If you are traveling to South Africa to see wildlife, this is your place! It is a total bush experience and all of it is wonderful. Included is your separate well-furnished and spacious cabana (most with an outdoor shower in addtion to the standard modern bathroom), each with a private deck, delicious meals served in lovely open-air rooms, daily morning and evening game drives in open Land Rovers with an expert guide plus a sharp-eyed tracker, morning coffee and sundowners out in the bush, daily nature walks, a lovely pool and massage center (but who has time for those when there is so much wildlife to see?!) The staff is warm and welcoming, and the wildlife guides (we had Thomas and Riden) are gifted at finding animals. We joked that they must have a hidden button under the dash, that they could push to make any animal we wanted to see pop up in the next few minutes! We saw 4 of the Big 5 the first evening, and the remaining one (leopard) the next morning. The camp has been in the Notten family for many years, and they share a huge habitat area with just one other lodge. Their area adjoins Kruger National Park, with no fences separating them. I don't want to give away all the delightful aspects of the place, but I will say that you don't need a super-zoom lens on your camera, the animals aren't shy of the Land Rovers at all and you get closer than your friends at home will believe unless you show the edge of the Rover in your photos along with the animals.
- 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