Djuma Bush Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve,
of Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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BUSH LODGE - SABI SAND GAME RESERVE
- named from the Shangaan word meaning "roar
of the Lion"- is part of the world famous
Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjoining the Kruger
National Park. This South African safari lodge
is owned by Jurie Moolman, a trained biologist
and ecologist, and his wife Philippa, and assisted
by highly qualified Tsonga rangers and trackers,
this team will provide personal and friendly
service, in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a beautiful
South African Safari.
Lodge is a small, intimate camp that is never
crowded and its surrounding wildlife, excellent
and friendly atmosphere have visitors returning
and again. The Lodge’s rugged setting,
sturdy wooden construction and African décor
guarantee a back to nature experience.
Djuma Bush comprises
eight thatched chalets with en-suite rooms,
air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito
nets, two viewing decks,
a library and a swimming pool. The chalets are
tucked away in indigenous gardens and cater for
a maximum of sixteen guests.
Game viewing in this area is exceptional. There is
no boundary between the private areas and the Kruger
National Park, and game, including the Big 5 (lion,
leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) is free to
move in and out of the area. Game viewing with
knowledgeable rangers takes place in both vehicles
and on foot, and time is taken to enjoy the sights
and sounds with the vehicle stopped and the engine
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Bush Lodge comprises
eight luxury thatched guest bedrooms individually
situated in the indigenous gardens. All en suite.
All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans,
mosquito nets. The bathrooms include showers, toilets
The camp caters
for a maximum of sixteen guests. The Lodge building,
constructed of wood and thatch is unique
in its construction and offers
magnificent views of the surrounding African veld
from the upper deck.
There is a magnificent
swimming pool in a small grove of Tamboti trees
which is always
The Rubbing Post Spa
The Rubbing Post is a convenient log, rock or tree that is used by animals such as Rhino, Elepant and Buffalo to scratch that itch and remove their mud bath mud. The Rubbing Post spa and treatment centre is situated at Djuma Game Reserve's Vuyatela Lodge, but services all three Djuma lodges. We all live stressful, busy lives. When we get the chance to be away from all our day-to-day activities we slowly allow our bodies to rejuvenate. Tucked away here in the bush there is the additional benefit of pampering and time to reflect on the positive aspects of our lives with the pampering treatments offered by the resident therapist.
Dining & Cuisine
Breakfast at Bush Lodge is a full English buffet. Lunch is a simple affair: with hot and cold dishes,
and afternoon tea includes fresh bakes. Dinner is
a four-course meal. Renowned chef Suzi Holtzhausen
has created the menus at Bush Lodge.
The sumptuous dinners
are either served in the dining room or under under
the African sky, around a roaring
fire in the boma.
idea of the cuisine is to take guests back to
the basics of Southern African food with classic
dishes but placing an emphasis on quality ingredients.
Along with the simple, but impressive presentation,
and the richness of African cuisine, the intent
is to intrigue the palates of guests,
leaving enough mystery
for a return visit."
cultural theme runs through Djuma's activities.
A cultural visit to the local communities of Utha
allows Djuma Bush Lodge
guests the opportunity to see how the local indigenous
people live - a way of life that has changed little
since time immemorial. Djuma Bush Lodge also offers
an opportunity to visit the schools nearby.
Two guided game drives
per day are offered as well as a guided walk
in the bush. Game viewing drives
through the reserve are taken in open-top Land Cruisers,
allowing you a panoramic view of this terracotta
landscape and the menagerie of wildlife that make
it their home.
The safari experience
here is unique in that they concentrate on the
but you can also learn about the history of the reserve
and how the Tsongas once lived on this land alongside
A reputation over the past ten years for a relaxed,
unpretentious atmosphere encourages guests to truly
relax and become one of the Djuma family.
Wildlife and Environment
over 20,000 acres of privately owned land, Djuma
is the fourth largest private reserve in the Sabi Sand. Located in the north of the Sabi Sand Reserve,
the terrain is quite different from lodges in the
and Djuma combines very well with Singita, MalaMala,
or Londolozi. Game-viewing is very good (as it is
anywhere in the Sabi Sand) - although sightings of
the cats are not quite as frequent as at the 3 'big
players' in the south, and Djuma is probably the
best place in Kruger for viewing the highly endangered
African Wild Dog.
Djuma offers ‘Big Five’ viewing – Lion,
Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino, as well as
several other species, including Warthog, Cheetah,
Hyena, Wildebeest and rich plant and bird life.
"Our philosophy has always
been to conserve the land so that future generations
can enjoy the pristine
glory of the African Savanna. To this end we see
responsible commercialization as the key to preserving
this natural wonder. Such responsible commercialization
is not only essential for the maintenance of Djuma
Game Reserve, but the job creation associated with
the commercial process allow neighbouring communities
to have a stake in these lands, and as such an
incentive to help conserve the environment.
We acknowledge the past history of South Africa
and believe that it is essential to the creation
of our new country that formerly advantaged and disadvantaged
sections of society reach across to each other and
work together as a single community. Djuma has been
active in creating and maintaining such links. We
are proud of our country and our history and believe
that if we all work together we will have a bright
most importantly, we strive for our guests
here with a sense
of the magic of Africa.
To create an atmosphere of warm hospitality and to
see to our guests’ needs with a "can do" attitude.
We do our utmost best to show our guests the splendid
sights and sounds of the African Savanna without
disturbing Nature unnecessarily. We see it as our
responsibility to impart our knowledge and to inform
our guests, not only in the way of the Savanna, but
also of the wider South African culture. We want
our guests to leave Djuma Game Reserve at the end
of their stay rested and happy with a perfect holiday."
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