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Kruger Park South

Sabie River Bush Lodge

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Luxury tents, rooms & cabins opposite Kruger National Park, with excellent Big Five viewing chances
  • It offers guided full- and half-day safaris with packed lunches & a field guide
  • Rooms & cabins feature patios or balconies & free Wi-Fi; some include breakfast/dinner)
  • It has a garden, an outdoor pool with a sun deck on the river, an African-themed restaurant, a bar/lounge & free on-site mini golf
  • It has a Trip Advisor Service Excellence Award & is a Mpumalanga Tourism Provincial Winner


The 3-star Sabie River Bush Lodge offers an authentic yet comfortable African bush experience. It has a range of tented, log-cabin and standard accommodation along the banks of the Sabie River, just opposite the iconic Kruger National Park -- home to many of Africa's big-game and other wildlife species. While animal sightings can never be guaranteed, a stay at the lodge offers a high chance of seeing the entire Big Five (lions, leopards, hippos, elephants and buffalo) from the comfort of a sun lounger on the pool deck overlooking the river.

The Sabie River Bush Lodge is only 19 kilometres from the Kruger Gate entrance to the park, near the southern section, which is known for being the area of the park with the highest number of animal sightings, particularly of lions, leopards and wild dogs. The lodge offers half- or full-day open-vehicle safari tours of the park with a qualified game guide (ZAR600-725 per adult for a half-day safari; ZAR980 for a full day), as well as a boma (a large open-fire pit) for viewing animals at night.

There are 18 rooms, including luxury bush tents with outdoor showers, log cabins on stilts, round African houses with thatched roofs or standard-type hotel rooms. All feature a patio or balcony, and come equipped with a safe and free Wi-Fi; some include breakfast and/or dinner in the price. The hotel also provides packed lunches for guests on safari.

As well as hanging out at the outdoor pool, guests can grab a bite to eat at the Gecko Lapa restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also bar/lounge and a garden, and free on-site parking. Services available from the 24-hour reception include babysitting, laundry, currency exchange, fax/photocopying and a tour desk. The lodge also has an on-site mini-golf course, which is free for guests, or you can play a round of golf within the park boundaries at the nearby Shukusa Golf Course.

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  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant


  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets: Pets not allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at this property.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: ZAR 140 for adults and ZAR 70 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 705 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 680.00 (one-way), (from 2 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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