Savanna Lodge consists of 9 suites and several social areas in a private concession within Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This is prime safari territory and you'll be offered twice daily game drives with expert rangers and trackers to view the diverse wildlife which include the Big 5. In addition you can accompany a guide on a bush walk for an opportunity to observe nature at close quarters and gain an insight into the ecosystems.
Between activities you can rest at the lodge, chatting to fellow guests in the comfy lounge cum bar which leads out to a terrace overlooking a waterhole, or upstairs in the library with internet access and the loft with great views of the waterhole. Meals are sociable times when giving you the chance to swap stories with other guests. Most dinners are eater by candlelight and on some evenings barbecues are served in the outdoor boma. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and well equipped gym
There are three types of suite, all air conditioned and with tea and coffee maker, minibar, bathroom with both bath and shower, additional outdoor shower and private deck. Some have draped ceilings giving them a cosy tent-like feel, while others thatched high roofs. All provide comfort and privacy.
Open: Savanna Lodge is open all year
Location: The lodge is on Savanna Private Game Reserve in the west of Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is a short drive from Ulusaba airstrip, and the closest airports are Skukuza, a 1 hour drive away, and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport about a 1 hour 45 minute drive away.
Rooms: There are 9 guest suites in total, all fully air conditioned, with 2 twins or 1 double bed, minibar, tea and coffee maker, fan, safe, phone, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and double hand basins plus outdoor shower, and a secluded deck. There are 4 luxury suites, the smallest of the 3 types of suites at Savanna, with tented roofs and sold walls. The 3 executive suites have a lounge with glass doors leading out to the deck where thereâ€™s a plunge pool. The 2 savanna suites each have a lounge and plunge pool by a waterhole. If booked together as 1 large 2-bedroom suite guests have the use of the interconnecting sitting room with a TV, DVD player, shaded dining deck and butler service. Executive and individual savanna suites can sleep up to 3 people.
Activities: Savanna Lodge provides morning and late afternoon game drives in customised 4x4 vehicles with a ranger and a tracker, and optional guided bush walks. If booked into the 2-bedroom savanna suites, guests have their own game viewing vehicle, ranger and tracker.
Facilities: The main lodge houses the lounge and bar on the ground floor and library with computer access where you can download photos, and a viewing area overlooking the waterhole on the upper floor. Outside thereâ€™s a terrace and a swimming pool. Meals are served on the terrace, with occasional barbecues in the boma. Other facilities include an air conditioned gym with satellite TV, DVD player and iPod dock, gift shop and wine cellar.
Dining: Most meals are served communally though private dining can be arranged. The lodge has an extensive collection of South African wines to compliment the food. If staying at the 2-bedroom savanna suite guests can dine privately in their suite.
Children: Children aged 8 years and older are welcome, unless either booking the 2-bedroom savanna suite or the entire lodge in which case there is no minimum age. Executive and savanna suites can sleep up to 3 people.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in suites and in the library which also has a computer guests can use.