Sabie River Bush Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Luxury Cabin, Multiple Beds, Ensuite, River View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Sabie River Bush Lodge

Sabie River Bush Lodge

3.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Bushbuckridge with safari and outdoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

142 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
R536 Kruger Gate Road, Southern Kruger National Park, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1242
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Kruger National Park - 17 min drive
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 55 min drive
  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 75 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 131 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sabie River Bush Lodge

Transformed 3-star lodge by the river, renovated in 2016
Take advantage of game and wildlife viewing, a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace at Sabie River Bush Lodge. The on-site African cuisine restaurant, Gecko Lapa, features pool views. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as mini golf and a garden.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a safari and motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Barbecues, game drive on site and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Sabie River Bush Lodge boast thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping and desks


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)


  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Mini golf

What to do

  • Mini golf
  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 15 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • No lift (single-level property)


  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Gecko Lapa – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 140 for adults and ZAR 70 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 705 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 12 costs ZAR 680.00 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Sabie River Bush Lodge Cork
Sabie River Bush Lodge
Sabie River Bush Cork
Sabie River Bush
Sabie River Bush Lodge Lodge
Sabie River Bush Lodge Bushbuckridge
Sabie River Bush Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
As of 1 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sabie River Bush Lodge on 3 October 2022 start from €85, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Sabie River Bush Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 705 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sabie River Bush Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Sabie River Bush Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as boat tours, kayaking and rafting, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sabie River Bush Lodge?
Yes, Gecko Lapa offers African cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Gawulo's (6.8 mi), Tlakula Cafe (7.9 mi) and JZ Car Spares (7.9 mi).
What's the area around Sabie River Bush Lodge like?
Sabie River Bush Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Kruger National Park, which is 17 minutes away by car. Travellers say that this lodge is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Abraham, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We like the place, close to the kruger gate. We are always enjoying breakfast with the view to the hippos. Staff are very friendly and helpful, we are vegetarian and they prepared us a veggie dinner. Thanks for that. Everything was great. Even they washed our car.
Angelika, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great view of the river bed of Kruger. Fantastic bed, clean tent and bathroom. I did not understand the box with remote for aircon and plug system, thought it was a bit unnecessary. Loved the complimentary car wash! Staff is very friendly and rates for drinks are very good. Will be back!
Yvette, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Risuna, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jenny, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Warm friendly helpful staff in an excellent location to travel the Kruger and sights around Graskop
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Fast check in, nice view of Sabie river with hippos to welcome us when we arrive.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We opted to stay for Christmas 2019, having first visited in 2016. We could not fault our first stay but can see that they have modified the accomodation and added extra seating in the gardens since our last visit. The staff work exceptionally hard to make your stay memorable and are always happy and polite. It is very well priced for half board in lovely surroundings, giving you the feel of the African bush. It is located a little way out so a car would be needed but is close to the Kruger, Panoramic route and the town of Hazyview. We would definitely recommend and return. It is our accommodation of choice when staying in the area.
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

hippo heaven....
Beautiful setting, watching the hippos at the waterhole. Food good. Rooms OK. Staff lovely.
1-night trip
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