Skip to Content

Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
Posts: 94
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:09 am

Re: Lower Sabie Luxury Tents

Unread post by nighthawk2 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:25 pm

Dug up some photos taken last year, not perimiter but gives you the idea. Hope this helps.



the nighthawk

User avatar
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:01 am
Location: Scotland

Re: Lower Sabie Luxury Tents

Unread post by maddie2312 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:53 am

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!

Enjoy :D
Desperate for my next Kruger fix!!!

User avatar
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:31 pm
Location: Noord Transvaal

Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by Yorkie » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:36 pm

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.




View from no 23


User avatar
Posts: 310
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:47 am
Location: Centurion

Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

Unread post by alf » Wed May 13, 2009 5:58 am


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.
Made my booking for Desember 2014!! Whoohoo

User avatar
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1904
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:14 am
Location: Pretoria, South Africa

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:

User avatar
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2016)
Posts: 2095
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:58 am

Re: Lower Sabie Rest Camp

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

some pics of the 5 bed huts...



All on my lonesome ownsome in Kruger

"I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me"

User avatar
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 685
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:29 pm
Location: Northcliff, SA

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......

User avatar
Posts: 93
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 9:05 am
Location: Hillcrest, Durban

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.

User avatar
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:11 am

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.

User avatar
Posts: 74
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:32 pm
Location: Johannesburg

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.


Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:20 pm
Location: Pretoria

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.
Enjoy your stay.
I love a Quickie!
Quickie = brandname of my wheelchair.

User avatar
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:12 pm
Location: Lidgetton

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.

"If I had only one day left in Africa, I would choose to spend it with a pride of lions."
- Gerald Hinde

Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:38 pm

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.
Have a great trip ! :)

User avatar
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1178
Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 10:29 pm
Location: Berlin - Germany

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.
No mission on the way :( :wall: :oops: :bmp:

2016 TR from KNP

User avatar
Crested Barbet
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 453
Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:34 pm

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.
My TR's
- It's time for Africa! (KNP Nov./Dec. 2010) - Video page 7: Wild dogs watching lions!
- Memories from the backseat (KNP Dec. 2009)
- If I could fly (KNP March/April 2010)
- Time to fly south again (MZNP, Addo, and more Nov/Dec. 2011)

Return to “KNP Camps & Roads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Webcam Highlights

Submitted by valcook520 at 16:18:16
Submitted by Tamsyn12 at 17:20:03
Submitted by Anonymous at 18:47:52
Submitted by Anonymous at 10:08:13