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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff was the best. The chef excelled; he loved his job and the food was fantastic. Dinners around campfires and breakfast were served in the bush. I was privileged to have Sean and Rifus for a guide and tracker. They were the best at everything they did and made game drives thrilling. I saw more animals than I ever...

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed April 29, 2014

You couldn't make a better choice than Arathusa. We stayed three nights and not one of our six game drives was less than spectacular. Our guide and tracker, Sean and Rifos were great. It was an education just watching them working together to find the rhino or leopard or whatever was in the area. We stayed at another camp in...

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3Thank Bill H
Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Magical, amazing and fantastic are verbs describing the last 3 reviews before ours. Let us tell you that these do not fully reflect how perfectly this lodge delivers. Yes it is expensive but yes you get great service, great lodges, good food & wine, brilliantly knowledgeable game drives (thanks Rian and Adam) and good company from around the world (thanks...

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2Thank Graham P
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 25, 2014

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...

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2Thank Anthony M
Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed at Arathusa for 3 nights in April, as a young couple. We were lucky enough to see leopards 4 times, as well as all the big 5. The game drives were by far the highlight for us. Our tracker Derek and guide D were great, very knowledgeable but also fun. You could tell they really loved what they...

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1Thank lalalani
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Arathusa Safari Lodge set a high bar for my first experience on safari. The staff was welcoming, the food was delicious, the lodging and setting were lovely, and the drives were excellent. I saw all of the big five in the first two drives, and our tracker Derek and ranger Debeer went out of their way to maximize our viewing...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had saved our safari experience for our last week in SA and what an experience it was!!! Arathusa was anything but ordinary. From our room, to meals to game drives, our experience was "over the top". Our accommodation was in a "standard" room but it was huge with the bath and shower area as large as the bedroom which...

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3Thank Greytraveller_45
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Arathusa Safari Lodge and her staff made my final week in South Africa an absolute memorable week. I saw all of the big five, had the best meals ever, great massages and met wonderful fellow travellers. Being a single traveller, their concept of having communal breakfast, lunch and dinner tables is very nice. Also, you are assigned a ranger who...

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8Thank Madeleine B
Reviewed April 1, 2014

After an extremely long NY winter, Arathusa helped me find the spring within me. I'm refreshed and excited about life, fascinated by all life, intrigued by nature, and warmed by the kindness and welcoming nature of such beautiful former strangers.

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1Thank EStalzer
Frodsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed here for our first three night in SA. The journey from the UK was long and the 3 hr. drive from Nelspruit airport over potholed surfaced roads and poor condition dirt roads was exhausting. However, once we arrived it was all worthwhile. The staff were helpful, the food was generally excellent (we had one less good meal), the...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Arathusa Safari Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Arathusa Safari
Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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“Any room facing the water is a great room”
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“Bush view for more aminals! Luxury rooms well worth the extra cost!”
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“Rooms away from lodge with pool”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“A room with a view of the waterhole”
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“Rooms overlooking the water are the best.”
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