Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

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From ZAR 25800

ZAR 38700 per single traveller

Popular Safaris at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Overview

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp in Sabi Sands Game Reserve

 

Little Bush Camp is decorated in contemporary African chic and comprises six luxury suites with thatched roofs and plush furnishings. Romantically draped mosquito nets over comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes complete the picture. Each suite is air-conditioned and has a private viewing deck and heated spa bath, as well as an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. All suites’ decks sport magical views overlooking the river. Imagine lounging on a private viewing deck with magical views overlooking a river surrounded by a grove of indigenous riverine trees, while waiting to depart on an exciting game safari to see the Big 5…
On a five-day tour to the newest addition to the Sabi Sabi collection, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, this is exactly what you will experience. The bush camp lies nestled on the banks of the Msuthlu River, a real intimate hideaway in beautiful surroundings offering 5-star luxury in the Greater Kruger area. Little Bush Camp offers seclusion, luxury, warmth and unsurpassable hospitality, synonym with the other lodges in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.

Nestled along the serene banks of the Msuthlu River in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp provides a luxurious sanctuary that blends exclusivity with a deep connection to nature.

Known for its exceptional wildlife encounters, the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve boasts Africa’s iconic Big Five animals amidst a vast, unfenced ecosystem shared with the Kruger National Park. This setting provides unprecedented opportunities for guests to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

The main lodge at Little Bush Camp elevates the safari experience with a spacious lounge, inviting indoor and outdoor dining areas adorned with authentic African decor, and gourmet cuisine crafted from fresh, local ingredients.

Guests can dine in the dining room, under the stars on the deck, or in the traditional boma setting, surrounded by the enchanting sounds of the African bush.

Sheltered beneath Indigenous trees along the Msuthlu River, this five-star safari lodge bestows a quintessential African experience with classic safari style, expansive viewing decks, and a cosy lounge with crackling fires.

 

Things to Do at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

 

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp provides an exceptional African wilderness experience with a diverse range of activities. The adventure begins with exciting game drives on open vehicles, led by expert rangers and Shangaan trackers who navigate the pristine landscapes in search of Africa’s famed Big Five and other wildlife treasures.

Each drive is a journey of discovery, promising close encounters with elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo in their natural habitat.

For those seeking a more intimate connection with nature, guided bush walks provide a deeper understanding of the reserve’s intricate ecosystems. Led by knowledgeable guides, these walks unveil the secrets of animal tracks, reveal the diversity of plant life, and give insights into the delicate balance of the natural world.

As day turns into night, guests can go on enchanting stargazing experiences under the expansive African sky, guided by rangers who share their expertise on constellations and celestial wonders.

Beyond wildlife adventures, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp curates unique dining experiences such as moonlit bush dinners and private bush breakfasts, where guests can savour gourmet meals amidst the sights and sounds of the wild.

The lodge’s tranquil pool provides a serene retreat for relaxation between activities, surrounded by the peacefulness of the bushveld.

Additional activities include cultural tours, providing glimpses into the lives of local communities, and wildlife lectures that deepen understanding of conservation efforts and animal behaviour.

Photography safaris cater to enthusiasts looking to capture stunning wildlife and landscape shots, while spa treatments utilising African botanicals exult rejuvenation and wellness after days of exploration.

 

Travel and Booking Information

 

Included in the Rate You Pay

 

  • Breakfast, lunch, and a traditional “Boma” dinner
  • A selection of house beverages
  • Day and night safaris in open vehicles, guided by experienced rangers and trackers
  • Walking safaris focused on environmental awareness
  • Transfers to and from the Sabi Sabi airstrip
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Government taxes (VAT)

 

Excluded from the Rate You Pay

 

  • Treatments at the Amani Spa
  • Wines from the exclusive cellar collection
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Purchases from the boutique
  • Telephone call charges
  • Laundry services
  • Transfers from Skukuza Airport
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Conservation Levy

Rates

2024

R 25800 per person sharing per night
R 38700 per single traveller per night

2025

R 27000 per person sharing per night
R 38000 per person sharing per night

Facilities

Accommodation at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

 

Little Bush Camp is perfect for those seeking privacy and seclusion, making it ideal for small groups and friends. The camp features six suites priding a soothing retreat amidst the wilderness. Each suite has private decks overlooking the riverbed and bush, allowing guests to enjoy nature from their own space.

