Notten's Bush Camp

Nottens Bush Camp is a family owned and managed safari lodge in Africa's Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. In 1986, the Nottens opened their family home to what is known today as Notten's Bush Camp, now in its third generation in the Notten, as well as the Matabula families. The lounge and dining area has cool stone tiled floors and totally open sides, leading onto a wooden deck overlooking an active African pan offering excellent sightings of game and birds. The neat open boma is where candlelit meals are enjoyed under the African sky and many stories are told around the crackling camp fire.

Rooms at Notten's Bush Camp

The 8 individual private safari suites are elegantly styled using clean white furnishings on cool screaded floors, with ceiling fans rotating overhead. The spacious en suite bathrooms boast large baths and elaborate sunken outdoor showers. All the suites open out to private wooden viewing decks. The purposeful absence of electric lighting creates a magical African safari vacation atmosphere under the ambient light of candles and lanterns. Relax at the sparkling pool, or retain your fitness with a few laps in this secluded and shaded outdoor area. You can also enjoy soothing beauty treatments on the massage deck overlooking the natural surroundings to round out the perfect African safari vacation.

Activities at Notten's Bush Camp

There is nothing as invigorating as watching Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat. The place where nature dictates the rules and humans are mere observers. Enjoy an unforgettable African lion safari in the wide expanse of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.

Driving or being guided on foot by our experienced rangers will bring you as close as you will ever get to true nature, the African way. With daily guided tours from early morning to late night drives join us for an African safari beyond your wildest expectations.

Cool off next to the sparkling pool, drinking cocktails and refreshments from the fully stocked bar, or relax in the shade of the Marula trees on the wooden deck overlooking the waterhole and watch the animals wander past. Treat yourself to a deeply relaxing massage at the Notten's Nature Spa. Enjoy delicious meals and the fine company of both local and international guests.

Cultural tours can be arranged into the local Shangaan community to get an insight into their unique culture or seek an adventure out of the norm with a trip to the Skukuza Golf Course, which is 45 minutes away from Notten’s. This gives golfers a unique opportunity of playing a round of golf within the Kruger National Park.

The History of Notten's Bush Camp

The land was acquired by the Notten’s in 1963. Notten’s Bush Camp was started in 1986. It is now in it’s fourth generation with the Notten family. It all began in 1963 when John Notten acquired a portion of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which was to be enjoyed as a tranquil retreat for the family and their friends. It wasn’t until 1986 that Bambi and Gilly Notten, following their dream, opened their family home to what is known today as Notten’s Bush Camp. It was from this dream that the story of Notten’s Bush Camp began and made it possible for the family to contribute to the preservation of a magnificent piece of South Africa, which has been shared with special people from all over the world. It is a place that has witnessed incredible events and amazing characters, both animal and human, that have carved the enduring story to be enjoyed today. The legacy of the this private safari lodge in South Africa is now in its fourth generation in the Notten, as well as the Matabula family. Specter Matabula was employed by the family in 1963 and he would be proud to know that his son and his son’s children are now a part of Notten’s Bush Camp South Africa.

Rates - 2015
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
Please call us at 1.800.414.3090 for more information about incorporating Notten's Bush Camp into your safari.
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