Lower Sabie rest camp
Accommodation type: Bungalows, Huts, Safari Tents, Camping
Location: Southern Kruger National Park
Nearest Kruger gate: Crocodile Bridge Gate (29km)
Nearest town: Komatipoort (43km)
Food: Self-catering (restaurant and shop on-site)
Perfect for… Outstanding wildlife and stunning views
About Lower Sabie rest camp
Lower Sabie is a favourite camp of many regular visitors to Kruger and it is easy to see why! The camp has a rustic, old-fashioned feel to it, although this also means some of the facilities are a little dated. The large restaurant and shop area overlooking the Sabie River has been more recently renovated and offers great food while enjoying the amazing views over the riverine habitat.
Local wildlife is outstanding, with the terrain in all directions from the camp being varied and interesting. Big 5 make for frequent sightings and the range of other animals here is excellent. This is also one of the best areas in the park for birding, particularly for relative beginners, with the nearby Sunset Dam and Ntandanyathi Hide both being brilliant for spotting a considerable list of species very quickly.
Book up early if you want to stay here as it is very popular with visitors. Accommodation is mixed between older and newer bungalows, safari tents, larger family cottages and camping. There is also a swimming pool on-site.
Facilities & services
Morning game drives available
Night game drives available
Guided bush walks available
Bush breakfast available
Bush braai available
Types of accommodation
Lower Sabie rest camp has a broad range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and group sizes. Note that some of the huts are among the oldest accommodation still in use in Kruger – they can feel pretty tired but are lower cost, so it’s a case of deciding where your priorities lie (and noting that you only really need it for putting your head down…!)
33 x tent or caravan sites, with power point. Communal ablutions and cooking facilities (24-hour boiling water, electric hotplates and washing up facilities). Maximum of 6 persons per site.
(Unit code CK6P)
1, 2, 3 or 5-bed units (4 x 1-bed huts and 26 x multi-bed huts) with communal ablutions and communal kitchen. The units have fridges and air-conditioning but there are no cooking utensils, crockery or cutlery. A communal kitchen with scullery and electric stoves is available.
(Unit codes EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4)
24 x 2-bed permanent furnished canvas tents on stilts, (some accessible to wheelchairs), fully equipped, with 2 single beds, a fridge, overhead fan and small veranda. You have a choice of with or without river view. Please confirm when booking.
(Unit codes LBVST2, LBVST3, LRVST2)
58 x 2 bed units, (one accessible to wheelchairs), equipped with bathrooms (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. You have a choice of with or without perimeter view. Please confirm when booking.
(Unit codes BD2, BD2U)
2 x 3-bed units, fully equipped with en-suite bathroom (1 with shower and 1 with a bath), kitchenette, fridge and with air-conditioning.
(Unit codes BD3, BD3U)
2 x 5-bed units (2 separate bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with 3 single beds), fully equipped with a kitchenette and en-suite bathrooms. Located in budget accommodation area of camp, but with private braai area.
(Unit code FU4P)
Keartland Guest House
This is a large luxury unit in a prime position, with river view. It is well-equipped with kitchen (no microwave), multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Limited channel DSTV television is provided. Sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms, (2 beds in each room).
(Unit code GKG)
Lower Sabie rest camp is located in south-eastern Kruger National Park. The closest park entrance gate is Crocodile Bridge Gate (29km), while the nearest town is Komatipoort (43km).
The closest airport is Skukuza Airport (53km), while Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (140km) is also accessible. OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is 465km / 6-hours driving from Lower Sabie rest camp.
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