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Nottens Bush Camp

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

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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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  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa,
    We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
    We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
    Best wishes, Ed & Jane

    MissingRoy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.

    MissingCarly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022

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