Little Bush Camp sits in the shade of indigenous riverine trees on the banks of the Msuthlu river. A small, superbly luxurious five star (plus) Lodge, it is particularly well-suited to groups of family and friends, honeymooning couples or those celebrating anniversaries. Set in its own corner of Sabi Sabi's large property, it benefits from seclusion and an exclusive, intimate feel. Standards are fitting for its premium price; food is outstanding. Service is personal and of a very high standard. Game viewing is excellent and the Rangers and Trackers go the extra mile to get you the best sightings. Leopards abound.
There are only six luxury suites. Each has a private viewing deck with an outdoor heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed. Design is contemporary and African themed. Full bathrooms are en-suite; there are indoor and outdoor showers. All suites have thatched roofs with air-conditioning. Mosquito nets draped over the comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes complete the picture of an exclusive safari getaway.
Delicious dinners are eaten outside under gently lit trees, on a dry riverbed, or specially set up out in the bush.
Little Bush Camp benefits from its small size with increased flexibility. Make sure you tell your Range of any particular interests you have (in addition to the Big Five and they will work hard to fulfil them. Take advantage of the opportunity to walk here as you are in a prime game viewing territory and it is an experience hard to surpass.
Southern Pride resting after a kill on the airstrip
Sabi Sabi has extensive traversing, including its own land, over the southern sector of the Sabi Sand including access to both Sabi and Sand river frontage.
Children are accommodated if the entire Lodge is booked by family and friends.
Little Bush Camp is the most intimate of the luxurious lodges on the Sabi Sabi range. From the moment you arrive all your needs are fully taken care of by the diligent and attentive staff.
There are 6 fully standalone suites at the camp, each with their own outdoor spa and sauna area that lets you relax during the heat of the day overlooking the bush whilst maintain your privacy. The rooms are spacious and as well maintained as you would expect from a top end lodge.
In the centre of the lodges is the dining area and bar that caters for a wide range of tastes with its varied menu. Evening meals are served on the veranda outside and, if you’re looking for a romantic meal, the staff have been known to set up private dining tables in the dried up river bed. Food is prepared by a top class chef and we’ve never had a bad meal there.
The game drives take place in the breathtaking scenery of the Sabi reserve and the seeming army of rangers and trackers gives you the best opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out on any sightings. The area is renowned for high quality leopard sightings but in a couple of days it’s easy to see all of the Big 5 there. Rangers and trackers are all well trained and keep you informed throughout the drives.
With the facilities of the larger camps on the Sabi reserve, such as the spa at Earth Lodge, also at your disposal, you’ll find plenty to do during your time between game drives whilst still enjoying the secluded opulence of Little Bush Camp.
Mike R and Bree K travelled to Little Bush Camp as part of their Safari arranged by Kruger2Canyons
Thank you to Mike and Bree for permission to use their photographs and congratulations on your subsequent marriage!