Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Sabi Sand Game Reserve,
of Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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SELATI CAMP -
SABI SAND GAME RESERVE
Sabi Sabi was acquired in
1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has
achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed
Sabi Sabi's roots
are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles
and commitment to the
sensitive ecological environment in which it operates,
will ensure that it will play a major role in the
development of the ecotourism industry over the
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is
an unspoilt part of Africa ecologically and geographically
integrated with the adjacent Kruger National Park.
It lies on the banks of the Sabie River within one
of the oldest and largest proclaimed private reserves
- the renowned Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
Sabi Sabi lies 500 km east of Johannesburg, 800
km north east of Durban and 200 km west of Maputo
in Mozambique. It lies on the same latitude as Sao
Paulo and Brisbane and the same longitude as Cairo,
Istanbul and St.Petersburg.
This intimate all-suite camp includes
the Lourenco Marques Honeymoon and Ivory Presidential
Suites, beautifully located on the banks of the Msuthlu
riverbed. Selati now boasts the addition of air-conditioned
suites with overhead fans, whilst still retaining
the old-world charm of oil lamps and lanterns for
the evening lighting. The Presidential Ivory Suite
has its own private pool while safaris are conducted
in a private Land Rover.
the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing
sunsets melted into
lantern lit romance
and service was an effortless whisper.
During the 1870's,
high in the crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment
which rises to the west of Sabi Sabi, gold was
discovered. To transport the gold, the parliament
of the Old Transvaal Republic commissioned a railway
line from the interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique.
A branch railway, known as the Selati Line, crossed
the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Today the line is disused but the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern
section of Sabi Sabi, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sabi's intimate all-suite
Selati Camp, furnished with a historic Railway theme and 19th century charm,
meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush, is the most unforgettable
of all African experiences. The railway theme extends from original steam engine
name plates, signals and other memorabilia in the lounge, to collector's pieces
in each room and shunter's lamps lighting the way to your suite.
2008 Travel & Leisure - "100 Best Hotels" - Sabi Sabi was voted 8th Best Hotel in the World, 4th Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East, & received a service rating in the Top 10 World Service Awards
2008 Africa World Travel Award - Sabi Sabi has been named as Africa's Leading Safari Lodge
2007 Travel & Leisure - "100 Best Hotels" - Sabi Sabi was voted 7th Best Hotel in the World & 2nd Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East
2007 Luxury Link - Winner - World's Best Hotel
2007 Voted Best Lodge - By Resorts Web Magazine (Italy)
2006 The ASATA/Diners Club Travel Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry
2006 Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award - In honour of an excellent selection of wines
2006 Professional Management Review Diamond Arrow Award - For the highest rated in the category "Executive Lodges (5 Star) in the Mpumulanga Province"
2006 Professional Management Review Golden Arrow Award - For the highest rated in the category "Private Game Farms and Parks in the Mpumulanga Province"
2006 Travel & Leisure - 4th in Africa & Middle East
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combines turn of the century elegance with personalised
safari luxury - a rare quality of life experience.
created without electricity to preserve the ambience,
Selati Camp now has overhead fans
and air-conditioning, while the camp is still
lit at night by the gentle flicker of oil lamps,
warm glow of fires and the spectacular canopy
of the Southern night sky.
The eight luxury thatched suites, each with full
bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower,
blend perfectly into the surrounding bush. Home-cooked
cuisine is served on decks built over the river-bed,
in the open air "boma" or in the "farmhouse
The premier accommodation at Selati Camp is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst Kings, Queens, and those just looking for exceptional accommodation. It offers colonial grandeur in the form of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed, private terrace, and fireplace. The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with Persian carpet and antique chaise-lounge, also features a very private plunge pool. The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe and matching dressing table.
The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners or the romantic at heart. Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the exquisite bedlinen, or the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this romantic suite will always be remembered.
Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance with personalised safari luxury - a rare experience.
Boma, Boutique / Curio shop,
Dining Veranda, Full Bar facilities, Lodge
Swimming Pool, Lounge,
Telephone/Fax Facilities, Television (in lounge).
Standard Suite facilities include:
Dressing room, En-suite bathrooms,
Internal & External Showers,
Lounge area, Twin-Bedded,
Earth and Bush Lodge are 9 km apart. Selati
Camp is 6 km north of Bush Lodge.
The lodges are completely unfenced.
All suites at Sabi Sabi lodges are air-conditioned
and have luxury en-suite bathrooms.
