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"Nottens Bush Camp - down to earth elegance

Notten’s Bush Camp a lovely family lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park. It is one of the first private game lodges in South Africa. Notten’s provides a true African safari adventure, and is appreciated for its immaculate service levels and hearty hospitality.

Safaris are offered in open-roofed Land Rovers allowing for an adventurous discovery of the reserve's prolific wildlife, which includes the Big 5.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is an outstanding natural haven noted for its great concentration of animal and bird life. Walking safaris allow visitors the chance of discovering the riches of the place from nearby.

After an adventurous safari, guests may spend idle moments around the shining pool or have a massage at the Nature Spa. At nightfall, the sounds of the African night provides an appropriate backdrop while feasting in the enticing candlelit boma beneath the stars.


Accommodation comprises beautifully appointed suites with open-plan bedrooms and bathrooms, all with indoor and outdoor shower facilities. Windows and sliding doors are fitted with screens and insect coils are provided. The suites lead onto private wooden decks with a splendid view of the bush.

Paraffin lanterns and candles replace electrical lights for atmosphere and overhead ceiling fans provide cooling in the rooms. A main phone line and facilities for the recharging of electronic devices are available in the lodge's reception.

  • 8 Private Suites
  • Each elegantly decorated
  • En-suite bath, shower, toilet and hand basin
  • Mosquito netting on windows and doors
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private game viewing deck
  • Overhead fans

Two rivers supply the game reserve with water - the Sand River and the Sabi River. These rivers make sure that the reserve holds one of the richest and most varied wildlife populations in Africa. Animal species exist in abundance, whilst the ever-changing bird life provides enthusiasts with rare spots.

Wildlife viewing - inclusive of the Big Five - is second to none. Sabi Sand allows for quality viewing of leopard (the most elusive of predators), and elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a wide variety of antelope and other species. It is further home to several endangered species.

A checklist of the reserve would yield at least 320 tree-, 44 fish-, 28 amphibian-, 112 reptile-, 490 bird- and 140 mammal species. The species exist in their natural habitat - preserved in its original glory - which has only been a wilderness area.

  • Sparkling pool with open-plan pavilion
  • Spa in peaceful setting
  • Open air boma for an evening around the fire
  • Open-plan lounge & dining area
  • 2 Game drives daily in an open Landrover
  • Daily bush walks
  • 3 meals a day
  • Massages at the spa
  • Relaxation at the pool
  • Evenings in the boma around a blazing fire
Child Policy
  • Children 6 and over are welcome.
  • Children 12 years and under enjoy a 30% discount.
  • Shared accommodation for children – 2 Family Rooms, 1 Triple Room
Specials at Nottens Bush Camp

Nottens Bush Camp offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • There is a person per night Conservation Fee and Community levy, both charges are not part of our rate,s but are included in the invoice and are critical to the protection of our wilderness.
  • We charge a 50% single supplement
  • Cancellation T&C apply to all confirmed bookings
  • Must settle in full 6 weeks before arrival date.
  • Nottens will do transfers to/from Skukuza, KMIA and Hoedspruit region, please enquire for rates.
  • Rates are fully inclusive of three meals, accommodation, two game drives and bush walk per day, local soft drinks, house wines and beers are included
  • Excluded are special wines, champagne and spirits, transfers, tours, massages and items from the shop.
Enquiries at Nottens Bush Camp

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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