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.

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