Kruger Park South, South Africa

Sabie River Bush Lodge

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Why We Love It

  • 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


Map & Directions

The Sabie River Bush Lodge offers an airport shuttle on request from Kruger International Airport Mpumalanga for ZAR620 per person; contact the lodge to arrange in advance. If driving from Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, take the N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where it becomes the N4. Take the N4 to Nelspruit, and from there take the R40 to White River and then on to Hazyview. When you reach Hazyview, turn right at the second traffic light onto the R536 (Portia Shabangu Drive) and drive 24 kilometres until you see Sabie River Bush Lodge on your right.

Rooms & Rates

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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.



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant


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

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe


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


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10am

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: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 10am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

National Rating
Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • 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 630 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 630.00 (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.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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