Overview

With its soothing riverine views and Lebombo Mountain skyline in the background, the Lower Sabie Restcamp hugs the banks of the perennial Sabie River in the Kruger National Park. The camp is an exhibition of the natural wealth of the area, surrounded by lush green vegetation and attracting a multitude of game which can easily be spotted from the deck overlooking the water. The river itself, enveloped by abundant foliage, is populated by cormorants, herons, kingfishers and storks.

In the lazy midday heat, lions can be found resting alongside the hippos which wallow on the riverbanks in the cool shade of large riverine trees like the Fever Tree, Round-leaved Teak and sycamore fig. Early morning game drives are an opportunity to spot lion, cheetah, elephant, rhino and buffalo among others, and there’s no better way to end a morning drive than by enjoying a sumptuous bush breakfast in idyllic settings. Nthandanyati Bird Hide overlooks the habitat of the Marabou and Black Storks, as well as the Grey Heron, Little Bee-eaters, Hammerkop and Open-billed Storks. Sunset drives show off the bush as it comes alive at night, with a myriad of nocturnal species which begin to hunt as the moon starts to rise.

Campsites, safari tents, a range of bungalows and a commodious guest house make up the accommodation at Lower Sabie camp. At night, the lodge screens entertaining films on wildlife and conservation and during the hot summer days, refreshing dips in the swimming pool will keep guests cool. From the deck of the Ingwe Restaurant visitors can enjoy an authentic African dining experience, accompanied by an excellent selection of South African wines, while taking in the view of the river over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

With nothing to do except indulge in the serenity of the landscape and the luxury provided by the camp, guests will be able to bask in a truly relaxing experience. Whether going on adventurous bush walks or game drives, or simply soaking in the majestic views and wildlife spectacles that unfold along the banks of the river, guests of the Lower Sabie Restcamp will experience an unforgettable African getaway.

Accommodation

There are several types of accommodation provided at Lower Sabie Restcamp, for all types of travellers: 33 camp and caravan sites, 28 huts & 60 bungalows.

The campsites are equipped with power points, ablution blocks and cooking facilities.The huts vary between 1,2,3,4 or 5 bedroom units. Each hut has a fridge and air-conditioning unit available. A total of 58 bungalows at Lower Sabie Restcamp have two bedrooms, and 2 bungalows have 3 bedrooms. Bugalows boasts a fridge, air-conditioning unit, and an en-suite bathroom.

The bungalows and huts do not stock cutlery, crockery or cooking utensils in the kitchens, however, guests can find them in the communal kitchen.

Activities & Facilities

The Lower Sabie Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Guests can visit the Sunset Dam, or take in the Nthandanyati Bird Hide, which is eleven kilometres from the camp itself.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, a post box, a Mugg & Bean restaurant, shops, Laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, cutlery and plate hampers at reception, basic on-site first-aid assistance, Eco Information Centre , a day visitor picnic area in the camp, and a swimming pool.

Cell phone reception is also fully available, as well as limited DSTV coverage on televisions in the Guest House.

Important Information

Park officials warn that certain creatures which inhabit the park could prove dangerous if not approached or handled correctly. These may include bats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions.

Lower Sabie Camp has a designated day visitor area. There are also picnic sites nearby at Nkuhlu (± 20 km), Mlondozi Dam (17 km) and Tshokwane (43 km).

Wildlife

Lower Sabie is a rich area for spotting lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, rhino, buffalo herds, and high density warthog populations.

Birding around the camp, at the nearby Sunset Dam and from the Nthandanyati birdhide, will exhibit the park’s starling, sunbird, weaver, woodpecker and hornbill, while night-time birding can yield Square-tailed ( Mozambique ) and Fiery-necked Nightjars and the Verreaux’s (Giant) Eagle Owl.

Situated in knob thorn/marula savannah on basalt soils, prominent trees in this area include the sycamore fig, leadwood and sausage trees. A westlying zone of delagoa thorn thicket resides on ecca shale soil, with prevalent delagoa thorn and magic guarri.
Most Recent Sightings - Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo, Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest

Directions

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

Skukuza Airport (SZK), located in the Kruger National Park Southern area, is the closest airport to Lower Sabie Restcamp. There are daily scheduled flights between Skukuza Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.

By Road - Crocodile Bridge Gate:

• Take the N4 to Nelspruit and head through Nelspruit to Malelane and on to Komatipoort (about 110km).

• Then turn left onto the R571 just after Komatipoort and head on to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.

• Lower Sabie camp is 34km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!

GPS: -25.1210600 (latitude), 31.9172 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. Travelling north on the H4-1, from Lower Sabie to Skukuza, take the S79 loop for a view of the Nwatimhiri Causeway. Continue on the H4-1 taking the H12 (right) over the Sabie River. Turn left onto the H1-2 at the T-junction and follow the road up to the right-hand exit for the S83 (Marula Loop). Back on the H1-2, the road leads past Tinga Legends Lodge and into Skukuza.

2. Take the H4-2 south from Lower Sabie, turning left onto the S28 which takes you to the Nthahdanyathi Hide, overlooking the Nlanganzwani dam. return along the S137, passing the Duke Waterhole.

Reviews


Very nice - beautiful setting with river in front of the tent!! Very comfortable with everything needed.

Lizelle Bosch

excellent--5.

ERROL AMEY

What an amazing experience we had at Lower Sabie Rest Camp and the entire stay at the Park. Thank you for your friendliness and superb facilities.

Janice van Drunick

Magic, magnificent!!!! The pleasure of eyes both for the landscapes and for the animals

Jean-Fran

Interesting bungalow! Very neat and clean.

Ansie Kilian

Staying at Lower Sabie was outstanding, very clean, excellent cleaning service. Would like to stay there again.

ERROL AMEY

This was our second visit to the Krugar Park and hopefully not our last. The accommodation was very good and in a great location and the rest camp facilities are excellent. Highly recommend.

Edward Robinson

We enjoyed the stay at Lower Sabie Camp very much, and had a wonderful time in the Kruger Park

Tommie Hayward

Guided walks and nights drives were great and set the tone for our Kruger getaway. Learnt a great deal on the walk. Travis and Pietrus were brilliant. Facilities were clean and staff friendly. Lower Sabie is a fantastic camp.. although wish Mugg & Bean wasn't the official restaurant - as it's too commercial. But the staff were fabulous and what a view from the deck!

Bahia Fitchen

Helpful and very friendly staff. The bungalow was excellently located on the perimeter. A vey good visit even though there is a very severe drought.

Brian Watson

With its soothing riverine views and Lebombo Mountain skyline in the background, the Lower Sabie Restcamp hugs the banks of the perennial Sabie River in the Kruger National Park. The camp is an exhibition of the natural wealth of the area, surrounded by lush green vegetation and attracting a multitude of game which can easily be spotted from the deck overlooking the water. The river itself, enveloped by abundant foliage, is populated by cormorants, herons, kingfishers and storks.

In the lazy midday heat, lions can be found resting alongside the hippos which wallow on the riverbanks in the cool shade of large riverine trees like the Fever Tree, Round-leaved Teak and sycamore fig. Early morning game drives are an opportunity to spot lion, cheetah, elephant, rhino and buffalo among others, and there’s no better way to end a morning drive than by enjoying a sumptuous bush breakfast in idyllic settings. Nthandanyati Bird Hide overlooks the habitat of the Marabou and Black Storks, as well as the Grey Heron, Little Bee-eaters, Hammerkop and Open-billed Storks. Sunset drives show off the bush as it comes alive at night, with a myriad of nocturnal species which begin to hunt as the moon starts to rise.

Campsites, safari tents, a range of bungalows and a commodious guest house make up the accommodation at Lower Sabie camp. At night, the lodge screens entertaining films on wildlife and conservation and during the hot summer days, refreshing dips in the swimming pool will keep guests cool. From the deck of the Ingwe Restaurant visitors can enjoy an authentic African dining experience, accompanied by an excellent selection of South African wines, while taking in the view of the river over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

With nothing to do except indulge in the serenity of the landscape and the luxury provided by the camp, guests will be able to bask in a truly relaxing experience. Whether going on adventurous bush walks or game drives, or simply soaking in the majestic views and wildlife spectacles that unfold along the banks of the river, guests of the Lower Sabie Restcamp will experience an unforgettable African getaway.

