Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Deep in the African bushveld, within South Africa’s famous Sabi Sands Reserve, something enchanting lies in wait – the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This award-winning private game reserve offers world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters, personal service and delicious cuisine. The Sabi Sands philosophy of ‘yesterday, today and tomorrow’ stems from over 100 years of safari experience; a history richly woven into the atmosphere of each of its four uniquely individual safari lodges – Selati Camp, Bush Lodge, Little Bush Camp and Earth Lodge. South Africa and its warm hospitality echo through the style and flavour of each and every one. Something special is happening deep in the heart of the wilderness… The reserve is home to the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. Highly trained and experienced rangers and trackers ensure that your safari experience ranks amongst the best in the world. You can look forward to fantastic close-up experiences with Africa’s wildlife on every game drive. For further information on an unforgettable South African safari, contact African Welcome Safaris today.

Selati Camp

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 Sands 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 Sands, 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 Sands Reserve. Today the line is disused but the old railbed can still be seen in the north-eastern section of Sabi Sands, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sands 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 nameplates, 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 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 favourite amongst Kings, Queens, and those just looking for exceptional accommodation. 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 Sands Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance with personalised safari luxury – a rare experience.

Room Types

Lourenco Marques Honeymoon Suite

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 bedlinen, or the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay in this romantic suite will always be remembered.

Ivory Presidential Suite

Selati Camp’s olde-world, romantic ambience is the perfect setting for the sumptuous, spacious Ivory Suite. Visitors looking for the splendour of a long-gone era need look no further – the Ivory Suite offers opulence in the form of original antiques, draped four-poster bed and private patio.

The stunning en-suite bathroom, featuring a Persian carpet and decadent chaise–lounge, also features a private plunge pool and outdoor shower. Draped mosquito nets, railway memorabilia from the late 1800’s, antique dresser and the gentle glow of oil lamps all combine to make this an exceptional suite.

Visitors from all over the world have enjoyed the luxury and pampering that comes with a visit to Ivory Suite and includes a private open safari vehicle.

Luxury Suite

Fashioned in a colonial “Out of Africa” style, this exclusive lodge comprises seven opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees.

Activities at Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Safaris

Two safaris per day – morning and afternoon/evening – 3 hours each with a morning and afternoon coffee/sundowner stop.

Walking safaris

A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast, with your ranger.

Community Tour

We offer a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community.

The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of our staff, as the majority of our staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.

Honeymooners will receive:

  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
  • Complimentary fruit basket
  • Flower Petals and candlelight will adorn your suite

One of your dinners can be held in the following venue of your choice

  • In your suite with candlelight
  • On the patio of your suite with candlelight

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