Let’s step into the magical bush

For me, the bush is a magical place and it seems that with more than three decades in the safari business, Sabi Sabi hardly needs to impress anybody.

So, off we go, flying out from Joburg’ to Nelspruit in 50 minutes and taking less than two hours to enter Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 65000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park.

Our first impression of the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge was at sunset, furnished in plush colonial style.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Kindly greeted by our host with a welcome drink and some refreshing towels and giving us the planning for the next two days.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Lounge Area

In contrary to my normal week days for work, when I am in the Bush, the best time of the day is the early morning. The sound of the alarm going off is never a pleasant one but once you have switched it off, you know that what awaits you is worth getting into your safari gear.

The taste of coffee is the second push into the dawning of a new day and sitting on the deck at Bush Lodge looking out at the mist covered bush just leaves you awestruck.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

After dinner and some “bush stories” from our head ranger, we believed that we could walk to our rooms on our own, until the ranger kindly reminded us with a smile that he spotted three Hyena’s close by not so long ago.

Richard, our ranger asked us what if we were hoping to find something special during the Game drive. “ we have no expectations” we answered… Let’s see tomorrow…

Read part 2Our exciting safari day in a game reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park

By Fleur Kimmich & Cécile Castoldi

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