From: USD 412 pps

Notten’s Bush Camp

With only 8 suites, family-run Notten’s Bush Camp enjoys a reputation for unpretentious & highly rewarding Big 5 safaris at the heart of the Sabi Sands.

Set in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, Notten’s Bush Camp is a family-owned and run lodge with a long-established reputation for excellent Big 5 game viewing. Tucked away under giant trees, the camp is a small and intimate one and offers only eight suites, remarkable for their comfort as for their elegant design. You’ll have the advantage of a private viewing deck as well as an en suite bathroom.

Morning and afternoon game drives take you into the heart of the action. And since Notten’s lies in a private concession, your guide is allowed to drive off road for close up sightings. Night drives are permitted here, the spotlight picking out rare and unusual nocturnal creatures as you return to camp after sunset drinks. You can also observe the smaller details on fascinating and informative bush walks with your guide. Between activities you can lounge by the pool on hot afternoons or enjoy a pampering session at the safari spa.

Notten’s Bush Camp enjoys a high visitor return rate, testament to its consistently good service and safari experience. It’s a honeymoon-favourite lodge and although children are welcome, they must be over eight years old. Large families and groups may book the entire camp for their exclusive use (minimum 10 guests) – assuring an unforgettable Sabi safari.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Prime Sabi Sands Private Reserve setting
  • Romantic, intimate 8-suite camp
  • Game drives, nature walks & cultural excursions
  • Swimming pool, spa & outdoor dining

About Notten’s Bush Camp

Luxury Suites

  • Fully En Suite Luxury Chalets
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • Classic Candle-lit Ambience
  • Outdoor Safari Shower

Notten’s eight individually decorated suites showcase the view from their private viewing deck, thoughtfully provided with a pair of sun loungers. Cooled by a ceiling fan, the open-plan bedroom features an outsized double bed and leads into a fully en suite bathroom. For that essential shower under the stars, your suite also has an outside shower. Candles and lamps replace electric light in the suite; battery recharging points are available at the main lodge.

Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming Pool & Sundeck
  • Waterhole & Viewing Deck
  • Wellness Spa
  • Lounge, Bar & Wine Cellar
  • Outdoor Dining

Built from timber and canvas and with views over the Sabi wilderness, the camp’s main lounge and bar flow out onto the viewing deck, set above a productive waterhole. The 20-metre lap pool, flanked by sun loungers, is popular on hot afternoons. Many guests also take advantage of the wellness spa and treat themselves to a massage or beauty treatment. Meals are something of an occasion at Notten’s Bush Camp, served in the elegant dining room or a lamp-lit outdoor deck.

Activities at Notten’s Bush Camp

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Night Drives & Guided Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Excursions

You’ll go on morning and afternoon game drives at Notten’s enjoying the advantages of an expert guide and sharp-eyed tracker. The rugged 4X4 vehicle has open sides and high clearance, allowing for great photography in a reserve famous for its Big 5 sightings. And after sunset drinks on your afternoon drive, you’ll sit back to a spot-lit night drive, your guide picking out seldom-seen nocturnal animals such as bush babies and giant eagle owls. If you want to feel the rhythm of Africa under your feet, your guide will lead you on a nature walk, pointing out wildlife normally missed when you are vehicle-bound. You’ll identify birds by song, track animals and see intricate ecological relationships in action.

Notten’s also offers the chance to engage and interact with local Shangaans in their community setting. And for the ultimate in indulgence, it’s possible to slip away from camp and enjoy a round of golf at nearby Skukuza.

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Lodge Rates

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

Luxury Suite

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
USD 412
01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
USD 453
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals
  • Two game drives and bush walk per day
  • Local soft drinks, house wines and beers
Excluded in your stay
  • Special wines, champagne and spirits
  • Transfers
  • Tours
  • Massages
  • Items from the shop
  • A 50% supplement is charged
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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

Reviews

Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)