Fodor's Expert Review Exeter River Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa Fodor's Choice

One of Sabi Sand's oldest lodges, Exeter scores 10 out of 10 for its gorgeous location—one of the best in the whole reserve—with lush green lawns sweeping down to the Sabi River. Game-viewing is so superb that you'd be unlucky not to spot the Big Five. The experienced rangers and staff, some of whom have been at the lodge for years, will look after you in a friendly, unfussy way. Your roomy air-conditioned suite (try to sleep with the windows open so you don't miss that lion roaring or hyena whooping) is decorated in soft earth colors and has its own plunge pool.

PROS

  • more affordable than many of its neighbors
  • genuine African-bush ambience

CONS

  • no triple rooms for guests with children

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-809–4300-Reservations | 011-792–4927-reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

8 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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