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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

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For decades Bush Lodge has been Sabi Sabi's flagship lodge, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Bush Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain.

Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the filtered pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. This luxury safari lodge also features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from uprooted trees and wood salvaged from the surrounding bushveld.


Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Luxury Suites
Per Person Sharing Per Night
01 Jul 2020 to 19 Dec 2020 R14 550
20 Dec 2020 to 05 Jan 2021 R16 730
06 Jan 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 R14 550
Mandleve Deluxe Suite
Per Person Sharing Per Night
01 Jul 2020 to 19 Dec 2020 R17 500
20 Dec 2020 to 05 Jan 2021 R20 125
06 Jan 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 R17 500
Luxury Villas  
Includes a Private Safari Vehicle

Per Person Sharing Per Night - For the first two People. Thereafter,
The Luxury Suite
 Per Person Sharing Per Night Rate applies.
01 Jul 2020 to 19 Dec 2020 R22 000
20 Dec 2020 to 05 Jan 2021 R25 300
06 Jan 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 R22 000

Luxury Villas & Mandleve Presidential Suite : Include a private Safari Vehicle.

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Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the filtered pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food. This luxury safari lodge also features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from uprooted trees and wood salvaged from the surrounding bushveld.

Amani Spa

Treat yourself to the health and luxury you deserve at the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge. The perfect place to rest and relax, this haven of tranquility offers the ultimate African Spa experience.  Indulge in holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, rejuvenating massages and soothing treatments uniquely designed to relax the spirit, harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance health and vitality. At the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge we create magical moments and turn them into special memories. Revel in individually designed treatment packages for all occasions - honeymoon, birthday or anniversary. Share the spa experience with your partner in the couple's treatment suite. Or simply indulge yourself because you deserve it!

Elefun Centre

Families with children have always been welcomed at Sabi Sabi's Bush Lodge. Now the family experience reaches a new level with the opening of the EleFun Centre, a fully fledged children's facility within the lodge environs which fosters children's awareness and appreciation of nature. The recently completed centre was designed by childcare professionals who set about creating a space that is fun, safe and educational. The EleFun Centre will be offering hands-on, interactive activities designed for 2 distinctly different age groups. The Junior Tracker programme is for 4 to 8 year olds, and the Junior Ranger programme is for children between the ages of 9 and 12.

Safaris

Safaris take place each morning and evening in open Land Rovers which drive through a wide variety of habitats, allowing visitors to view the vast interactions of the wild. After breakfast, guests on guided walking trails can experience the natural environment on foot. The dedicated, highly trained and experienced Rangers lead you to discover miracles of nature you may never have dreamed existed.

Community Tour

For decades, visitors to Sabi Sabi have been intrigued by the local Shangaan culture and customs of nearby villages. Stories are shared by the many Shangaan staff members who call the private game reserve home; with their rich heritage, in-depth knowledge of the bushveld and local legends adding a fascinating dimension to a memorable safari. Now guests are able to gain even more insight into authentic village life by taking part in a tour of neighbouring communities during their stay at Sabi Sabi. Homes, schools, community centres and sports facilities are participating in the tour; and the proceeds from the small fee levied to guests all go directly back to the community.

Airlink operates daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza; and between Cape Town and Skukuza
Airlink operates daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the on .
Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Nelspruit and Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and connecting Livingstone (Vic Falls), Zambia to Nelspruit every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Airlink also operates daily scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip
Transfers between Skukuza Airport and Sabi Sabi can be arranged and charges will apply
Flights with Airlink are to be booked directly by the guests travelling

FLIGHTS TO SKUKUZA


Airlink connects you to Skukuza Airport with direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Iconic Skukuza Airport is situated in the Kruger National Park, one of the largest natural wildlife reserves in the world. The direct flights provide guests with easy access to adjoining legendary private game lodges and the SANParks lodges and camps within the Kruger National Park.

It is known as South Africa’s favourite national park and loved for the famous Big Five animals that call it home as well as hundreds of species of birds and beasts, ancient trees, flowing rivers and amazing bush settings. Game drives in this park are the stuff of safari dreams.

For your return journey, fly back to Johannesburg or Cape Town with Airlink or travel beyond from Skukuza on Airlink’s Lodge Link service.