There are several types of accommodation provided at Lower Sabie Restcamp, for all types of travellers: 33 camp and caravan sites, 28 huts & 60 bungalows.

The campsites are equipped with power points, ablution blocks and cooking facilities.The huts vary between 1,2,3,4 or 5 bedroom units. Each hut has a fridge and air-conditioning unit available. A total of 58 bungalows at Lower Sabie Restcamp have two bedrooms, and 2 bungalows have 3 bedrooms. Bugalows boasts a fridge, air-conditioning unit, and an en-suite bathroom.

The bungalows and huts do not stock cutlery, crockery or cooking utensils in the kitchens, however, guests can find them in the communal kitchen.

The Lower Sabie Camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.

Guests can visit the Sunset Dam, or take in the Nthandanyati Bird Hide, which is eleven kilometres from the camp itself.

Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, a post box, a Mugg & Bean restaurant, shops, Laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, cutlery and plate hampers at reception, basic on-site first-aid assistance, Eco Information Centre , a day visitor picnic area in the camp, and a swimming pool.

Cell phone reception is also fully available, as well as limited DSTV coverage on televisions in the Guest House.

Park officials warn that certain creatures which inhabit the park could prove dangerous if not approached or handled correctly. These may include bats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions.

Lower Sabie Camp has a designated day visitor area. There are also picnic sites nearby at Nkuhlu (± 20 km), Mlondozi Dam (17 km) and Tshokwane (43 km).

Lower Sabie is a rich area for spotting lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, rhino, buffalo herds, and high density warthog populations.

Birding around the camp, at the nearby Sunset Dam and from the Nthandanyati birdhide, will exhibit the park’s starling, sunbird, weaver, woodpecker and hornbill, while night-time birding can yield Square-tailed ( Mozambique ) and Fiery-necked Nightjars and the Verreaux’s (Giant) Eagle Owl.

Situated in knob thorn/marula savannah on basalt soils, prominent trees in this area include the sycamore fig, leadwood and sausage trees. A westlying zone of delagoa thorn thicket resides on ecca shale soil, with prevalent delagoa thorn and magic guarri.
Most Recent Sightings - Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo, Impala, Kudu, Wildebeest

View our comprehensive maps page to see the full range of printable and interactive maps.

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng are listed below. Travel by road requires entry through one of Kruger National Park's gates.

By Air:

Skukuza Airport (SZK), located in the Kruger National Park Southern area, is the closest airport to Lower Sabie Restcamp. There are daily scheduled flights between Skukuza Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town.

By Road - Crocodile Bridge Gate:

• Take the N4 to Nelspruit and head through Nelspruit to Malelane and on to Komatipoort (about 110km).

• Then turn left onto the R571 just after Komatipoort and head on to the gate. Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.

• Lower Sabie camp is 34km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!

GPS: -25.1210600 (latitude), 31.9172 (longitude)

Recommended game drives from this camp:

1. Travelling north on the H4-1, from Lower Sabie to Skukuza, take the S79 loop for a view of the Nwatimhiri Causeway. Continue on the H4-1 taking the H12 (right) over the Sabie River. Turn left onto the H1-2 at the T-junction and follow the road up to the right-hand exit for the S83 (Marula Loop). Back on the H1-2, the road leads past Tinga Legends Lodge and into Skukuza.

2. Take the H4-2 south from Lower Sabie, turning left onto the S28 which takes you to the Nthahdanyathi Hide, overlooking the Nlanganzwani dam. return along the S137, passing the Duke Waterhole.

Very nice - beautiful setting with river in front of the tent!! Very comfortable with everything needed.

Lizelle Bosch

excellent--5.

ERROL AMEY

What an amazing experience we had at Lower Sabie Rest Camp and the entire stay at the Park. Thank you for your friendliness and superb facilities.

Janice van Drunick

Magic, magnificent!!!! The pleasure of eyes both for the landscapes and for the animals

Jean-Fran

Interesting bungalow! Very neat and clean.

Ansie Kilian

Staying at Lower Sabie was outstanding, very clean, excellent cleaning service. Would like to stay there again.

ERROL AMEY

This was our second visit to the Krugar Park and hopefully not our last. The accommodation was very good and in a great location and the rest camp facilities are excellent. Highly recommend.

