|Address:||Kruger National Park
|Local Tel :||012 428 9111|
|INT Tel :||+27-12 428 9111|
|Local Fax :||012 343 0905|
|INT Fax :||+27-12 343 0905|
|Cell :||082 233 9111|
Embanking one of the Kruger National Park's few perennial rivers is the Lower
Sabie game camp. With its soothing riverine views and Lebombo-Mountain-skyline
in the background, this camp is an exhibition of the natural wealth of this
area. This is perhaps best summed up in the impression left by one of the area's
indigenous trees, the sycamore fig.
Soaking in the majestic view of the Lebombo Mountains, the foreground Sabie River a perenial conversation point, guests of the camp can experience this authentic African getaway and be sure to bring back scenic memories aplenty.
Activities and Facilities
The lower Sabie camp offers adventure in the form of guided bush walks and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives, and children under the age of twelve are restricted from game walks.
Guests can visit the Sunset Dam, or take in the Nthandanyati Bird Hide, which is eleven kilometres from the camp itself.
Facilities at the camp include activity information at the reception area, public telephones, a post box, restaurant, cafeteria, shops, Laundromat, filling station, communal kitchens and bathrooms, cutlery and plate hampers at reception, basic on-site first-aid assistance, Eco Information Centre , a day visitor picnic area in the camp, and a swimming pool.
Cell phone reception is also fully available, as well as limited DSTV coverage on televisions in the Guest House.
Important info and Warnings
Park officials warn that certain creatures which inhabit the park could prove dangerous if not approached or handled correctly. These may include bats, spiders, snakes, and scorpions.
Lower Sabie has a designated day visitor area. There are also picnic sites nearby at Nkuhlu (+/- 20 km), Mlondozi Dam (17 km) and Tshokwane (43 km)
Wildlife and Vegetation
Lower sabie is a rich area for spotting lion, cheetah, elephant, hippo, rhino, buffalo herds, and high density warthog populations.
Birding, around the camp, at the nearby Sunset Dam and from the Nthandanyati birdhide, will exhibit the park's starling, sunbird, weaver, woodpecker and hornbill, while night-time birding can yield Square-tailed ( Mo za mbique ) and Fiery-necked Nightjars and the Verreaux's (Giant) Eagle Owl.
Situated in knob thorn/marula savannah on basalt soils, prominent trees in this area include the sycamore fig, leadwood and sausage trees. A westlying zone of delagoa thorn thicket resides on ecca shale soil, with prevalent delagoa thorn and magic guarri.
Most Recent Sightings - Buffalo, Baboon, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Kudu, Rhino