The Bay Hotel

Cape Town

Days 1 - 4: Cape Town

The Bay Hotel Location Map

Resplendently situated between the majestic backdrop of the craggy Twelve Apostles and the palm-fringed white sands of Camps Bay Beach, The Bay was the first beachfront hotel in Cape Town. The Bay has proven over the years that 5* elegance and sophistication can be achieved in an informal atmosphere.

The upmarket suburb of Camps Bay has a typical village atmosphere and is home to some of the trendiest restaurants and bars and one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town. Local life is casual and in the evening residents and holidaymakers can be found enjoying sundowners at the many sidewalk bistros and restaurants on the strip.

The Bay is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Cape and is within easy reach of its most celebrated scenic attractions including the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cableway, and the Cape Peninsula.  The V&A Waterfront boasts many shops, bars and restaurants, and there is also an aquarium, and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside of the V&A, and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity.  The Table Mountain Cable way is also within easy reach of The Bay Hotel, and the coastal road from Camps Bay down to the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular in the whole of South Africa.

The Bay Hotel offers guests a variety of culinary experiences to indulge in with the hotel’s 4 different restaurants. Each restaurant has a unique style, complimenting the venue’s surroundings, and whether guests are on the lookout for a fresh, bountiful breakfast overlooking Camps Bay’s beachfront, a long leisurely lunch poolside, or simply to unwind whilst sipping on a glass of fine wine, everyone is spoilt for choice here.

Every one of the 78 bedrooms and suites gaze upon the spectacular vista that is Camps Bay. Many of the rooms have spacious balconies.All the rooms have air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and a mini bar.

Guests can relax around the sparkling pool, or simply cross the road to the golden sands and lie on the beach. There is also a Spa for guest's enjoyment, plus a small but well-equipped gymnasium.

Example Details For The Bay Hotel

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Premier Mountain Room (Stay 3 / pay 2 special applied)
Includes: Breakfast is included. Stay 3 Pay 2: Stay a minimum of 3 consecutive nights & only pay for 2 nights. This offer is valid for 01 May 2020 to 30 September 2020 Stay 4 Pay 3: Stay a minimum of 4 consecutive nights & only pay for 3 nights. This offer is valid for 01 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
 
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The Bay Hotel Location.

Address

The Bay Hotel,69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Directions

From the N2 (Cape Town International Airport/the Winelands/Hermanus/The Garden Route): Take the N2 towards Cape Town. Keep on this road, following the signs for Cape Town North, and then M6 Sea Point. If in doubt, keep bearing right the whole time! You will then see the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on your left-hand side (very large cream-coloured building), and there will be a set of traffic lights at a major junction. Go straight over these set of traffic lights. You are now going up Buitengracht Street (M62) towards the cable way and Camps Bay.

Keep following the signs towards the cable way. You will go over several sets of traffic lights, but keep going straight. You will go up a fairly steep hill, and at the top at a small roundabout, the cable way will be off to the left. Go straight over this roundabout towards Camps Bay. You will go over the pass, and Camps Bay will be right in front of you. This is now Camps Bay Drive.

Follow Camps Bay Drive down the hill to the very bottom, where the road stops at a T-junction with the sea immediately opposite you. Turn right, and The Bay is just along here on your right-hand side, after the first row of restaurants and the petrol station.

From the N1: Follow the road to Cape Town, and you will see the CTICC on your left-hand side. Follow the directions as above.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms are en-suite with a separate bath and shower. They also have air conditioning and heating, a living area, telephone, room safe, a personal bar, hair dryer, pillow menu, internet access, satellite television, international plug points, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Day rooms can be booked at an additional charge (price on request). Change rooms are complimentary on a first come first serve basis which can be reserved at reception on the day of arrival/departure.

The facilities at The Bay Hotel include 4 pools, a gym and personal trainer, a hair salon, spa with a sauna and steam room along with tennis and squash courts. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available.

Tides Restaurant offers a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, baked goodies, cold meats, cheeses and cereals, plus the option of ordering a hot breakfast.

Bistro @ The Bay is located next to the hotel pool and deck. Lunch and dinner menus feature sandwiches, salads, steaks and pastas.

Caamil’s Bar offers a variety of fine wines, spirits and champagne next to a crackling fireplace.

Guests at The Bay Hotel can enjoy honorary membership at Sandy B, an exclusive private beach club.

Services include a concierge, 24 hour room service, a shuttle service to/from the V&A Waterfront (this is an additional cost, which will be added to your room account for settling upon check out), and an UBER booking service.

Limited parking is available at an additional charge.

