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The Sabie River rises in the West in the Drakensburg mountains at an altitude of 2200m. The Sabie River has a total length of about 230km. The area of the Sabie catchment is 7096 km. The Sabie river, originally known as `ULUSABA` (the river of Fear) obtained its original name from the raging waters and many crocodiles in the river.

Located on the banks of the Sabie River over looking the world famous Kruger National Park lies Sabie River Bush Lodge. 12 Luxury En-Suite rooms with air conditioners welcome the traveller to this family orientated establishment. View the Big Five from our raised pool deck.

Kruger National Park:
Explore the world famous Kruger National Park on an open game viewing vehicle, or why not take a bush walk with an experienced guide. See the bush come alive as the African sun sets and the nocturnal animals come out to feed.


Game Drives - Book a morning, afternoon or full day drive into the Kruger National Park with the Sabie River Bush Lodge team. Booking with the Lodge is essential and subject to availability. Sunset Drives are also offered.

Elephant Safaris - Book an Elephant experience you will never forget. Touch, Feed, interact and ride the elephants. Booking is essential and subject to availability.

Rooms and Units Available:

8 Luxury Rooms en suite air-conditioned (sleeping a maximum 2 guests per room per night),
3 Luxury River Facing Rooms en-suite air-conditioned sleeping a maximum of 2 guests per room per night; and
3 Luxury air-conditioned bush tents overlooking the Sabie River and the Kruger National Park (self catering)sleeping a maximum of 2 guests per tent per night; and
2 Luxury air-conditioned bush tents en-suite with outdoor shower situated on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the Kruger National Park nestled under a 100 year old Jackalberry Tree, sleeping a maximum of 2 guests per tent per night.
2 Luxury River Frontage Log Cabins en-suite with a private lounge, private deck overlooking the Kruger Park and Sabie River with A/C throughout sleeping a maximum of 4 guests per cabin per night.

All room, tents and cabins have tea and coffee facilities.

Dinner is served at the Gecko Lapa over looking the Sabie River. The kids are well catered for with a raised swimming pool, board games, card games, and putt-putt on site.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing.

Within 45 days of arrival date: 50% of deposit refundable.
Within 21 to 30 days of arrival date: 25% of deposit refundable.
Within 14 to 20 days of arrival date: No refund.
Within 7 to 13 days of arrival date: No refund.
Less than 7 days of arrival date: NIL deposit refundable.


Latest Reviews

Had a lovely 3 night stay at Sabie River Bush Lodge. Was made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived until we left. Attentive friendly staff, great accommodation, excellent views of the hippo's. Pity about the noise levels from the adjacent village.
Jackie Dominick Sep 2021
The lodge, especially the friendliness of the staff and its situation aside the Sabie river is excellent. Just the noise from the nearby road reminds on the close civilisation. We had a fantastic relaxing stay even if it was only for two days.
Patrick Rosenthal Mar 2019


Take the N12 from Johannesburg or N4 from Pretoria to Nelspruit. At Nelspruit take the R40 to White River, proceed through White River on the R40 to Hazyview.

At the 3-way stop turn left into the town of Hazyview. Proceed to the 2nd robot, R536, turn right on the R536, sign posted Kruger Gate. Proceed along the R536 for 24km's Sabie River Bush Lodge is on your right hand side.

Sabie River Bush Lodge enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with an annual rainfall of 500mm to 700mm falling between October and April.
Temperatures are generally hot in summer. Summer rains in October transform the dry grasses into vivid green.

Winter and Spring are popular seasons for viewing game from the raised pool deck at Sabie River Bush Lodge as the animals congregate at the river.

Strict regulations on how to behave near wild elephants:
Do not drive off the road
Remain on the road
Do not follow the elephant
Respect elephants at all time
Do not rev the engine near elephants
Always allow the elephant right of way
Drive slowly if they get too near
Do not cut off their path, especially when more than one vehicle is present

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 40