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Nottens Bush Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Simple, honest camp
- Genuine bush experience
- Great value
- Year-round game spotting

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Overview

Located in Sabi Sands on the banks of a seasonal tributary of the Sabi River in the Kruger National Park, Nottens is an independent, family-run camp with an honest, uncommercial feel. It is traditionally built and simple by design, with no electric lights or air conditioning in the rooms (although there are fans to cool things down). Instead, candlelight and lanterns create a genuine bush atmosphere. With pleasant public areas and a great pool, this is an excellent lower cost option for those looking to stay in the Sabi Sands area in a camp that gets consistently great feedback. Be aware that the property isn’t directly situated on the Sabi River.

Accommodation is in just eight private suites, each with open plan bedrooms, en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and wide verandahs. Windows and doors are fitted with screens and insect coils are provided. Children aged six and over are welcome here, and two family suites are available: a cottage with two en suite bedrooms and a triple room.

The lounge and dining areas overlook a watering hole and vast plain, which guests can enjoy from the wooden decking area. Meals are social events with everyone gathering in the enclosed boma around a log fire in winter or the open plan, candle-lit summerhouse in summer months. The menu is varied, offering traditional flavours, with meat-eaters and vegetarians well catered for.

Activities here centre on vehicle and waking safaris. This is a reliable area for year-round game viewing, and the lodge has traversing rights over 35 sq kilometres. The daily walks and two game drives offer plenty of opportunities for spotting the big five and other wildlife.

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Suggested Itineraries for Nottens Bush Camp

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Explore Cape Town, relax on the beautiful Garden Route Coast and enjoy world class safari in Sabi Sands in the Greater Kruger.

Tailor-made Luxury 12 days

Adults from $2,968 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,221 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,065 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,221 per person economy class from London

Experience Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls in this spectacular once in a lifetime tailor-made itinerary.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $3,475 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,594 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,678 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,594 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 603 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • A fabulous and memorable holiday to Africa and a big thank you to Lisa at Tourdust for her in depth knowledge and for designing our once in a lifetime trip.

    The original thoughts were to stay in Cape Town and then go on safari. After many discussions and a lot of patience from Lisa we settled on Capetown, a safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls. It turned out to be the most special and amazing holiday that we have been on.

    Cape Town accommodation was great, modern, clean, spacious and close to the V&A. The views at the back were of Table Mountain! We opted for guided tours to Cape of Good Hope and whale watching. Our guide called Chris was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and chatted to us alot and was great with my children.

    Next was Botswana and Muchenje Lodge. The location was fantastic with views over the Chobe river. Right from the start we were looked after so well and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went on lots of different safari drives from early morning, late evening and all day ones and my favourite was on the river itself as we were able to get really close to the elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Our guides were brilliant (particularly Rambo) and helped us to find all the animals we wanted to see, even the elusive wild dogs and leopards.
    Meals were at set times, which was lovely as it meant we could talk to the other guests and hear about their day and it was nice that some of the guides joined us as well. We also loved the singing and dancing that the staff did after one meal.

    Final destination Zambia and Victoria Falls, where we stayed at Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. An amazing location right on the river bank.
    We did a guided tour to Victoria Falls and yet again we had a brilliant tour guide.
    From our lodge we did a river cruise, saw a magnificent sunset and we tried our hand at fishing which was great fun.

    I would love to go back to Africa again to visit some other countries and I will definitely use Tourdust again. Thank you so much Lisa.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls on 19 January 2017

  • Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
    Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016

  • We had a fantastic trip thanks to your organisation! No problems encountered at all! Simbavarti were a joy to stay and explore with; the hotel in Capetown perfectly positioned to allow us to walk to the conference, and Camps bay accommodation was just lovely. The flights, transfers and staff we met along the way we're all very friendly and helpful. Having a car at the end was a perfect finale. My 10 yr old daughter came home with new insights on the world.
    I had been meaning on my return to email you, but launched straight back into a weekend oncall and business as usual, so thanks for emailing.
    I have sung your praises to friends and family!

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 05 May 2016

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