Arathusa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand

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The Arathusa Safari Lodge is one of the best places to go animal spotting, as there’s a very high concentration of game in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin area. The lodge is located right next to a large watering hole that draws animals from across the reserve.

There’s a very good chance of seeing the ‘big five’, so keep an eye out for lions, leopards, African buffalo, elephants and rhinos. It’s also a great area for birdwatchers, so have a look to see what you can spot flying around.

The 13 rooms here are luxurious and have a distinctly African feel. You can choose whether your room faces the water or the bush, and this choice will mark the start of your adventure at the Arathusa Safari Lodge.

All of the rooms have a lounge area, as well as a private plunge pool and shaded veranda. From here, you can watch the animals all day long with a degree of privacy that can’t be matched in nearby Kruger, or even at other private reserve accommodation options.


Make sure you visit the Aroma Boma during your stay, a spa that’s been built on the banks of the dried-up Mabrak River.

The available treatments are inspired by local plants, including rooibos, aloe, and African potato. Try as many as you can during your stay! Few people come out this far into the bush, so you may only be disturbed by a passing elephant or two…

Why We Love It

The Arathusa Safari Lodge is an incredible place, famous for its animal sightings. The location helps its visitors see as much as they can during their stay, and offers a little luxury in between sightings.

Plan your stay at the Arathusa Safari Lodge today.

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