 

Departing From: Arathusa
FLIGHT FROM ARATHUSA TO FLIGHTS TO SKUKUZA
Flight Departing Arriving
SA-8930 09.35 10.10
SA-8941 14.10 14.25
  • 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour drive on National Roads.
  • Road transfers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to
  • Sabi Sabi can be arranged on request.
  • Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers from the airport can be arranged.


The Sabi Sand Wildtuin (SSW) has advised that, with immediate effect, the gate fees into the reserve will be R280 per vehicle (this applies to vehicles larger than 3.5 tons). There will be a further charge of R120 per person levied.

ROAD TRANSFERS TO SABI SABI
Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Nelspruit and Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and between Nelspruit and Livingstone (Vic Falls), Zambia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays connecting to the direct road transfers.

PLEASE NOTE:
Please note there is a surcharge of R120-00 per person levied for all road arrivals via the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

Direction to Sabi Sabi
From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport take the R21in the direction of Boksburg / East Rand. Then take the N12 towards Emalahleni (Witbank). This road becomes the N4 toll road to Nelspruit.
Just after Machadodorp Toll the N4 splits with either option getting you to Nelspruit. Once in Nelspruit follow the signs to White River. A new bypass is available or you can continue into Nelspruit and take the R40 to White River.
As you enter White River proceed on the main road and turn left at the 4th traffic light into Theo Kleynhans Street towards Hazyview.
Continue on the R40 toward Hazyview. After approximately 45km you will reach a T-junction. Turn left into Hazyview.
At the second traffic light turn right onto Portia Shabangu Drive (R536).
***At this point ignore your GPS instructions***
Continue on this road for approximately 37km. Turn left onto dirt road at Sabi Sabi sign. Continue on dirt road to a T-junction and turn right. Continue along this road and you will reach Shaws Gate.

Please note that there is a vehicle entry fee payable at Shaws Gate into the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. 2019 Fee: R280 per vehicle (including the driver) and R120-00 per passenger

NOTE:
Driving time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Rates subject to change due to Sabi Sand Wildtuin entry fees and fuel increases.
Should a guest request a dedicated vehicle please contact our reservations for a quote.
Reservations can be made directly with Sabi Sabi as follows:
Tel: +27 (11) 447-7172
Fax: +27 (11) 442-0728
E-mail:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
In the case of a last minute cancellation, a minimum of 8 hours notice is required failing which the full transfer rate will be charged.
In the case of a “no show”, the full transfer rate will be charged.
Should a guest miss a flight and arrive on a later flight, a waiting fee will be charged at R250.00 per hour or part thereof.
Should a flight be delayed due to reasons beyond the guest control, no cancellation fees will be levied.
  

GETTING THERE BY AIR – FEDERAL AIR

  • Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport (previously known as Johannesburg International) directly to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip.
  • Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip.
  • Private air charters on request.
  • Helicopter transfers on request.
  • Complimentary transfers between the Sabi Sabi Airstrip and the Sabi Sabi safari lodges.

GETTING THERE BY AIR – AIRLINK

  • Airlink operates daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza; and between Cape Town and Skukuza
  • Airlink operates daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the  on .
  • Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Nelspruit and Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and connecting Livingstone (Vic Falls), Zambia to Nelspruit every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Airlink also operates daily scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip
  • Transfers between Skukuza Airport and Sabi Sabi can be arranged and charges will apply
  • Flights with Airlink are to be booked directly by the guests travelling

GETTING THERE BY ROAD

  • 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour drive on National Roads.
  • Road transfers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to
  • Sabi Sabi can be arranged on request.
  • Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Transfers from the airport can be arranged.

From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport take the R21 in the direction of Boksburg / East Rand. Then take the N12 towards Emalahleni (Witbank). This road becomes the N4 toll road to Nelspruit.
Just after Machadodorp Toll the N4 splits with either option getting you to Nelspruit. Once in Nelspruit follow the signs to White River. A new bypass is available or you can continue into Nelspruit and take the R40 to White River.
As you enter White River proceed on the main road and turn left at the 4th traffic light into Theo Kleynhans Street  towards Hazyview.
Continue on the R40 toward Hazyview. After approximately 45km you will reach a T-junction. Turn left into Hazyview.
At the second traffic light turn right onto Portia Shabangu Drive (R536).
***At this point ignore your GPS instructions***
Continue on this road for approximately 37km. Turn left onto dirt road at Sabi Sabi sign. Continue on dirt road to a T-junction and turn right. Continue along this road and you will reach Shaws Gate.

