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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by wbevents » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:13 am

Alf, just returned from lower sabie yesterday.

There are two of the 4 bed units, numbers 93 and 94, right next to the guesthouse. They upgraded 4 of the old bg2u bungalows to the new two bed units, very very nice view, small lapa area, nice kitchen, microwave etc ( will ad photos to accomodation thread)
They are currently renovating units 92, 91, 90, 89 ( right next door) to new bd2u units, the only old bg2u units left that side are 85, 86, 87, which they will apperently renovate later.

Hope it help.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Hélène » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:50 pm

wbevents, thanks for the info on the FU4V family cottages. Are they suitable for two couples? Do the cottages have two seperate bedrooms and bathrooms?

We stayed at a BD3U unit last year and I wonder if two BD3U's (for 4 persons) are more spacious then the FUV4 cottage?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp Safari tents

Unread post by John Kirkpatrick » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi All
Does anyone have a view on which are the best LST2U safari tents insofar as location is concerned. We have reserved two for next year and would like adjacent sites. From the map it would appear that 16 and 17 are good?

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by MATTHYS » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:58 pm

Hi John,
Have you seen the view from number 27 ?
We were in #19 recently and although we loved it there :D , I think #20 had a slightly better view.
I actually think them all to be great !
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Anja Barnard » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:26 pm

Hi Kirsty & Rooikat

As far as I understand an LST2 tent is a tent not suitable for disabled people and without river view. Nr. 15 is one of the best if you booked this since it is at the fence on the western side of camp.

LST2Z are units without river view and suitable for disabled people. I'm not sure about the bust unit for this type

Only the units where there is a "U" in the code have river view. So LST2U will have river view but not suitable for the disabled. Nr. 27 is a very good option.

LST2ZU are suitable for the disabled and have river view. Here the best option is definitely nr. 21. If you can't get 21, 22 is also not bad. But it depends on the code / type of unit you booked.

SO if there is a "Z" in the code it is suitable for the disabled and a "U" is for river view.

We stayed in nr. 21 last Thursday and it was great. We wanted to have 27, but since we booked the last tent available it was an LST2UZ so there is only 3 or 4 units with this code and 21 was one of them. Under Lower Sabie's "Camp Home" site you can view a map of the camp. Sorry don't know how to create a link. (avialability, kruger national park, lower sabie, camp home, on the right side of screen map

Game viewing was excellent. We had 7 different lion sightings on the H4-1 in the 3 days and 2 on the H4-2. The H4-1 was by far the best road to drive. Sure it's because it's very dry currently and the Sabie river is one of very view water suppliers now.


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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by leachy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:39 am

:) :) :) :)

so i am back in lower sabie for 7 nights staying at my "home from home" in the budget huts

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

and was i happy to see that the disability ablutions have been "sorted out"

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

a hands free shower has been installed and the paper towel dispenser has been moved from behind

the shower seat to where the hand dryer used to be

well done sanparks and lower sabie

and thank you very much...........

it is now an absolute pleasure to shower that i want to do it 3 times a day


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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Nannie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:30 pm

Photos taken off the internet, an e-mail someone sent me.
At the camp

The bridge below L.S.

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BD3U in lower sabie?

Unread post by homer.s » Mon May 07, 2012 10:23 am


does any one knows the room numbers of BD3U units in lower sabie?
these does not show on the camps map...

thanks in advance !!

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Re: BD3U in lower sabie?

Unread post by WildThing » Mon May 07, 2012 4:06 pm

On the map of the camp, they are No 3 - 22.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Leanawel » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:50 am

Hi Pamelajane

The BD2U's have all the same view on the river - and a fantastic view too :D. We have stayed in a BD3U a month ago, in nr 20. I think that the BD2U's start at approximately nr 23 or 25. If I remember correctly, the BD3U's come first and further down, eastwards, the BD2U's. :hmz: I am not 100% sure. Phone reception and the friendly people there will confirm the numbers of the BD2U's.

The BD3U's and the BD2U's are great accommodation - enjoy :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:11 am

I have not seen any complaints about tent number 29, NicoleCT.

Please see Carolv's post :
Our tent (number 29) had a lovely view across the river and we opted to settle down on the verandah with a cold beer rather than going back out again in the car. We had lots of birds around us and particularly enjoyed the company of a Heuglins Robin and its youngster.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Guzz » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:01 pm

Hi NicoleCT,

I booked 28 & 29 during my visit last year. SO and I stayed in 29 and it was perfect! No noise, lights etc from the restaurant area whatsoever. Only problem was a mouse gnawing away at something in our bathroom during the night.... :evil:

It's close to the fence, reeds and water's edge and offers great views over the river. We followed a civet along the fence with our torches the one night, when it suddenly darted away. Scared off by a hyena! Was amazing! :big_eyes:

You have nothing to worry about! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by pamelajane » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:48 am

We have just stayed at Lower Sabie in a BD2U -they all appear to have wonderful views of the river. We were in 81 but No 76 looks the best from what I could see (only that it had better furnishings) -i tried to get it but had no luck! If you look at the accommodation thread there are photos taken of some BD2U. We LOVED Lower Sabie :clap:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by iedman » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:40 am

Hi All,

Maybe a silly question, but how do some of you book specific tents or units, by number?

I generally book my accomodation online and there is no facility for it there.

Do you call the camps themselves or do you do this through calling one of the SANparks offices?

Many thanks in advance for any help with this. I have always been happy with allocated accomodation in LS, but would love to book a unit with a good river view for a future visit.

Eights weeks to push until next in LS!

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Marge » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:59 am

The usual procedure is to send a fax to the resevation manager and give a request of 2 or 3 units you would like to stay in. This is usually done 2 - 3 weeks before your accommodation dates.

I have never been disappointed, and have always received my first request.

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