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Nottens Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means "the land of the rising sun" in the locally spoken language, Shangaan.

Nottens Bush Camp is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa`s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.

Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers, offering an adventurous discovery of the region`s prolific wildlife, including Big 5 game viewing.

Unique walking safaris are offered daily giving guest the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the region. This can be followed by lazy hours spent in the sparkling pool or having a massage at the Nature Spa.

Under the cloak of nightfall one can enjoy the sounds of the African night, while dining in the enchanting candlelit boma beneath a canopy of stars.

Find sanctity within the natural rhythms of Mother Nature. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa`s Big 5 Game at this world class private safari lodge in South Africa, located in the Sabi Sand game reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

Boundless hospitality is the hallmark of Notten`s Bush Camp, to which satisfied visitors return time and again. A fine combination of peace, romance and a touch of decadence all in untamed Africa. Recently winning runner up for best Safari lodge in Africa in the Good Safari Guide Awards 2008.

PLEASE NOTE: Children 6 and over are welcome.

Accommodation at Nottens Bush Camp
- 8 Private Suites
- Each elegantly decorated
- En-suite bath, shower, toilet and hand basin
- Mosquito netting on windows and doors
- Private game viewing deck
- Overhead fans

Nottens Bush Camp`s accommodation consists of beautifully appointed suites with open plan bedroom and en-suite bathroom. All suites have both indoor and outdoor shower facilities. All windows and sliding doors are fitted with screens and insect coils are provided. Each suite at Notten`s Bush Camp leads onto a private wooden deck with a beautiful view of the bush.Paraffin lamps and candles replace electric lighting for ambience and all the rooms are cooled with an overhead ceiling fan.Facilities are available for the re-charging of video machines and camera batteries in the safari lodge`s reception area. A main line telephone facility is also available.

Main Dining Area
Open Plan Lounge & Dinning Area leading onto Large Wooden Deck over looking water hole. Indoor Lounge Area with large fire place. Bar & Wine Cellar.

Swimming Pool
Notten`s has a 20 meter lap pool with an open plan pavilion , where one can enjoy a day of sun tanning and drinking Notten`s Famous Pims No.1.

- Indoor and outdoor treatment room
- Plunge pool.
The essence of Notten`s nature Spa is to keep it simple and close to nature. Its focus is on therapeutic massage, giving guests the opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate through receiving full body treatments in a truly beautiful and peaceful place.

In the evenings guests dine in the open air boma around a blazing fire, enjoying the sounds of the African night.

Nottens Bush Camp has a sub-tropical climate with a summer rainfall. The rainfall averages about 550mm ( 22 inches) per annum at this South African safari lodge in Mpumalanga.

Summer (September to March) temperatures can reach 40C ( 104F). Evening temperatures cool to 10C (18F). There are the occasional afternoon thunder storms.

Winters are mild with temperatures reaching 20 C ( 68F) and dry with cold nights, under 10C (46F).

The following link to the South African Weather Bureau will prove useful for those wanting a weather forecast

What to bring on Safari:
Comfortable walking shoes
Sun hats
Sun creams
Anti-malaria pills

Summer: light clothing and swimming costumes,windbreaker for game drives.

Winter: light to warm clothing for daytime,warm clothing and hat for game drives.

Notten`s Bush Camp is in alow-risk malaria area. Please consult your doctor about prophylactics. Mosquito repellant should be applied, especially during the summer between dawn and dusk.

Weddings and Honeymoons
Notten`s is a romantic destination that is perfect for honeymooners. It is an intermit lodge that takes exclusively a maximum of 16 guest. The private suites are beautifully decorated and all have en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. Coming back from an spectacular evening game drive, guest arrive with the camp fuller lit up with lanterns and candles.

Their suites are also lit up and they can bath in candle light, soaking up in luxurious amenities especially chosen by Notten`s, while listening to the sounds of the African night. A special private dinner under the evening stars can be arrange to make it an occasion never to be forgotten. The days can be spent relaxing at the pool enjoying Bambi`s famous pims cocktail and it is also possible to have a couples massage at the spa or in the comfort of your suite.

A honeymoon wouldn`t be complete without the delicious meals that Notten`s serves throughout the day.

Rooms and Units Available:

Private Suites
En-suite bath, shower, toilet and hand basin, Mosquito netting on windows and doors, Private game viewing deck, Overhead fans.
Amount of similar units: 9
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Any booking cancelled is subject to a minimum of 25% – 100% cancellation fee, the rate depends on the room being re-let.
A booking cancelled three weeks prior to guests arrival is subject to a 100% cancellation fee.


The distance from Nottens Bush Camp by road from Johannesburg is approx 480kms. The scenic route descends from the Highveld to the Lowveld with spectacular views of the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance. Taking either the N4 or the N12 from Johannesburg one travels from Witbank to Nelspruit, from there the R40 takes one to White River and then onto Hazyview. At Hazyview, take the R536 towards the Paul Kruger Gate and Skukuza. After 37km you will see the Nottens Bush Camp sign. Turn left onto a dirt road. Travel for 7km and you will get to the Sabi-Sand Game Reserve Gate.

You must entrance fees of R120.00 per vehicle and R30.00 per person.

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