellent all-around experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa   |  
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Manhattan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent all-around experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Everything about Selati is wonderful. The rooms and property are gorgeous. Nothing is more relaxing than an outdoor shower or bath (except for maybe the fact that, since there are no fences, there's always the chance of some wildlife joining you...) Our guide, Martin, was superb, as was our tracker. The staff is phenomenal, ensuring that you are comfortable and have a wonderful experience. Of course, the safaris are amazing, and you are guaranteed to see incredible things - especially leopards, which are easier to find in Sabi Sands than in most other reserves in the country.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed great and relatively similar. We were in Room 7, which was perfect.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg
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32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Martin our ranger was an encyclopedia of knowledge. He found a way to tie everything together. Saw all the big 5 and much more. It is an experience we will never forget. Rooms where large and clean. Trucks had a soft ride. Food was incredible.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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England
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed at Selati for 3 nights. Our accommodation was magnificent, we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite which was superb! Our experiences out on the drives were also wonderful so why does our stay only rate an average score? We went onto Selati after a 4 night stay at Ngala Tented Camp and unfortunately, despite the more luxurious surroundings, found Selati to be lacking in a number of key areas, specifically around its staff. We found the waiting on staff to be very dour and lacking any real enthusiasm for their job, service was incredibly slow dinner was set for 7.30 but we did not even sit down until well after 8.00pm a startling contrast to the staff at Ngala. The senior staff appeared superficial. Our guide and tracker were both wonderful and our gaming experience very good indeed but despite all this we would not return because of the lack of genuine interest from the staff in general.

Room Tip: All rooms were beautiflul
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pacific Palisades
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This was my second trip to Africa (Botswana last year with my husband), and I wanted our young adult daughters to have a great experience, too. We couldn't have stayed in a better camp. Everything went smoothly from the minute we landed in our bush plane through the day of departure. I stayed in the Ivory Suite and felt like Isaak Dinesen/Karen Blixen in Out of Africa. The food was truly gourmet. The Guides were warm, friendly, well educated, and extremely knowledgeable. They each were paired with a local native Tracker, who brilliantly found and placed us within picture perfect reach of every one of the Big Five and more. The resort management is extremely professional and accommodating. Couldn't have asked for more.

Room Tip: Important to know that if kids are sharing a room and don't want to share a bed, the accommodati...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I can't say enough about this safari experience. The Selati camp in Sabi Sabi is amazing!
Stayed 5 days (8 safaris) awesome experience! The camp is small, around 8 cabins with a main viewing/dining and bar area. Service and food were amazing. The cabins are beautiful with canopy beds and outdoor showers. All close to the main area. Cocktails overlooking the open expanse was gorgeous. No fences = scary but exciting. As a family of 5 we had our own jeep with our own tracker and ranger for the duration. Mike and Kosi were amazing. Each 3 hour safari was new and exciting. Experience of a lifetime. Sabi sabi is well run, no lack of animal viewing and not a pile of jeeps making things uncomfortable. Beautiful land and camps. The whole experience with the flight in from joburg to being picked up and seeing giraffe, zebra etc on the way to camp to the safari and stay itself were perfect.
Selati is one of the smaller camps in Sabi Sabi. Too quiet for some but perfect for us. There is a small pool but this is not heated (that would be the only upgrade I would wish for). Tons of action for our family with a spa at bush lodge and a visit into the community thrown in.

Room Tip: rooms are all beautiful
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  • Stayed May 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a fantastic bush experience !! Friendly and relaxed staff managed by Brett and Co . Staff went out of their way to make our stay private !! Very good food and villa 6 lovely view from openair bathroom . Martin and Mike very good guide and tracker team. We saw all we could hope for or asked for never mind the big 5......... !!! the lodge has everything as far as landscape is concerne , some grass lands , river , rocky areas bushy areas ect ect. one get the impression that they not only looking after their guest but also put in a loy of effort in conservation !!!
We visit various game reserves regularly in Africa , and this was one of our best trips ever !!!!!!

Room Tip: Room 6 that we stayed in was very good !!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We go on safari often but at Selati we saw things we never have - a lion kill and two different pairs of mating leopards. What an experience and that goes to our amazing ranger, Craig and his tracker Kenny. They went out of there way to ensure we had a fantastic sightings. The accommodation at Selati is kind of colonial African . We got upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was huge with a lounge, outside shower and bath and a little viewing deck. Selati is a little older than some of the camps we have been in so the layout is not to the Camps best advantage but it was none the less a beautiful spot and the gardens were very well maintained. For those that don't know, a typical safari day is as follows: 5:30 wake up call followed by a tea, coffee and light eats spread. You go off at 6 and return to the camp after 9. While on the drive you will probably stop for a coffee and tea break with rusks, fruit or maybe even muffins. Breakfast is served upon your return and it compromises fruits, cereals, muffins, croissants, cold meat, cheeses, jams and a hot breakfast of your choice. Lunch starts at 12 till 2 and at Selati they have a menu you can choose from which has salads, sandwiches, hot meals and dessert. At 3:30 you are back at the dining area for afternoon tea which is a massive affair of cakes and savoury snacks. You must try the iced coffee! Then you are off at 4 till 7 for your afternoon drive. They also have sundowners and the last part of the drive is in the dark with the tracker searching with his massive light for interesting night time animals. Back at the lodge dinner is served after drinks in the bar area. More snacks! And then a splendid 4 course meal around the fire or in the farm house kitchen. There chefs produced amazing meals. We had a super time and on the last night they even sprinkled our whole room with rosé petals, had a bottle of chilled champagne and a table laid on our deck for private dining!

Room Tip: Room Tip: There are only two with a river view, and those would be the best to get.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Specialty lodging in Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selati CampRomance, intimacy, luxury and 5-Star service epitomise Selati Camp. A late 1800’s railway theme with authentic memorabilia evokes images of a time when life moved more slowly, more gently. Eight beautiful suites feature handmade beds draped with mosquito nets, soft linens and antiques. En-suite bathrooms (recently refurbished) have indoor and outdoor showers. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed in the small farmhouse kitchen or intimate outdoor boma and viewing decks overlook a riverbed. ... more   less 
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Selati Camp Hotel Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp South Africa/Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

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