We spent 2 1/2 days in Arathusa before traveling to Kruger, and it was fantastic. The rooms were very nice, with very large bathrooms and outdoor showers, with a great view of the watering hole and its hippos. The meals were very good and the chef did a presentation on each evening's dinner selection.
The game drives were excellent. We saw all the big 5 in a single day. We saw leopards on 2 of our 4 game drives, along with lions, zebras, elephants, cape buffalo, giraffe, rhinos, and numerous birds. One of the nice things about the private game reserves is that the vehicles are allowed off-road. In addition, the drivers are in contact with each other, so if one vehicle spots something interesting, the other vehicles can be notified. This was not the case in Kruger.
I would definitely recommend Arathusa.
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve