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This unique private game reserve is situated in the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, that borders on South Africa`s famous Kruger National Park.

Savanna Private Game Reserve is the epitome of a fully inclusive and diverse African wildlife and cultural experience, from memorable and exciting big game viewing, a nostalgic voyage into the pioneering era of the early settlers and founders of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, to a fascinating insight into the local tribal customs of the Shangaan people.

The central facilities include a dining room, lounge, bar and wooden deck, all overlooking a waterhole where some of Africa`s impressive wildlife come down to drink.
Full English breakfasts and lunches are served on the open air verandah, and dinner is served in the starlit boma.

The bar stocks an impressive array of quality South African wines, as well as a large selection of beers, spirits, and soft drinks.

In between game viewing activities and meals, guests may relax around the swimming pool or browse through the curio shop.


Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, cheetah, hippo and crocodile plus a multitude of general game and over 450 bird species may be viewed from the comfort and safety of the open game drive vehicle.

Game drives are conducted by professional and extremely well qualified game rangers and trackers, who are experienced, and knowledgeable on all aspects of the bush.

Two state of the art landrovers are used for game drives and have been expertly modified to ensure your safety and comfort. The afternoon game drive is purposefully interupted for sundowners to witness an African Sunset, and the absolute peace and quiet of the bush.

Optional walking safaris are conducted daily, in order to experience the beauty and fascination of Africa's flora and fauna.

Clothing and Accessories:

Comfortable walking shoes;
Sun hat;
Cameras and binoculars;
Light, neutral coloured clothing;
Warm jackets are essential in winter (May to October).

Health and Climate:

Anti-malaria precautions (consult your pharmacist/doctor.)

Rooms and Units Available:

Savanna's suites combine the romance of a tented roof and draped inner ceiling with the sophistication of permanent structures that ensure absolute luxury and privacy.

Three top of the range Executive Suites each have their own private swimming pool, indigenous garden area, are fully air-conditioned, have bathrooms en-suite that include double wash hand basins, enclosed toilets, a unique double shower and a beautiful ball and claw Victoriana bath.

The four Luxury Suites are of equal standard, however, exclude the private swimming pool and double shower.

Pure cotton linen with hand embroidered wildlife designs, and top quality beds are standard. Rustic reed blinds, coir carpets, a draped canvas ceiling and built in lounge area with bolsters and scatter cushions, all combine to create the most luxurious tents in Africa.

Executive Suites
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Luxury Suites
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

The Savanna Suite
Can accommodate 4 adults OR 2 adults and 3 children. Rate includes private land rover, private dining, waiter in attendance, certain drinks laundry. Private Land Rover.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Wine Tasting
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount
Two weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount
One week or less - 100% of full amount


Daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Skukuza with SA Express.

Private charters are available on request.

From Johannesburg or Pretoria, take the N12 or N4 highway to Nelspruit and White River.
From White River, take the R40 to Hazyview.
At Hazyview, turn right onto the R536 towards the Paul Kruger Gate.

After approximately 34 km, and just after the Saringwa River, look out for signs indicating the private lodges on the left hand side of the road. Turn left here and follow the Savanna signs all the way to the Newington Gate (approximately 13 km).

Turn sharp left as you enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and follow the signs to the lodge. You will be required to pay R30.00 entrance fee. per person and R120 per vehicle.

Johannesburg to Savanna - approximately 4 hours 45 minutes (approximately 480 km)
Nelspruit to Savanna - approximately 1,5 hours (approximately 150 km)

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: Yes