An entrance fee is applicable and sign posting to all 4 Sabi Sabi lodges will be displayed in front of you.
Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the lodges directly:
 Selati Camp - 013 735 5771 Little Bush Camp - 013 735 5080
 Bush Lodge - 013 735 5656 Earth Lodge - 013 735 5261
***PLEASE NOTE***
***Should you be using a GPS ignore all directions after Hazyview***
Please note that there is a vehicle entry fee payable at Shaws Gate into the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
2020 Fee: R280 per vehicle (including the driver) and R120-00 per passenger.
Please note that these fees are subject to change.
We wish you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

 


 

Earth - Little Bush Camp: 25mins
Selati - Little Bush Camp: 40mins
Selati - Bush: 15mins
Bush - Earth: 25mins
Sabi Sabi Airstrip - Little Bush Camp: 30mins
Sabi Sabi Airstrip - Bush: 30mins
Sabi Sabi Airstrip - Selati: 45mins
Sabi Sabi Airstrip - Earth: 10mins
Shaws Gate - Little Bush Camp: 15mins
Shaws Gate - Bush: 15mins
Shaws Gate - Selati: 30mins
Shaws Gate - Earth: 10mins


ROAD TRANSFERS TO SABI SABI
Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Nelspruit and Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and between Nelspruit and Livingstone (Vic Falls), Zambia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays connecting to the direct road transfers.

PLEASE NOTE:
Please note there is a surcharge of R120-00 per person levied for all road arrivals via the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

ROAD TRANSFER RATES
DIVE THE BIG 5 TRANSFERS 2020
01 January 2020– NELSPRUIT (KMIA) – SABI SABI or return
Hyundai 7-Seater (1 – 7) R3970-00 per vehicle, one way
Toyota Quantum (8 – 13) R5070-00 per vehicle, one way
01 January 2020 – HOEDSPRUIT (EASTGATE) – SABI SABI or return
Hyundai Combi (1 – 7) R4636-00 per vehicle, one way
Toyota Quantum (8 – 13) R5736-00 per vehicle, one way
01 January 2020 - *SABI SABI LODGES TO JOHANNESBURG OR
JOHANNESBURG TO SABI SABI LODGES – TRANSFER ONLY
Hyundai 7-Seater (1 – 7) R10,265-00 per vehicle, one way*
Toyota Quantum (8 – 13) R12,685-00 per vehicle, one way*
PLEASE NOTE:
Please note there is a surcharge of R120-00 per person levied for all road arrivals via the Sabi Sand
Wildtuin, which is a fee charged by the Sabi Sand Wildtuin - (subject to change)
* Excludes a fee of R1280-00 for driver’s overnight accommodation and meals.
NOTE
1. Driving time ex-Nelspruit is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
2. Driving time ex-Hoedspruit is approximately 2 hours.
3. Additional routes available for all transfers, which include Panorama Route tours. Please contact our reservations for additional information.
4. Rates subject to change due to Sabi Sand Wildtuin entry fees and fuel increases.
5. Should a guest request a dedicated vehicle please contact our reservations for a quote.

Terms & Conditions:
1. In the case of a last minute cancellation, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required failing which the full transfer rate will be charged.
2. In the case of a "no show", the full transfer rate will be charged.
3. Should a guest miss a flight and arrive on a later flight, a waiting fee will be charged at R350-00 per hour or part thereof.
4. Should a flight be delayed due to reasons beyond the guest control, no cancellation fees will be levied.
SABI SABI / AIRLINK

3 NIGHT FLY IN RETURN PACKAGES  
VALID 01 MARCH 2020 - 19 DECEMBER 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN WHOLESALER PACKAGES
PLEASE NOTE THESE PACKAGES ARE PER PERSON SHARING
JOHANNESBURG (O.R. Tambo International) – SKUKUZA OR;
SKUKUZA – JOHANNESBURG (O. R. Tambo International)
BUSH LODGE  
LUXURY SUITES R 35,360
MANDLEVE SUITE R 42,175
LUXURY VILLAS R 52,570

THE ABOVE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- Return flights with Airlink: Johannesburg – Skukuza – Johannesburg.
- Luxury accommodation for 3 nights, morning and evening open vehicle safaris, environmental awareness walking safari, all meals daily, selected beverages, local taxes (VAT) as well as return transfers to and from Skukuza Airport.
 
