Notten’s Bush Camp

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

$ 517 (Pps)

Overview

  • Small intimate family-run safari camp in the Sabi Sand game reserve
  • Personally run by the Nottens Family for over 22 years
  • Candles and lanterns provide an authentic bushveld atmosphere
  • Game drives are supplemented by spa treatments and a cooling pool

Notten's Bush Camp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a small intimate family-run safari camp with a maximum number of 14 guests which ensures a high level of personal attention. Both morning and evening game drives are available, as well as organized bush walks after breakfast. It has been run by the Nottens family for the past 22 years and offers a truly authentic African safari experience adjacent to the Kruger Park. Find sanctity within the natural rhythms of Mother Nature - enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game at this hospitable private safari lodge.

Accommodation

You stay in one of six elegant and spacious en suite cottages equipped with overhead fans, mosquito netting and private viewing decks. Notten's Bush Camp has deliberately opted against electric lighting so a magical atmosphere is created with candles and lanterns evoking an enchanting spirit of romance.

Located in the heart of the Sabi Sands you have a good chance of viewing the 'Big Five' as well as plenty of other game & bird life. Game drives are led by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides with a passion for the bush and its wildlife. Afterwards lazy hours can be spent at the sparkling pool whilst the Nature Spa offers a peaceful setting for a relaxing massage. Other facilities include an open plan lounge and dining area with large fireplace which leads out to a wooden deck overlooking the plains. There's also a bar and wine cellar. The delicious cuisine is traditional South African bush cooking. Here you share stories and hospitality with other guests around the table.

Notten's Bush Camp welcomes children from 6 years and over and there is one family cottage, with two en suite bedrooms, and one triple room available for families. Access to Notten's is ideally from Skukuza Airport in the Kruger Park (with a short 20-30 minute transfer to the lodge) but you can also fly into Kruger International Airport (1½ to 2 hours drive away).

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Rooms

Standard Rooms

Notten’s Bush Camp’s accommodation consists of beautifully appointed suites with open plan bedroom and en-suite bathroom. All suites have both indoor and outdoor shower facilities. All windows and sliding doors are fitted with screens and insect coils are provided. Each suite at Notten’s Bush Camp leads onto a private wooden deck with a beautiful view of the bush.Paraffin lamps and candles replace electric lighting for ambience and all the rooms are cooled with an overhead ceiling fan.Facilities are available for the re-charging of video machines and camera batteries in the safari lodge’s reception area. A main line telephone facility is also available.

 

Great family feel

"Loved the family feel & communal areas. They create a great atmosphere and we enjoyed dining with other guests. There was mixed opinion on the lack of electric lighting in the evening but it made the public areas beautiful lit up with paraffin lamps and candles! The all inclusive package was very generous and the staff could not have been more friendly. 2 of our group and another guest who shared our safari vehicle got sick from something we consumed which luckily was only a 24 hour thing but did mean we missed a drive and had a pretty ropey journey to Simbavati. Of course it’s variable but the game viewing was only average whilst we were there. "

The best service

"Notten’s was amazing – luxurious accommodation with the best service I have ever experienced. Food was very good and good animal siting — saw lots of rhinos. "

Fabulous stay

"Luxurius “Africa’ camp with superb in camp personnel and cooking!!!… Once again, animal safari drives(Big Five) was outstanding and un crowded "

Includes

Three meals, accommodation, two game drives and a bush walk per day, local soft drinks, house wines and beers, one bag of laundry per stay.

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Wildlife, Big 5, Nature, Wine, Gourmet, Relaxation

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