Lower Sabie Restcamp is on
the banks of the perennial Sabie River, which draws a
wide variety of animals all year round.
Large numbers of game
are attracted to the plentiful water
An ideal family
oriented camp with a wide range of activities
A wide variety of
bird species will appeal to the avid bird watcher
Day and night game
drives are available at Lower Sabie Restcamp
There are 28 huts
There are 24 tents
There are 33 camp or
There are 60
There are 2 lovely
There is one 3
bedroom guest house
The campsites are suitable for both tents and caravans.
There are 33 sites availale each with power point,
communal ablutions and cooking facilities. This camping
accommodation in Kruger National Park allows a maximum
of 6 guests per site.
The huts vary between 1, 2, 3 or 5 bedroom unites. There
are 4 one bedroom units and 26 multiple bedroom units
available. Each hut is fitted with a fridge and
air-conditioning. There are no crockery, cutlery or
cooking utensils. A communal kitchen and scullery fitted
with electric stoves is available for guests to use.
This Kruger National Park accommodation features 58
bungalows with 2 bedrooms ad 2 bungalows
with 3 bedrooms. The 2 bedroom units are
fitted mostly with showers, however one is fitted with
a bath. Additional facilities include a fridge and
air-conditioning. There are no crockery, cutlery or
cooking utensils available but guests can make use of
the communal kitchen and scullery fitted with electric
The 3 bedroom units are fully equipped and feature an
en-suite bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a shower
and a bath. Additional facilities include a kitchenette,
fridge and air-conditioning.
Family bungalows are also available. There are 2 five
bedroom bungalows for guests to stay in. The bungalows
feature 2 separate bedrooms, 1 fitted with 2 single beds
and another one with 3 single beds. The bungalow is
fully equipped and features a kitchenette and en-suite
The safari tents are ideal for guests seeking
alternative accommodation in Kruger National Park. The
24 two bed canvas tents are situated on stilts. The
tents are fully equipped and feature 2 single beds, a
fridge, overhead fan and a small veranda. Some of the
safari tents boast river views.
Keartland Guest House:
If it is high-class luxury accommodation in Kruger
National Park that tickles your fancy, then enjoy a stay
at the 7-bedded Keartland guesthouse.
With en-suite facilities, fully equipped air
conditioning, DSTV, a carport and prime views over the
Sabie River>, you may want to book well in advance
before arriving at your lodging in Kruger National Park.
A very recent innovation and attraction at Lower Sabie
Camp has been the addition of dreamily
romantic semi-luxury 2-bedded tents,
positioned so as to secure intimate privacy for each
Each has its own small bathroom and kitchenette, and
some have the added advantage of a river view.
Three of the tents have been adapted
for use by visitors with impaired mobility, making
getting around in Kruger National Park easier.
This restcamp in the Kruger National Park, South Africa,
offers wheelchair-friendly chalets and units. The
Keartlands Guesthouse and some of the safari tents are
also wheelchair accessible. The shops, restaurants, main
building, pool and boardwalk along the river can be
accessed via wheelchair.
Clinic and Basic
First Aid Assistance
Shop; Cutlery and
The Lower Sabie Camp graces the banks of the Sabie River
in the southern region of the Kruger National Park -
closest entrance gate is Crocodile Bridge
Lower Sabie Camp can
be reached by road or air
The airport is 25km
(15.5 miles) away from Nelspruit
The camp is set in
the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains
closest entrance gate is Crocodile Bridge, 35km (21.7
miles) to the south, which can be reached from
Johannesburg in less than 5 hours, but visitors may
prefer to enter at Paul Kruger gate,
53km (33 miles) away and travel along the tarred road
via Skukuza Rest Camp. The traveling time from
Johannesburg to Paul Kruger is 5 hours.
The new Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport makes
the Kruger National Park - South Africa more
accessible than ever before. The airport is
just 25km (15.5 miles) away from Nelspruit, and is
well-equipped with car hire facilities. Skukuza Airport,
however will continue to service chartered flights to
Kruger National Park - South Africa.