Each suite has an al fresco outside shower.
dining in the camp's boma provides a
taste of traditional African cuisine.
Sabi Safaris: Safaris at Sabi Sabi are a
UNIQUE African experience. Guided by your knowledgeable
and experienced ranger and skilled Shangaan tracker,
(FGASA accredited), guests begin an adventure to
spot a myriad of wild animals including, but not
limited to, the Big 5, Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Elephant
and Buffalo. The graceful Impala, dazzling Zebra
and other unique African game will be encountered.
Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you
deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in
a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.
Sabi Sabi's rangers
and skilled Shangaan trackers, are accredited
by FGASA, (The Field Guides Association of South
Africa) and trained to understand the needs of
guests. They will go to great lengths to ensure that
Safari's at Sabi Sabi are an unforgettable experience
and that you leave the game reserve with a wonderful
knowledge of the flora and fauna, as well as having
taken award-winning photographs of our creatures
and had close, unlimited encounters with our wildlife.
Walking Safaris: While
most animals will be viewed from the comfort and
security of open Land Rovers Sabi Sabi's
encourage you to spend a few hours on foot to experience
the true pulse of Africa. Walks are tailored to individuals
and are not supposed to be route marches but rather
an opportunity to examine the smaller creatures of
the bush often overlooked from the Land Rover.
During these environmental awareness walking trails,
guests will be fascinated by the rangers' in-depth
knowledge of nature and ecology and learn about
Sabi Sabi's conservation and habitat management
policies. The trackers will relate their folklore,
explain medicinal uses of the bush as well as discuss
their cultural heritage.
Birding Hides: Sabi
Sabi is home to over 350 species of bird. These
some of the world's most magnificent
species, from raptors to ornately colored bee-eaters
and all may be spotted from your Land Rover or
from the camp's
hides (blinds) in the game reserve. The bird-life
around the lodges is also prolific.
As the best time
of the day to enjoy game activity is in the cooler
hours, the safaris go out at first
light in the morning and again an hour or two before
sunset. Night Safaris are a unique opportunity
to watch nocturnal predators on the hunt.
During the heat of
the day, guests are encouraged to enjoy
a siesta, cool down in the pool, view the
abundant bird life or pamper yourself in the Earth
The wildlife sightings in
the Sabi Sand are renowned for their consistency.
If you want to be literally assured of seeing
the big cats like
Lion and especially Leopard, up close from an open
safari vehicle, then this is the place to go.
give an example,
are extracted from Sabi Sabi's sightings log for
a recent, typical month
at Sabi Sabi.
Lion have been sighted every day this month. Coalitions
of up to 3 males observed on numerous occasions.
On several of these, they have been accompanied
by one or two females and mating has been observed.
Almost daily sightings
of the 4 cubs, always accompanied by one or two
females. Several sightings
of two females in the company of 5 sub-adults. Lone
male and females also observed. The lone males
Males were also sighted at the entrance to Bush Lodge. A
successful Zebra hunt was seen, also the females and young cubs viewed on a Buffalo
kill. Another sighting - females and cubs - on a Kudu
Leopard have been
seen on all but three Game Drives this month. The female
with sub-adult cub has been observed almost daily.
On one occasion they were relaxing in the shade in
the branches of a tree. Lone males – numerous
sightings. Lone females – several
sightings – 2
of which were on a kill – Impala and Bush Buck. One female
observed hunting Impala. One male Leopard
observed killing a sleeping male Cheetah.
Fifteen sightings of solitary
females and 16 of solitary males. Three sightings of
male and female together,
but no mating observed. Several sightings of female
and two sub-adults.
Buffalo seen every
day this month. Herds of Buffalo – some
as large as approximately 350 were seen numerous
times. On one occasion – fighting
with Lion. There were also many
sightings of lone Bulls and groups of up to 10
Bulls. Four male Buffalo were observed on the access
road to Selati Camp.
Rhino observed every
day this month. Lone males – observed
almost every day. Numerous sightings
of between 1 and 3 females with 2 sub-adults. Several sightings
of groups of 2 and 3 females.
daily this month. Groups of up to 10
males seen almost daily. Lone Bulls observed
numerous times. One bull observed
having a drink from the swimming pool at Bush Lodge. A
herd of females with sub-adults and juveniles – numerous
almost daily. The female with her
sub-adult cub was seen on many occasions. They
were also observed feeding on a sub-adult Water Buck
kill. Lone male observed
hunting young Kudu and again, feeding on the kill. Also sighted - A
male Leopard killed a sleeping male Cheetah!
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