 
3 NIGHT FLY IN ONE WAY PACKAGES  
VALID 01 MARCH 2020 - 19 DECEMBER 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN WHOLESALER PACKAGES
PLEASE NOTE THESE PACKAGES ARE PER PERSON SHARING
JOHANNESBURG (O.R. Tambo International) – SKUKUZA OR;
SKUKUZA – JOHANNESBURG (O. R. Tambo International)
BUSH LODGE  
LUXURY SUITES R 34,545
MANDLEVE SUITE R 41,360
LUXURY VILLAS R 51,755

THE ABOVE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- One way flight with Airlink: Johannesburg – Skukuza OR Skukuza – Johannesburg.
- Luxury accommodation for 3 nights, morning and evening open vehicle safaris, environmental awareness walking safari, all meals daily, selected beverages, local taxes (VAT) as well as return transfers to and from Skukuza Airport.
 
Sabi Sabi Conditions:
1. The packages quoted are per person sharing – single package available on request.
2. Rates exclude premium brands and cellar wines, boutique purchases, telephone, spa treatments and laundry.
3. All packages exclude the Sabie Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation Levy of R220 (VAT inclusive) per person per night.
This levy includes entrance fees.
4. Standard terms and conditions apply.
5. Standard payment terms and conditions apply. All packages are based strictly on full pre-payment 60 days in advance, with a 25% deposit required on confirmation. Please refer to Airlink conditions.
6. A copy of each guest passport will be required in order to confirm the flight reservation.
7. Not valid for groups and all accommodation is subject to availability.
8. All rates quoted are subject to change.
9. There are limited seats available on the packages.
SABI SABI / FEDERAL AIR

3 NIGHT FLY IN RETURN PACKAGES  
VALID 06 January 2021 - 19 DECEMBER 2021

SOUTH AFRICAN WHOLESALER PACKAGES
PLEASE NOTE THESE PACKAGES ARE PER PERSON SHARING, RETURN
Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Federal-Air Private Hangar & Lounge - Sabi-SAbi Private Airstrip)

BUSH LODGE  
MANDLEVE SUITE R48,452
LUXURY VILLAS R59,792

THE ABOVE PACKAGES INCLUDE:
  • Return flights with Federal Air: Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport Federal Air Private Hangar and Lounge to Sabi Sabi Private Airstrip and return.
  • These packages are also available ex-KMIA (Nelspruit) to Sabi Sabi or Sabi Sabi to KMIA (Nelspruit) – (minimum of 2 passengers required) – using Federal Air.
  • Luxury accommodation for 3 nights, morning and evening open vehicle safaris, environmental awareness walking safari, all meals daily, selected beverages, local taxes (VAT) as well as return transfers to and from Sabi Sabi Private Airstrip.
Sabi Sabi Conditions:
1. The packages quoted are per person sharing – single package available on request.
2. Rates exclude premium brands and cellar wines, boutique purchases, telephone, spa treatments and laundry.
3. All packages exclude the Sabie Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation Levy of R220 (VAT inclusive) per person per night.
This levy includes entrance fees.
4. Standard terms and conditions apply.
5. Standard payment terms and conditions apply. All packages are based strictly on full pre-payment 45 days in advance, with a 25% deposit required on confirmation.
6. A copy of each guest passport will be required in order to confirm the flight reservation.
7. Not valid for groups and all accommodation is subject to availability.
8. All rates quoted are subject to change.
9. There are limited seats available on the packages.
10. Luggage restrictions may apply.
11. Flights are subject to weather conditions and flight schedules on day of departure as per Federal Air Terms & Conditions.

 
 

‘Child’: 12years old and younger
‘Sharing’:  Sharing with two full paying adults in same suite Inclusive of Luxury Suites, Mandleve Deluxe Suite and The Villas.
Valid for travel:  01st September 2020 – 19th December 2021 (Excluding the Christmas Peak Period 20th December 2020 – 05th January 2021).

All additional Children will pay applicable children rates. If more than one child in the booking – the free child policy will apply to the oldest child (highest rate).
Conservation levies are applicable to the free child and must be included in your costing.

LUXURY SAFARI LODGE
Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant and warm, the Sabi Sabi of “Today”. With a history spanning over 35 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of a “luxury home in the bush”, service excellence and effortless personal attention. The conventional safari style showcases a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and décor garnered from all corners of the African continent.

 

To maintain privacy and intimacy, the lodge has 25 suites in total including 2 Luxury Villas  and theMandleve Delixe Suite  with each suite featuring en-suite bathrooms and al-fresco, glass-fronted showers, with wonderful views of the bushveld.

Two spacious Luxury Villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second en-suite bedroom, a private pool, library/lounge and beautiful patio facing a waterhole. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings.

The Mandleve Deluxe Suite features a private plunge pool and luxurious interiors with endless views of the bushveld.


Bush Lodge has been sensitively designed to allow ample space to relax, unwind and savour the tranquility of the bush. The two swimming pools and large covered viewing decks overhanging the Msuthlu riverbed are an invitation to cool off in the filtered water or sit in comfort while spotting game at the well-utilised pan. An exquisitely furnished lounge, atrium and intimate bar area are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the  at Bush Lodge offers the ultimate African Spa experience.


The lodge is family friendly and children of all ages can enjoy the , a fully-fledged children’s facility. Interesting environmentally themed activities, including hands-on ‘edutainment’ for several distinct age groups, are designed and supervised by qualified childcare professionals.

Single Room Policy (Excludes 20th December 2020 – 5th January 2021)

  • There will be no single supplement for up to a maximum of 2 suites per booking. (Excluding Deluxe Suites, Presidential Suites and Luxury Villas where a single supplement will apply). Thereafter, guests occupying single suites will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate.
  • The above rates are per person sharing per night and include open vehicle safaris by day and at night, environmental awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch, “boma” dinner, a house selection of beverages, WiFi and transfers to and from the Sabi Sabi airstrip. Our tariff includes government taxes (VAT).
  • Optional extras available are spa treatments at Amani Spa, a selection from our cellar wine collection, premium brand drinks, boutique purchases, telephone calls, laundry and transfers to and from Skukuza Airport.
  • All rates exclude the Sabie Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation Levy of R220 (VAT inclusive) per person per night. This levy includes entrance fees.

There will be no single supplement for up to a maximum of 2 suites per booking (excluding Deluxe Suites, Presidential Suites and Luxury Villas where a single supplement will apply). Thereafter, guests occupying single suites will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate.

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 45 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.

For all bookings made more than 45 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 45 days prior to arrival.

Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa) or bitcoin.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing

  • 0 -30 Day Prior to arrival 100%
  • 31 - 45 Day Prior to arrival 75%
  • 46 - 60 Day Prior to arrival 50%
  • 61+ Day Prior to arrival 10% admin fees

Single Supplement

Guests occupying single suites at Bush Lodge, Selati Camp, Earth Lodge and Little Bush Camp will be levied a supplement of an additional 50% of the specified daily rate (“Single Supplement”). The Single Supplement will not be levied on a maximum of 2 suites per reservation, excluding the Mandleve Deluxe Suite, Lourenco Marques Honeymoon Suite, Presidential Suites and Luxury Villas, where the Single Supplement will always apply.
Children Terms

Little Bush Camp 
Providing there is exclusivity of either lodge with family and / or friend’s children may be allowed and rates are available on request.

Rates

  • 3 Years and younger: Stay free of charge in a cot.
  • 4 - 7 Years: Sharing with 1 or 2 adults pay R5800-00 per child per night.
  • 8 - 12 Years: Sharing with 1 or 2 adults pay R7200-00 per child per night.
  • 13 Years and over: Sharing with 1 or 2 adults will pay adult rate.

Children occupying their own room will pay the full adult rate for a maximum of 1 child (if 4 children sharing the remaining 3 will pay the applicable children’s rates).

Christmas Peak Period (20th December 2020 – 5th January 2021

A Christmas Peak Period surcharge of 15% will apply to all bookings arriving between the 20th December 2020 – 5th January 2021.
The surcharge will apply to the entire booking regardless of check out date.

The above rates are per child per night and include open vehicle safaris by day and at night, (subject to points a. & b. under CONDITIONS), breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, access to the EleFun Centre, WiFi and transfers
to and from the Sabi Sabi airstrip. Our tariff includes government taxes (VAT).

Optional extras available are spa treatments at Amani Spa, boutique purchases, telephone calls, laundry and transfers to and from Skukuza Airport.

All rates exclude the Sabie Game Reserve (SGR) Conservation Levy of R220 (VAT inclusive) per person per night. This levy includes entrance fees.

Sabi Sabi reserves the right to change tariffs without notice subject to implementation or variations of taxes or levies by any authority or the government.

Conditions

  • Subject to (b) below, children under the age of 6 years will not be allowed on safaris. No children under the age of 12 years allowed on the environmental walking safari.
  • Children between the age of 3 and 6 years may only accompany their parents / guardians on safari if there is exclusive use of a safari vehicle. The usage of an exclusive vehicle is subject to availability,
    a surcharge and restrictions at sightings due to possible disturbance to animals and/or guests on other vehicles.
  • Child Minders can be arranged from a minimum rate of R210-00 per child per hour which is to be paid directly to the child minder.
  • Child Minders are to be booked with reception on arrival.
  • Children 4 years and younger will not be allowed in the boma for dinner. Dinner will be arranged in the Safari Lounge between 17h00 and 19h00 or as room service. Breakfast and lunch as per normal
    with parents / guardians.
  • Sabi Sabi reserves the right of allowing or disallowing children on safari for any possible reason and this is at the discretion of the General Manager / Ranger of the vehicle.
  • The Children’s Policy and Rates applies to standard, group and exclusive use reservations.

Elefun Centre – Bush Lodge

  • Target age group: 4 - 12 years.
  • Children under 4 years need to be accompanied to the centre by an adult (parent, family member or child minder, which may be booked through Reception).
  • When there are evening activities in the lounge, children under 4 years need to be accompanied by an adult (parent, family member or child minder, which may be booked through Reception).
  • When the EleFun Centre Coordinator is supervising the children in the evening, her responsibility ends at 21h30, after which time a child minder may be booked to sit with the children.

SUMMER (NOVEMBER – MARCH)
05h30 Wake up and morning tea
06h00 Morning safari departs
09h00 Return for breakfast
          Walking safari – discuss time with Ranger
13h30 Lunch
16h00 Afternoon tea
16h30 Afternoon safari departs
19h30 Return from safari
20h00 Dinner

AUTUMN / SPRING (APRIL – MID MAY / SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER)
05h30 Wake up and morning tea
06h00 Morning safari departs
09h00 Return for breakfast
          Walking safari – discuss time with Ranger
13h00 Lunch
15h30 Afternoon tea
16h00 Afternoon safari departs
19h00 Return from safari
19h30 Dinner

WINTER (MID MAY – AUGUST)
06h00 Wake up and morning tea
06h30 Morning safari departs
09h00 – 09h30 Return for breakfast
          Walking safari – discuss time with Ranger
13h00 Lunch
15h15 Afternoon tea
15h30 Afternoon safari departs
18h45 Return from safari
19h30 Dinner

GETTING THERE BY AIR – FEDERAL AIR

  • Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport (previously known as Johannesburg International) directly to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip.
  • Daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip.
  • Private air charters on request.
  • Helicopter transfers on request.
  • Complimentary transfers between the Sabi Sabi Airstrip and the Sabi Sabi safari lodges.

GETTING THERE BY AIR – AIRLINK

  • Airlink operates daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza; and between Cape Town and Skukuza
  • Airlink operates daily scheduled flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the  on .
  • Airlink operates convenient and daily direct flights between Nelspruit and Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and connecting Livingstone (Vic Falls), Zambia to Nelspruit every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Airlink also operates daily scheduled flights from Durban and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) with a short hop to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip
  • Transfers between Skukuza Airport and Sabi Sabi can be arranged and charges will apply
  • Flights with Airlink are to be booked directly by the guests travelling
SHUTTLE RATES AND TIMETABLE
(Issued by Sabi Sabi on behalf of Federal Air)
Valid from 1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021
JOHANNESBURG / SABI SABI / JOHANNESBURG
ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON ONE WAY
Depart Johannesburg Arrive Sabi Sabi  Low Season High Season Peak Season
10h30 12h00 R5930-00 R6045-00 R6220-00
Check in for this flight from 07h00
Latest check in time at Federal Air 1 hour prior to departure
Departure times may vary of up to one hour to accommodate guests on connecting flights
12h30 14h00  R5930-00 R6045-00 R6220-00
Latest check in time at Federal Air 1 hour prior to departure
Depart Sabi Sabi Arrive Johannesburg      
11h00 12h30 R5930-00 R6045-00 R6220-00
Please note no domestic connections permitted for flights departing before 15h00 from Johannesburg
No international connections permitted for flights departing before 16h30 from Johannesburg Departure time may vary between 11h00 and 11h30 12h30
12h30 15h00 R5930-00 R6045-00 R6220-00
Please note no domestic connections permitted for flights departing before 17h00 from Johannesburg
No international connections permitted for flights departing before 17h50 from Johannesburg
LOW SEASON: 11 January – 24 March / 11 April – 30 June / 1 – 30 November
HIGH SEASON: 1 July – 31 October / 1 – 14 December
PEAK SEASON: 1 – 10 January / 25 March – 10 April / 15 – 31 December
Children’s Rates – Federal Air
**0 – 2 Years 75% off the published fare (no seat)
**2 – 11 Years 25% off the published fare
AIR HOPS – KMIA (MQP Nelspruit) – SABI SABI (times are approximate)
Departure from KMIA at 09h30 / Arrival at Sabi Sabi at 10h30
Departure from KMIA at 13h15 / Arrival at Sabi Sabi at 14h15
*Departure from KMIA at 16h00 / Arrival at Sabi Sabi at 17h00
AIRHOPS – SABI SABI TO KMIA (MQP Nelspruit) – (times are approximate)
Departure from Sabi Sabi at 09h00 / Arrival at KMIA at 10h00
Departure from Sabi Sabi at 11h00 / Arrival at KMIA at 12h00
Departure from Sabi Sabi at 14h30 / Arrival at KMIA at 15h30
*subject to lodge approval due to late landing restrictions
Air hops available from R3602-00 per person one way (minimum 2 passengers)
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PRICES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

* Please note that longer travel time expected with unlimited stops en-route.
** All Children are to be accompanied by an adult

