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Sabie River Bush Lodge
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

A delightful small camp where the staff could not be more helpful or friendly in a lovely position over looking Kruger park. We stayed in one of the luxury tents with a veranda on the edge of the Sabie river. A very relaxing place to stay and just a short drive to the gates of the Kruger park. Would not hesitate to recommend this very reasonably priced lodge.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

What a wonderful find, the setting, Service, Luxury Tents are out of this World....more than a three star est. The setting on the Sabie River is so relaxing and a perfect launch into the Kruger National Park (you look into the park) the sounds and smell of the bush at night take you too another world.....will be back!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We stayed here after our second day in the Kruger Park and really enjoyed the stay! We were given the non-luxury tent but for us it was more than luxus and just perfect. The bed was really comfortable and the restrooms are just behind the tent, you do not have to walk in the dark as some commented here. The food was excellent and with an amazing view to the river just 20 meters from our table we were able to see hippos! The pool is small but nice and the location of the hotel just great! Staff were very friendly and helpful! We highly recommend this location! It is also only 15 minutes from the entry to the Kruger.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

The Sabie River Bush lodge is well located close to the Kruger National Park. The lodge is located on the river and wildlife can be seen from the pool deck. During our stay we saw hippos, elephants and lots of birds just by sitting next to the pool with a drink in hand. The staff are extremely friendly and they even washed our car before we departed. So far all excellent. On the negative side, the food was really average: more like home cooking than what you would expect at a lodge. The rooms are nice enough and with the aircon the room was very comortable temparature wise. The lodge is also good value for money.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge in Kruger National Park is an amazing place. The staff of hotel,the rangers, the food and the rooms are excellent.\

I would suggest to go in October. It is not hot and you get to see a lot of animals

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We enjoyed this place set in a beautiful spot. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will recommend you certainly to other friends. Its a good place to start for the Kruger Park since the Kruger Gate is only 19 km away. We also booked a full day tour and were able to see many, many animals, among them even a leopard - however no lions. Which is a pity - we could not fulfill the big five. Our guide did his best though also by giving us a lot of interesting information. We hope to come back one day - if only to finally spot a lion...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

Hi Suzzane. Thank you for your business we really appreciate it. Missing out on the Lion is defintely a good reason to return to Sabie River Bush Lodge. Thank you for the time taken to review Sabie River Bush Lodge, we always appreciate reviews as we believe that they are the best marketing tool that we have and the best learning tool.
Hope to see you and your travel partners back at Sabie River Bush Lodge, yes travel partners please bring your friends.
Regards
Dale

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

My husband had a few requests... there must be no other units infront of him and it must be tented accommodation. On our arrival we were met by Selby at the Gate already we knew this was going to be good - we had a warm welcome reception. Check in was quick and easy with friendly staff helping to get our luggage to the tent. We sat down on the deck that was overlooking the Sabie River and saw the hippos in the water - some of them with a show off fight to our enjoyment! The atmosphere is brilliant! The scenes are amazing! The staff were amazing and made us feel at home and went more than the extra mile! there were a thunderstorm that night and it was so bad that the electricity and generator went off. At 22:35 staff came around in the storm to offer additional flashlights for guests! The only thing if you stay in the 2 sleeper luxury tents is that you should know that you dont have onsuite bathroom facilities. We loved it and will return very soon!!!! the next morning on departure when we got to our car.. our car was washed as an added extra and to make our onwards journey! thanks so much to all of you!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

Hi Charmaine THank you for your business we at Sabie River Bush Lodge really appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time to review our Lodge, all reviews are read by myself Dale the owner and the message in the review is conveyed to all the staff, We appreciate all reviews good and bad.
From the review it is evident that you and your husband really enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you and your husband back with us in the not to distant future.
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Dale

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Additional Information about Sabie River Bush Lodge

Address: R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range: £52 - £345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sabie River Bush Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the majestic Kruger National Park lies Sabie River Bush Lodge, a bush lodge where you can "recharge your soul" and experience the African Bush. Situated a mere 19kms from the world famous Paul Kruger Gate and 13kms from Phabeni Gate, this is the place you want to be! Sitting on our raised pool deck enjoying great, friendly service and a cocktail with an African twist, one can view the BIG 5 and some of our smaller, yet beautiful, wildlife. With an extensive bird watching opportunity, there is no better place to sit back, relax and take in the natural beauty of the African Bushveld while all your needs are taken care of by our staff! Join us on a guided safari in our open vehicle into the Kruger National Park for a chance to get closer to the amazing animals the Kruger National Park boasts home to. ... more   less 
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