About Nottens

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the locally spoken language, Shangaan. Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family. This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries the Sabi Sand Reserve and Greater Kruger National Park. It is a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul. Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capturing an enchanting spirit of romance. With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers, offering an adventurous discovery of the region’s prolific wildlife, including Big 5 game viewing. Unique walking safaris are offered daily giving guest the opportunity of discovering the hidden treasures of the region. This can be followed by lazy hours spent in the sparkling pool or having a massage at the Nature Spa.Under the cloak of nightfall one can enjoy the sounds of the African night, while dining in the enchanting candlelit boma beneath a canopy of stars.

Find sanctity within the natural rhythms of Mother Nature. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game at this world class private safari lodge in South Africa, located in the Sabi Sand game reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.Boundless hospitality is the hallmark of Notten’s Bush Camp, to which satisfied visitors return time and again. A fine combination of peace, romance and a touch of decadence all in untamed Africa. Recently winning runner up for best Safari lodge in Africa in the Good Safari Guide Awards 2008.

History

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.

Find sanctity within the natural rhythms of Mother Nature. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages, mesmerizing nights around blazing fires and close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game at this world class private safari lodge in South Africa, located in the Sabi Sand game reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.Boundless hospitality is the hallmark of Notten’s Bush Camp, to which satisfied visitors return time and again. A fine combination of peace, romance and a touch of decadence all in untamed Africa. Recently winning runner up for best Safari lodge in Africa in the Good Safari Guide Awards 2008.

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