Arathusa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger

Arathusa Safari Lodge


Arathusa Safari Lodge is situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa, within the northern sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This region has a long and reputable history within the South African tourism industry due to the presence of high concentrations of wildlife, which is accessible by means of quality private game safaris. The Lodge is on a 868ha property. Game drives however, take place over an area of approximately 4000ha - due to reciprocal agreements with neighbouring landowners. The solitude enjoyed during game drives is not affected by this arrangement.

Lodge Features

Arathusa Safari Lodge has an intimate and hospitable camp, the use of natural fabrics and classic interior design ensures a simple and elegant experience.

The lodge overlooks a large waterhole where guests are often treated myriad sightings of game that comes to drink. (Please note that not all accommodation has views of the waterhole. Please enquire when booking).

In keeping with the traditional and natural safari experience, there are no televisions in the rooms at Arathusa. Guests are, however, able to send or receive e-mails and faxes from the reception area.


The main living area is intended for comfort. The warmth and charm of our camp's environment is the foundation of the Arathusa safari experience.

The infinity swimming pool overlooks the waterhole, and is the perfect spot for wildlife viewing while cooling off on a sweltering African summer's afternoon.

Guests can enjoy an alfresco dining experience in the traditional open-air boma (a brick & grass enclosed dining area), while being serenaded by the sounds of Africa's creatures. Sumptuous cuisine is the order of the day.

Our Spa offers guests a comprehensive spa and wellness experience - indulge in luxurious pampering and relaxation, while answering to the call of the wild.

Lodge Accommodation

Standard Rooms

We offer nine thatched-roofed standard rooms within our perimeters. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, with a bath, shower and outdoor shower. The verandah offers relaxing views of the surrounding veld. Twin rooms may also be arranged.

Additional amenities include a mini bar, an electronic safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities.

Luxury Rooms

Arathusa's four luxury rooms have all the comforts and amenities of our standard rooms, with the addition of their own plunge pools and lounge areas. These exclusive rooms are located further from the main camp to afford guests privacy.


Game drives, in an open safari vehicle, are conducted daily in the early morning and late afternoon in search of animals - both large and small.

Experienced rangers and local trackers ensure a first class safari experience. While on safari, visitors can expect to see a large variety of wildlife - including the Big Five.

Rates 2016

1 Jan 14 – 30 Apr 2016
1 May 14 – 31 Jun 2016
1 Jul 14 – 31 Dec 2016
Per person p/night sharing R3 900,00 R3 500,00 R3 900,00
Per person p/night single R4 950,00 R4 650,00 R4 950,00
1 Jan 14 – 30 Apr 2016
1 May 14 – 31 Jun 2016
1 Jul 14 – 31 Dec 2016
Per person p/night sharing R4 900,00 R4 500,00 R4 900,00
Per person p/night single R6 300,00 R5 900,00 R6 300,00
Arathusa Safari Lodge rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, twice-daily game drives (with bottled water) in open safari vehicles, a guided bush walk and Wi-Fi.


Booking Terms and Conditions

Rates are inclusive of 14% VAT.
Please note, guests will be required to sign an Indemnity Form on arrival at the lodge.
No children under the age of 12 are permitted at Arathusa Safari Lodge.
Children over 12 years of age will be charged the full adult rate.
All bookings must be confirmed in writing.
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation
Full prepayment is required before the guests arrive at Arathusa Safari Lodge.

Cancellation Policy

More than 60 days prior to arrival: 10% of the full accommodation charge
More than 30 days prior to arrival: 25% of the full accommodation charge
Less than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% of the full accommodation charge
Less than 7 days prior to arrival: 100% of the full accommodation charge

Group Terms and Conditions

Any reservation of 8 or more people is considered a group
A 10% deposit is payable on confirmation of the reservation
Two further deposits of 25% each are payable 150 days and 90 days respectively prior to arrival, and the full balance is required no less than 30 days before arrival

Group Cancellation Policy

10% if cancelled more than 150 days prior to arrival
25% if cancelled less than 150 days before arrival
50 if cancelled 90 days before arrival
100% if cancelled less than 45 days before arrival

Our rates include:

  • accommodation
  • all meals
  • teas/ coffees
  • 2 daily game drives
  • an optional bushwalk

Our rates exclude (to be settled on departure):

  • all drinks
  • all laundry
  • curio shop purchases
  • spa treatments & products
  • all beverages ordered from the bar
  • the mini bar
  • sundowner /game drive drinks

Children Policy

Please note that, regrettably, NO children under the age of 12 are permitted at Arathusa Safari Lodge.

Children over 12 years of age are charged the full adult rate.

Gate Fees (subject to change without prior notice)

Light vehicles: R 190 (incl. VAT)
Vehicles in excess of 3.5 tons: R 290 (incl. VAT)
Per person: R 50 (incl. VAT), including passengers arriving by air.


Johannesburg - approximately 550 km (7 hours by road)
Nelspruit - approximately 170 km (2,5 - 3 hours by road)
Hoedspruit - approximately 80 km (1.5 hours by road)
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - approximately 165 km (2,5 - 3 hours by road)