The name of this lodge is in honour of the Selati Railway Line that was once used to transport gold from the interior to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique. This railway line crossed the Sabi Sand Reserve in the 1870’s, and although it is not used today, the old railway bed is still present nearby the Selati Camp. The legendary history of the area is the inspiration behind the camp’s magnificent décor that makes use of original steam engine artefacts, as well as authentic shunter’s lamps that light the way to the guest suites. Each of the luxury suites are uniquely adorned with stunning memorabilia and collector’s pieces. This creates a very different experience to any of the other safari lodges in the area.
The eight exquisite suites of the Selati Camp are fondly named after past railway stations, and are romantic, thatched and Colonial-style rooms that are perfectly located under the majestic Acacia trees that grow alongside the Msthulu River. The camp is also positioned on an animal migration path that is well travelled by game throughout the year. Sipping sundowners while watching the animals pass or drink at the watering hole is a magnificent opportunity. At Selati, guests experience nights that are softly illuminated by lamps and lanterns, decadent meals under the stars at the boma or in the intimate ‘Farmhouse Kitchen’, sparking swimming pools and gorgeous game-viewing decks. Guests have a choice of several romantically-styled suites, including the ultra-luxurious Lourenco Marques and Ivory Presidential Suites.