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The Sabi Sands is South Africa's premier private game viewing destination. It was here that the southern African safari began and today this famous reserve offers exceptional game viewing and equally exceptional accommodations. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through this Game Park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area.

The success of leopard viewing within the Sabi Sands is legendary. Elephants, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species can be closely observed in their natural environment.

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Notten's Bush Camp

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.

Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers, offering an adventurous discovery of the region’s prolific wildlife, including Big 5 game viewing. Unique walking safaris are offered daily giving guest the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the region. This can be followed by lazy hours spent in the sparkling pool or having a massage at the Nature Spa.

Under the cloak of nightfall one can enjoy the sounds of the African night, while dining in the enchanting candlelit boma beneath a canopy of stars.

Find sanctity within the natural rhythms of Mother Nature. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game at this world class private safari lodge in South Africa, located in the Sabi Sand game reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

Boundless hospitality is the hallmark of Notten’s Bush Camp, to which satisfied visitors return time and again. A fine combination of peace, romance and a touch of decadence all in untamed Africa. Recently winning runner up for best Safari lodge in Africa in the Good Safari Guide Awards 2008.

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Your day-by-day itinerary for Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

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Day notes:

day 3: half day Panorama Route Tour including lunch and transfer to the Sabi Sand lodge

After breakfast you will embark on a tour to explore the renown Panorama Route, departure at 08:30 and arrival at the Sabi Sand lodge in time for the afternoon game drive.

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Transfer from Chestnut Country Lodge to Notten's Bush Camp
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Fully inclusive of meals, accommodation, afternoon/night and morning game drives, bush walk, local soft drinks, house wines and beers.

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Day notes:

Enjoy the morning on the private game reserve in the Sabi Sand with a game drive, a bush walk (if wished) and breakfast.

A road transfer will bring you to Skukuza Airstrip for your flight back to Johannesburg, departure at 13:30, arrival 14:35.

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Transfer from Notten's Bush Camp to Skukuza Airport [SZK]
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Notten's Bush Camp
Skukuza Airport [SZK]
Scheduled Flight from Skukuza Airport [SZK] to OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]
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Skukuza Airport [SZK]
OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

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