Arathusa Safari Lodge

South Africa

  • Arathusa Safari Lodge


  • Game drive from Arathusa Safari Lodge


  • The pool at Arathusa in Sabi Sands


  • Enjoy a drink in the bar at Arathusa Safari Lodge


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  • Owner operated lodge
  • Traditional safari experience
  • Big 5 area
  • Delightful infinity pool
  • Rich and varied landscape

Arathusa Safari Lodge is owner-operated and occupies 868 hectares in the northern sector of Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The Manyeleti River runs through the property. There is a great concentration of wildlife and game drives take place across 4,000 hectares of land due to reciprocal agreements with neighbouring landowners. Arathusa offers a traditional safari experience and over 90% of Arathusa's guests see the Big 5.

The lodge has standard and luxury suites, though all accommodation can be termed luxury. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, verandas, air conditioning, minibars and telephones. The 4 luxury suites, with private lounges and plunge pools, are located a little further from the main camp. There are no televisions in the rooms - the emphasis is on the location, the fabulous views and wildlife.

The main camp has a large living area with views of the large waterhole and attendant game. There is an infinity pool, also overlooking the waterhole and a traditional open air boma with a camp fire, often used for al fresco dinners. Food is a highlight at Arathusa, whether it be the plentiful buffet breakfast, delicious lunch or 3-course dinner. Meals are complemented by a fine selection of South African wines.

The landscape is rich and varied and wildlife near the lodge includes hippos, lion, herds of buffalo and elephants. This is also a great place for seeing leopard. It is a very good area for bird watching. The rangers and trackers at Arathusa are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly and ensure that the guests enjoy the best safari experience.

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews

Arathusa was our highlight in every respect. The game drives were phenomenal with our ranger Carlton and tracker Rief being a great team. We had so many highlights every drive. The staff at the lodge were so friendly , the food was great and the accommodation excellent. We had elephants, hyenas, ikuda and others wandering through the camp at various times and saw the big 5 and lots of other wildlife on our drives.

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

Arathusa Safari Lodge

Luxurious accommodation in the private Sabi Sands Reserve. Wonderful game viewing, great food & friendly service making it a perfect safari destination.

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