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Sabella Private Retreat is situated in Marble Hall district of Limpopo, RSA around 230 km NE of Johannesburg. The ultimate in affordable luxury, Sabella offers 6 stand-alone suites in a private wildlife sanctuary, accommodating up to 14 guests. Ideal for: - family getaways - small safaris - birding enthusiasts - corporate executive team events - couples on a quest for romantic getaways
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Farm Bosveld Paradys en route from Marble Hall to Mokopane, Marble Hall 0450 South Africa
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Carel R wrote a review Sep 2017
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This venue is fantastic!! Everybody is out to spoil you. The game drives - Excellent, with the snacks WOW! The hostess for the weekend, Ms van Niekerk, is such a lovely person and treated us as royalty!! I will vote for her for anything!!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mfundo M wrote a review Dec 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions43 helpful votes
Few days after we checked out - my girlfriend realised that some stuff was missing from her suitcase so I called in and I was told these were found and would be posted to us. I don't know how these were misplaced in the first place. These were sentimental items that had been designed and knitted by her mother and have no replacement value. It is disappointing that after so many months - we haven't heard from the lodge. We usually use lock pads but having paid such a fortune to treat ourselves to this venue - we certainly did not see this one coming.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Candice V wrote a review Jul 2016
Durban, South Africa14 contributions8 helpful votes
I treated my boyfriend to a weekend away for his birthday. This is honestly one of the nicest lodges we have stayed at, we travel quite a bit so have a good frame of reference. The rooms are awesome and the shower amazing. I would have liked a fridge in the room but that is just personal preference. When we arrived there were refreshments waiting for us. Nicolene remembered it was my boyfriend's birthday which was so sweet. We went on a game drive both evenings we were there. Nicolene is very knowledgeable about the game as well as the topography. The meals were all home cooked and absolutely delicious. On the last evening we had a braai. The meat and homemade bread was out of this world. I think I actually put on 5kg's over the 3 days I was there the food was that good. Even though they don't serve lunch we had leftovers from our dinner which they warmed up for us the next day. Every morning there is coffee and rusks left in a basket outside your door which is such a treat. I highly recommend this lodge to anyone looking for a home away from home experience where you are spoilt beyond belief. All the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Oh and Flekkie is just the cutest little Jack Russell I have ever met. We will definitely be back
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Rob B wrote a review Jul 2016
George, South Africa37 contributions4 helpful votes
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Really in the bush experience, so quiet and peaceful. Easy walks with lots of game and birds with "game guide" Flekkie the resident Jack Russell. Pleasant staff with low key service and excellent food. Late afternoon game drive with spectacular sunset over Springbok Flats. Only put off is stone "waterfall" shower which runs out of hot water in less than 2 minutes
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stella4338 wrote a review Jun 2016
Krugersdorp69 contributions14 helpful votes
We spend a 2 night stay at this lodge. It's a new place with 7 small cottages, 1 family cottage the others for couples.The lodges are simple with a bed and bathroom with a very unusual shower, nice fresh clean towels and toiletries the room is comfortable, does have air con but no fridges or coffee/tea facilities - but the main lodge are this available all day and the cottages are all around the main lodge. They are busy building a golf course which skirts around the lodge and will be a great asset for visitors, you can practice on one of the greens in front of the lodge. The breakfast & dinner were served in the main lodge with all the guest sitting around the same large table which was a nice idea as people get to know each other. One night we had a braai (barbeque) sitting outside around a huge fire pit. The food is good and plentiful all home cooked - they do fresh bread and rolls so light and delicious. The lodge do game drives each day, we did an evening one the first night - the game is mostly varieties of buck with loads of birds etc, they have a huge water buffalo camp with breeding buffalo. The game drive ends on top of the hill at you sit watching the sunset - stunning. In the morning they also do a game drive and again you watch the sunrise. The lodge is also building a lovely self catering lodge away from the main lodge area which sits on the hill and commands stunning views. It's not too far a drive from Johannesburg on good roads. When you turn onto the farm there is a hectic dirt road so not great with very low cars, but once at the lodge well worth the drive. Ansie was our guide on the game drives and was fantastic great personality and funny. Isobel was in charge of the lodge and her food was great. Definitely recommend it as a nice relaxing stay for a few days. There is an honesty bar as well as tea/coffee etc available all day. They do not do lunches but when we arrived they did do some snacks for us which was greatly appreciated. There is a small pool and a lovely patio area at the lodge It's a nice small and very friendly lodge which you can go on walks along marked paths. Nice place to chill.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms the same and near the main lodge, there is one family room
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Response from WichWitchiswich, General Manager at Sabella Private Retreat
Responded 29 Jun 2016
Hi Stella! Thank you for a wonderful and very informative review. I don't think I could get in as much in such a short space if my life depended on it so kudos to you! Ansie was saying she had a great time with you guys, so please come and visit again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sabella Private Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Sabella Private Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sabella Private Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sabella Private Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sabella Private Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sabella Private Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sabella Private Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sabella Private Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.