We stayed in Lower Sabie for one night in May 2012. Originally, we had planned to stay for two nights, however, the roads within the park are only open during certain hours. So if you need to leave early to drive back to Jo'Burg like we did then you will need to find accommodations outside of the park. We stayed in a one of the huts and no problems while there. The hut was actually more spacious than expected and the room was fairly comfortable. I would recommend bringing a flashlight was this isn't much lighting around the huts when night falls. Lower Sabie has a restaurant and store on sight which is convenient. The restaurant was certainly not 5-star dining but does provide adequate food in a pinch. The store carries a good selection of food and other camping essentials. While at Lower Sabie we went on a sunset drive and a morning bush walk. The sunset drive was great as we were able to spot a leopard and baby hippo (born earlier that day). The drive to the walk was great as we encountered a male lion and two lionesses, although the walk itself was fairly uneventful and long. Overall, the value was exceptional.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Visitors cannot but feel soothed by the view towards the river and the Lebombo Mountains beyond. In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolised by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig, which provides generously for the livelihood of many birds and insects. Not only do these giants produce fruit at least twice a year, but different trees produce fruit at different times, extending the gifts of life over many months. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River establishes a sense of one's own place in the eternal cycle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lower Sabie Restcamp Hotel Kruger National Park