Room Overview

South Africa–>Kruger National Park–>Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Accommodation Type: Lodge

Good For: Couple/Romantic, Family, Solo

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the “birthplace” of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, loved by guests and staff alike as a place of adventure, wilderness & wildlife. Home to the extensive Mpumalanga cross-section of wildlife, including the Big Five and various endangered species. The park also shares 50 kilometres of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant.

Arathusa Safari Lodge is one of the Sabi Sands most enriching and romantic bush getaways. Located within eyesight of the impressive, Kruger National Park, Arathusa provides the ideal setting in which to engage with the hitherto untamed African bush, and spend some time appreciating the area’s notable wildlife collection (including the Big Five).

Popular for its family friendly ambience, an atmosphere of friendship and lighthearted exploration, Motswari Private Game Reserve’s moto of “Come as a visitor – leave as a friend” stands as a true testimony to its character.

Room aminities


1 Kingsize bed

2 People



Room service

Hotel Details


Arathusa Safari Lodge accommodates up to twenty people at any given time in a series of standard and luxury, thatch roofed suites, all completed with en-suite bathrooms, verandahs, mini bars, air conditioning, mosquito nets, electronic safes, hairdryers and coffee making stations.

Arathusa has 4 ultra-luxurious suites. These remote and exclusive units are further removed, and have their own private plunge pools and lounge areas.


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Walking safaris


  • Swimming Pool
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Game Drives


Arathusa is particularly well known for its leopard population, with regular sightings and a familiarity with the animals making for easy viewing. Additionally, the area plays host to large buffalo herds, elephant herds, and numerous lion prides, as well as the rest of the big five (in abundance), and plain’s game, including giraffe, zebra, impala, and warthog. The area is also home to an impressive array of birdlife.



  • From Johannesburg:
  • From Johannesburg, take the N12 to Witbank. At Witbank, take the N4 to Nelspruit
  • Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River and proceed to Hazyview
  • Remain on the R40 towards Bushbuckridge
  • From Hazyview it is approximately 62 km until you reach Acornhoek
  • Turn right at the traffic lights (Manyeleti / Hulamahashe / Hluvukani turn off)
  • Follow the tar road for approximately 33km
  • Turn right onto a gravel road (just before the Hluvukane BP Petrol Station on the right hand side)
  • Travel down this gravel road for approximately 5km until you find a road to your left. Turn left
  • Travel straight down this road for approximately 16km to the “Gowrie Gate”
  • Entrance fee to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is payable in cash. You will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person. The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices are subject to change)
  • Travel straight through the “Gowrie Gate”
  • Follow the sign for “Arathusa Safari 5.9km”


South African Express Airways operate a number of flights from Oliver Tambo International Airport (previously Johannesburg International Airport) into Kruger Mpumalanga international Airport and to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit.

We are able to arrange road transfers between the airports and Arathusa.

An excellent alternative to consider is a panoramic transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga international Airport to the camp.

This transfer takes in some of Mpumalanga’s most breath-taking scenery and gives a good overview of this rich. unique and diverse province of South Africa.

-24.744038 (latitude) 31.504906 (longitude)


STANDARD ROOMS 1 Jan – 30 Apr 2015 High season 1 May – 30 Aug 2015 Low season 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2015 High season
Per person per night sharing R3550.00 R3200.00 R3550.00
Per person per night single R4500.00 R4000.00 R4500.00
LUXURY ROOMS 1 Jan – 30 Apr 2015 High season 1 May – 30 Aug 2015 Low season 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2015 High season
Per person per night sharing R4500.00 R4100.00 R4500.00
Per person per night single R5750.00 R5250.00 R5750.00

Extra info


Unless the camp is entirely and exclusively linked, Arathusa does not accommodate guests under the age of twelve years old.

Incl. & Excl:

  • Rates at Arathusa Safari Lodge include tea and coffee making stations and three meals per day.
  • Morning and evening game drives, and accommodation are also included.
  • Excluded from the price are all bar and laundry expenses.
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival at the lodge.
  • Malaria As the lodge is situated in a malaria endemic area, guests are advised to consult with their GP or chemist before arriving, and to bring necessary repellents (the rooms are fitted with mosquito netting).


  • Arathusa Safari Lodge rates include accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, 2 daily game drives and an optional bushwalk but EXCLUDE all drinks and laundry
  • Rates are inclusive of 14% Vat
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an Indemnity Form on arrival at the lodge
  • NO children under the age of 12 are permitted at Arathusa Safari Lodge
  • Children over 12 years of age are charged the full adult rate
  • All extras to be settled directly on departure

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