Nottens is small, compared with other lodges, with only a maximum of about 18 guests. They were very welcoming and attentive on arrival and the rooms, although in concrete buildings were very comfortable with personal balconies overlooking the game area in front. There is no electric lighting in the rooms or the lounge and dining area on purpose (but has power to the camp for everything else) and the lighting is by candlelight and paraffin lamps which creates a special atmosphere, although a head torch is recommended!
The food is very good, varied and plentiful and available at any time of the day should you feel the need which would be unusual!
Onto the game drives, two per day and a walk (really interesting) if you wish. The guides we had, Mr T and Gideon were very experienced and knowledgeable and enabled us to find mating leopards in the middle of the bush and most other available game. All a very close quarters in open trucks!
In conclusion. A great experience and we would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Notten`s Bush Camp Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve