Savanna Private Game Reserve



More Than 20 Years of Excellence

Savanna Private Game Reserve was established in June 1995, transforming what was once a ranger training school into what it is today – an internationally acclaimed five-star luxury safari lodge situated in the midst of the Sabi Sands. Savanna lies in an area where ‘Big 5’ sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive.

State-of-the-art game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with a vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife. Numerous nearby dams and a series of waterholes in front of the lodge attract many species, especially in the dry winter months when elephants are daily visitors. A close-knit team of friendly staff provides personalised service with each guest regarded as a valued friend. From the moment they arrive guests feel part of the Savanna ‘family’.

Something a little different

Luxury Tented Accommodation

Savanna has nine beautifully appointed suites. The thatched ‘Savanna Suite’ consists of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead onto a central elegantly furnished lounge, ideal for families or a small group wanting privacy and exclusivity.

Seven of the nine suites offer a unique blend of “Out of Africa” romance with the convenience of every modern facility. They have Bedouin-style draped ceilings below tented roofs, set on permanent structures for privacy, security, and comfort. All suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, the decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics, and textures.

All suites feature:

  • A private heated plunge pool,
  • Wifi,
  • Air-conditioning,
  • Fans,
  • En-suite bathrooms,
  • Inside and outdoor showers,
  • Minibars and tea and coffee facilities,
  • Covered patios.


Food & Wine

Superb South African cuisine combined with varied dining venues, is an essential component of the Savanna safari experience. Dining at Savanna is more than just a meal, it’s a way for us to come together and celebrate life. Menus are hearty, decadent and deliciously different.

Breakfasts provide full English fare plus fresh fruits, yogurts, pastries, home-made mueslis and Savanna’s famous ‘smoothies’. An innovative late lunch buffet offers a large variety of salads, hot meat and vegetable dishes and cheeses, as well as a kiddies’ menu for youngsters who prefer simpler meals.
Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.

Dining Experience

Candle-lit dinners, with traditional local dishes adding spice to the best international fare, are served on the deck of the main lodge. On balmy nights, sumptuous barbecues are enjoyed under the stars round a blazing fire in an open-air ‘boma’ or in a candle-lit clearing in the bush. Guests are often treated to the stirring voices of a local choir who entertain during dinner. Cuisine is of the highest standard, with much emphasis on quality and presentation, complemented by superb local South African wines from Savanna’s well-stocked wine cellar.

World-Class Facilities

Discover What’s On Offer

Relaxing in the comfort of the public lounge with its spacious patio, or at the main pool looking out over lush gardens and floodlit waterhole, our guests are frequently treated to fantastic views of birds and game drinking and bathing.

The loft above the lounge makes a pleasant nook for a quiet game of chess as well as a bird’s eye view of the waterhole, while an adjoining library provides wireless broadband internet access and offers guests the means to transfer digital photographs, freshly captured on their safari, onto CD or DVD.

Work up a sweat in our fully-equipped gym with the bush right at your doorstep, or enjoy an exquisite massage treatment in the privacy of your suite.

Relaxation between game drives is important. What better way to unwind than with an invigorating massage? Savanna’s own qualified therapist offers guests a range of treatments in the privacy of their suites. And, if a little retail therapy is called for, a visit to the curio and gift shop should do the trick.

Enjoy an experience that is just a little different…


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