- This award winning, exclusive, intimate and historic ‘explorer-style’ camp is part of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and located on a private concession within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- Spacious and comfortable suites with huge viewing decks 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.
Photography is a fairly individual pursuit. It demands time and patience as well as an indepth knowledge of local conditions and the subject, especially when your lens is trained on a wild creature. Keen photographers are often restrained on a general safari – they lack the freedom to stake out a waterhole for hours or wait patiently for a lion pride to catch up with a herd of buffalo. They often need a particularly experienced guide to keep them informed of the likely movement and behaviour of the wildlife they are observing. The perfect safari, from a photographer’s point of view, is one that balances patient observation of the details with a sharp eye for dramatic opportunities.
Find a quiet spot with your book or binoculars and watch birds in the garden and animals passing the lodge.
Game drives are conducted in the Sabi Sabi Reserve, a recognised ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity which makes for an astonishing variety of wildlife – including over 200 mammal and 300 bird species. Unforgettable day and night safaris are enjoyed in open safari vehicles with close encounters with the Big 5 being a regular occurrence. Environmental awareness walking safaris add an extra dimension to the bush experience, allowing a close-up look at the fascinating smaller creatures of the bushveld. Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper…Welcome to Selati Camp.
Walking safaris augment Africa’s other great on-foot experience – trekking holidays. A more mountain-based experience, trekking through lush rainforest for gorillas and chimps has become a must-do activity in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo, while a multi-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek belongs at the top any adventurer’s bucket list.
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.
Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp, an award winning luxury game lodge in South Africa. During the 1870’s, high in the crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment which rises to the west of Sabi Sabi, gold was discovered. To transport the gold, the parliament of the Old Transvaal Republic commissioned a railway line from the interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. A branch railway known as the Selati Line crossed the Sabi Sand Reserve. Today the line is disused but the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern section of Sabi Sabi, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sabi’s intimate all-suite Selati Camp is an unforgettable African experiences. Born of history, inspired by the legends of hidden bullion and fearless hunters, the exquisite seven suite Selati Camp is a tangible reminder of this grand steam train era. Railway museums and storerooms yielded authentic memorabilia which have been artfully incorporated into the décor of this 5-star jewel of the bushveld, blending creatively with sumptuous furnishings, antiques and rich linens, to create Selati’s ambience and character of “Yesterday”. Each of the suites, romantically named after long-gone railway stations, is intimate and comfortable. “Out of Africa” styling, en-suite bathrooms, and cleverly concealed air-conditioning and electricity maintain the historical theme.
Selati Camp is one of the smallest camps in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and is made up of only seven luxury thatched suites, each with en suite bathrooms and private alfresco shower and outdoor bathtub.The beds are draped with romantic mosquito netting and at night the suites are lit with flickering oil lamps (although you can also switch the electric lights on if they are needed) while the verandas allow you to survey your own corner of Africa in private. It offers the perfect accommodation for travellers looking for a romantic luxury safari lodge in South Africa. Selati is furnished with a historic railway theme and is meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush. The railway theme extends from the original steam engine name plates, signals and shunter’s lamps lighting the way to your suite, to interesting memorabilia and other collector’s pieces in each suite.
Ivory Presidential Suite
The Presidential Ivory Suite is the choice of royalty and heads of state when they visit. This spacious suite is decorated in colonial-style and features original antiques, a net-draped 4-poster bed, private terrace, fireplace and a private plunge pool. The large en suite bathroom is particularly decadent. Those staying in the Presidential Ivory Suite also have exclusive use of a game viewing vehicle and dedicated game ranger. The premier accommodation at Selati Camp is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst Kings, Queens, and those just looking for exceptional accommodation. It offers grandeur in the form of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed looking out onto your private terrace and has a private plunge pool. The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with Persian carpet and antique chaise-lounge, also features a quiet space surrounded by the sounds of the bushveld. The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe and matching dressing table.
Lourenco Marques Honeymoon Suite
Honeymooners staying in the Lourenco Marques Suite can expect a particularly romantic stay with every detail carefully considered. This special suite has a large, king-size bed and beautiful antique pieces and also features a large outdoor bathtub for bathing under African skies in complete privacy and is ideal for special occasions: expect to find flower petals and candles in your room upon your return from a night drive! The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners or the romantic at heart. Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the exquisite bedlinen, or the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this romantic suite will always be remembered.
Fashioned in a colonial “Out of Africa” style, this exclusive lodge comprises seven opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees. Under the spectacular canopy of the Southern night sky the camp is still romantically lit by the gentle flicker of oil lamps and lanterns, and the warm glow of fires. With its classic vintage styling, this exclusive lodge comprises seven opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees.
For your first meal of the day, the chefs at Selati Camp prepare a typical South African breakfast which includes freshly baked breads, jams and preserves from the region.Lunch and dinner also comprise excellent cuisine, and meals are served on the decks built over the riverbed, around the roaring fire in the open-air boma or in the charming farmhouse kitchen. World-class cuisine is served on wooden thatched decks built alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open air “boma” or in the “farmhouse kitchen”.
Nights are illuminated by the gentle glow of lanterns and dinners are enjoyed in the outdoor boma under the African sky.
This charming safari lodge provides ample thatched lounge areas which extend out onto open and shaded decks arranged around a peaceful garden and the large lodge swimming pool. Find a quiet spot with your book or binoculars and watch birds in the garden and animals passing the lodge.
Armchairs around the sparkling pool or on the covered wooden viewing decks are a perfect perch from which to watch game drinking at the nearby waterhole. Situated on a bend of the Msuthlu River in the shade of gigantic riverine trees, Selati Camp is a safari lover’s dream.