Arathusa Safari Lodge is a spectacular safari lodge located in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. In addition to twice-daily game drives, here you can enjoy an “armchair safari” with rooms and the lodge living area overlooking a busy waterhole that attracts herds of animals throughout the day.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a collection of private reserves sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. The best part? The reserve is renowned for Big-5 game-viewing. Reconnect with nature on game drives and bush walks that will bring you closer to Africa than you ever could have imagined. And once darkness falls, dine under the African stars with a traditional boma experience.
Accommodation at Arathusa consists of nine Water-Facing and four Bush-Facing Luxury Rooms. Each chalet has a large net-draped bed, air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower. The Water-Facing Rooms enjoy private verandahs overlooking the waterhole. The Bush-Facing Rooms are more private, located a little walk away from the main area, and boast large decks and private plunge pools facing the bush.
Morning & evening game drives
Three meals daily
Bush/nature walks(subject to availability)
Selected house drinks
Teas & coffees
Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, excellent for Big 5 safaris
Family-run lodge, ensuring warm and personalised service
Overlooks a large waterhole attracting game throughout the day
Safari spa available for an invigorating treatments
Delicious dinners are served under open skies
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