Selati Camp (Sabi Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing
sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an
effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience
at Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp, an award winning luxury game
lodge in South Africa. During the 1870's, high in the
crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment which rises to the
west of Sabi Sabi, gold was discovered. To transport the
gold, the parliament of the Old Transvaal Republic
commissioned a railway line from the interior to Delagoa Bay
A branch railway known as the Selati Line
crossed the Sabi Sand Reserve. Today the line is disused but
the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern
section of Sabi Sabi, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sabi's
intimate all-suite Selati Camp is the most unforgettable of
all African experiences. It offers the perfect accommodation
for travellers looking for a romantic luxury safari lodge in
South Africa. Selati is furnished with a historic railway
theme and colonial charm and is meticulously created as an
authentic home in the bush. The railway theme extends from
the original steam engine name plates, signals and shunter's
lamps lighting the way to your suite, to interesting
memorabilia and other collector's pieces in each room.
Originally created without electricity to preserve the
ambience, Selati Camp has now installed overhead fans,
air-conditioning and all the trimmings expected from a
luxury safari lodge. Nights at Selati are quiet, intimate
and possessed of a rare magic. Under the spectacular canopy
of the Southern night sky the camp is still romantically lit
by the gentle flicker of oil lamps and lanterns, and the
warm glow of fires. Fashioned in a colonial "Out of Africa"
style, this exclusive lodge comprises eight opulent thatched
suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private
alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees.
World-class cuisine is served on wooden thatched decks built
alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open air "boma" or in
the "farmhouse kitchen".
The premier accommodation at Selati Camp is the sumptuous
and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favorite
amongst Kings, Queens, and those just looking for
It offers colonial grandeur in the form of original
antiques, a draped four-poster bed, private terrace, and
fireplace. The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with
Persian carpet and antique chaise-lounge, also features a
very private plunge pool.
The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe
and matching dressing table.
The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners or
the romantic at heart.
Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the
exquisite bed linen, or the candles illuminating the
bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this
romantic suite will always be remembered.
Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp combines turn of the century
elegance with personalized safari luxury - a rare
Camp facilities include: Boma, Boutique / Curio shop,
Dining Veranda, Full Bar facilities, Lodge Swimming Pool,
Lounge, Telephone/Fax Facilities, Television (in lounge).
Standard Suite facilities include: Air-conditioning,
Dressing room, En-suite bathrooms, Internal & External
Showers, Fans, Hairdryers, In-room dining, Lounge area,
Twin-Bedded, Safes, Telephone.
Earth and Bush Lodge are 9 km apart. Selati Camp is 6 km
north of Bush Lodge. The lodges are completely unfenced. All
suites at Sabi Sabi lodges are air-conditioned and have
luxury en-suite bathrooms. Each suite has an al fresco
Activities / Wildlife
Sabi Sabi epitomizes Africa's magic. With no fences
between the reserve and the Kruger Park, big game abounds,
moving freely through this unspoiled part of the ancient
African continent. The Reserve is blessed with a great
biodiversity of habitat and wildlife giving an excellent
chance of close encounters with the 'Big Five' - elephant,
rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard - as well as wild dog and
cheetah. With over 300 bird species, the reserve is a
birdwatcher's delight. There has been no hunting here for
over half a century and the animals have become habituated
to - and relaxed in the presence of - safari vehicles.
ultimate destination for a luxury safari; visitors to Sabi
Sabi can look forward the unique experience of close
encounters with animals as they continue unperturbed in
their natural daily patterns of hunting, feeding, courting
and suckling. Safaris take place each morning and evening in
open Land Rovers which drive through a wide variety of
habitats, allowing visitors to view the vast interactions of
the wild. After breakfast, guests on guided walking trails
can experience the natural environment on foot. The
dedicated, highly trained and experienced Rangers lead you
to discover miracles of nature you may never have dreamed
From $1,300 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.