Arathusa safari lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors.
With nine thatched-roofed standard rooms within its perimeter, Arathusa Safari Lodge is an intimate and hospitable camp offering an exceptional safari experience – expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. Arathusa Safari Lodge is situated on the edge of a large waterhole, overlooked by an infinity swimming pool, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp while cooling off on a sweltering African summer’s afternoon . Standard and private luxury accommodation options, exceptional service, value for money and luxury spa services from Arathusa Safari Lodge Spa are just a few of the things that put Arathusa Safari Lodge in a league of its own.
Accommodation at Arathusa consists of nine Water-Facing and four Bush-Facing Luxury Rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, with a bath and shower – as well as an outdoor shower. The verandah offers relaxing views of the surrounding veld. Twin rooms may also be arranged. The use of natural fabrics and classic interior design ensures a simple and elegant experience. Additional amenities include a mini bar (stocked with a selection of beverages), an electronic safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities. Arathusa’s four luxury rooms have all the comfort and amenities of our standard rooms, with the addition of their own plunge pools and lounge areas. These exclusive rooms are located further from the main camp to afford guests privacy.
In keeping with the traditional and natural safari experience, there are no televisions in the rooms at Arathusa. Guests are, however, able to connect to Wi-Fi in the public areas and in reception with our compliments.
The 9 thatched, air-conditioned Water-Facing Rooms within Arathusa’s main lodge perimeter, boast excellent views of the nearby watering hole, frequented by the wildlife roaming near camp each have an en-suite bathroom with a bath plus separate indoor and outdoor showers. Each room is uniquely designed, with fresh interiors and a focus on light and space, simple yet classically African. Additional amenities in the room include a mini bar, electronic safe, hair dryer and mosquito net.
Private verandahs overlook the waterhole for full appreciation of Arathusa’s signature feature, allowing guests to enjoy a 180-degree view of the water which has a steady stream of a variety of breathtaking wildlife coming through.
Bush-Facing Luxury Rooms
Arathusa has 4 Bush-Facing Luxury Rooms which are remotely located, away from the lodge, boasting fantastic views of the surrounding nature at its most raw. Each of these rooms has its own en-suite bathroom, with a bath and indoor shower, as well as a private outdoor shower.. Additional room amenities include a mini bar (stocked with a selection of beverages), an electronic safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities. Each unit also enjoys a lounge area within the extensive open plan unit.
Each of the Bush-Facing Luxury Rooms has its own plunge pool to cool off in on those hot days and extensive deck, affording guests the advantage of privacy, while ensuring style and comfort within the untamed wilderness.
Game drives, in an open safari vehicle, are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon every day in search of animals – both large and small. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable rangers are paired with local trackers, and together they ensure a first class safari experience. Trackers sit up at the front of the vehicle looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers skillfully navigate into ravines and through thickets in pursuit of fantastic game sightings. Close encounters are guaranteed, and the animals are not threatened by our presence thanks to our sound conservation management policies. Expect one-of-a-kind photographic opportunities of The Big Five, and much more – including over 300 bird species. A treat for keen birders! Guided walks with an armed ranger may also be arranged. Walks are usually arranged in the early hours during the summer months, when temperatures are more moderate. Being on foot affords a unique and altogether different view of the bush.