Kruger National Park
Savanna

In an area studded with dams that attract large herds of game, and traversing more than 10 000 hectares of prime bushveld, a Savanna safari provides exceptional opportunities to see the ‘Big 5’ as well as cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, together with an abundance of general game and over 400 bird species.

Experience the luxury of one of the 9 magnificent suites offering luxurious accommodation, many of which have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities.

Facilities & Activities

Whilst relaxing in the comfort of the public lounge with its spacious patio, or at the main pool looking out over lush gardens and floodlit waterhole, guests are frequently treated to fantastic views of birds and game drinking and bathing.

A viewing loft above the lounge, with adjoining library, makes a pleasant nook for a quiet game of chess as well as a bird’s eye view of the waterhole.

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Dining

Gourmet dining is an essential component of the Savanna safari experience. Their delicious breakfast & lunch buffets are of the highest standard, with emphasis on quality & presentation.

Candle-lit dinners, with traditional local dishes adding spice to the best international fare, are served on the deck of the main lodge. On mild nights, sumptuous barbecues are enjoyed under the stars round a blazing fire in an open-air ‘boma’ or in a candle-lit clearing in the bush. Dinner is complimented by award winning wines, imported and local, from Savanna’s well-stocked wine cellar.

Twice a week dinner is served in the old Selati Railway Carriage which adds a unique dining experience to your safari stay.

Rooms

There are 3 Executive and 4 Luxury Suites nestled amid indigenous trees offering a unique ‘Out of Africa’ experience with canvas roofs above draped ceilings set on permanent structures. All boast magnificent bathrooms and decks looking onto waterholes in the bush. In addition, both the Luxury and larger Executive Suites have private plunge pools for cooling off after an exhilarating game drive.

There is also the large 2 bedroom Savanna Suite – a home from home for groups of friends or families needing a little more space. There is a central lounge / dining area, with 2 en-suite bedrooms either side. The Savanna Suite’s unique facilities are much in demand by families who would like to have their children under the same roof but not in the same bedroom, or groups of friends wishing to spend quality time together. A butler in attendance at dinner and a private game viewing vehicle with dedicated ranger and tracker to take care of all their needs completes the Savanna Suite package.

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Family

Children of all ages are welcome with their families when booking the Savanna Suite, however no children under the age of 8 years will be permitted at the main lodge.

Each day there are two game drives, early morning and late afternoon. These game drives are broken up with a drink and snack break. Spoor identification, plant uses, Bird watching, butterfly and bug catching and picnics in the bush are just some of the exciting activities in the bush. At night children enjoy Star drives & ‘Frogging’ (catching & identifying frogs!).

During the middle of the day, there are various activities for the children, this includes Arts & Crafts, baking, face painting and more.
The Executive Suite can accommodate 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 years, which will be placed in the same room as the parents. The thatched Savanna Suite is tailor-made for families, with two en-suite bedrooms on either side of a spacious, elegant lounge and large covered patio. Families adore the Savanna Suite for its ‘home-away-from-home’ feel and is ideal for 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Sustainability

The Savanna Trust runs several community projects to give back to the local village communities surrounding the reserve. Also Touching Tails which gives guidance to local communities on how to care for pets and livestock.

Location

Savanna Private Game Lodge is situated in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, within the southern quarter of the greater Kruger National Park conservation area.

To access the Lodge, guests are able to fly from Johannesburg into Kruger Mpumalanga International airport and from here it takes approx. 1.5 hours by road. Should you opt to travel by road from Johannesburg, it will take approximately 6 hours.

Do keep in mind that the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is within a malarial zone.

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