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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Safari Tents
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:43 am 
bornfree wrote:
Hi Jumbo,
Have been booked into tent no 17, can you remember what the view is like?

Bornfree.


Bornfree, I can unfortunately not remember what the view from #17 was like…..I’m sure it should also have a nice view. :D
We mostly prefer #16 because it is right in the corner of the camp, next to the fence….at night elephants, hippos and hyenas often pass by. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Safari Tents
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:53 am 
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Hi Mars,
If you have a bush view ask for no 15, partial view of the river and next to the perimeter fence, the best of the bush view tents. Try to organise this now before you go, send LS admin staff a fax.
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Safari Tents
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:21 pm 
Here we go, the view from #20 :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:55 pm 
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I have recently spent 5 nights in the new 3-bed view bungalows at Lower Sabie and was very impressed with them. They are spacious and well equipped and have some nice extras such as overhead bedside lights and a spotlight shining onto the braai - no more trying to braai by torchlight.
The 3-bed units have an enclosed kitchen area (where the third bed is in its own little alcove) and a slatted patio. The only draw back here is that when it rains you have to sit in the kitchen/dining area behind your sliding door.
The 2-bed units are the same as 3-bed except they have an outside kitchen/dining area under thatch (no getting wet when it rains) and then an extended patio under slats. The kitchen has been designed with the fridge and all cupboards behind pad-locked mesh doors.
We noticed that the baboons still come into the camp early in the morning but not being able to find food anymore they depart very quickly.
Also the fence around the camp has been completely redone and besides having the electrics at the top now has electrics all around the bottom - so no more hyenas in the camp. In fact we never even saw hyenas around the fence, only heard them at night.
I would imagine these bungalows will now prove even more diffucult to get now that the upgrade is virtually finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Safari Tents
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:46 pm 
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I stayed in # 24 last night, not a river view but we could see the river and it was very private.
#21 - 23 were river view in front of us but very close together, # 20 looks perfect.
They have all been renovated, with a locking door and the new bathrooms are very nice and now have a bathroom door. All kitchen cupboards have keys and the fridge has been moved inside.
We didn't see any baboons around the camp :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:24 pm 
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Rooikat,
The BD3U is the unit that I described. On the map I think they are still shown as BG2U - they have replaced the old huts overlooking the river.
The BD3U are on the side closest to the restaurant and the BD2U are on the other side next to the pool.
You do not have to worry about the units not upgraded yet as they are still being shown on the website as BG2U.


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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:52 pm 
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Well I have to say that the management of Lower Sabie have come up with a great way of cutting congestion on the roads around the camp - the refurbished River View cottages. We didn't want to leave it, even for our usual early morning drive.

They are stunning, the decor, the furniture, the kitchen, the patio, the view. Gives a real luxurious feeling.

We stayed in number 4 and I have one little gripe - people tend to walk along the river and then walk up in between nos 4 and 5 to get to the path to the shop/deck area so you don't have an awful lot of privacy when sat out on the patio.

The day we had a lie-in we were rewarded by a small herd of elephants coming down to have a bath and a play. Absolute bliss.

Well done Lower Sabie - we had a real and totally unexpected treat at the end of our holiday.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Luxury Tents
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:32 pm 
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Hi

I stayed in the very corner unit so had two borders. Nearly had a heart attack when discovered a hippo was eating grass right alongsdie the fence which is right next to the tent late that evening... Very exciting - I was scared to breathe.. Also watch out for the hyena that comes into the camp at night - he eats plastic dustbins :shock: Monkey's also try and get in so just make sure you close up properly and lock food away. Otherwise it was lovely. Enjoy... (Even the ones just slightly back from the row along the fence had a nice view).

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Luxury Tents
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Dug up some photos taken last year, not perimiter but gives you the idea. Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Luxury Tents
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:53 am 
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You must try and get the famous/infamous tent 16 it is in the corner so has perimeter fence on two sides about 1m from tent front and side. It is not overlooked except for the baboons, hippos and hyena that watched us have our sundowners. Amazing. We were recommended it by the manager of Oliphants camp and were not disappointed!

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Hi Kalmek

We visited KNP in Feb this year and we stayed in a tent in LS for the 1st time. This was just after the heavy rain and luckily not too hot, although very humid. We had no 23.
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:58 am 
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The BD3U bungalows are numbers 3 - 22. Yes they are all river facing. You get the odd one where there's a huge tree in the way but you can still see the river. I would choose number 20 - 22 because of personal experience i find the lower numbers (3 - 8) too close to the deck and the noise level from there can be bad on busy days.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:30 am 
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We stayed in a BD3U bungalow (number 6) on 16 & 17 July 2009. It is beautiful with a great view of the Sabie river. The units are big and are still linked 2-2. This unit had 3 beds...2 in the bedroom and 1 in the kitchen/dining-room area. Herewith a frontal picture:

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Herewith a view from the veranda:
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
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some pics of the 5 bed huts...

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp
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The BD2U's are all in a straight line, so in my opinion there isn't any one that has a better view than the others. They all have great views. They have been renovated and look very nice......


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