The hotel has 24 hour security.

A laundry service is available.

Credit cards are accepted.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

The Cape Winelands

Days 5 - 6: The Cape Winelands

Franschhoek Country House & Villas Location Map

South Africa is today one of the major producers and exporters of wines worldwide, and has been producing wine since the middle of the 17th century. Franschhoek is nestled at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by rolling mountains, and is arguably one of the most prettiest villages in South Africa.

There are over 20 wine estates in the region, and staying in the area will give you the chance to either search out the labels you are familiar with from home or to go on a voyage of discovery and find new favourites.

The main street in Franschhoek is home to many excellent restaurants, and no fewer than 8 feature in the country's Top 100, quite deservedly earning the town the reputation of being South Africa's 'Food and Wine Capital'.  Other activities include walking trails, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, fly fishing and golf. For those more adventurous, paragliding offers a stunning bird's eye view of the area. Or simply amble among an array of art shops, galleries and specialist stores that grace the village centre.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas is a 5* hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek valley complimented by the well known Monneaux Restaurant. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village, only 1 km from the main town it is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.

The famous Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.

There are 2 swimming pools for relaxing around after a day of sightseeing and wine tasting, or pamper yourself with a range of Spa treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures.

The original Franschhoek Country House offers a choice of accommodation, including the charming Standard Rooms, Luxury Rooms and Garden Cottages. Whichever you choose, the accommodation on offer is designed with your comfort and luxury experience in mind.

The luxurious Villa Suites offer discerning guests demanding opulence and space in a relaxed country setting. Arguably the best suites on offer in the Winelands, the suites are each a total of 100sqm in size which include a separate lounge, bedroom and picturesque bathroom and 2 private balconies.

Example Details For Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Franschhoek Country House & Villas Location.

Address

Franschhoek Country House & Villas,Main Road, Franschhoek

Directions

From Cape Town (via N1): Drive out of Cape Town on the N1 past Belville and Brackenfell turn-offs. Continue past the Winelands 1-Stop Engen petrol station as well as the first Stellenbosch turn-off after the petrol station. Take the next turn-off named Stellenbosch/Klapmuts and turn right at the stop on the R44.

Approximately 600m further, go over the 4-way stop. Shortly after the 4 way stop (+/-400m) turn left at the Franschhoek sign. Carry along this road for approximately 8 km until it ends at a T-junction at which you turn right to Franschhoek on the R45. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 16 km further).

Franschhoek Country House is a terracotta coloured building situated 1.5 km before the main town of Franschhoek on the right-hand side, further on from the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

From Cape Town (via N2): Drive out of Cape Town on the N2, and take the first Stellenbosch turn-off (Baden Powell Drive/R310) and keep on travelling to Stellenbosch. You will eventually pass the Spier Wine Estate (on your right) and a few kilometres after that, the road will end at a T-junction (approximately 13 km from the N2 turn-off).

Turn right at the T-junction and travel into Stellenbosch. You will pass over 3 traffic lights - keep to your left. The road ends at a T-junction at which you turn left. Pass over 3 traffic lights and shortly after the 3rd set, turn right at a set of lights at the Franschhoek/Idas Valley sign.

This road will take you over the mountain on the Helshoogte Pass, trough Johannesdal and through Pniel and eventually ends at a T-junction (16 km from Stellenbosch). This T-junction is shortly after the Boschendal Wine Estate (which would have been on your right). Turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 to Franschhoek. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 13 km further. Follow the directions as above.

From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Either follow the N2 to the Baden Powell Drive/R310 exit, and follow the directions as above OR you can take the more scenic route via the Franschhoek Pass - leave the N2 at the R43 towards Villiersdorp (16 km past Caledon) and follow this road to Villiersdorp. Turn onto the R45 and go over the Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek. Turn right into the Main road (R45) at the Monument. Drive down the main street, and Franschhoek Country House is a terracotta coloured building situated 1.5 km out of the main town of Franschhoek on the left-hand side, before the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate further on.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome, but can only be accommodated in certain rooms.

All Rooms have air conditioning, hair dryers, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, a room safe, TV and shaver plugs.

Villa Suites have under floor heating, 2 balconies, a separate lounge, separate dresser table and luxurious bathrooms with double basins.

The hotel has 2 swimming pools (one heated). Cycles are available to hire.

A complimentary shuttle bus runs to the Franschhoek village twice a day.

A baby-sitting service is available on request (additional cost).

There is a spa treatment room offering a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments (additional cost).

