Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

For an Out of Africa experience and great game, you can't beat Selati, an intimate, stylish, colonial-style camp that was formerly the private hunting lodge of a famous South African opera singer. The early-1900s atmosphere is created by the use of genuine train memorabilia—old leather suitcases, antique wooden chairs, nameplates, and signals—that recall the old Selati branch train line, which once crossed the reserve in the 1870s. At night the grounds flicker with the lights of the original shunters' oil lamps. Dinner is held in the boma whereas brunch is served in the friendly farmhouse kitchen. Glitterati and European royalty have stayed at the spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, with its Persian rugs and antique furniture.

PROS

  • unique atmosphere
  • Ivory Presidential Suite superb value for money
  • secluded and intimate

CONS

  • some old-timers preferred the camp when it was just lantern-lit with no electricity

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Historical
Intimate
Remote
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-447–7172-Reservations | 013-735–5771-Lodge

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: All meals

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