Was very much looking forward to staying at Lower Sabie but left a little disappointed. We enjoyed some amazing game sightings in the area during our four days there but the camp was not for us.
The restaurant has apparently improved and the one meal we had there was quite okay but the service was ordinary and the floor was so filthy my shoes stuck to it every time I walked across it. The general tidiness and cleanliness of the area wasn't great. Do not time your stay to be there at a weekend the place is overrun and noisy and chaotic. Horrible.
The rubbish that blows from the restaurant deck out into the river bank needs cleaning regularly it is an eyesore.
The grocery selection at the shop is terrible. Better selection at many of the much smaller camps. The service is VERY slow and inefficient.
We stayed in a luxury safari tent and the stovetop did not work for the four days we were there. The first night we called reception and they were very efficient at sending maintenance to fix it. The man got the stove working by fiddling around with wires under the stove top and telling us that water from the cleaners each day gets into the wiring ?? This process had to be repeated every night we were there. How about actually FIXING the cause of the problem!!! It was very frustrating! There are signs warning to lock your edibles in the caged cupboard only the locks have been broken on the doors for what looks like some time!
We did one night drive from the camp and the guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.
We wouldn't choose to stay at Lower Sabie again.
- 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