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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Morris, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

Get the full experience of safari drives while being pampered at this lodge. The exciting drives to see animals in THEIR habitat was an adventure not to be missed. The lodge, the suites, and the food were more than one could expect.

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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Nice lodge with a good price/quality ratio. Game drives are excellent with a great variety of animals and very good rangers. We tried to reach the lodge with our gps, big mistake. Instead, use the directions provided by Arathusa. The lodge is located on a big pool where a lot of animal activity. Food was most of the time very...

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1Thank Remi W
Buxted, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We moved to Arathusa on 3 November for nine nights ( yes nine...everyone thinks we are mad) after three days at Idube in the south of Sabi Sands.We had had very good sightings of the big five before, but my goodness did they crank up the volume here! On arrival we were greeted warmly and my wife was wished a...

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6Thank Watson H
San Jose
Reviewed 6 December 2014

If you wish to experience the South African bush and wildlife in comfort you can't go wrong with Arathusa. We initially booked a "standard room" but we got upgraded to the Jackalberry suite as a honeymoon gift. What a nice gesture!! The suite was great, had private pool overlooking the waterhole with sunbeds (and the Hippos in it:), had a...

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2Thank Krisz009
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Amazing location next to a waterhole abundant with life. In addition to the local hippos we had a family of elephants coming to play right in front of the lodge daily. The staff were very friendly and all the game ranges were not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic in ensuring that each visitor left overwhelmed by the experience. In the 2...

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2Thank lyall s
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 29 November 2014

This is a great lodge with fantastic wildlife viewing. I have been 3 times over the past few years and took my whole family for a few days in August 2014 tipo give them a chance to see what I had seen. Friendly helpful staff and knowledgable trackers Rangers. One tip research carefully about the luxury (deluxe) rooms as they...

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1Thank Iamjustcam
Reviewed 22 November 2014

My partner and I had four days at Arathusa in October 2014 at the end of our trip to South Africa.We were picked up at Nelspruit Kruger Airport by a friendly driver from the lodge who immediately started to fill us in on what we might expect to see on the three hour journey to the safari lodge . We...

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7Thank Simon B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 November 2014

If you wish to experience the South African bush and wildlife in comfort you can't go wrong with Arathusa. We had a "Luxury" cottage, that came equipped with our own collection of African fauna. The food was very good but the safaris were even better. We were just a few feet from a pride of lions who had the good...

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4Thank Bruce F
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2014

It was our second stay at Arathusa in 4 years, we are out of words to describe how everything was perfect. Malcom the chef is very creative and the food is amazing. The entire staff is extremely helpfull. The room was very nice, clean and very large (it was the standard bungalow). And what about the game drives!! Just amazing...

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3Thank Pierre585
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 November 2014

We traveled to a few places in South Africa for our honeymoon, but Arathusa was definitely one of the highlights! It was our first time in Africa and first safari experience and we were just blown away! The lodge itself is beautiful and peaceful, with large, comfortable rooms overlooking a watering hole. We saw hippos, buffalo, and elephants at it...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Arathusa Safari Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Arathusa Safari
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“Mainly all the same”
 of 5 bubbles christinecO4721RL, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Water facing rooms offer a view of the watering hole and are closer to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles kirstynmccormick, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Secluded and view of the animals.”
 of 5 bubbles 322adriennew, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles underhillrental, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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