Lower Sabie

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View of the Lower Sabie restaurant seen from across the Sabie River

Lower Sabie is a main rest camp in the Kruger National Park and is situated on the southern bank of the Sabie River, to the east of the southern section of the park. It is connected to the main Skukuza camp by the H4-1 tarred road (43 km (27 mi) apart), arguably the busiest road in Kruger, especially during weekends and school holidays.

Recent Upgrade[edit]

Shady stoeps and parking between two bungalows at Lower Sabie

Lower Sabie had a make-over to improve its stature as a prima camp, and to provide more luxury facilities, since it is one of the oldest camps in the Kruger Park.

A modern restaurant, including a take-ways section, and new shop were recently completed. The camp now also has safari tents, giving it an African bush feeling. The camp is laid out on the Sabie River banks, visitors can be seated on the restaurant's wooden floor stoep, having a cold beer and viewing the plenty game wandering in the river bed below.


Accommodation is available on a self-catering basis, in 30 huts and 62 bungalows, as well as one large guest house. Last, but not least, for visitors wanting to enjoy the outdoor, there are camping sites for 33 caravans or tents, all equipped with electrical power.[1]

Other facilities[edit]

Sunset dam, situated just west of the camp

Lower Sabie has a designated day visitor area, for non-booked guests wanting to have a braai or swim. There are also picnic areas on the roads at Nkuhlu (± 20 km (12 mi)), Mlondozi Dam (17 km (11 mi)) and Tshokwane (43 km (27 mi)).

The camp also offers guided bush walks, game viewing by open vehicle and bush braais; all of which must be booked and paid for at the camp reception.

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Coordinates: 25°07′11″S 31°54′54″E / 25.11972°S 31.91500°E / -25.11972; 31.91500