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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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  • Excellent83%
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“watering hole”(156 reviews)
“water facing”(16 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many safari lodges in South Africa and this is the best so far. First the game viewing was exceptional. I saw leopards close up so relaxed and still that I really appreciated how beautiful they were. The big 5 sightings included a...More

Thank Alicelincolnshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my word I cannot begin to describe what a wonderful time we had. Lovely rooms overlooking the water hole which unfortunately because of the dry weather was dry. However, the ranger and tracker made our safari excursions an experience not to be forgotten. We...More

1  Thank Suzanne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. I agree with many reviewers about how great the experience is but it’s important to separate the Lodge and the safari in your review. The safari is the easy part, it is great, the private game reserve used by...More

Thank Peter1Northampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon and planned to stay at Arathusa to bring in the New Year. We had such an amazing start to the New Year because we stayed at Arathusa. Everything from the staff to the food...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Excellent game viewing, accommodation and value in sabi sands. We loved our room which had a plunge pool and was quiet and private. Flying in to their airstrip was an added bonus.

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Room & Suite (250)
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Pool & Beach (36)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Annie055
15 February 2018|
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Response from songfool | Reviewed this property |
We visited in September, early Spring, and asked the same question. We spent two weeks in Sabi Sands and never saw the first snake. The elephants are awesome to watch. We had one drink out of our plunge pool. Very Cool... More
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smyle01
1 February 2018|
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Response from Peter1Northampton | Reviewed this property |
Hello Stevie We’ve just come back from Arathusa, take a look at my review, the animal safaris are amazing as well as the rangers and trackers. 3 nights is perfect in our view. The lodges and food are okay but not the... More
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Naomi M
17 January 2018|
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Response from Skigal08 | Reviewed this property |
The lodge does a great job in helping people have as smooth as a ride as possible. We had some people sit in the front seat next to the driver, which is probably a little less bumpy than the last row in the vehicle. We had... More
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"If you want to see elephants get a bush facing room with splash pool they’ll use it more than you. Downside..."
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"If the watering hole is empty, it's best to book a bush facing room so you can get elephants drinking..."
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"Watering hole rooms if there is water in the hole if not I would recommend a bush room"
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"Marula room"
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