How to get
Travel routes and times from
Crocodile Bridge Gate:
Take the N4 to Nelspruit, head through Nelspruit to
Malelane and on to Komatipoort (about 110 km). Then turn
left onto the R571 just after Komatipoort and head on to
Allow between 5 to 6 hours for the trip to the gate.
Lower Sabie Main Rest Camp is 34 km away from the gate.
Allow about 2 hours for the drive to the camp; however
if you want to enjoy the game viewing
possibilities and sightseeing oportunities,
give yourself more time in the Kruger National Park -
Kruger National Park - South Africa is in a
summer rainfall area. Such precipitation is usually
convectional and can result in heavy downpours. The
summer months (October to April) are hot and often
balmy. Winters are warm and mild, although visitors
going on night-drives will require warm clothing.
Lower Sabie has many large riverine trees in
camp and the sycamore fig tree is very prominent. The
camp is situated in Knob Thorn/Marula savannah on basalt
soils. Other prominent trees include the leadwood and
sausage trees. The grass is sweet thus attracting many
Immediately west is a zone of Delagoa Thorn Thicket on
ecca shale soil. Here prevalent trees include the
Delagoa Thorn and the Magic Guarri.
The grass is still sweet, but shorter.
The waters of the Sabie River attract a multitude of
wildlife species and is an excellent area for
sightseeing big game.
Track Rhino, Elephant and Lion on foot
birdwatching opportunities exist
The camp takes its
name from the nearby Sabie River
Enoy dawn and
sunset game drives or a morning bush walk
On at least one morning
during your safari in Kruger National Park, you will
most certainly want to rise early and set off for a
picnic site, where you can hire one of the gas
‘skottels’ provided by the Park to prepare a
hearty breakfast with food you have brought
along with you.
The 2 most popular picnic sites in the Lower Sabie Camp
area are Nkhulu, on the Sabie River between Skukuza and
Lower Sabie Camp, in excellent Leopard territory, and
Tshokwane to the north, in the shade of a massive
Sausage Tree, so named because of the shape
of its large seed pods, which can weigh
anything up to 10 kilograms (22 pounds). The Mlondozi
picnic site in the Lebombo Mountains also offers an
ideal place for a midday break.
The road to Skukuza, which winds its way along the Sabi
River bank in a north-westerly direction, has a
reputation for being a good place for spotting Lion,
Leopard and Bushbuck. At night the diversity of game
seen in the Lower Sabie area is hard to equal anywhere
on safaris in Kruger National Park.
The area is rich in Lion, Cheetah, Elephant,
Hippopotamus, Rhino, herds of Buffalo of up to 800
strong and a has very high density of Warthog.
Look out for Mozambique and Fierynecked Nightjars during
your safaris in Kruger National Park. The nearby Sunset
Dam is one of the finest venues in the Kruger National
Park to observe aquatic species at close
quarters with cormorants, herons,
kingfishers and storks occurring in abundance. Marabou,
saddlebilled, woolynecked, yellowbilled, openbilled and
black stork can sometimes be seen simultaneously.
A new bird hide, Nhlambanyathi, 11km (6.8 miles) from
Lower Sabie Camp, with a platform
overlooking a tranquil pool, is an ideal
spot for the avid birder to view our feathered friends.
In the Lower Sabie area Mlondozi dam is a good spot to
view waterfowl including some of most rare species that
can be found.
The small pan on the N'watimhiri road is a regular haunt
of lesser moorhen. Your birding experience can be
enhanced by taking a sunset drive,
you'll see the nocturnal species as they begin their
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Film shows on conservation and wildlife will entertain
you in the evenings, while a swimming pool will help
keep you cool during the hot and sweaty summer days. On
at least one morning during your stay at
Lower Sabi Camp, you will most certainly
want to rise early and set off for a picnic site, where
you can hire one of the gas cookers or 'skottels'
provided by the Park to prepare a hearty breakfast with
ingredients you have brought along with you