Lodges & Reserves
Little Bush Camp
Standard | Secure
Private Game Reserve
Imagine the Africa of the great safari era, when blazing sunsets melted into lantern lit romance and service was an effortless whisper.
Sabi Sabi - Selati Camp - Interior
|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 Game 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, furnished with a historic Railway theme and 19th century charm, meticulously created as an authentic home in the bush, is the most unforgettable of all African experiences. The railway theme extends from original steam engine name plates, signals and other memorabilia in the lounge, to collector's pieces in each room and shunter's lamps lighting the way to your suite.
|Originally created without electricity to preserve the ambience, Selati Camp now has overhead fans and air-conditioning, while the lodge is still lit at night by the gentle flicker of oil lamps, the warm glow of fires and the spectacular canopy of the Southern night sky.|
The eight luxury thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower, blend perfectly into the surrounding bush. Home-cooked cuisine is served on decks built over the river-bed, in the open air "boma" or in the "farmhouse kitchen".
Sabi Sabi - Selati Camp - Boma
Selati Camp's premier accommodation is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite. It offers turn of the19th century 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-longue, also features a very private pool, safaris, personal attendant plus in-room dining. The separate dressing room features an antique wardrobe and dressing table.
Selati combines turn of the century elegance with personalized safari luxury - a rare quality of life experience.