• 8 Beautifully Appointed Suites
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • True African Big Five Safari
  • Award Winning & Excellent Rated

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family.

This safari destination is the perfect choice for those looking for a reasonably priced, prime game viewing experience and accommodation that is rustic, stylish yet simple. Because it is a small establishment the hosts and staff are able to provide personal attention and cater to your every need, visitors are made to feel welcome and at home.

This small, intimate and family-run camp is all about excellent game-viewing and genuine South African hospitality.The lodge accommodates guests in seven tastefully furnished suites, all en-suite with a private viewing deck which overlooks a large plain and watering hole.


  • Greater Kruger National Park;
  • Big 5 Game viewing;
  • Early morning and evening game drive;
  • Great hospitality and personal attention;
  • Ceiling fans and mosquito proofing;
  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation.



  • Restaurant
  • Open Air Boma
  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Spa
  • Weddings
  • Spa Treatments
  • Local Transfers (by arrangement)
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Bar


Room typeFeaturesRates
Notten’s Bush Camp

Available: 8 Suites

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Private Viewing Deck
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Telephone
  • Indoor / Outdoor shower
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lounge Area
  • Elegant Decor
  • More

    FROM R6595

    TO R9893

    Per person per night sharing

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    There is nothing as invigorating as watching Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat. The place where nature dictates the rules and humans are mere observers. Enjoy an unforgettable African lion safari in the wide expanse of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.

    Driving or being guided on foot by our experienced rangers will bring you as close as you will ever get to true nature, the African way. With daily guided tours from early morning to late night, drives join us for an African safari beyond your wildest expectations.

    Early morning and evening game drive safaris in an open-top Land Rover with an experienced game ranger, where one can enjoy sightings of the Big 5 and other wildlife in the region.

    • 2 Game drives daily in an open Landrover
    • Daily bush walks
    • 3 meals a day
    • Massages at the spa
    • Relaxation at the pool
    • Evenings in the boma around a blazing fire


    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single From R9893
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single From R9893
    01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single From R9893
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single From R9893
    01 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019SuitePer person per night sharing From R6595
    Per person per night single From R9893


    Rates are fully inclusive of three meals, accommodation, two game drives and bush walk per day, local soft drinks, house wines, and beers are included.

    • We charge a 50% single supplement
    • Children 6 and over are welcome
    • Shared accommodation for children – 2 x Family Room, 1 x Triple Room

    • Cancelation T&C apply to all confirmed bookings
    • Nottens will do transfers to/from Skukuza, KMIA and Hoedspruit region, please inquire directly for rates
    • Children 12 years and under enjoy a 30% discount
    • Must settle in full 6 weeks before arrival date


    Based on 579

    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Perfect in every way”

    It’s rare that as I’m leaving a destination I’m already budgeting for how I can return but that is exactly what happened after leaving nottens. Every detail was thought of by the lovely, caring staff. After casually mentioning my lactose intolerance but reassuring staff I can always find something to eat so not to accommodate for me they went ahead and prepared special meals for me where necessary going so far as even making me a lactose free cake for high tea!

    Nottens exceeded every expectation I had. The food is outstanding, the game drives amazing and accommodation everything you could wish for. If you get the chance do the village tour it is well worth it.

    Thulani was an amazing guide and had a great sense of humor. The game drives are fantastic and if you love leopards you’ve definitely come to the right place, we saw them every day we went out.

    As mentioned previously, there are no lights but there is a power board for charging phones etc. the candles create a magical atmosphere and the lack of electric lighting caused no issues for me.

    ~ bridgets123 ~ Sydney, Australia
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve


    THIS REVIEW IS way overdue … we visited Nottens in August 2017 for a special 50th Birthday where we as a party took over the entire campsite.
    From the moment you enter you feel the warmth of the owners and staff. The hospitality extended made each and every one feels treated like special VIP guests. The food delicious..gourmet. The accommodation superb; you are in the wild and feel that way .. a true bush experience. The game drives. What can i say ..we saw it all and not just one day but everyday. The trackers know their ‘stuff’ the drivers take you off the beaten track.. exhilarating close encounters with all the big 5…. This 5 STAR Lodge IS A MUST. We too own a guest house and each and every South African and Foreigner who spend time with us we recount our experiences to them and recommend it as the place of choice for a REAL TOP CLASS BUSH EXPERIENCE.

    ~ infoZ3935JZ ~ Langebaan, South Africa
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “Beautiful camp, lots of wildlife”

    We have been here for two days and love this place. The atmosphere is similar to a bed and breakfast. You wake up early, go for a game drive for a few hours and snap some photos. This morning we saw leopards, elephants and a honey badger. Yesterday we saw lions and leopards on our morning drive. Then it is back to camp where everyone comes in for a big breakfast. Each group sits at their own table.
    After breakfast,you can either go on the guided nature walk or relax around the camp. From the relaxing outdoors living room you can watch impalas, warthogs and even the occasional giraffe in the field. High tea is served at 3:00. The evening game drive starts at 4:00. We have seen rhinoceros, lions, hyena, elephants, giraffe, wildebeest…. on the evening drive.
    Dinner follows and is served family style with everyone at one table. David Notten joins the group for dinner.
    We found a drawn bath and a bottle of champagne awaiting us on the second evening. The food is truly wonderful and very plentiful. The cabins are very romantic with their candle light atmosphere. There is an electrical outlet in the cabin to charge electronic equipment.
    Truly charming.

    ~ 302jeannet ~ Fernandina Beach
    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    “A thoroughly incredible experience!”

    A friend went to Notten’s and implored us to go. So we certainly expected it to be good but it exceeded ALL of our expectations. The rooms are beautiful and spacious but don’t feel glossy and out of place. They look like beautiful rooms in the bush and this is emphasized as you take in the wildlife all around you. We spent three weeks in Africa and our four days at Notten’s were the best by far. Jillie is the owner who started Notten’s with her husband and her son David has now taken over daily operations. They both made federation wee were having a great time but they took time to get to know us as people and connect with us personally. Jillie took my personal email so she could follow up about a trip she is taking in December as we have a similar trip planned for February. Gift, Anery, Phillip, Desmond, and Susie all made sure we had what we needed and kept us full of food and drink. Geoff made sure we got the most of our game derives with Abe’s assistance. Tinyiko took us on an amazing bush walk and kept us safe and stayed calm when we came upon a leopard. He shared his understanding with us making the experience wonderfully unbelievable. Everyone at Notten’s understands the bush and you will come to understand and love it as well. They make certain of that. This was an experience we shall never forget and hope to enjoy again. This place is so much more than the place and really reflects the people who make you feel so special while teaching you so much! Many thanks to all at Notten’s, especially Jillie who had the courage to start something so very special with her beloved husband.

    ~ SusieQ2001 ~ Fort Collins, Colorado

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