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