From: USD 689 pps

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Highly recommended for families, Bush Lodge delivers a classic Sabi safari: epic Big 5 game viewing & all the luxuries.

Award-winning Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge has long been the accommodation of choice among seasoned safari travellers. It is also one of the best lodges in the Sabi Sands for families with children. Set over a waterhole at the heart of this extraordinary private reserve, Bush Lodge offers a long list of comforts and conveniences. Cool off in the pool, enjoy spa treatments and massages, and sit down to superb meals under starlight – it’s the Sabi way.

Game viewing is of course the main focus here. With the Big 5 in abundance and the chance to sit back on morning, afternoon and evening drives, you’ll enjoy some of the best game sightings in Africa. Guided nature walks add to the experience, and if you are bringing young children then the camp’s interactive Elefun Centre offers safari activities just for them.

Accommodation is in the form of 25 superbly appointed timber and thatch bungalows. Air conditioned and with a fully en suite bathroom, each has a large viewing deck from which you can watch animals at the waterhole. Honeymooners will love the privacy and indulgence of the lodge’s Mandleve Suite, complete with pool, butler service, private guide and exclusive-use vehicle.

Lodge Highlights:

  • One of the most family-friendly Sabi camps
  • Set in prime Big 5 game viewing country
  • Pool, spa & children’s activity centre
  • Exclusive honeymoon suite available

About Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Luxury Chalets

  • Air Conditioned Timber & Thatch Suites
  • Full En Suite Bathroom & Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Viewing Deck
  • Mandleve Suite with Private Pool, Guide & Dining

Raised and set under thatch, each of the 25 timber chalets at Bush Camp gazes over the Sabi wilderness, thanks to their generous viewing deck. Inside you’ll find classic-contemporary decor and stylish furnishings. A grand bed sits under a ceiling fan and mosquito net; air conditioning assures complete comfort throughout the year. You’ll enjoy the advantage of a full en suite bathroom with an additional outdoor shower for the classic shower-under-the-stars experience. Each chalet boasts a wide range of amenities including a tea and coffee station and mini bar.

Honeymooners and privacy-seeking couples will love the Mandleve Suite. Set apart from the main lodge, this deluxe hideaway features a large lounge and private plunge pool. Meals can be enjoyed by candlelight at the suite while a private guide and exclusive-use vehicle assure a personalised safari experience.

Camp Facilities

  • Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Bar, Cocktail Lounge & Wine Cellar
  • Interactive Children’s Safari Club
  • Curio Shop & WiFi
  • Viewing Deck & Sun Loungers
  • Indoor & Outdoor Dining

The main lodge is an aesthetically pleasing blend of timber and thatch with wooden walkways connecting viewing decks, shady nooks and breezy, open rooms. You’ll find everything you need here: there is a swimming pool and spa, a curio/boutique shop and plenty to occupy children of all ages. Bush Lodge overlooks a well-frequented waterhole and you can enjoy easy armchair game viewing, perhaps catching up with news thanks to the lodge’s WiFi.

Meals are of a very high standard and are served in a variety of locations. You may sit down under thatch, overlooking a moonlit waterhole or beneath the stars in the outdoor boma. Couples often return to their suite to find a table set for two.

Activities at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon/Evening Game Drives
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Star Gazing

Lying in a private concession within the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge can assure its guests of both rewarding and exclusive game viewing. The lodge sits deep in Big 5 country and its highly skilled guides and trackers take you into the heart of it all on morning and afternoon game drives. You’ll be on the lookout for the Big 5 heavyweights – lion, buffalo, rhino and elephant are easily spotted here – while the normally elusive leopard is seen almost daily. Wild dogs and cheetahs make regular appearances and the bird watching, with over 350 species recorded in the concession alone, is excellent. Giving you the chance to see Africa’s night prowlers, spot-lit night drives add to the experience while morning walks with your guide give you the chance to explore the environment a little more personally.

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Lodge Rates

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Luxury Suites

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 March 2020 - 30 June 2021
USD 732

Mandleve Presidential Suite (includes private safari vehicle)

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 March 2020 - 30 June 2021
USD 881

Luxury Villas (includes private safari vehicle)

Season & Year
Per person sharing
01 March 2020 - 30 June 2021
USD 1107
Included in your stay
  • Breakfast, lunch, and”Boma” dinner
  • House selection of beverages
  • Day and Night open safari vehicle safaris with rangers and trackers
  • Environmental awareness walking safaris
  • Transfers from Sabi Sabi airstrip
  • WiFi
  • Government taxes (VAT)
Excluded in your stay
  • Spa treatments at Amani spa
  • Selection of wines from cellar wine collection
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Boutique puruchases
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry
  • Transfers from Skukuza Airport
  • 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


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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)