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Arathusa Safari Lodge is one of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve's most enriching and romantic bush getaways. Located within close proximity of the impressive and unfenced Kruger National Park, Arathusa provides the ideal setting in which to engage with the untamed African bush and spend some time appreciating the regions incredible wildlife, including the famous 'Big 5'.


  • Arathusa Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxurious big 5 safari experience
  • Family-run lodge, ensuring warm and personalised service
  • Overlooks a large waterhole attracting game throughout the day
  • Safari spa available for an invigorating treatments

You should know

Child Policy

Unless the camp is entirely and exclusively linked, Arathusa does not accommodate guests under the age of twelve years old.

Children of 12 years and over are welcome at the lodge and will be charged the full adult rates for the accommodation.

The Detail

The Sabi Sands is renowned for Big Cat sightings and leopard are frequently seen on the reserve.

Arathusa Safari Lodge offers accommodation in thatch-roofed suites, all completed with en-suite bathrooms, verandahs, mini-bars, air conditioning, mosquito nets, electronic safes, hairdryers and coffee making stations.

There are nine Water-Facing Suites that overlook a waterhole that teems with resident hippo and other animals that come down to drink. Each suite is spacious and fresh in design. They each feature an en-suite bathroom with private indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a private verandah that overlooks the waterhole.

Arathusa has four Bush-Facing Suites that are remotely located away from the lodge, offering complete privacy. Each of the spacious open-plan suites feature a lounge area, en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a private verandah and plunge pool.  

The lodge facilities include a bar area, dining room and outdoor deck, a safety deposit box, reading lounge, infinity swimming pool, curio shop, internet connectivity in the main areas of the lodge, a traditional open-air boma, and a spa and wellness center with a treatment room that overlooks the lodge’s waterhole and the beautiful African bushveld.

Arathusa offers entertainment in the way of guided safari drives - open vehicle excursions into the park, one conducted in the morning, the other at dusk. These outings are coordinated, and the guests kept up to date by highly trained teams of experienced game rangers and local Shangaan trackers. Guided bush walks are also conducted during the moderate hours of the day, during which guests have the opportunity to get within arm's reach of the animals they spot, as well as engaging with theiShangaanrs on the topics of local bush types, bird habitats, and the area's history.

Arathusa is particularly well known for its leopard population, with regular sightings and a familiarity with the animals making for easy viewing. Additionally, the area plays host to large buffalo herds, elephant groups, and numerous lion prides, as well as the rest of the big five (in abundance), and lowveld game, including zebra, impala, giraffe, and warthog. The area is also home to an impressive array of birdlife.

Price Includes

Accommodation, meals, local brand beverages, teas & coffees, twice-daily game drives in an open safari vehicle, a guided bush walk and Wi-Fi.

Rate Excludes

Premium branded beverages, laundry, curio shop purchases, gratuities, items of a personal nature, Sabi Sand vehicle entrance fee and conservation levy.

A mandatory Sabi Sand Wildtuin Conservation Levy will be charged per guest per night. This contribution goes towards conservation initiatives within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, with a particular focus on the prevention of rhino poaching.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
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$ 480 USD
$ 480 USD
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Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

3-Day Sabi Sands Luxury Arathusa Lodge Safari
2 Nights at Arathusa Safari Lodge
All meals and house selection of beverages
Twice daily game drives
Guided bush walk
Return flights from/to Johannesburg
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$ 710 USD
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What our guests say about Candis

March 26, 2024
This is the second trip we book with…
This is the second trip we book with Candis from Candis is super knowledgable, is extremly customer service and experience focused and did everything possible to organize the trip as we wanted it. I can highly recommend booking a safari with Candis and
March 21, 2024
Booking with Candis was seamless
Booking with Candis was seamless. Thank you very much
mary casey
March 19, 2024 and Candis did a great job… and Candis did a great job creating the Safari our family had hoped for. Everything came off without any hitches- the flights , the transports and our safari. She even found us an extra night. Highly recommend their service.
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Apr 24, 2024
Kim helped us for the details of trip…
Kim helped us for the details of trip planning.
yan li
Apr 23, 2024
Shann was amazing
Shann was amazing , great prompt service and went above and beyond to meet our travel requirements.
Kaliopi Stephens
Apr 22, 2024
My experience with is always…
My experience with is always incredibly, pascal made happen my dream again. He is the best always answering questions and making everything perfect.thank you again pascal, can’t wait to tell all about my second trip to Africa in October.
Tricia moyses
Apr 22, 2024
Thank you Heleen Coetzee for your excellent service!
Thank you Heleen Coetzee for your excellent service. We have booked through her at Kruger park numerous times. She is very helpful and quick to assist.
Charlene du Plessis
Apr 21, 2024
Fantastic travel agent for African safari family trip!
Wow! Shann was and is fantastic! She figured out a way to make our entire trip work. We are going on a 2 week trip to South Africa and Botswana. She really helped tie it all together as a wonderful, cohesive trip. She is super nice and super smart and very knowledgeable. She is also flexible and thoughtful, etc., etc. When the chips were down (and we literally were considering pulling the plug on the whole trip), she found a way to make the entire itinerary work and got us excited about our wonderful adventure! Highly recommend!
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The customer service was top-notch!
I was really impressed with the level of service I received from Heleen Coetzee. I had a great experience with the customer service team at this company. They were very responsive and helpful, and they were able to resolve my issue quickly. I would definitely recommend this company to others.
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Excellent news information and service from Sara. She made it a smooth experience booking a safari.
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Leigh-Ann was very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable about our safari options. Handled our safari booking, transfers and even hotel in Cape Town for us! We’re excited for our trip - Thank you :)
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