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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Spa
Gift shop
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Massage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Kruger National Park South Africa
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Getting there
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
Londolozi Aerodrome
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phes22 wrote a review Yesterday
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I travelled to South Africa with my husband 2 weeks ago, for the first time ever, and we stayed at Arathusa for 3 nights!! The lodge and its surroundings are absolutely stunning! Our Bush Willow room was ever so clean and really beautiful. Dylan, Ashely and Miles at the reception desk were all such kind, extremely helpful and caring professionals. Ms. Blessing who runs the spa, is a true blessing! It is a must try experience at her spa! The food was really fantastic all across the board, and we drank plenty of excellent South African wine!! Mr Norman and Mr Roy, who were our incredible Tracker and Ranger respectively, were so much fun, kind and caring and are a highly experienced team with absolute wealth of knowledge on the animals and area. They truly went above and beyond during all the Game Drives to ensure we see as many animals as possible. We also met 4 other couples on our ride. What fun-loving and kind people they were!! The entire team at the lodge is ever so gracious, so kind and so so nice. What a life time of a trip! Oh how I miss you all. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!!!~~ We will NEVER forget you!! Look no further, go and stay at this 10 star (to us) lodge!! Hospitality is like no other you will ever experience!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Heather V wrote a review 7 Apr
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Incredible experience at Arathusa. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining, food was delicious, the lodge rooms were spacious, comfortable and had amazing views. The game drives were outstanding- I saw leopards 5/6 drives, and had some very up close encounters with them and others. Couldn’t recommend this place more- a trip of a lifetime!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Watering hole facing rooms have incredible views - the Jackalberry suite also has a plunge pool!
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Mark H wrote a review Mar 2024
Clifton Park, New York34 contributions6 helpful votes
From the moment you arrive and greeted with smiles, refreshing washcloth and a cold juice you feel right at home. The staff will make every accommodation to far exceed your expectations. The food is top shelf and the cocktails flow. The cottage we stayed in had every amenity you could ask for including insect repellent. Most importantly the trackers and guides were awesome. We saw the big five and a lot of additional animals. Arathusa is FIRST CLASS.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t need binoculars or headlamps.
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Zsuzsanna D wrote a review Mar 2024
Andover, Massachusetts3 contributions
What a wonderful place and experience. Arathusa Safari Lodge is in a beautiful location, beautiful establishment that is well maintained, friendly and helpful staff who work tirelessly to make your experience the best it can be. They all seem to do this not only as a job but as something they truly love doing and are proud of. I wish the staff and the establishment continued success. They deserve it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Caroline D wrote a review Mar 2024
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Most wonderful place to stay and enjoy a true Safari experience 🦓🐆🐘🦒 Lovely staff that take superb care of you, making you feel very welcome and ensure everything runs like clockwork. Rangers and trackers do their utmost to ensure you get the opportunity to spot the big five ☺️ we did so in 24 hrs, during two exciting game drives 😊 loved our spacious room and outdoor shower.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ashish K wrote a review Mar 2024
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5 star living in the bush. The hotel has either waterhole facing or bush facing rooms. Each room is huge and beautifully appointed! The team are wonderfully attentive and the game viewing with the expert trackers and rangers is truly outstanding. Eating your meals either in the bush or overlooking the waterhole make the dining experience all the more a memorable sensory experience! Make sure you listen to advice when it comes to walking to your rooms!?!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The terrain is undulating and very bushy in parts be prepared for a bumpy ride!
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Mike H wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom39 contributions71 helpful votes
We've done safari in Sabi Sands before at lodges that cost quite a bit more than this one. So we were a little concerned about what we might find here. We needn't have worried the rooms, facilities, game drives, guides and the animals lost nothing in comparison and, to be clear all of our experiences have been first class. Arrangements to get there were all handled very well too - minor thing, but important. If I had to mark the lodge with something to improve on, maybe the quality and choice of food could be improved. Not to say the food was poor at all, but it was just good, not great. Highly recommended by me, Arathusa will give you a great safari experience without doubt!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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helenetravels2017 wrote a review Mar 2024
Richmond, Virginia5 contributions
Arathhusa is magical. The lodge and rooms are stunning, and beautifully set right on a large watering pond that attracts wildlife from around the preserve. While eating our lunch, we saw a herd of about 22 elephants come down to drink, and they were shortly joined by waterbucks and a hippo and her baby. The people of Arathusa are exceptionally friendly and great hosts - my hot stone massage from Winnie was one of the best I have ever had! This experience was one of the highlights of our trip, and an excellent value as well as an all-inclusive. Michael and Eugene were exceptional game drive hosts, and even found a beautiful pair of giraffes with their babies at the end of our second game drive. It's truly my dream safari lodge come to life, and I feel so lucky to have stayed here.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Go to every game drive - they are different every day.
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linda wrote a review Mar 2024
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This lodge was perfection! We were well cared for. All the amenities were lovely, accessible and comfortable. The staff was excellent! I had an exceptional session with Winnie, the massage therapist. Our guide Michael was professional attentive and responsive to our interests. The food was top notch and the silly dad jokes were fun. I felt very pampered on safari!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Take advantage of all safari rides and bush walks. They really mean all inclusive.
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Miklos N wrote a review Mar 2024
Perchtoldsdorf, Austria1 contribution
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It has been the fourth time we came to Arathusa. A few years have gone since our last visit, however, the level of hospitality, the friendliness of staff has not changed. The Lodge is in fantastic location beside a water hole, which is attracting lot of animals througout the day. Accomodation and meals have best quality. Having visited South Africa fitten times beforeand experiencing more than sixty game drives, we felt still Impressed by the great competence of the safari team.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arathusa Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arathusa Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Arathusa Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arathusa Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Arathusa Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.