Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp


A Secret Sabi Sands

Hidden along on the banks of the Msuthlu River, lies Little Bush Camp the smallest and most secluded of Sabi Sabi’s lodges. It an oasis of peace and tranquility within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

The camp is elegant in a classic safari style, with six stunning suites, featuring private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding bush. All the rooms are individually styled using African artifacts, beautiful wooden furnishings, and luxurious linens. This camp is perfect for small groups and families. Meals are served in the beautiful outdoor dining “boma” surrounded by natural bushveld.

There is a whole host of adventures to be had while staying. Tracking Africa’s big game including the Big Five in open vehicles by day and at night, and going off-road for exceptional close wildlife encounters, make for truly special memories.


At a glance

  • Six luxury suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Outdoor boma

  • Bar

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    Game drives

    Head out into the reserve twice a day in search of its wonderful wildlife, including all the 'Big five'. You will be qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers who know the land inside and out.

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    Riverbed dining

    Delicious dinners eaten outside under gently lit trees and the starry night. This is a wonderful experience loved by all.

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    Community Tours

    An authentic experience, you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of the lodge's staff, as the majority of our staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.


Sabi Sabi is situated within a recognised hotspot of biodiversity in South Africa. The reserve supports over 300 species of birds, 47 large mammal species, 57 species of reptile as well as a myriad of smaller animals such as bats, small rodents, amphibians and invertebrates such as spiders, scorpions and insects. It has over 90 species of trees and many more shrubs and grass species. Key to protecting this all is active habitat management, which includes controlled burns, waterhole rotation, erosion management, alien plant control and employing a dedicated anti-poaching unit. A portion of your stay here is a levy that directly funds supports conservation, security and anti-poaching initiatives in the reserve.

Community & Culture

It is one of Sabi Sabi’s core philosophies that in order for conservation to be successful in Africa, there needs to be an integral and participatory relationship between tourism operations and the neighbouring communities which border the reserve. Sabi Sabi has long recognised that its greatest asset is its staff, the majority of whom hail from local communities and many of whom have been part of the Sabi Sabi story since the very beginning. Today, there are second generation employees based across the four Sabi Sabi lodges, in the hospitality and safari sphere.

With this in mind, Sabi Sabi has always endeavoured to focus its community involvement on projects that benefit and involve staff, their families and respective communities, including supporting a digital learning centre, healthcare facilities, teacher training, sports programmes and local businesses.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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