The suites exude African charm, with king-size beds adorned with romantic mosquito netting, and individually styled interiors showcasing authentic African artefacts and furnishings

Strategically positioned to overlook the Msuthlu River and wilderness, the suites are tastefully decorated in contemporary African style, with thatched roofs and wooden finishes reminiscent of traditional safari lodges. Each suite features a private viewing deck with a heated spa bath, presenting the perfect spot to disentangle. The decks provide unique views, ideal for peaceful wildlife watching.

The deluxe en-suite bathrooms are grand, featuring indoor and outdoor showers under the African sky. With contemporary amenities and elegant fixtures, they guarantee a lavish stay. Each suite is air-conditioned for comfort in the African heat.

 

Facilities at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

 

At Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, guests are treated to several exceptional facilities to upgrade their luxury safari experience.

The Bush Boutique showcases a curated selection of local artefacts, allowing visitors to take home a piece of the Sabi Sabi spirit. From handmade crafts to unique souvenirs, guests can browse the boutique and find the perfect reminder of their African adventure.

For those seeking relaxation and refreshment, the sparkling swimming pool provides the perfect cool-off in Africa’s soaring. Whether basking in the sun on a lounger or taking a leisurely swim, guests can uncurl and soak in the calm of their surroundings.

The camp’s bar and restaurant offer a culinary journey inspired by the flavours of Africa. Guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar, where skilled bartenders craft signature cocktails and serve premium beverages. Meanwhile, the restaurant serves up delectable meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the vibrant tastes of the region.

One of the highlights of the camp is the outdoor Boma, a traditional African enclosure reimagined as a swanky dining space. Here, guests can dine under the stars in authentic safari style, surrounded by the sounds of the African night. The Boma experience furnishes a unique opportunity to connect with nature while enjoying sumptuous cuisine and sharing stories around the fire.

 

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
  • Viewing Deck
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Secure Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • En-Suite
  • Outside Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Service
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Safe

 

Child Policy

 

Children are only allowed when one group reserves the Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp.

 

Child Policy and Rates

 

Many of the accommodation establishments that Kruger Safari Co books for tours have a strict child policy. It is your responsibility to disclose the age of each child in the travelling group to the Kruger Safari Company agent and confirm that he/she is the appropriate age for tour accommodation. Kruger Safari Co cannot be held liable for an accommodation establishment refusing entry to an underage child where a child policy is strictly enforced.

Kruger Safari Co reserves the right to request a copy of a birth certificate for any child in the tour group who is confirmed to be 12 years or younger.

A children’s rate is available on request. Not all accommodation establishments offer a reduced rate for children but where applicable, Kruger Safari Co will confirm in writing at what rate a child 12 years and younger will be charged.

 

Booking Procedure

 

Confirmation of a booking is made in writing via email once it is agreed upon by the client and the Kruger Safari Co agent. A 100% non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours of written confirmation of a booking. Where applicable, the balance of payment of a booking is required 40 days prior to departure. All travelers will be required to complete our online booking form in order to ensure that Kruger Safari Co, the reserved establishment and all service providers have the correct information required.

No quotation issued by Kruger Safari Co and accepted by the client (provisional or final), or booking made (provisional or final) shall be binding until such time as a final invoice has been issued and full payment received by Kruger Safari Co.

 

Payment Policy

 

All Kruger Safari Co require a 100% non-refundable deposit to the value of 50% of the total tour price. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking of a tour. Full payment of the non-refundable deposit is required on written confirmation of the booking.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Please feel free to view all of our terms and conditions.

 

What to Pack

 

  • Lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing for hot days and layering options for cooler mornings and evenings.
  • Comfortable walking shoes for bush walks and exploring the lodge grounds.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat for sun protection during game drives.
  • Insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other insects.
  • Binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens for capturing wildlife sightings.
  • Personal toiletries and medications, as well as any necessary travel documents.

