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Reviewed 1 week ago

Notten’s bush camp is the perfect balance of luxury and simplicity, not garishly overdone, with lanterns lighting your way in the evenings, complimenting the magic of the bush and the star-filled African sky.
The lodge is made up of only 9 private suites, which gives one a sense of exclusivity.
We just love the unhurried game drives, hearty meals, friendly faces and good conversations around a boma fire. The staff go out of their way to make every second special and memorable and the managers and owners are hands on and passionate about what they do.
Set in the Sabi Sands game reserve, which in my opinion offers a safari experience that is hard to match in other game reserves around the world.
The highly trained guides are patient and alert, and will make sure you are in the best position at every sighting. They’re intuitive and cater to their guests’ every need.

Notten’s Bush Camp remains one of our favourite destinations in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and we cannot wait to visit again soon.

Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we arrive to the lodge, all the staff give us a very charming welcome. We enjoy a lot to be there, the suites are amazing, food was perfect, game drives was very surprising at any moment!! and we had a very pleasure first time Safari. You need to understand that from the bar of the lodge or the dinner after the game drive, with a couple of friends that you may just meet. Recommend 100% !

Room tip: Do it sooner
Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

There aren't enough stars on the planet to give Notten's the rating they deserve. We loved everything about Notten's and getting to know our guide was the best part of all. Seeing the Big 5 (and much more!) was a fun and exciting experience and the food and service was spectacular. During our 20 days in South Africa we spent time at other much more expensive places and we would not hesitate to pick Notten's again and again. If you are concerned about Covid, all activities (including meals) are outdoors and we felt comfortable and safe at all times. Vaccinations are really ramping up in SA and even though we were a bit nervous about traveling (due to both Covid and recent unrest), it turned out to be the perfect timing for travel. Could not recommend Notten's highly enough! Oh, and Moses -- your crazy Texas family misses you so much! YEE HAW!

Date of stay: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

I've visited other Sabie lodges which may be more 'upmarket' (do you need all of that on safari?) but none come close to Nottens family touch, genuine friendlyness (read not put-on) and excellent food. Nottens owner (Dave Notten) serves drinks at the bar every night and chats to guests as if he's known them for years.
Our accommodation faced an open bush area with a water a hole so many, many game were viewed from our bungalow.
They put on a braai (bbq) one night deep in the bush for all guests and a staff member put on a show mimicking animal saounds. Absolute joy.
We didnt see the big 5, buy hey that's safari for you but Nico our driver/guide was excellent and his knowledge of trees, birds and animals is remarkable. We can't wait to return to Nottens.

Date of stay: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

A group of us recently went to Nottens Bush Camp. I would recommend this place without reservations! The service was excellent, the staff always attentive and accommodating and the food was second to none. Special thanks to our guides who made this bucket list a truly memorable experience. The rooms were well maintained and a great place to relax. We saw not only the Big 5 but Cheetah and Hippos as well. We learned later after going to other countries in Africa on this trip, how lucky we were to be in Sabi Sands. Being private area within Kruger National Park allowed many off road adventure to find the elusive creatures. I would also recommend that you visit this time of year (winter) - no mosquitoes, better weather and better ability to see the various animals.

Date of stay: August 2021
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