Edward Robinson

We enjoyed the stay at Lower Sabie Camp very much, and had a wonderful time in the Kruger Park

Tommie Hayward

Guided walks and nights drives were great and set the tone for our Kruger getaway. Learnt a great deal on the walk. Travis and Pietrus were brilliant. Facilities were clean and staff friendly. Lower Sabie is a fantastic camp.. although wish Mugg & Bean wasn't the official restaurant - as it's too commercial. But the staff were fabulous and what a view from the deck!

Bahia Fitchen

Helpful and very friendly staff. The bungalow was excellently located on the perimeter. A vey good visit even though there is a very severe drought.

Brian Watson

Accommodation options

Camp Site (CK6P)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 23 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 25 $ 6 $ 3 6 people
From $ 23

For 2 people

- Extra vehicles pay additional rate - Powerpoint - Tap 

Hut (EH1)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 27 - - 1 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 29 - - 1 people
From $ 27

For 1 person

- 1 single bed - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EH2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 49 - - 2 people
From $ 46

For 2 people

- 2 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EH3)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jun 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 50 $ 12 $ 6 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 54 $ 13 $ 6 3 people
From $ 50

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Hut (EH4)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jun 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 50 $ 12 $ 6 4 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 54 $ 13 $ 6 4 people
From $ 50

For 2 people

-1 bedroom with 4 single beds - Air-Conditioning - Braai Area -Communal ablutions -  Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No smoking -  No utensils - Veranda

Hut (EH5)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 46 $ 12 $ 6 5 people
01 Nov 2017 — 27 Mar 2018 $ 49 $ 13 $ 6 5 people
From $ 46

For 2 people

- 1 bedroom with 5 single beds - Aircon - Communal ablutions - Communal Kitchen - Fridge - No Smoking - No utensils 

Bungalow (BD2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 101 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 108 - - 2 people
From $ 101

For 2 people

2 single beds - Kitchenette - Veranda - No Smoking - WC and shower.

Bungalow (BD3)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 101 $ 18 $ 9 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 108 $ 20 $ 10 3 people
From $ 101

For 2 people

- 3 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Utensils - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD3Z)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 101 $ 18 $ 9 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 108 $ 20 $ 10 3 people
From $ 101

For 2 people

- 3 single beds - Aircon - Fridge - Hotplate - No Smoking - Sink - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Utensils - Wc and bath 

Bungalow (BD2U)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jun 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 116 - - 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 127 - - 2 people
From $ 116

For 2 people

- 2 single beds - Aircon & ceiling fan - Kitchenette on verandah - No Smoking - Perimeter - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD3U)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jun 2017 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 116 $ 18 $ 9 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 127 $ 20 $ 10 3 people
From $ 116

For 2 people

- 3 Single Beds (1 in Dining Area) - Aircon & ceiling fan - Kitchenette - No Smoking - Perimeter - Wc and shower 

Bungalow (BD3UZ)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 107 $ 18 $ 9 3 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 127 $ 20 $ 10 3 people
From $ 107

For 2 people

- 3 Single Beds (1 in Dining Area) - Aircon & ceiling fan - Kitchenette - No Smoking - Perimeter - Unit accessible to the mobility challenged - Wc and shower 

Family Cottage (FU4V)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 179 - - 4 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 192 - - 4 people
From $ 179

For 4 people

- 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon & ceiling fan - Construction currently underway close to unit - Each bedroom has a bathroom - Kitchenette with utensils - No Smoking - Perimeter view 

Keartland Guest House (GKG)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Nov 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 333 $ 53 $ 26 7 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 357 $ 55 $ 27 7 people
From $ 333

For 4 people

- 3 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds - Aircon - Bench Bed - Kitchen - No Smoking - One of the bathrooms is accessible by the disabled - Wc and shower - Wc, shower and bath 

Lux Safati Tent - River View (LRVST2)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
21 Jul 2016 — 31 Oct 2017 $ 116 - $ 9 2 people
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2018 $ 123 $ 20 $ 10 2 people
From $ 116

For 2 people

- 2 Single beds, Air-Conditioning -Braai area - Fridge - Fully equipped Kitchen - No smoking - River view - Veranda - WC and shower.