Savanna Game Lodge


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Rate From: R9 500 per person sharing

Savanna Game Lodge, in Savanna Private Game Reserve which is part of the famed Sabi Sands Game Reserve and adjacent to Kruger National Park, your visit becomes intertwined with the heritage of the local community. You may be there to see reams of wildlife in their natural habitat, but the local people are part of this wilderness and your contribution as a paying tourist will benefit their future in this region.

Nearly all the staff at Savanna come from the villages around the lodge and many young adults are granted the opportunity to work for three months at the lodge, getting their holistic training in lodge management.  As a guest, you are served by loyal people who smile all the while, who cook up a storm and who find the most elusive leopard in dense bush. You can listen to the Mabarhule choir sing to you in the evening boma and some 250 orphans are being fed and looked after at the care centre at the lodge.

Yes, Savanna is a five star lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and yes, this diverse wilderness is home to the Big Five and much more. Highly trained guides will take you out on extraordinary game drives to see awesome creatures including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippos, crocs, various elegant antelope, myriad birds and other small critters. Learn about the trees and their important medicinal qualities while you walk into the bushveld with expert trackers to find out more about the nuances of nature.

Close encounters of the real kind create a special feeling for visitors who trek through the wilderness getting up close and personal with elephants and warthogs, wild flowers and butterflies, succulent shrubs and huge stately trees. Learn how each plant has its place in the ecosystem, how every insect plays a role in the food chain of life. You will think differently about conservation after a trip to Savanna Private Game Reserve!

And yet, you are still treated like royalty. Stay in gracious colonial style tents, their charm offset with modern facilities and hot water in your en-suite bathroom. Three of the suites are executive style with large plunge pools on private decks overlooking the savannah waterholes strategically placed.

Enjoy decadent bathrooms under draped tented roofs like an Out of Africa experience where you feel so special, so unique – an African holiday you will never forget. Picture the elegant colonial décor and the handmade furniture, the African art and the attention to detail – everything has been designed to ensure your safari experience at Savanna Private Game Reserve is one of the best you ever have.

Bring your whole family to the bush, to see Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands, to lounge around in a spacious suite with lounge and veranda under cover. You can also move to the main lounge beside the swimming pool and take a book from the library to make sure you learn more about the wildlife here. Use the internet to send your photographs home and sit above in the viewing loft while playing chess and watch the animals wander by.

For many guests the safari game drives are the highlight of the holiday at Savanna Private Game Reserve. Early mornings in the bush are quite unforgettable…. Drink a coffee while the birds serenade you and the animals wake up and come down to drink at various waterholes. In the evenings, sip a cocktail while the sun sets and the nocturnal animals get ready to start their day.

This is why Savanna is so special – it takes you into the bush in style – on a luxury safari, yet you still feel as if you are immersed in nature. Book your special package with one of our consultants who can assist you to tailor make your bushveld experience the way you want it. Enquire here.


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Johannesburg to Savanna: approximately five-and-a-half hours (approximately 480km)

KMIA (Nelspruit) to Savanna: approximately one-and-a-half hours (approximately 130km)

Scheduled flights directly into the Sabi Sand Daily return flights leave from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to an airstrip in the reserve. These flights are approximately an hour long, with a 40 minute game drive to Savanna. Scheduled flight to KMIA (Nelspruit) from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town. There are daily scheduled flights on Airlink from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). It is a 75 minute drive from the airport to Savanna. Transfer can be arranged in air-conditioned, luxury vehicles with complementary snacks and drinks. Guests can also fly across to Savanna from KMIA in 30 minutes.

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