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About Sabie River Bush Lodge

Located on the banks of the Sabie River, overlooking the Kruger National Park, lies Sabie River Bush Lodge a 3 star SA Tourism graded lodge.

We have 11 luxury en-suite, air-conditioned rooms, three luxury air-conditioned Bush Tents which are self-catering with fully equipped kitchens and two Luxury River Frontage Bush Tents that are en-suite and air-conditioned, and 2 Luxury River Frontage Log Cabins en-suite (ideal for families of 4)

Come and relax on our raised pool deck and view the Big 5 from the raised pool deck as they come down to quench their thirst. We offer game drives (safaris) into the Kruger National Park from the lodge, accompany an experienced game guide into the Kruger National Park and experience a day, morning or afternoon safari. The lodge lies between Kruger Gate 19 km and Phabeni Gate16 km.

Safari: Book a Safari into the Kruger National Park on our own open safari vehicle. Our qualified game guide will enthral you with his knowledge of the African bush and the animals and birds that live in the bush. We offer morning or afternoon safaris.

Wedding Venues: Maximum 40 guests in a garden marquee. Please enquire about our unique wedding packages.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 43
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please ensure, and we strongly recommend, that you are the beneficiary of a travel insurance policy covering at least injury, death, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings (due to theft or otherwise) and cancellation.

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Reviews for Sabie River Bush Lodge

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Danielle Steenkamp
25 March 2018

We received a warm welcome and farewell, staff were friendly and accommodating, linen were fresh and the tent spotless. The ablution facilities were perfect and well stocked. We really enjoyed our stay and will definately be back soon!

Camille Guignon
18 July 2017

We had a great time! Very nice place with very nice people! I strongly recommend this place to relax!

Chris Loizides
20 June 2017

The lodge was in general great .Pity about the loud noise late at night from nearby village .The general staff were amazing ,but no interaction at all from management ,which was disappointing .

Shantel Liebenberg, South Africa
24 October 2016

I only stayed for the weekend but will definitely visit the lodge again. The service was really great. The facilities nice and clean.Thank you for a lovely stay.

Darren Mansfield, South Africa
04 April 2016

Sabie River Bush lodge is a nice lodge situated outside the main gate of Kruger. As mentioned in their internal review with myself they proclaim to be a bush lodge yet are located a mere 80 Metres from the main road which is busy until after 12 and traffic begins at 4. Furthermore music can be heard from the adjacent village across the road.The most expensive tented camps are the closest to the road and thus makes the situation worse. The 19km drive to the gate takes 20 min as the speed limit is only 60km/h. The staff are trying their level best and the lodge does well in all other aspects. I...
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Sabie River Bush Lodge Map

Sabie River Bush Lodge is 44.6km from the centre of South Kruger Park , the nearest airport 52.8km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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