This was a wonderful experience from the time we arrived at the lodge. We arrived during lunch which was set out overlooking the watering hole. In the first hour at the lodge we saw water buffalo, elephants, monkeys, hippo's and we had not even made it to our room yet. We stayed in the luxury rooms which were beautiful but secluded. The room was a bit of a walk from the main lodge so it was not always convenient to go back to the room if you only have a short time before the next activity. It was also kind of scary walking back and forth because you sometimes encounter animals along the way! We also saw/heard some of the animals from the terrace/room. That being said I loved the luxury room and I would definitely stay there again. It was very large with a comfortable bed, jacuzzi, outdoor/indoor shower, windows everywhere, private terrace/pool, great for relaxing! We only had 2 days at the lodge (4 game drives) but saw all of the big 5. In fact we saw 4/5 of the big 5 in our first game drive and 5/5 by our 2nd game drive. I also loved seeing all the other animals and wildlife. Our ranger/tracker were very knowledgeable and made the drives interesting/fun even during the times the animals were "hiding". They also allowed ample time and made sure everyone in the truck had a great view. The food was also delicious and it seemed like we were always eating. This lodge also offers a large variety of food and locations it was served...one morning we had a buffet breakfast at the air strip. Make sure you choose your safari lodge carefully as the extra amenities/services and staff can truly elevate your experience. All of the extras Arathusa provide made this a truly unforgettable and amazing vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve