Notten's Bush Camp

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 1 - 4: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Notten's Bush Camp Location Map

Notten's Bush Camp is one of the best-kept secrets of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This friendly and informal family-run lodge, one of the original game lodges in South Africa, offers a blend of luxury and comfort, balanced with the sheer simplicity and natural atmosphere of the bush.

The game viewing is exceptional, including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hyena and hippo, as well as many species of antelope. The lodge will try to put only 6 people on each vehicle for game drives so you can fully experience the enchantment of the bush as day breaks from the vantage point of your open Land Rover.

After a hearty breakfast back on the deck where cheeky monkey and inquisitive birds hope for a crumb or two, enjoy a guided walk, or laze by the sparkling pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax in the cool shade of the wooden veranda overlooking the plains.

Cultural tours can also be arranged into the local Shangaan community, to get an insight into their rural way of life and culture.

After a superb afternoon tea, return to the wilderness of the savanna to view abundant wildlife and honour the setting sun with a traditional sundowner. Back at the lodge, a delicious evening meal is served around a communal table in the open-air boma under the Milky Way, surrounded by lanterns and candlelight. After dinner, find a spot by the fire and listen to the sounds and share your days adventures.

With no electric lights in the room, candles and lanterns cast an ambient light to the elegantly styled chalets after sunset. Each of the 9 chalets has its own private wooden deck with a beautiful view of the bush, and en-suite bathroom with both indoor and outdoor showers.

Along with the warmth and hospitality of your hosts, and the experienced rangers and trackers who ensure their guests have an enlightening exposure to the magnificent and unrivalled wildlife of the area, the result is an unforgettable and romantic bush experience.

Example Details For Notten's Bush Camp

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: Three meals; local soft drinks, house wines and beers; conservation fee; 2 shared game drives; and a bush walk per day are included.

Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Notten's Bush Camp Location.

Address

Notten's Bush Camp,Notten's Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Shaw's Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate. 

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.

ONCE AT THE SHAW’S GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person and a R310 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive.

Rooms must normally please be vacated by 11.30 am on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Bush walks for the younger children can be arranged. Children are allowed on game drives. Baby sitting can also be arranged.

All rooms are en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. They also have mosquito netting on the windows and doors, a private game viewing deck, air conditioning and overhead fans. There are charging points for mobile phones, cameras and electronic equipment.

A main line telephone is also available.

The lodge has a sparkling swimming pool with an open pavilion. The open plan lounge and dining area leads onto a wooden deck overlooking a waterhole and the vast plains. There is also an open air boma for evenings around the fire.

The indoor lounge has a large fully stocked bar, library and indoor fire place.

The spa has a variety of different treatments and massages available (additional cost). It has an indoor and outdoor treatment room and also a plunge pool.

Walking safaris are done with an armed game ranger knowledgeable in all aspects of conservation, ecology and the environment of the bush.

Cultural tours can be arranged into the local Shangaan community to get an insight into their unique culture.

Credit card facilities are available at Notten's Bush Camp - Visa and MasterCard only, not American Express.

The alternative phone number to contact the lodge directly is +27 (0) 13 735 5750.

Your rate includes a Conservation Fee which goes towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Victoria Falls - Zambia

Days 5 - 7: Victoria Falls - Zambia

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa Location Map

Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River overlooking the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, and just 7 km from the Victoria Falls, the 5* David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa offers world class facilities in a tranquil setting.

Entering the lodge guests are magically transported back to the pioneering adventures of the early European explorers, where you can savour the true elegance of a bygone era.  Design and decor is quintessentially colonial varied with elements of raw stone, wood and earth, and accented by shades of gold, bronze, copper and ivory, all once traded on ancient Arab routes. A hint of Zanzibar decor adds the alluring spice colours of the orient.

The David Livingstone Camelot Spa looks over the stunning panorama of the Victoria Falls, and offers a wide variety of therapeutic and beauty therapies and treatments. There is also an infinity swimming pool, which flows into the Zambezi River.

The lodge has its own beautiful river cruiser, the Lady Livingstone, which is moored alongside the hotel, offering daily sundowner cruises.

Guests can dine at either the Kalai Restaurant situated in the main lodge next to the reception area, which offers Afro-Arabian fusion food, or at the Gwembe Terrace - a casual meeting place, where guests can sit back, relax and watch the magnificent African sunset while sipping on cocktails and tucking into the local dishes. The Ujiji Bar is where guests can enjoy a wide selection of South African and international wines, as well as choose from a variety of unique cocktails created by the skilled bar butlers.

There are 77 rooms and suites in total, all en-suite. Most rooms look out over the mighty Zambezi River and have a private balcony, offering the same serene views that once captivated David Livingstone, the intrepid explorer and missionary who was the first European to set eyes on the Falls.

Example Details For David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa Location.

Address

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa,Zambia, Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath and shower, a safe, hair dryer, flat screen satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, telephone, Wi-Fi and private balconies.

In addition the Signature Rooms have a private entertainment area, bar, lounge and jacuzzi spa bath.

The Kalai Restaurant is situated in the main lodge and serves breakfast and dinner. Special dietary requirements are catered for including vegetarian and vegan. The restaurant is open from 06:30 to 10:30 for breakfast and 18:30 to 22:00 for dinner.

The Ujiji Bar offers a wide selection of South African and international wines, along with a variety of unique cocktails.

There is a swimming pool and a gym. Please note that no children under the age of 12 are allowed in the gym area.

The spa offers a variety of different treatments and is open from 08:00 to 19:00 and must be booked in advance (additional cost).

24-hour room service is available.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Credit cards are accepted.