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Arathusa Safari Lodge

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,609

Arathusa is located within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private reserve adjacent to the un-fenced Kruger National Park. It is perfect for the nature enthusiast who seeks an affordable intimate environment and warm hospitality on their African Safari.

The camp is open-plan and designed to harmoniously blend with the adjacent waterhole and African bush.  Both the luxury spa and the infinity pool overlook the watering hole,   perfect for wildlife viewing on a smouldering African afternoon.  Whilst game is abundant in the area, Arathusa prides itself on it’s exceptional leopard sightings.

It’s 9 thatched luxury suites all have ensuite bathrooms with outside showers and great views of the watering-hole.  The 4 ultra-luxurious suites also have their own private plunge pools and lounge areas.

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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,609

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Day 1

Arrive Arathusa Safari Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Arathusa Safari Lodge

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    Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Together these two areas comprise one of South Africa's most incredible and pristine preserved wilderness sanctuaries. Arathusa …

    Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Together these two areas comprise one of South Africa's most incredible and pristine preserved wilderness sanctuaries.

    Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience - expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated on a large waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp.

    Standard and private luxury accommodation options, exceptional service, value for money and luxury spa services from Arathusa's Safari Spa are just a few of the things that put Arathusa Safari Lodge in a league of its own.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Check-In Time
    • Check-Out Time
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Credit Cards Accepted
    • Gift Shop
    • Hairdryers
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Days 2 & 3

Arathusa Safari Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Arathusa Safari Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

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  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Hoedspruit Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, local branded beer, house-wine & spirits
  • 2 Game drives per day
  • Optional Bush walk
  • Tourism Levy
  • Sabi Sands Entrance Fee


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Park fees
  • Laundry


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


5 kilometers from Skukuza Airport and 145 kilometers from Mpumalanga International Airport lies Tinga Private Game Reserve. Situated on the banks of the Sabie River within the prime game viewing area of Kruger National Park, this is the perfect location to experience the full spectrum of Africa's wildlife


The 9 suites that comprise Tinga Narina Lodge are designed with luxury and privacy in mind. Each suite is equipped with air-conditioning, en-suite washroom with indoor/outdoor shower, mini bar, television, DVD player, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, telephone and viewing deck with heated plunge pool. All suites have stunning views of the Sabie River, while maintaining the privacy that makes Narina so special.  


Experience the thrill of 'big five game viewing' in open vehicles with experienced trackers, on foot or from the private viewing deck of your suite. Tinga Narina offers guests an experience of luxury, exclusivity and comfort. Facilities include a fabulous wine cellar fully stocked with premier South African and International wines, bar, lounge, viewing deck with views of the Sabie River and boma. Spa treatments are available in your suites.



Arathusa Safari Lodge an enchanting lodge which lies within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. “Arathusa” is derived from the Northern Sotho Word “Reathusa”, which means “to help one another”.

Arathusa Safari Lodge is located within the northern sector of the coveted Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This region has gained favour due to its lengthy history within the South African tourism industry, its incredible concentrations of wildlife, and the high quality private safaris on offer.

The lodge flanks the bank of a large waterhole (approximately 250m x 150m) allowing for a 180- degree view of the water. Guests are able to view and enjoy a variety of wildlife (including the big five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant). There is usually between 5 and 20 hippos “right on the doorstep” providing 24 hour entertainment.


Arathusa Safari Lodge is an intimate and hospitable camp. 9 thatched luxury suites are within the camp's perimeter. Each have a bathroom en-suite (with bath and separate indoor and outdoor showers), and a verandah for optimum enjoyment of the surrounding wilds. Twin rooms may also be arranged.

Arathusa also has 4 ultra-luxurious suites. These remote and exclusive units are further removed from the main camp facilities, and have their own private plunge pools and lounge areas.

Please note: Luxury rooms do not have a view of the waterhole.

Fabrics are natural, furniture classic and the interior design both simple and elegant.

Additional amenities include a mini bar (stocked with a selection of beverages), an electronic safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities.

There are no televisions in the rooms at Arathusa. In keeping with the traditional safari experience, the bush is best experienced “al dente”. Guests are however able to make calls from the reception area, and to send or receive e-mails and faxes.


The main living area is intended for comfort. Whether quietly reflecting on the view; reading a good book; enjoying compatible banter with friends or fellow safari go-ers - the warmth and charm of the camp environment is the foundation of the Arathusa safari experience.

An infinity swimming pool overlooks the waterhole and is the perfect spot for wildlife viewing on a smoldering African summer’s afternoon. 
A traditional open-air boma (brick & grass enclosed dining area) presents guests with a novel way of appreciating an enjoyable meal under the stars to the sounds of the African wild.


Game drives in an open safari vehicle meander their way into the bush each morning and late afternoon in search of animals both large and small. Close contact encounters are guaranteed (the animals are not threatened by our presence in lieu of sound conservation management policies) affording unparalleled photographic opportunities of The Big Five and much more (including over 300 bird species - a treat for keen birders!).

Experienced and personable rangers are coupled with local trackers. Together they ensure a first class safari experience.

Guided walks with an armed ranger may also be arranged. Helpful Hint – do not head into the bush in the middle of the day during summer months! Walks are usually arranged in the more moderate hours of the early morning. Being on foot brings an altogether different view of the bush.


23 Nov 2020
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