Project Description

Savanna Game Lodge is an exclusive 5-star lodge located in the world renowned Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy, home to one of the richest game populations in the country. The Big Five, Cheetah, Hippo, Crocodile, as well as a multitude of general game and over 450 bird species makes this Sabi Sand game lodge the ideal place to witness the majesty of Africa at its finest.

The lodge super staff is totally dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of service and hospitality and ensuring that all guests enjoy a truly quintessential African safari.

Savanna has 9 beautifully appointed suites. The thatched Savanna Suite consists of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead into a central elegantly furnished lounge, ideal for families or a small group wanting privacy and exclusivity.

Seven of the nine suites offer a unique blend of “Out of Africa” romance with the convenience of every modern facility. They have Bedouin-styled draped ceilings below tented roofs, set on permanent structures for privacy, security and comfort.

All Suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, the decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics and textures. All suites have air-conditioning, fans, en-suite bathrooms, inside and outdoor showers, mini bars and tea & coffee making stations and covered patios. The three Executive Suites each boast a lounge area, covered patios, wooden deck and private plunge pool.

This Sabi Sand game lodge offers 5 state-of-the-art Land rovers, so guests can enjoy an authentic safari experience in comfort and style. Safari starts with an individual’s dreams and Savanna ensures that those individual’s dreams become the individual’s realities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg – Savanna Private Game Reserve

Departure from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, board onto your federal Air flight to Ulusaba airstrip and depending on your flight option you will depart either at 10h30 OR 12h30.

On arrival at the airstrip you will be welcome by the Lodge’s team and transferred by a 4 x 4 Game vehicle. This is a game drive transfer as you will see wildlife as soon as you leave the airstrip.

Arrive at the lodge for a Welcome Drink followed by check in procedures. Once you are settled in your chalet, enjoy lunch.

Around 15h30, gather for a decadent high tea during which you will be introduced to your Ranger. After your briefing, Board on the lodge state-of-the-art Land rovers, specially modified for guests’ comfort and safety with bucket seats separated by large storage boxes. In order to maximise photographic opportunities, there are never more than two people in a row unless guests request otherwise. In addition, there are never more than two vehicles at a sighting, except with very relaxed animals in open terrain, in which case three vehicles are allowed.  During the game drive your experienced game ranger and expert local tracker will share their extensive knowledge and love for the African bush with you. Animals and birds in the reserve have become used to having the game drive vehicles in close proximity due to a carefully planned and managed habituation process. This allows us to get really close to them and forms part of the appeal of the Luxury Lodge Safari!

Afternoon game drives are a highlight as sundowners are served in the bush, with the beautiful African sunset above. They extend into the early evening and as darkness falls, nocturnal animals of the bush get excited as they celebrate “” their dawn “and come out. Your skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight, which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge. Arrival is at the lodge in the early evening, there is time to freshen up before dinner alternatively served around the campfire in the open air boma (weather permitting) or in the dining room. Dinner combines African and Western cuisine. It is time to discuss the afternoon’s highlights around the campfire and plan for tomorrow safari with your ranger.

Day 2 & 3 Savanna Private Game Reserve

The day begins early with tea or coffee with muffins and fruit before departing on the Game Drive which will take approximately 3-4 hours. The cooler morning temperatures mean that the game in the reserve is often more active, and the softer light makes for great images.

Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast, after which you will have time to relax by the pool and dip into a good book or enjoy the rest of the lodge’s facilities.

In between the game drives guests are welcome to join the morning walk lead by experienced armed Ranger and Tracker. The rest of the day is spent at leisure, relaxing in your room or by the pool. Lunch is served around 14h00 and it is time for a little siesta.

Around 15h30 gather with fellow guests for high tea in preparation for your afternoon game drive during your experienced guide will through your wildlife Wishlist to find out what hasn’t been ticked yet, but you may also be lucky that by your second game drive your wildlife expectations have already been met and exceeded. Enjoy your afternoon game drive with stop for Sundowners to stretch your legs while marvelling at the splendour of an African sunset, and the absolute tranquillity of the bush.

Back again at the lodge after an exhilarating afternoon of unforgettable bush life. Get ready for dinner and time to discuss the day highlights with fellow guests and ranger and make new friends. After yet another evening under the African stars enjoy your last night in the bush.

Day 4 – Departure

Today will be another early start for a final morning game drive. One last opportunity to experience the magic that only the African Bush can offer!

After the game drive return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and afterwards complete the check-out procedures before being transferred to Ulusaba airstrip for your flight back to Johannesburg to fly home or continue on your travels elsewhere.

Rates Per Person

Rxxxxper person
  • 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
  • Return Federal Air flights from OR Tambo Airport to Ulusaba Airstrip
  • 3 Night Accommodation in a Luxury Suite
  • 2 game drives per day
  • All meals, teas and coffees
  • Drinks (house wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks)
  • Minibar
  • Refreshments on game drive
  • Bush walks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
  • VAT
  • Premium brand beverages and cigars
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Spa treatments
  • The following levies and conservation fees:
    • Ulusaba Runway fee of R 295 per person per way (2019) & R 340 per person per way (2020)
    • Rhino Conservation Levy of R 138 per person per night (2019) R XXX per person per night cap to a total of 4 nights maximum
    • Sabi Sands Conservation fees of R XXXX (2019) and R XXXX(2020)

Conditions

Child Policy:

  • Executive and luxury suites – no children under 8
  • Savanna Suite – Children of all ages welcome
  • Children are considered to be 8-16 years. Sharing with an adult they will pay 50% of the full rate. From 17 years and older, full adult rate will apply.
  • We regret that we do not accommodate children under the age of 8 years, unless the whole camp is booked.