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Please note that Federal Airlines offer a shuttle service and not a scheduled service, therefore, times and routes may vary from day to day, depending on actual bookings. All shuttle departure times are subject to change.
1. Guests booked on shuttle flights are not guaranteed to be on the same aircraft. Federal Airlines will do all possible to assist families / groups together, subject to operational requirements.
2. Aircraft landing and/or departure may be delayed due to animals obstructing the runway.
3. OR Tambo International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the southern hemisphere. As such we often incur air traffic control delays due to aircraft congestion.
4. Transport between game lodge airstrips and the actual lodges will be provided by the lodge and we constantly update the lodge staff with all flight details so that they are well prepared for guest arrivals.
5. Confirmed bookings subject to automatic release if passengers’ full names are not received at the time of confirmation.
6. Federal Airlines reserves the right to include technical stops en route due to operating conditions at the time, which is in the interest of safety and at the sole discretion of the captain.
7. Smoking is not permitted on flights.
8. Luggage is restricted to 20kg’s (44lbs) per person in soft baggage only (all sides) with one flat side allowed – size 40cm W x 30cm H x 60cm L. Flexible bags being made of pliable material such as cotton or canvas.
9. One piece of hand luggage is allowed to a maximum of 5kg (11lbs). Federal Air offer soft sided bags which can be purchased at Federal Air at an additional cost.
10. Please note that should luggage exceed above limitations, they will not be able to load this. Excess luggage remains the responsibility of the affected passenger. Oversized luggage cannot be stored on your lap. To accommodate additional luggage, an additional seat would need to be reserved in advance. This will allow an additional 60 kg of luggage allowance. Additional luggage is subject to the bag requirements above. Federal Air offer complimentary storage facilities at their lounge, based on a return flight basis only.
11. Federal Airlines operates as a point-to-point airline and will not be held responsible or liable should incoming/ connecting flights be missed / delayed resulting in passengers missing their shuttle connection to the bush or onward flights. Federal Airlines will endeavor to assist passengers on a later departure from/to the bush subject to seat and flight availability.
12. Federal Air cannot be held liable or responsible for any delays due to weather, air traffic control or technical delays and they will rectify the situation to the best of their ability.
13. In the event of bad weather (low cloud or water-logged runways), Federal Airlines reserves the right, in the interest of safety, to either cancel the flight or divert to the nearest suitable and serviceable airstrip. This may mean a road transfer for the guests to get to/from their final destination. Upon this decision being  made, either Federal Airlines or the Agent will make the necessary arrangements. This diversion will only be done in the interest of safety and when weather and/or runway conditions are not suitable to land at the original destination.
14. Federal Airlines cannot be held liable or responsible for any delays due to weather, resulting in missed connections when returning from any lodge.
15. For group bookings on shuttle flights to/from Johannesburg, bookings are restricted to 18 passengers per departure time. Any additional passengers can be accommodated on a private charter basis.
16. For group bookings on all other shuttle routes, bookings are restricted to 9 passengers per departure time.
17. Any additional passengers can be accommodated on a private charter basis.
18. Child fares are priced at 25% off the published fare, Child rates are applicable for ages 2 – 11.
19. Infant fares are priced at 75% off the published fare. Infant rates are applicable for ages 0 – 2.
20. Expectant mothers may travel with Federal Airlines up to and including the 27th week of their pregnancy. This must be inclusive of their return flight and must be able to produce a doctor’s certificate confirming the stage of their pregnancy and that they are fit to fly.
21. Travel insurance is advisable.
22. Rates include VAT and are one way per person.
23. Routings and departure times may vary day to day depending on actual lodge and guest requirements as well as landing conditions.
24. Rates include use of the departure lounge for all arriving and departing guests. This includes complimentary refreshments, WiFi, shower facilities and return transport to O.R. Tambo International. Note: The Federal Air kiosk is located at the Bus Terminus at O R Tambo International Airport (behind the InterContinental Hotel).

FEDERAL AIR CANCELLATION POLICY
Valid from 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021
More than 61 Days to departure date – R250 cancellation admin fee applicable

  • 60 – 31 Days – 5%
  • 30 - 15 Days – 50%
  • 14 – 0 Days – 100%

AMENDMENTS TO RESERVATIONS
Any amendment to a booking within 72 hours that is not a cancellation will be subject to the following charges:
- Date / Route Change: R750-00 per person
- Time change on day of travel: R250-00 per person

MEET AND GREET SERVICES

“Meet & Greet” services are available. Please contact our reservations office for further information.

KMIA / SABI SAND WILDTUIN – NOISE ABATEMENT & FLIGHT TIME RESTRICTIONS
Certain noise abatement and/or operational restrictions may be applicable for the Sabi Sand Wildtuin for unscheduled charters. 

 
DESCRIPTION Selati
Camp
Bush
Lodge   
Little Bush
Camp
Little Bush
Camp
Number of suites 7 25 6 13
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up Electricity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boma Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boutique Shop Yes Yes Yes Yes
Children’s Centre (EleFun)   Yes    
Full bar facilities    Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gym   Yes   Yes
Handicapped Suite   Yes (suite 25)         
Lounge Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meeting Facilities   Yes    
Parking     Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spa*   Yes   Yes
Swimming Pool Yes Yes Yes Private plunge pools
Telephone/Fax Facilities Yes Yes Yes Yes
WiFi** Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wine Cellar   Yes   Yes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air Conditioning Yes Yes Yes Yes
En-Suite Bathrooms Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fans Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hairdryers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lounge Area    Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mini-Bars Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Pool Ivory Suite Mandleve Suite
Luxury Villas
Jacuzzis Yes
Safes in suite Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
(Nespresso machines)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Telephone Yes Yes Yes Yes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY VILLAS – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
  Ivory Mandleve Luxury Villas Amber
King Size Beds Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Pool Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Guests staying at Little Bush Camp or Selati Camp will have access to either Amani Spa at Bush Lodge or Earth Lodge.
** Due to the location of the lodges, the WiFi signal may be interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or wildlife interference.

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