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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our experience here was the best of any vacation we have had, anywhere in the world. Chef prepared outstanding meals, our cabin was first rate, and our game drives, which of course are the main event, were action-packed, educational, and totally exceptional. Roy and Chris are the very best. Consider yourself lucky if you can score a ride in their...

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1Thank Grace P
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We visited Arathusa at the start of June 2014 for 4 nights. It’s an excellent place to stay with large, comfortable and clean rooms. The setting next to the lake/waterhole is absolutely perfect, many animals come to drink, a herd of hippos also live in the lake and they are fun to watch and listen to. The food was amazing...

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3Thank Lisa M
Indiana
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Where do I start? The excellent rooms? The delicious food? The excellent game drives and ranger/trackers? The chefs? The massages? Front desk staff? I’ll start from the beginning. My husband and I chose to fly to Nelspruit (from Cape Town) instead of into Hoedspruit based on the flight schedule for the day we wanted to travel. We then chose to...

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13Thank Bridkoe2
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The accommodation at this lodge was amazing! The game drives out of this world!! Thanks to our ranger Roy and tracker Chris we managed to see the big 5 three drives in a row! The drives were also extremely informative. Lots of fun was had by everyone. I would go back at the drop of a hat if I could....

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1Thank mtaplin44880
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed at Arathusa for 3 nights and it was our first ever safari experience - we loved it! Staff are friendly, our ranger & spotter Roy & Chris ( "rock & Roy") were fantastic. They promised us the big5 during our stay and they delivered in the first 2 days!! They fed us constantly, and the food was fantastic,...

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3Thank Wehearttravel23
UK
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Our first safari but after this experience definitely won't be our last. Lovely accommodation, great food and saw many more animals than we ever expected to and in very close proximity. Treatments in the Spa were very good value. Would definitely recommend Arathusa. Thanks to everyone at Arathusa for giving us the holiday of a lifetime, particularly to Debeer's, Professor...

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Thank Chris002
Exton Pa
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I had the good fortune to stay at this wonderful lodge for 4 nights May 2014.. If there was a rating of more than 5 stars, this would be a 10. The lodging, the food, the staff, the tracker (Rifus), the guide (Sean) surpassed my highest expectations. The chef even fixed smores for several of us. I hope someday soon...

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This was our first trip to a game reserve and fullfilled a bucket list dream...can't wait to return with our family. Our guide Roy and tracker Chris were outstanding and took as much delight in seeing a pack of wild dogs as we did. Our chef took great pride in serving outstanding meals and the Spa was a great way...

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1Thank bmpickard
Tampa, FL
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We have done game parks in the past and have lived the "rough" outdoor life. When staying here, you can forget about the rough part. We stayed in 5 star accommodations (we all had our own "house") The rooms are ridiculous! One night we heard a noise and when looking out the window there was a hyena staring back at...

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2Thank shaytread
Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Our stay at Arathusa Safari Lodge was wonderful. The accommodations were comfortable and quiet. The food was very good. The breakfast buffet had lots of choices, the lunches and dinners were full meals, well prepared and tasty. The rangers and trackers were fun to be with and made our visit most enjoyable. We had multiple encounters with the “Big 5”...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Arathusa Safari Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Arathusa Safari
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