• Notten's Bush Camp
  • Notten's lounge area
  • Notten's Bush Camp bedroom in the Sabi Sands
  • Pool at Notten's Bush Camp
  • Explore Sabi Sand on a game walk when staying at Notten's Bush Camp
  • The boma at Notten's Bush Camp in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • A luxury suite at Notten's Bush Camp

Notten's Bush Camp

Lodge style Down to earth elegance

One of the finest family run lodges in South Africa

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries, the Sabi Sands Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul. Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans and air-conditioning. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

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. Your room is equipped with a power outlet for the re-charging phones and camera batteries. Telephone and WiFi is available in the main area of the lodge.

Activities at Notten's Bush Camp

Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers, offering an adventurous discovery of the region’s prolific wildlife, including Big 5 game viewing. Unique walking safaris are offered daily giving guest the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the region. This can be followed by lazy hours spent in the sparkling pool or having a massage at the Nature Spa. Under the cloak of nightfall one can enjoy the sounds of the African night, while dining in the enchanting candlelit boma beneath a canopy of stars. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game at this world class private safari lodge in South Africa, located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Tripadvisor comments Notten's Bush Camp

We had limited time to experience Nottens, but it was a fantastic experience. The Sabi Sands is full of lodges that offer excellent game viewing in arguably one of the best game viewing regions in Africa. Nottens main drawing point is that its small and intimate. The lodge does not have electricity (except in reception) and all lighting is by lamps, but this adds to the experience. The rooms are large and extremely comfortable. On a fully inclusive basis, the lodge does offer excellent value for money.

from Cape Town, South Africa

Having been on safari in Tanzania before, what was so different here was being able to get off the primary road and see the animals up close. We chose Notten's because it was a private reserve, was smal and family run (only 16 guests)l and not "high end" to make the bush experience more natural and had a good reputation. I knew going there that the only electricity in our cottage was the ceiling fan and that was fine. I loved having only lanterns to guide the way and lighting our room, such a nice touch in the bush. Thomas, Craig, and Rory were such wonderful guides and worked very hard to make sure that we had a great experience. The bedroom was very large with a comfortable bed. Although we had a very spacious bathroom, we were encouraged to use the outdoor shower outside the bathroom - it was secluded and had fine hot and cold water. The food was delicious, well prepared and eating all together in candlelight after drinks with the group was a great way to end the day. Saw the big 5 and many, many more animals. Highlight was a lioness with her 5 cubs! We want to go back!

from Evanston, IL