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Savanna Private Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 10, 2011

We had five nights at Savanna and it was our first visit. We had a wonderful time and even though the lodge had a large demanding Australian party staying there at the time of our visit we were made to feel valued and special by the management and never once felt that we were intruding on a private party.

The game viewing was spectacular. On the first day we saw the big five plus a pack of wild dogs. Day 2 we saw all of the big 7. Day 3 the big five again in less than 2 hours together with a pair of leopards procreating. Day 4 leopard killing eland. Day 5 two more leopards. I think we saw on average 2 - 3 leopards a day which was incredible. We were priveledged in our ranger and his tracker could find these wonderful creatures, often entering the bush on foot to find them for us. Not only that but every time our vehicle was stopped for viewing it was positioned to allow us to get the very best photographs.
Our room was comfortable and spacious and the food throughout was excellent. I particularly liked the idea of late breakfast and lunch at 3pm which allowed longer morning game drives.

We were so impressed with our visit that we have booked another visit and can't wait to get back to Savanna.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The attentive service and luxurious accommodations should make the Savanna Private Game Reserve the first choice for a safari in South Africa. The staff is warm, yet professional. The game rides were extremely well-organized. The meals were varied and delicious. The entertainment by a local chorus was fabulous. The rain showers inside and the showers outside were glorious. The private plunge pools were very relaxing between drives, before lunch. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, don't miss the Savanna Private Game Reserve.

Room Tip: Ask for the Savanna Suite?
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

This was our 7th visit, but it was also our wedding - Savanna arranged everything for us and made it a truly amazing day that surpassed all our expectations. The effort they put in was simply incredible and as a result, for us, the day was the informal, stress free wedding we had hoped for.

Add to that the usual wonderful rooms, staff, hospitality, game viewing, food....... the list is endless.

Suffice to say, the 8th visit is already booked. If you're thinking of going on safari, book Savanna, you will not regret it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chrissyp18
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

This lodge is a very professional outfit. We received a warm and informative welcome and were then shown to our beautiful, well appointed executive accommodation. The bar is extremely well stocked and is inclusive in the tariff. The food is stylishly presented and the quality would rival that of a top notch restaurant. Our guide Greg and tracker Nordick worked well as a team and proved very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. They made every game drive a different and wonderful experience for us by constantly locating a variety of species (and some of the rarer ones as well) and provided us with memorable "sundowners" as the occasion demanded. Happy memories all round.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

This place was stunning in every way and it was both the location and the staff that made it special. The game drives and the knowledge of the guides was exceptional and the quality of the food and lodging was also fantastic. We will be back there as soon as we can muster the funds!!!.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Great service
Amazing huge rooms - above many other game lodges
game viewing was fantastic with great guides

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank cheloni
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

This review is long overdue. My husband and I went to South African and Mauritius on our honeymoon and had the pleasure of spending three nights at Savanna, a lodge that our travel agent suggested after she has stayed there on three different occassions.

If I try to explain the experince, this review will be 10-pages long, so I'll break it down in a list:
- The lodge is incredibly beautiful and well-kept. What you see on the photos on Savanna's website is what the place looks today.
- The staff is so attentive and well-mannered! Your drink won't even be less than half empty and someone is already filling your glass.
- The food is unbelievable. You are well-fed with many options cooked at a professional level.
- The rangers are so smart and will use all their efforts to make sure see every animal your heart desires!

I left feeling apart of a family. Savanna takes care of you. The meals are done family-style, but we had the pleasure of a private honeymoon dinner. The game drives go by so quickly an dyou always enjoy a break with snacks and drinks.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Savanna Private Game Reserve

Address: R536 Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range: $102 - $2,024 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Savanna Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Savanna Private Game Reserve is a luxury five star Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands South Africa. The Sabi Sands is acknowledged as the best area in the world for leopard viewing. Our object at Savanna is to give our guests the best wildlife experience possible. See guest comments on Trip Advisor to see just how our guests are blown away by the Savanna Experience. ... more   less 
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