The Kruger is a fantastic place to visit and there is nowhere better to see the animals in the wild in Kruger.
The Lower Sabie rest camp is well located but, don't expect high quality service or facilities.
Camp was fully booked and under major construction. We stayed in a communal hut, three beds in each room and no kitchen facilities. You are required to use communal bathing facilities. No cutlery available, first camp I have found in Kruger this way, in each room and was told there was none available to borrow. Had bought food from the shop to BBQ but no way to cook or eat it.
Looks like Mugg and Bean had just opened a restaurant there, food was good, but staff still in training.
Was told there was laundry facilities available, one full size coin operated washer and dryer were available for the entire camp to share. Took me four hours to do two loads of laundry and I had a difficult time getting change to use the laundry facilities. You would think that if you are going to provide coin operated machines you would, A make them use the same denomination of coin (washer used 1 five Rand coin and dryer used 5 two Rand coins) and B make change readily available.
Quality of facilities is being improved but still needs to go along way and quality of staff is still hit or miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Visitors cannot but feel soothed by the view towards the river and the Lebombo Mountains beyond. In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident, eloquently symbolised by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig, which provides generously for the livelihood of many birds and insects. Not only do these giants produce fruit at least twice a year, but different trees produce fruit at different times, extending the gifts of life over many months. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River establishes a sense of one's own place in the eternal cycle. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lower Sabie Restcamp Hotel Kruger National Park