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Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Kruger National Park

Lower Sabie Rest Camp Location Map

Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River is a highlight of a stay here.

Lower Sabie is renowned for both the plentiful game in the area, and magnificent surrounding scenery. The area is rich in lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, rhino, herds of buffalo up to 800 strong and a very high density of warthog.

The camp is extremely pleasant, with extensive lawns and plenty of trees, a swimming pool, restaurant, cafeteria, fuel station and a well-stocked shop.

Recommended accommodation is in safari tents, bungalows, guest cottages or a spacious guest house.

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Our standard rates for a Bungalow BD2
1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024 GBP 73 USD 90 ZAR 1,676 EUR 84 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate - T000061+ 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.

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Rates Include

Accommodation only basis. PLEASE NOTE: The daily Conservation Fee is NOT included - this is payable at the Park gate on arrival.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.

All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Lower Sabie Rest Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

Classic Kruger Self-Drive Trip

Featured Accommodation

Xanatseni Private Camp
Xanatseni Private Camp
Klaserie Game Reserve
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
Lower Sabie

Destination: South Africa.

This classic self-drive itinerary starts with a few days at one of the top-rated budget safari lodges in the Kruger area before you head out into the Park to explore on your own.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Klaserie Game Reserve and Kruger National Park.

Based on 3 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Xanatseni Private Camp
  • 2 Nights at Olifants Rest Camp
  • 2 Nights at Lower Sabie Rest Camp
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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Lower Sabie Rest Camp Location.

Directions For Drivers

If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Crocodile Bridge Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.

From Johannesburg: Take the N12/N4 towards Witbank/eMalahleni. From Witbank/eMalahleni, stay on the N4, passing Middleburg and Waterval Boven before reaching Nelspruit. Continue along the N4 past Nelspruit towards Komatipoort. Approximately 110 km after Nelspruit, you will see signs off to the left for the Crocodile Bridge Gate. Lower Sabie camp is 34 km away from the gate. Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time.

From Hazyview: Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a thatched shopping centre on the corner. Turn here onto Paul Kruger Road which will be signposted Kruger Gate and the R536. Continue along this road until you reach the Paul Kruger Gate. Once inside the Park, follow the signs to the camp through the Park.

From the Nelspruit/Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport: Follow the airport signs toward the exit. At the T-junction/stop street, turn right onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River. Continue for approximately 10 km, until you reach White River. Continue straight out of White River on the R40 towards Hazyview. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction towards Hazyview, and follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni, Machadodorp (Toll Plaza), Waterval Boven and continue towards Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit, turn left onto the R40 to White River (Witrivier). When you reach White River, follow the R40/Hazyview signs and the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni and then follow N4 highway to the Belfast turn-off. Take the off-ramp and head into Belfast/eMakhazeni, following signs to Dullstroom. Go through Dullstroom and carry on to the T-junction, and turn left 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 and follow the directions as above.

From Camps Elsewhere In the Park:  Most camps in the Park can be easily accessed from the main H1 road that runs north/south through the Park.  This road is labelled in sections starting with H1-1 in the far south near Skukuza and ending with H1-9 in the far north at Pafuri.

From the north: take the H1 heading south to the Tshokwane - Lower Sabie Road/H10 (just south of the Tshokwane Trading Post and Picnic site and  Nwaswisonto River crossing).  Turn left onto the H10, and follow this for 44km until you reach the Skukuza - Lower Sabie Road/H4-1.  Turn right here and follow the road for 1.4 km to Lower Sabie Rest Camp.

From Skukuza: take the Skukuza - Lower Sabie Road/H4-1 for 43.5 km to Lower Sabie Rest Camp.

From Crocodile Bridge: take the Gomondwane Road/H4-2 for 34 km and then continue onto Lower Sabie Road/H4-1 for a futher 1.4 km to Lower Sabie Rest Camp.

From other camps in the south: head towards Skukuza and then take the Skukuza - Lower Sabie Road/H4-1 for 43.5 km to Lower Sabie Rest Camp.

Once inside the Park, do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.

January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30 March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00 May/June/July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30 August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00 November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30

Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.

General Information For Guests

All units are serviced by cleaning staff on a daily basis. Bedding is supplied.

The Safari Tents are fully equipped with 2 single beds, a fridge, overhead fan and small veranda.

The 2 Bed Bungalows are equipped with ablutions (most with showers, but one with a bath), fridge and with air conditioning. There are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery, but a communal kitchen with scullery and electric stoves is available. The 3 Bed Bungalows are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms (one with a shower and one with a bath), kitchenette, fridge and air conditioning.

The Family Cottage/Bungalows have 2 separate bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with 3 single beds, and are fully equipped with a kitchenette and en-suite bathrooms and a private braai area.

The Guest House is well-equipped with kitchen (no microwave), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV television is provided.

Facilities at the camp include a public telephone, post box, restaurant, cafeteria, shop, laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, a swimming pool, basic on-site first-aid assistance, and mobile phone reception. Cutlery and plate hampers are available at reception. There are no ATM facilities.

Guided morning walks, sunrise, sunset and night game drives can be arranged from the camp at an additional cost - rates on request.

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