There is nothing more exciting than heading off on safari, but not all safaris are the same. There are self-drive options, day trip options, and small group escorted options, but if you want to truly immerse yourself in the South African bush, one of the best places to do so is in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Sharing its borders with Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands is a privately owned game reserve that offers unparalleled game viewing possibilities. It homes the Big 5, including the elusive leopard, and it is one of just a few places in the world where you are likely to see African Wild Dogs (otherwise referred to as Painted Dogs). Leopard sightings are all but guaranteed in Sabi Sands, and they are frequently spotted on game drives, along with an abundance of bird life and other creatures that you simply cannot see anywhere else.
When it comes to accommodation in Sabi Sands, you really are spoilt for choice. It homes some of the finest lodges in Southern Africa, with Richard Branson’s Ulusaba, Chitwa Chitwa, and Singita all offering an exclusive safari experience. But if you are looking for a truly authentic safari experience, there is only one place to find it, and that is Notten’s Bush Camp, which is often described as one of the best family run lodges in Africa.
Established in 1964, Notten’s is one of the original game lodges in South Africa. With just nine suites nestled in the African wilderness, it has a magical bush atmosphere, and once you have experienced the hospitality, the thrilling game drives, and the delicious home-cooked foods, you will understand why this little gem was nominated as the Best Safari Lodge in Africa in the Good Safari Guide Awards.
Notten’s Bush Camp is unpretentious yet luxurious, and its staff go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. It’s an all-inclusive stay, so you can indulge from the moment you arrive until you bid your farewells, and you’ll be treated to more than a few special ‘treats’ during your stay.
At Notten’s Bush Camp, you are always greeted with a smile and nothing is too much trouble. They go the extra mile to make your Africa Safari Holiday simply unforgettable, and that, as they say, is priceless.
All images courtesy of Notten’s Bush Camp