From: USD 403 pps

Arathusa Safari Lodge

Intimate & romantic Arathusa Safari Lodge has a well-earned reputation for delivering value-for-money Big 5 safaris in the legendary Sabi Sands Reserve.

Prime location and value for money go hand in hand at award-winning Arathusa Safari Lodge. Set adjoining the Kruger Park in the legendary Sabi Sands Private Reserve, Arathusa offers peerless Big 5 game viewing in an unspoilt and exclusive-use environment.

Thatched roofs lying under sprawling acacia trees give this lodge an unmistakable African ambience – especially when you sit on the viewing deck and watch elephants at the waterhole below. Privately owned and run, Arathusa is a small and intimate lodge. Although not overly luxurious, it boasts an indulgent safari spa and swimming pool. It is also a great choice for honeymooners and privacy-seeking couples: as well as waterhole-facing suites, Arathusa also offers more secluded accommodation complete with private plunge pool.

Sabi Sands is a destination most popular in the long dry winter when animals stay close to water. Arathusa has a healthy reputation for leopards with sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino almost guaranteed on a 2 or 3 day stay during this time. The summer rainy season brings a wealth of birdlife and new-born animals – great for photography as well as opportunities for predators. Accessible by air or road, Arathusa Safari Lodge makes a great combination with Cape Town or even as an add-on to a Botswana safari – ask us how.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Private Sabi Sands setting
  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing
  • Small & intimate, spa & private pools
  • Genuine value for money

About Arathusa Safari Lodge

Luxury Chalets

  • Air-Conditioned & Fully En Suite
  • Outdoor Shower & Veranda
  • Mini Bar, Tea & Coffee Station
  • Suites with Plunge Pools Available

Arathusa has a total of 13 Luxury Suites on offer: nine overlook the in-house waterhole while the other four are set deeper into the bush, without a waterhole view but enjoying a more remote and private setting and they come with their own plunge pool.

All suites at Arathusa are elegant in design with an appealing decor of canvas, stone and thatch. As well as a veranda and lounge area, suites offer the convenience of an en suite bath and shower as well as an outside shower for that quintessential shower under the stars. Air conditioning keeps the temperature perfect, a mini bar, tea and coffee station, safe, hair dryer and netted double bed ensure every comfort. Twin beds are available on request.

Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness Spa
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Dining Room & Outdoor Boma
  • Viewing Deck & Waterhole

An open-plan design lets cool breezes flow through Arathusa’s main lodge, home to a comfortable lounge and friendly bar. Order a drink and take it down to the viewing deck, located above the ‘in-house’ waterhole, views of which can also be enjoyed from the swimming pool and wellness spa. Meals at Arathusa are served on the deck or in the fire-lit boma, accompanied by a carefully chosen wine list.

Activities at Arathusa Safari Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Waterhole Game Viewing

With a frequently visited waterhole lying in front of camp, Arathusa Safari Lodge offers game viewing from the comfort of its own viewing deck. But the lodge lies in prime Big 5 country and expert guides and trackers take you into the wilderness in search of big cats, wild dogs and the heavyweights – rhino, buffalo, elephant, hippo and giraffe.

Morning game drives leave early to catch predators on the move; afternoon drives end with a spot-lit evening drive, your guide picking out nocturnal creatures such as bush babies and genets. With over 300 recorded bird species, Arathusa is a birding paradise and those who want to experience Africa under foot can arrange for nature walks with armed guides.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

Water facing & Bush facing Rooms

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
USD 403
01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
USD 434
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • House wines, beers and spirits; teas and coffees
  • Two game drives a day in open safari vehicles
  • A guided bush walk
  • Wi-fi
Excluded in your stay
  • Premium branded beverages
  • Laundry
  • Spa treatments and products
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Conservation Levy
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support

Money Matters

  • Secure Payments
  • Financial Protection
  • 3-D secure payment system
  • Peace of Mind

Our Guarantee

  • On call 24/7/365 – always
  • Honest competitive pricing
  • Fully accredited, 100% compliant
  • Delivering quality experiences