Savanna Private Game Reserve

Safari Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Savanna Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Savanna is situated near the Newington Gate entrance, in the famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and offers the ambience of a romantic bygone era. The luxury tented suites combine the romance of a tented roof and draped inner ceiling, and ensure the utmost privacy.

Savanna prides itself on attention to detail, and exceptional levels of personal service. With only 18 guests, the staff have the time and dedication to attend to your every need. In addition, the excellent food and world class Big 5 game viewing with knowledgeable and enthusiastic rangers, will make your stay here totally memorable.

There is an attractive outdoor swimming pool, ideal for cooling off after your morning game drive, and a comfortable upstairs lounge and library area, all overlooking the waterhole, which is floodlit at night, and where some of Africa's most impressive wildlife comes down to drink.

Full English breakfasts and lunches are served on the veranda, and dinner is either served in the dining room or in the starlit boma, warmed by a roaring log fire.

Savanna has 4 luxury tented suites and 3 spacious executive tented suites. Rustic reed blinds, coir carpets, a draped canvas ceiling and built in lounge area all combine to create the most luxurious tents in Africa. Each suite has air-conditioning and a fan, a fully-stocked mini bar, a spacious en-suite bathroom with outdoor and indoor showers, and a private veranda which is ideal for relaxing and absorbing the sounds of the African bush. The executive suites have their own lounge area and a private plunge pool.

There is also the exclusive 2 bedroomed Savanna Suite, ideal for families or friends travelling together, which also includes a private Land Rover and private dining options.

 

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Rates
Rates From GBP £ 328 US$ 544 ZAR 5,740 EUR 397 per person.
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Our standard rates for a Executive Suite
DatesPriceBasisRate NameNights
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 GBP £ 427 US$ 709 ZAR 7,475 EUR 517 ppsStandard1+ nights
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 GBP £ 477 US$ 792 ZAR 8,345 EUR 577 ppsStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

Individual Suites: All meals, 2 game drives per day, walking safaris, all drinks (excluding selected wines and imported beverages) and a laundry service are included.

Savanna Suite: 2 game drives per day in a private Land Rover, private dining with waiter in attendance, all drinks and laundry are included.

IN ADDITION: For all visitors, there is a cash entrance fee payable of R50 per person to enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is payable at the entrance gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a R190 per vehicle entrance fee, also payable in cash at the entrance gate. All rates subject to change. For guests arriving and departing via FedAir, the landing/departure fees are also excluded (payable directly to the lodge - rates on request).

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome at the main lodge. Rates available on request. Children of any age are welcome with their families when booking the Savanna Suite. Only children 16 years and older are allowed to go on bushwalks.

 
Children's Programme

Children of all ages are welcome with their families when booking the Savanna Suite, however no children under the age of 8 years will be permitted at the main lodge. Each day there are 2 game drives, early morning and late afternoon. These game drives are broken up with a drink and snack break. During the middle of the day, there are various activities for the children – called the Bushbabies Club. A children's menu is available on request with all the foods that bushbabies enjoy, if your child has any special needs, please be sure to advise us in advance. Each child receives a goodie bush bag with items to add to their safari experience. All items collected from the activities during your child's stay will be put together in a scrapbook, showing all the items they learned about and have collected. As the children enjoy different activities and are of varying ages, a daily programme will be put together according to their interests. The various activities included during your child's stay are: In the bush: Spoor identification: Tracking of small animals with your tracker and guide: find the Small 5. This concentrates on teaching children the different spoor and droppings of animals as well as tracking techniques. Children can be taught how to follow animals and look for distinguishing signs. Plant uses: Plant identification as well as the medicinal and practical uses of these plants. Children can collect different plants during their walk and discover what can be used as substitutes for toothbrushes, toilet paper etc. Bird watching: Identify the different species of birds. The field guide will explain how to do this from various visual aspects, as well as from bird calls. Butterfly and bug catching: Find the smaller creatures such as butterflies, lizards, etc. Picnics in the bush: Enjoy a picnic lunch where you can investigate the nearby surroundings and collect goodies for your scrap book. Village Tour: One of the trackers will take the family on a village tour, which includes seeing the nursery school, seeing the traditional homes and learning how they make their food. There are also traditional dancers. An additional option is a visit to the Lilydale Primary School. Traditional hair braiding: Have your hair braided traditionally by one of the Tsonga ladies. Arts and crafts: Spend some time with a local African crafter. Kitchen activities: Make and bake in the kitchen. Face painting: Have your face painted as an African animal. Night activities (depending on the weather): Star drives: Go on a night drive and learn about the stars. Frogging: Catch and identify frogs. Find them in their transition stages from tadpole to mature frog. Back at the lodge: African story books and educational children's books can be read in the library. Children's games in the library.

Guest Comments

Average Guest Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 ratings.

Savanna: what can I say? Utterly brilliant service. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Service of the highest standard without being stuffy. Everything done quietly and efficiently behind your back. We will never forget our three days at Savanna and we both feel that we would go back in an instant. They are like magician's pulling rabbit after rabbit out of the hat (both in terms of the service, atmosphere and game viewing). The food was fantastic especially for my vegetarianism. Even on the evening game drive, they had prepared something different for me every night. What a team! I could never recommend them highly enough!

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Emma and myself would just like to say that you provided us with 3 of the most spectacular weeks we will ever have!! And we cannot thank you enough. Every loctaion and place we stayed was fantastic, and the people we met along the way were superb. The wedding at Savanna was perfect, Paddy and Jayne attended along with their dog 'Wally', John Parsons was the nicest man you could ever meet, and we even had a group of warthogs join the congregation. Absolutely wonderful!!! And if anybody says to me they fancy a trip to South Africa, there is only one company I would suggest booking it through!! Once again, we thank you for a brilliant experience, and we have already started saving to go back!!

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Pack For A Purpose

Savanna Private Game Reserve supports Pack for a Purpose, an initiative set up to enable travellers to make meaningful contributions to help meet the needs of the places they visit. 

There is need everywhere in the world. People who travel to other countries often wish they could bring things along, for distribution out to local communities, but without knowing more about this, it is difficult to know specifically what items will be welcome and worthwhile.

Savanna Private Game Reserve work with local community-based projects, and via the Pack for a Purpose website, they provide details of the project and a list of items that are specifically required. In this way, as the traveller, you can decide whether you wish to 'pack for a purpose' and bring along additional items which meet the needs of the people who will be using them.

If you book a stay here with Travel Butlers, we will provide all the details of what you could take along to support Savanna Private Game Reserve and their local community.

Savanna Private Game Reserve

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Special Offers

Savanna Private Game Reserve Honeymoon Package

Valid:   1 January 2014  -  31 December 2015.

Savanna Private Game Reserve: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

Valid:   7 January 2014  -  20 December 2014.

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