Lower Sabie Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is the most popular camp in all of Kruger, and for good reason. It overlooks the Sabie River and boasts a beautiful viewing deck as well as walkways along the river. Lower Sabie camp is situated in an excellent area for game viewing, in the south of Kruger.
- An excellent game viewing area
- Beautiful deck with Sabie River views
- Lush gardens
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant, curio shop and take away cafeteria
- Night drives and bush walks available
- Choice of accommodation options:
- Luxury guesthouse
- Family cottages
- Air-conditioned bungalows (2 bed or 3 bed)
- Comfortable en-suite safari tents
- Budget huts with shared bathroom
- Camping (own tents)
Lower Sabie Rest Camp is one of the main camps in the Kruger National Park, and the most popular camp. It is a mid-sized camp, with a good selection of accommodation options and superb views.
Lower Sabie is situated in the southeast of Kruger and overlooks the Sabie River. The surrounding area offers a variety of different vegetation types, from thick thorny bushveld to typical acacia woodland to open savanna and grassland. Along the Sabie River, you can expect a lush riverine forest with big trees, and the river attracts plenty of wildlife. The area around Lower Sabie is well known for being one of the best game viewing areas in the Kruger National Park, and the Big 5 are regularly seen on game drives.
Wide Choice of Accommodation
Accommodation in Lower Sabie ranges from campsites to luxury guesthouses. A popular option in Lower Sabie is the canvas safari tents. These are semi-luxury tents built on platforms in-amongst the natural bush, some of them with river views. The tents have an en-suite bathroom, a small deck, 2 single beds, a fridge and an electric fan. Another favourite option for those who prefer air-conditioned accommodation is the newly renovated bungalows, all with en-suite bathrooms and some offering a view over the river.
Lower Sabie has all the facilities you might need on safari, whether you have booked a self-drive or guided safari. There is a filling station, curio shop and supermarket with basic supplies, decent restaurant as well as a take-away cafeteria offering light meals. The camp has a lovely swimming pool set in lush subtropical gardens.
At Lower Sabie camp, sunset drives, as well as bush walks, are on offer, conducted by the Kruger Park's rangers. Alternatively, if you book a guided safari, all your daytime game drives will be included in the cost, and these are conducted in an open safari vehicle. You can also book a self-drive safari and drive yourself around in your own car (or rental car). No 4x4 is necessary to visit Lower Sabie.
Our Take on Lower Sabie
It's not hard to see why Lower Sabie is the most popular rest camp in Kruger. The facilities are good, there is a range of accommodation to suit every taste and budget, It's a pretty camp with spectacular views out over the Sabie River. And it's in one of the most game-rich areas of the Kruger National Park, offering excellent sightings. It's one of our favourites, too.
- If you book accommodation only, no meals or game drives are included.
- If you book a safari package, everything except lunch is included.
- Optional extras like bush walk, sunset drive or night drive
- Daily conservation fees (unless you book a safari package)
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