SABI SABI PRIVATE GAME
Imagine the Africa of the great safari
era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an
effortless whisper. This is the Africa you will experience at Sabi Sabi's Selati
Camp, an award winning luxury game lodge in South Africa.
During the 1870's, high in the crevices of the Drakensberg escarpment which
rises to the west of Sabi Sabi, gold was discovered. To transport the gold, the
parliament of the Old Transvaal Republic commissioned a railway line from the
interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. A branch railway known as the Selati Line
crossed the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Today the line is disused but the old railbed can still be seen in the
north-eastern section of Sabi Sabi, close to Selati Camp. Sabi Sabi's intimate
all-suite Selati Camp is the most unforgettable of all African experiences. It
offers the perfect accommodation for travellers looking for a romantic luxury
safari lodge in South Africa. Selati is furnished with a historic railway theme
and colonial charm and is meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush.
The railway theme extends from the original steam engine name plates, signals
and shunter's lamps lighting the way to your suite, to interesting memorabilia
and other collector's pieces in each room.
Originally created without electricity to preserve the ambience, Selati Camp has
now installed overhead fans, air-conditioning and all the trimmings expected
from a luxury safari lodge. Nights at Selati are quiet, intimate and possessed
of a rare magic. Under the spectacular canopy of the Southern night sky the camp
is still romantically lit by the gentle flicker of oil lamps and lanterns, and
the warm glow of fires
Fashioned in a colonial "Out of Africa" style, this exclusive lodge comprises
eight opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private
alfresco shower nestled under majestic indigenous trees. World-class cuisine is
served on wooden thatched decks built alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the
open air "boma" or in the "farmhouse kitchen".
The premier accommodation at Selati Camp is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory
Presidential Suite, which is a favourite amongst Kings, Queens, and those just
looking for exceptional accommodation. It offers colonial grandeur in the form
of original antiques, a draped four-poster bed, private terrace, and fireplace.
The magnificent en-suite bathroom, complete with Persian carpet and antique
chaise-lounge, also features a very private plunge pool. The separate dressing
room features an antique wardrobe and matching dressing table.
The Lourenco Marques Suite is a must for honeymooners or the romantic at heart.
Whether it is the fragrant flower petals strewn on the exquisite bedlinen, or
the candles illuminating the bathroom on return from the evening safari, a stay
in this romantic suite will always be remembered.
Sabi Sabi's Selati Camp combines turn of the century elegance with personalized
safari luxury - a rare experience.
Includes open Land Rover safaris by day and at night to see
Africa's big game accompanied by qualified rangers and Shangaan trackers,
environmental awareness walking safaris, breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner,
selected beverages and South African house wines. Our tariff includes government
Excludes spa treatments at Amani Spa, cellar wine collection, premium
brands, curio shop purchases, telephone calls, laundry and Sabi Sand Wildtuin
entrance fees (if self-drive).