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At a Glance

From ZAR 16 000 pp/pn

  • Big 5 safari

  • Ideal for the romantic at heart

  • Intimate surroundings

  • Steeped in the history of a bygone era

  • Local Shangaan trackers

  • Dine by flickering lamp light and the glow of the camp fire

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 in Mozambique. 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 an unforgettable 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 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 suite.

 

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.

 

Rooms

Seven opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees.

 

Ivory Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst Kings, Queens, and those just looking for exceptional accommodation. It offers grandeur in the form of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed looking out onto your private terrace and has a private plunge pool.

 

The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners. Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the exquisite bedlinen, or the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this romantic suite will always be remembered.

 

Facilities

World-class cuisine is served on wooden thatched decks built alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open air “boma” or in the “farmhouse kitchen”.

 

Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance with personalised safari luxury – a rare experience.

 

Activities

Each morning and evening you will depart from this luxury safari lodge into the wilderness, either by open safari vehicle or on foot for a walking safari, accompanied by your armed and knowledgeable

 

Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa’s beautiful wild creatures.

 

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Facts

No. Rooms

7

Children

No

Childminding

No

Twin Beds

Available

Triples

No

Private Pool

Ivory Suite only

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower