Having been on safari in Tanzania before, what was so different here was being able to get off the primary road and see the animals up close. We chose Notten's because it was a private reserve, was smal and family run (only 16 guests)l and not "high end" to make the bush experience more natural and had a good reputation. I knew going there that the only electricity in our cottage was the ceiling fan and that was fine. I loved having only lanterns to guide the way and lighting our room, such a nice touch in the bush. Thomas, Craig, and Rory were such wonderful guides and worked very hard to make sure that we had a great experience. The bedroom was very large with a comfortable bed. Although we had a very spacious bathroom, we were encouraged to use the outdoor shower outside the bathroom - it was secluded and had fine hot and cold water. The food was delicious, well prepared and eating all together in candlelight after drinks with the group was a great way to end the day. Saw the big 5 and many, many more animals. Highlight was a lioness with her 5 cubs! We want to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Notten`s Bush Camp Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Notten's Bush Camp South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve