Great lodge with bungalows that have excellent views over the watering hole. Very large rooms and comfortable beds. The bathroom did have a constantly bad smell after one flush of the toilet but it wasn't such a bad smell that it permeated too far into the room but it was a little annoying. The front porches were such a nice place to have a drink anytime of day.
The common areas were very nice with a small swimming pool and nice library area.
The meals were very large and superb. I was very impressed with the quality of the food here but beware you have to be ontime as we were 15 minutes late for lunch one day and they had removed our chairs and utensils.
The game drives were superb with excellent guides and trackers. They really knew the property well and were extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife including the birds.
I don't think the luxury rooms provide that much more except for private pools.
If you are booking on your own make sure to ask about car and air transfers, as the small plane transfer was not that much more then the car and saved us a lot of time.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve