Sabi Sabi Selati Camp is an award-winning safari lodge situated between the Sabie and Sand Rivers and lies within the game migration path from the Kruger National Park. Located on the banks of the Msuthlu riverbed, the lodge offers expansive bush views and rewarding game viewing all year round. Accommodation varies from luxury suites to the romantic honeymoon suite to an exclusive presidential suite.

  • Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on a game migration path
  • Award-winning lodge
  • Open reed boma
  • Early morning and spotlit night drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Luxury en-suite accommodation with overhead fans and air conditioning
  • Expansive viewing decks
  • Swimming Pool

Reminiscent of an "Out of Africa" era of safari grandeur, Sabi Sabi Selati Camp is furnished to echo its historic railway past: it's near the ancient Selati Line that was used in the gold rush heydays of the 1870s. It's also part of the prestigious National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.

Choice of elegant accommodation

There are only eight luxurious, thatched suites at Selati, each equipped with air conditioning and overhead fans. The premier suite is the opulent Ivory Presidential Suite which has a draped four-poster bed, a fireplace, fully stocked mini-bar and a private deck with a plunge pool. The Lourenco Marques Suite is ideal for honeymooners and romantic couples looking for a unique safari experience. All suites have full bathroom facilities with a private alfresco shower, in-room dining (on request) and a private patio.

Excellent game viewing

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp offers 4x4 open vehicle game drives in the morning and evening, led by experienced resident guides. Walking safaris are also offered to let you experience the diverse and abundant wildlife at its best. All morning activities are preceded by tea, coffee, fruit juices and snacks. Evening drives are accompanied by sundowners.

Superb main lodge

The main lodge at Selati Camp features a reed boma where lamp-lit meals can be enjoyed under the African stars. Alternatively, meals can be served on the thatched wooden decks overlooking the Msuthlu riverbed or in the "farmhouse kitchen". The swimming pool is perfect for refreshing afternoon dips or you can relax in the comfortable lounge or spacious deck overlooking the waterhole.

Getting there

By air - Daily scheduled flights connect from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. Daily scheduled flights also connect to Skukuza Airport from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Another option is flying to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit, with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. KMIA receives daily/regular flights from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Livingstone (Vic Falls). Private air and helicopter transfers are available. Transfers from the Sabi Sabi Airstrip to the Sabi Sabi safari lodges are complimentary.

By road - An easy 500-km/5-hour drive from Johannesburg on National Roads. Road transfers from KMIA (Nelspruit), a scenic 2-hour drive, and Skukuza (approx. 90 mins) can be arranged. Road transfers from Johannesburg are also available.

Our take on Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

The only thing old-fashioned about Selati is its charming railway-themed decor of bygone days. Service, facilities, hospitality, comfort and luxury are all thoroughly modern and of the highest standards. It's a small, intimate camp and perfect for a superb safari experience where luxury is never far away ...

  • Game activities: bush walks and game drives (day/night) with experienced rangers
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner)
  • House selection of beverages
  • WiFi
  • Transfers from Sabi Sabi Airstrip
  • Government taxes (VAT)
  • Cellar wines and premium-brand drinks
  • Telephone calls
  • Laundry
  • Transfers from Skukuza Airport
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Sabi Sand Reserve entrances fees
  • Levy for road arrivals
  • Guest conservation contribution (max. 3 days)
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