- This award winning luxury safari lodge is part of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and located on a private concession within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- An intimate and tranquil haven with only six, secluded luxury thatched suites with fantastic river views offering an exclusive Big 5 safari experience.
- Spacious and comfortable suites with huge viewing decks, private plunge pool and a personal butler.
- Classic Big 5 game viewing and great birding year-round. Venture out on game drives or bush walks with top rangers and trackers, and spot everything from lions and leopards, buffalo to unusual birds.
- Themed dinners, romantic touches, community tours, and photography lessons.
- Indulge in a variety of spa treatments that use local minerals and herbs, or soak in the pool, gazing at wildlife below.
- Dine under the stars in the outdoor boma built of tree roots, or sit down to a meal with an excellent views of the reserve.
- Enjoy the South African tradition of sundowners, pausing each day’s safari to witness the sunset with a refreshment in hand.
- Take part in kid-focused activities, learning how to be a junior tracker or trying local arts and crafts at the EleFun Centre at Bush Lodge.
- Get acquainted with the traditions and everyday life of a nearby Shangaan community, meeting village elders and visiting a school.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Captivated by Africa’s landscapes, people and wildlife, travellers have always been inspired to make a visual record of the far flung savannah plains and dramatic hoof-and-claw encounters they witness here. Early adventurers painted what they saw; modern visitors capture the moment through the lens of a camera, often with passion and expertise to rival a professional photographer. Two safaris per day – morning and afternoon/evening – 3 hours each with a morning and afternoon coffee/sundowner stop.
A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast, with your ranger. African safaris are changing. As surely as the camera has replaced the hunting rifle, the growing popularity of guided walking safaris has revolutionised traditional game viewing activities. Away from the confines of a vehicle, travellers are now venturing into big game country on foot for anything from an hour’s stroll to several days, spending starlit nights at remote lodges or tented camps.
Diving in the Indian Ocean is an absolute pleasure: coral reefs teem with fish of every conceivable size and shape; dolphins, turtles and manta rays are often seen; and the translucent water not only makes for excellent visibility but is also wonderfully warm. Whether you’re a dedicated bubble blower or first-time diver, spending time in this colourful underwater world is sure to be a highlight of your Africa holiday.
We offer a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community. The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of our staff, as the majority of our staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.
Ballooning takes place at sunrise, which means a pre-dawn wake up with steaming coffee and a chilly drive to the launch. The sense of excitement ripples through you as the great balloons slowly fill with hot air, rising up ponderously above their tethered baskets. Take-off is a noisy, bumpy affair, which adds to the thrill and enhances the sudden serenity when you reach cruising altitude. The noise of the heating flame punctuates the quiet along with the soft whistle of air currents and occasional ‘ooohs’ from your fellow adventurers. Wrap up warmly – it’s cold up there!
Golf safaris in Africa are the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation; we’ve ensured that there’s plenty of flexibility too, but above all it’s about the 18-hole experience. Truly superb golf courses await the golfer in Africa: South Africa is home to several of the world’s finest golf and safari resorts, as is Mauritius.
We’re proud to support trekking tourism that contributes directly to protecting rainforest habitats and conserving both mountain gorillas and western lowland gorillas. Thanks to income derived directly from tourism, the mountain gorilla population has stabilised, which gives us hope for the future of western lowland gorillas now that tourism has started in their Congo rainforest.
Little Bush Camp is an intimate and luxurious safari lodge situated on the banks of the Msuthlu River in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Ideal as an intimate getaway for families or groups of friends, Little Bush Camp offers unparalleled seclusion, exclusivity and privacy in the heart of one of Africa’s best Big 5 viewing regions. Each of the six luxury suites has a private viewing deck and heated spa bath while the main lodge, from its spacious lounge to the relaxed indoor and outdoor dining area, is wonderfully decorated and furnished in authentic African pieces. Set off each morning for an game drive in an open-sided vehicle accompanied by your professional game ranger and local tracker; you will head out again after a lazy afternoon, and since the camp is set in a private reserve, thrilling night drives and off-road encounters are all part of the experience.
The camp also offers dedicated children’s activities and meals, ensuring they feel as part of the safari experience as you do.Hidden in the shade of indigenous riverine trees, on a bend of the Msulthlu River lies Little Bush Camp, the smallest and most secluded of Sabi Sabi′s lodges. Styled to reflect the contemporary elegance that epitomises Bush Lodge, the lodge is a study of safari chic in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Wildlife indigenous to the Sabi Sabi area includes Cape buffalo, elephant, Reedbuck, spotted hyena, cheetah, giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, Black-backed jackal, duiker, hippopotamus, impala, kudu, leopard, lion, warthog, white rhinoceros, white-tailed mongoose, and Wild dog, as well as a bird watcher’s wildest dream in the surrounding park’s extensive bird population.
Six luxury suites, each with a private viewing deck and heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed, are decorated in contemporary African design, complete with luxury furnishings, full bathroom en-suite, indoor and outdoor showers and air-conditioning. Thatched roofs, romantic mosquito nets draped over the comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes complete the picture of an exclusive safari getaway.
Each of the six suites at Little Bush Camp is complete with its spacious bed and romantic, draped mosquito netting, individually decorated in a contemporary African style with the best quality finishes. Each suite has its own private viewing deck overlooking the Msuthlu riverbed, a deck that even features a luxurious heated spa bath. The en suite bathroom boasts twin vanities, a bath tub, shower and toilet, and leads to an outdoor shower so that you can bathe under the stars. All suites have air conditioning, fans, mini-bars and safes for your valuables.
Full English breakfasts, light lunches and superb candle-lit dinners are all on the menu at Little Bush Camp, featuring the flavours of South Africa and beautifully presented in a number of settings. Enjoy dinner in the lodge’s elegant main dining area or out in the traditional open-air boma and under the trees which, lit up by lanterns and candles, create a classically romantic safari atmosphere.
The pool deck area is just out of sight across the riverbed and is a space to cool off in the heat of the day.
overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush; the pool area is just out of sight across the riverbed and an outdoor boma is the perfect setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine.
The bar area, once just a small sitting space, is now a sociable wrap-around area with drop-down canvas and leather awnings in case of inclement weather. Exquisite new furniture, in the dining area, in keeping with the edgy new style is just perfect for the delicious cuisine, and cushioned hanging chairs suspended on the outdoor deck are a fabulous spot to gently sway while listening to the sounds of birdsong.
The main lodge has a bar, indoor and outdoor dining area, and central lounge complete with large open fireplace and leading out to the expansive viewing deck. Little Bush Camp’s secluded swimming pool and surrounding deck is a wonderfully cool place to while away a hot afternoon. Guests have access to the Amani Spas and safari boutiques at both nearby Bush Lodge or Earth Lodge. There is Wi-Fi and back-up power in the case of electricity failure.
Guests can cool off in the pool which is situated away from Little Bush Camp across the riverbed or enjoy delicious cuisine in the outdoor boma.
Treat yourself to the health and luxury you deserve at the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge. The perfect place to rest and relax, this haven of tranquility offers the ultimate African Spa experience. Indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments uniquely designed to relax the spirit, harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance health and vitality.