 

Etiquette During Game Drives

 

During game drives, it’s essential to observe proper etiquette to ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience for all guests:

  • Listen to your guide’s instructions and follow their lead regarding wildlife viewing and behaviour.
  • Keep noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing the animals and fellow guests.
  • Refrain from standing up or leaning out of the vehicle while it is in motion.
  • Avoid sudden movements or loud noises that could startle the wildlife.
  • Always maintain a safe distance from the animals and never attempt to approach them for a closer look or photo opportunity.
  • Remember to respect the natural environment and leave only footprints behind.

 

Best Time to Visit

 

The best time to visit Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is during the dry season, which typically falls between May and September. During this time, vegetation is sparse, making wildlife easier to spot as they gather around water sources. Additionally, cooler temperatures make for more comfortable game drives and outdoor activities.

 

Getting to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

 

Getting to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp can be a seamless experience, with convenient access by air or road.

 

By Air

 

Travelling to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp by air is convenient and presents several options for visitors.

Scheduled flights are available from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). From KMIA, travellers can take a short-hop flight to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip, conveniently near the camp.

For those seeking a more designated experience, private air charters to Sabi Sabi Airstrip can be arranged upon request.

Additionally, Airlink and CemAir provide flights to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, which is suitable for guests heading to lodges in the northern part of the Sabi Sands. Another viable option is to fly into Skukuza Airport, which is ideal for lodges in the southern sector of the Sabi Sands.

Upon arrival at any of these airports, road transfers to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp can be arranged, ensuring a smooth and coherent journey.

 

By Road

 

Reaching Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp by road is an adventure, displaying a scenic drive through some of South Africa’s most picturesque landscapes. If departing from Nelspruit, take the R40 to Hazyview, a journey of approximately 66 kilometres (41 miles).

From Hazyview, turn right onto the Skukuza/Paul Kruger Gate Road. After travelling about 37 kilometres (22.9 miles), you will see a turn-off to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. Turn left onto this gravel road and follow the signs to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp.

For those driving from Johannesburg, the distance to the camp is around 500 kilometres (310.6 miles), translating to a driving time of approximately 6.5 hours, including stops. From Durban, the distance is about 800 kilometres (497 miles), and from Maputo, Mozambique, it is roughly 200 kilometres (124.2 miles).

The primary route from Johannesburg involves taking the N4 national road, making the drive relatively straightforward and comfortable. Upon entering the reserve, it is important to follow the provided directions carefully, as navigation systems might not accurately reflect the internal roads of the private game reserve.

 

FAQ

 

What measures are in place to ensure guest safety?

 

Little Bush Camp prioritises the safety of its visitors, employing skilled rangers and trackers to oversee all game activities and providing round-the-clock security.

 

What payment methods are accepted at the camp?

 

The camp accepts major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) and cash for additional expenses incurred during your stay.

 

What is the best time of year to visit Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp?

 

The Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve offers excellent wildlife viewing year-round. Due to the lack of vegetation and the concentration of animals around water sources, the dry winter months of May through September are well-liked for game viewing. October through April is when the summer season occurs. It is warmer and wetter, with lush scenery and a profusion of newly born animals.

 

How does Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp support conservation efforts?

 

Conservation and eco-friendly travel are the main priorities of Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. To protect the natural habitat and help the surrounding communities, the camp supports several conservation efforts, volunteer projects, and environmental education initiatives.

 

Is Wi-Fi available at the camp?

 

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi in the main lodge areas and suites to help guests stay connected.

Itinerary

Arrival Day

  • Check into the Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp (check in time is from 14:00pm)
  • Afternoon guided open vehicle safari drive
  • Dinner

Days on safari

  • Morning guided open vehicle safari drive
  • Breakfast
  • Optional activities*
  • Light Lunch
  • Afternoon guided open vehicle safari drive
  • Dinner

Departure day

  • Morning guided open vehicle safari drive
  • Breakfast
  • Depart from the Lodge (check out time is up to 10:30am)

*Optional Activities – additional charges apply

  • Guided bush Walk
  • Spa Treatments

What's Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • 3 full meals daily
  • All teas and coffees
  • 2 game drives daily in open landrovers
  • House beverages
  • WiFi
  • Guided safari walk

What's Excluded

  • Transfers
  • Telephone and fax calls
  • Curios
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa Treatments
  • Sabi Sand Rhino Conservation Levies (R220 pp per night).

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