Rejuvenate your body and mind in the serenity of an untamed bush, where your senses will be calmed naturally. This getaway is a quick visit to some of the best game viewing activities and lodge facilities that the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve has to offer.
Notten's Bush Camp will welcome you to a family-owned and run accommodation, providing exceptional personalized service by a friendly staff. From lantern-lit dinner tables to relaxing massage and king-size beds, you will find true peace in the bush on an African safari.
The best part of your African safari is that there are different sightings on each game drive. Some days you could see a lioness with her cubs or a herd of elephant drinking water at the river, making each game viewing experience unique. In addition to the spectacular wildlife, cultural interactions with the local people will broaden your insight of the bush.
When you arrive at Notten's Bush Camp, a hearty welcome will await you in the form of smiling staff and a refreshing high tea. After settling in and getting your African safari briefing from the ranger, you head off into the bush for your introduction to the untamed bush in a night game drive. During the night game drive you will spot a variety of large and small nocturnal creature, from predators like lions to bushbabies.
There will be a chance to take lots of photos, so don't forget your camera. Getting back to camp, the aroma of delectable cuisine will overwhelm you. After delighting in the various culinary delights, you can settle down with post-dinner drinks or head off to your suite for a peaceful night indoors in preparation for your upcoming days of adventure.
In the morning, there is an early wake-up call, warm coffee and then the first game drive of the day starts. Alternatively, a guided walking safari, a photographic safari or a bird watching expedition can be enjoyed instead of a game drive. Whichever way, you are sure to have a magnificent encounter with the bush.
Watch in wonder as the wildlife come out of the bush, smell the early morning air and admire the beautiful vistas! Possible sightings of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) can be encountered. Rhino sightings will be a special treat for animal lovers as the Kruger National Park is home to the largest population of wild rhino.
After the morning game drive, you return to camp for a delicious brunch. Until lunch, you have the day at your own leisure, at the swimming pool or in the spa indulging in optional pamper sessions. Cultural tours to the local Shangaan community will allow interaction with the unique lifestyle of these native people. After lunch and the late afternoon high tea, your ranger will once again sweep you off your feet onto the game drive vehicle and display the wonders of the bush to you.
After the evening game drive, you will have time to relax in the lounge area that has a fully-stocked wine cellar offering a fine selection of South African wines. Dinner is a social event that takes place either alfresco around a campfire or at a dining table in the open-plan summerhouse. After dinner, drinks can be enjoyed around a blazing fire while listening to the sounds of the nocturnal wildlife. Share your experiences of the day as you enjoy the company of fellow travellers and the friendly staff members.
On the final day of your brief visit to the Sabi Sands, you can awake before the sun rises and embark on a final game viewing experience. An early morning game drive or walking safari proceeds after enjoying a warm cup of coffee and a rusk.
A road transfer will deliver you to a bush airstrip where you will board a light aircraft for a flight to Johannesburg. Enjoy a scenic flight over Mpumalanga and its rolling grasslands and its abundant wildlife. At O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will embark on your onward travel arrangements.