I stayed at Lower Sabie a couple of years ago with my mom in one of the tents overlooking the river. Phenomenal experience. Beautiful, quiet, a touch of luxury but still in the bush.
Imagine my disappointment when on my return we could only find a booking in one of the old rondawels in the old part of the camp. the room smelt terribly of smoke, the beds reminded my of my (not very nice) boarding school, and the overall experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
A herd of Rhinos helped improve the experience, but I'd be careful which accommodation you book in this camp.
- 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