This was a first trip to Sabi Sand Reserve. We had a cottage overlooking the watering hole which was fantastic! There were always animals to view. The hippos tend to make some noise at night which adds to the bush experience! Rooms are very spacious, comfortable beds, ammenities and loved the outdoor shower. Large male elephant came charging across the watering hole area upon arrival. We saw the Big Five on our first game drive thanks to our great "double D team", Dries and Derrick. Seriously awesome guide and tracker and so much fun! They can find the leopards!!! All of our drives with them were fantastic and beyond expectations. They have an enthusiasm that is contagious. The food is excellent. Enjoyed the bush dinner and the bush breakfast. We had meals at different locations which was really fun. the staff had a birthday cake for a guest and everyone shared in singing and enjoying the cake. The staff are so warm, friendly and helpful. Winnie and Penny are great and I love the spa and my massage from Winnie. She is a gem! thanks to Vernon and the entire staff for a memorable bush experience!
- Also Known As:
- Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Hotel Arathusa Safari
- Arathusa Safari Lodge South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve