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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by TheunsH » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:30 am

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:


Herewith a view from the veranda:

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:30 am

some pics of the 5 bed huts...



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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by iNkwazi » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:24 pm


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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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by josey » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:10 pm

Hi, someone asked us to post photos of Lower Sabie units so here is my contribution.
It is a BD3U unit and it was Unit 3 which was right next to the shop and reception.

Unit 3 (BD3U)

The view from our verandah

Bathroom (Shower, basin and toilet)

Main room with 2 single beds. The door you can see is the door to the bathroom and the kitchen is on the left.

The kitchen. Hotplate only. The lighting is not very good in the kitchen

The 3rd bed in the kitchen. Not really suited for an adult as there is no packing space so things can get a bit cluttered.

Overall this accommodation has been upgraded beautifully and the view is seperb (the shower is fantastic) Unit 3 is a little bit too close to the shops for my liking as you can hear the fans or something all the time.

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Re: Lower Sabie BG2U Bungalows

Unread post by pepperjuice » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:02 pm

The new BD2U units have a bigger stoep/veranda, and a bit larger inside. Never stayed in one but followed some of the building.

The BD3U have a great kitchen, with a extra bed for all my Camera gear.

BD3UZ are the 2 units for disabled people. Very large veranda in front.

From the left facing the river, is the camp restaurant. Then a small house. Then the units start BD3U. These first units are very noisy from the people at the restaurant. Around unit 12 I think are the disabled BD3UZ. And then a few more BD3U, then starts the new BD2U and last at the end are the older BG2U.

The views are the same outlook on to the river. Very nice.

I have stayed in a BG2U with the fridge inside the unit. Ask management for a unit with the fridge outside. Otherwise it is very small.

Hope all this helps, but keep on monitoring the availability, sometimes one is lucky to find a cancelation and then you can upgrade.

Personally I usually don’t care, but in this camp I would try to upgrade if you are staying longer than a day.

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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by fazekma » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:00 pm

Hi Mauxie

Our suggestion would be tents 27 or 28 and then if they are not available to ask for 21 or 20.

I've uploaded a few more pics here for you to peruse...

Note that tents 20 and 21 have good views but because they are built lower, the reeds could have grown to such a height that they could obscure your view. Tents 27 and 28 are built on higher ground so will not be as affected by reeds and bush as the lower tents. In September the reeds and bush should be thin and low but you never know.

Keep in mind when booking that tent 21 (and 22) have a different code - LST2UZ - as they are built for the physically impaired and therefore have ramps and handrails.


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Re: Construction in the Park

Unread post by Quickie » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:56 pm

Welcome to the forums, LizelleB!
The safari tents do have lockable doors now and the fridges are also behind a lockable, cage-type door. I do prefer the renovated bungalows though.
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Re: Lower Sabie Safari Tents

Unread post by bornfree » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:15 pm

No problem with electrical outlets. There are 2 plugs inside the tent and one on the deck.

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Re: Lower Sabie One-(wo)man huts

Unread post by cedron » Mon May 10, 2010 9:15 pm

Hi there, these huts are fine if you can put up with the inconvenience
of having to use the ablutions and communal kitchen.
I know a couple of people who visit the 'Park regularly and stay in these huts, and have heard no complaints. Each hut has its own braai facility.
The viewing in this area makes up for the not-so-luxurious accommodation.
The restaurant and shop are not too far - just make sure you take your
torch, and be cautious when going to the loo in the middle of the night -
there was a hyena snooping around at night.
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Re: Lower Sabie One-(wo)man huts

Unread post by Toddelelfe » Mon May 24, 2010 10:15 am

I stayed 2005 in one of these huts. You have your own braai and a bench in front of. Iirc, inside are a bed, a fridge with freezer, an open book-shelf, a table, chair and aircon.

Basic, but functional and clean.

Communal kitchen and ablutions only a few steps away.

To the shop, restaurant and recption its a short walk. Not more than from other accommodation.

I think a good value for money. Or in other word, perfct for the lone rider on a budget trip.

And, because i leave normally camp at gate opening, came back at closing time, have a shower, make a small braai and go to bed, i didn`t need more.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Crested Barbet » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi Lisa
From my last stay in Lower Sabie I remember that the BG2U are the bungalows appr. from the road to the pool till Keartland Guesthouse. All the other perimeter bungalows are now BD2U resp. BD3U. It's a pity that you only got a BG2U because the price difference to BD2U is only R 15.
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Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by saraf » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:10 am

lauraclarkeuk wrote:Hi, I too only managed to book a BG2U for our stay this August 13th and 14th. Have previously stayed in BD3U and had tried for that or a BD2U but they were all gone. Shame as the BD3U was beautiful!
Sounds like there aren't many BG2U left! Keep secretly hoping for an upgrade when we get there but not going to hold my breath! :D
Any news on the rennovations? Would be lovely to turn up and find they've all been done :D

Cheers, Laura

P.s still so excited we're going back wherever we lay our heads!

Hi Laura,

The two BG2U units we stayed in last Nov had been upgraded, from memory I think they were 81 and 82 (but don't quote me on that) and the adjacent ones had also been upgraded. Remember to keep checking the availability daily as units do become available.

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Re: Lower sabie map

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Pucelou, I think the map is a bit out dated.
Here someone has explained it quite nicely.

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Re: BBQ (Braai) facliities at Lower Sabie

Unread post by Loerie » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:33 pm

Hi there

The tents are wonderful, but please bear in mind, they do not have aircon (they do have ceiling fans though) and February is a very warm month in Kruger. It does get really hot in the tents, but there is a shady lawn with big trees and a pool on the eastern side of the restaurant/shop area - so there will be respite from the heat.

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Re: BBQ (Braai) facliities at Lower Sabie

Unread post by Hugh » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:40 pm

Welcome per Ardua,
We have been in the Safari tents in February and with the fan we were fine. They are self contained with a nice little braai area and hot plate Kettle and very basic crockery and cutlery . Image try to get a river view tent though
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