Evoking a historic railway theme and colonial charm, Sabi Sabi’s Selati Lodge in a private reserve with Kruger National Park is a romantic bush home away from home.
Eight sumptuous retreats feature en-suite bathrooms, private outdoor showers, opulently draped beds, and panoramic views. The Ivory Presidential Suite, a favorite choice of kings, queens, and the most discerning travelers offers colonial elegance, original antiques, Persian carpets, a fireplace, separate dressing room, private terrace, and plunge pool. The Lourenco Marques Suite is a favorite of honeymooners for its exquisite linens, candlelit elegance, and petal-strewn bed. Continuing the railway theme original steam engine name plates, signals, and shunter’s lamps light the way to the suites.
The lodge lies in the 160,000-acre Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, a wilderness oasis in South Africa’s impressive Kruger National Park. The “big five” roam freely, offering safari-goers the experience of viewing these mighty creatures in their natural environment. In addition to rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo, the area is home to cheetah, wild dog, hyena, over 350 bird species, and over 200 other animal species. With a diverse habitat and expansive space to roam, the indigenous wildlife wanders about without fear of human intrusion.