Brilliant, we have stayed in another lodge in Sabi Sabi a few years which was good but this is better.
The accommodation is very good as everywhere else we stayed, both the bedroom and bathroom with one walk in shower inside and an outside shower as well looking over the watering hole!!!
The lack of power is a nice touch (you can charge batteries up in the bar though) no chance to put the TV on etc and you will be surprised how much light a few paraffin lamps and candles will produce and you also get closer to nature as you can everything going outside especially if you have the windows open (but the mozzie nets closed)
We had 2 game drives a day with a great ranger and tracker, thank you Thomas, we saw so many animals’ birds and lizards etc in our 4 days there, and how they ever managed to drive spot and correctly identify birds that I could not even see is amazing.
We also got a daily walk which does seem to be quite a unique to them we were taken out for about 1.5 hours a day to see lots of things you don’t see when you are flying around in the back of a landie it is also great to get some exercise to walk off some of the great food you will get through the day
The food from breakfast rusks to brilliant hot and cold breakfasts with to die for cheese muffins and the most impressive high tea you will see is lovely. Dinner after the second drive is a lovely 3 course meal which always changes.
For me the thing that makes this significantly better than previous experience is the walks as otherwise you have a long time to kill in between game drives and you eat too much. I will be definitely be trying to stay there again (they only take about 14-16 people max and they are very popular)
- 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