Set within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Notten’s Bush Camp is an exclusively intimate retreat, part of the greater Kruger National Park. The Lodge has been run by the Notten family for the past 20 odd years and guests enjoy a truly excellent Safari experience.
Notten's Bush Camp at a Glance
- 6 Double rooms
- En-suite bath, shower, toilet and hand-basin
- Mosquito netting on windows and doors
- Private viewing deck
- Overhead fans
- Lighting by lanterns and candles
- Open-plan lounge & dining area leading onto a wooden deck overlooking an open plain and waterhole
- Indoor lounge with fireplace and fully stocked bar and wine cellar
- Open air boma
- Swimming pool with pavilion
- Massage deck
- Traditional bush breakfast, buffet high tea/lunch, three-course dinner
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Accommodation at Nottens Bush Camp
Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A wonderful atmosphere is created by the purposeful absence of electricity, candlelight and oil lanterns capture an enchanting spirit of romance. The rooms all have private bathrooms en suite. There is mosquito netting on the windows and doors, and each of the rooms at Nottens have private viewing decks.
The Sabi Sand’s prolific wildlife is viewed on early morning and late afternoon into the evening guided game drives with experienced rangers in open Land Rovers game drive vehicles. Bush walks after the morning game drive and breakfast are offered, then lazy hours at the pool or on the main Nottens view deck where the passing parade of animals visiting the water hole can be enjoyed. Notten’s prides itself in offering it’s guests an exceptional wildlife experience.
Dine in the flame lit boma to the sounds of the African night, beneath a canopy of stars.
The massage deck is a peaceful setting for relaxing therapeutic Spa treatments. Nottens’ facilities include an indoor lounge with fire place, bar and a wine cellar. The open-plan lounge and dining area, leads out onto a wooden deck which overlooks the open plain, waterhole and bushveld beyond.
Nottens offers ;
five-star cuisine, the ambiance bathed by soft candlelight in the evenings, nights around fires, to the close encounters with Africa’s big game – all in a luxurious environment, set in one of the World’s finest natural game reserves, the Sabi Sands. All this with friendly hospitable service.
A Day in the life of Nottens Bush Camp
At sunrise a tray with tea / coffee and a rusk or biscuit is placed at your door to your suite with a waking nock, the day’s excitement then begins with a guided game in an open Land Rover for an adventurous discovery of the region’s prolific wildlife including the possibility of seeing some or all of the ‘Big Five’. Return to Nottens Bush Camp for a traditional bush breakfast. Guided walks are then available followed by restful hours relaxing. Spa treatments, game viewing from the deck or at the swimming pool. Before heading out late afternoon on an evening game drive to enjoy the fresh air and soak up the beautiful sunset and to see more of the prolific wildlife. Driving after nightfall provides an opportunity to see some of the secretive nocturnal animals. Return to Nottens for dinner and to bed to the sounds of the bushveld at night.
Wildlife in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
There is a wide variety of game to be found in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this includes lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, wild dog, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a wide variety of antelope along with over 350 species of birds. The bushveld is of mixed Combretum, Marula and Acacia Trees.
Nottens Bush Camp is located in the southern sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga. Nottens neighboursare Mala Mala on its eastern boundary, with Sabi Sabi to the south.
Children over 8 years old are welcome at Nottens Bush Camp, unless the group is taking over the entire Lodge (minimum of 10 people).
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