Due to limited space, treatments needs to be pre-booked well in advance in order to avoid disappointment, especially during peak season periods. Please also take note the treatment room is closed on public holidays and Sundays.

Credit cards are accepted.

It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.

The Marine

Hermanus

Days 7 - 8: Hermanus

The Marine Location Map

The 5* Marine Hotel is a member of the Relais & Chateaux Association and has secured its position among the finest hotels in the world.

The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay in the Western Cape’s Overberg region, the hotel is the ultimate location for whale watching during whale season – often directly from the comfort of the sea view bedrooms.

Stroll along the cliff-hugging path to the golf club and view the miles of white sandy beach beyond. Otherwise, there's the sparkling, heated courtyard pool, perfect for catching some African sun. Spend the remainder of your day in the reading Room or watch (in Spring) the Southern Right Whales play in the bay.

Carchele Health and Beauty Spa provides an experience not to be missed. A comprehensive list of treatments is available to refresh and revitalise your body, mind and spirit.

The Marine Hotel has 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, each with private facilities.

All rooms are arranged in the highest standard of style and comfort. The bathrooms, a study in marble, chrome and luxurious deep pile towelling, offer the perfect recipe for relaxation amongst the bubbles.

Many have commanding views across Walker Bay or into the beautiful internal courtyards with its swimming pool and garden.

Example Details For The Marine

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Double Sea View
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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The Marine Location.

Address

The Marine,Marine Drive, Hermanus

Directions

From Cape Town/Stellenbosch: Follow the N2 to George/Mossel Bay over 2 mountain passes (Sir Lowry's Pass and Houwhoek Pass). After the 2nd pass, turn right onto R43 to Kleinmond/Hermanus. You will pass suburbs called Hawston, Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus and Sandbaai. When entering Hermanus, continue through the town to the traffic lights situated at a sharp left corner at the end of the main street, follow the street round to the left. Travel for about 0.5 km until the stop sign (cross roads). Turn right. The Marine is immediately on your left.

From Franschhoek: Take the R45 towards Villiersdorp. Turn left and drive to Villersdorp, then take the R43 towards Botriver. (You will turn onto the N2 for a short while). Take the R43 in the direction of Hermanus. You will pass the Kleinmond turn and then the suburbs of Hawston, Fisherhaven, Vermont, Onrus and Sandbaai. Follow the directions as above.

From the Garden Route: Follow the N2 towards Cape Town. 10 km past Riviersonderend, turn left onto the R326 to Stanford and follow the signs to Hermanus. On entering Hermanus, keep on the main road and turn left at the cross roads/stop sign. The hotel will be immediately on your left.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The room amenities include a mini bar, a flat screen television with satellite TV, a hairdryer, in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a welcome bottle of wine and fruit platter upon arrival, a twice daily housekeeping service at a time convenient to your schedule, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary newspaper. Hot water bottles are placed in the beds at turndown in winter.

The Double Rooms have an en-suite bathroom as well as air conditioning and under-floor heating. Some of the rooms open out onto private balconies.

The Luxury Double Rooms with Sea View have a comfortable seating area and spacious en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning and under-floor heating throughout.

The Premier Suites have a separate lounge and 2 of the suites include a fireplace.

The saltwater pool is situated in The Marine's internal courtyard where guests can enjoy relaxing on the comfortable poolside loungers set out each morning. An outdoor shower adjacent to the pool allows guests to rinse off after their refreshing swim.

The Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine is a full-service spa that offers basic and signature treatments.

The Collection Boutique offers a selection of items from acclaimed South African designers.

Overlooking the incredible Walker Bay, The Sun Lounge at The Marine is the ideal spot to enjoy drinks and snacks while searching the waters for resident and visiting marine life. Origins at The Marine offers relaxed social dining in the comfortable surrounds of a modern kitchen-focused restaurant. The Pavilion serves as the breakfast room at The Marine.

Hunter's Country House

The Garden Route

Days 9 - 11: The Garden Route

Hunter's Country House Location Map

Hunters Country House is an exclusive family owned retreat, and part of the Relais & Chateaux group of properties. Only 10 km from Plettenberg Bay, this gracious original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.

Originally called Baia Formosa, or Beautiful Bay, by the early Portuguese, Plettenberg Bay is home to some of the best beaches along the Garden Route. Set around a curving horseshoe bay, schools of playful dolphins and resident Orca and Bryde's whales are often seen, and between July and December, the migratory Southern Right whales come to the bay to calf.

The bygone era of opulent elegance is reflected in the decor of the romantic and beautifully appointed candle-lit dining room, in the main manor house.

Here, guests can enjoy superb cuisine, prepared by the team of acclaimed chefs.

Activities in and around the area include bird watching, forest trails, horse-riding, sailing and canoeing, mountain biking, tennis and golf, diving and whale watching.

In the extensive gardens surrounding the manor house, the 27 luxurious one-bedroom cottages and suites have been designed for absolute comfort and privacy.

All have fireplaces, satellite TV, mini bar, bath and separate shower, and a veranda.

Whether breakfasting in the sun-drenched conservatory, lazing by the poolside, or enjoying the endless golden beaches of Plettenberg Bay, guests are assured of a truly memorable stay.

Example Details For Hunter's Country House

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Cellar Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Hunter's Country House Location.

Address

Hunter's Country House,Off the N2, Plettenberg Bay

Directions

From Cape Town/Hermanus/The Winelands/Swellendam/Wilderness/Knysna: Follow the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Approximately 22 km after leaving Knysna, and before you reach Plettenberg Bay, you will see signboards on the right-hand side for Hunters Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge. Turn right and travel along a gravel road for 1.5 km until you reach Tsala Treetop Lodge. Travel a further 0.5 km and you will reach Hunter's Country House.

From Port Elizabeth: Take the N2 to Plettenberg Bay. Do not take any of the turn-offs into Plettenberg Bay. Approximately 10 km past Plettenberg Bay, you will see signboards on the left-hand side for Hunters Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge. Follow directions as above.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The rooms are all equipped with a fireplace, hair dryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, international adaptors, umbrellas, laundry and pressing services, fully stocked minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and air conditioning. All rooms also have private patios and gardens.

Hunter's Country House has 3 restaurants:

Sage @ Hunters offers refined country style dining and an a la carté menu.

Zinzi Restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner a la carte style. It is short stroll from both Hunters and Tsala. All children are welcome.

A third option is the exquisite glass-walled dining room at Tsala which offers al la carte for lunch or dinner. Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. 

There is complimentary Wi-Fi in the main guest areas.

There is a large swimming pool with sun loungers.

For the younger guests, the hotel has a Cubs Corner which has a designated play area for children up to 6 years, there are babysitting facilities (on request), and there is also Teen Scene which is a designated teen area.

Credit cards are accepted.

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 12 - 14: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location Map

Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies Little Bush Camp.

The warmth and vibrancy of Little Bush Camp, combined with an intimacy and seclusion, makes this an ideal bush retreat for friends, families or small groups.

Skilled rangers and trackers lead you on adventurous wildlife safaris in open Land Rovers both day and night, tracking the Big 5 off-road and viewing up to 200 species of animals and 300 bird species.

There is a swimming pool, which is ideal for relaxing by in-between game drives.

Evening dinners can be enjoyed in the outside lantern lit boma under the African star-studded sky and surrounded by the enchanting noises of the African bush at night.

Home to 6 luxurious suites, all overlooking the riverbed, Little Bush Camp boasts all the features of an exceptional bush lodge - beautiful setting, excellent cuisine and abundant wildlife.

All suites are fully equipped and feature contemporary African design. They all have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers, and private viewing decks with spa baths. Thatched roofs, draped mosquito nets and wooden and stone finishes complete the picture of an exclusive getaway.

Example Details For Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Suite
Includes: Twice-daily open 4x4 safari vehicle shared safari drives; the Guest Conservation Contribution; walking safaris; breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner; selected beverages (excluding cellar wine collection and premium brands) and South African house wines; tourism levy; sundowner drinks during your evening safari; and return transfers from the Sabi Sabi airstrip are included. IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee (increasing to R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry from 01 Jan 2020), payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change).

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location.

Address

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp,Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Shaw's Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate. 

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.

ONCE AT THE SHAW’S GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person and a R310 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 12:30 on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive.

Rooms must please be vacated by 10:30 for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under 13 can only be accommodated if the entire lodge is booked exclusively.

All suites have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outside showers, private deck with outdoor bath/jacuzzi, hair dryer, mini bar, safe, fan, heater, a lounge area, tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, and a telephone.

Little Bush Camp has a boma, boutique shop, lounge area, a main swimming pool area for guest’s enjoyment, full bar facilities and complimentary internet access. There is also a game viewing hide.

A Spa is available at Bush or Earth Lodge. The lodge can, on request, also offer in-suite massage treatments.

Two safaris per day are included - departing morning and afternoon/evening - each approximately 3 hours in duration and including a coffee/sundowner stop.

A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast.

The lodge also offers a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community. The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of the staff, as the majority of the staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.

Credit card services are available.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the camp is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.