Lower Sabie Rest Camp Info & Advice Kruger National Park
Lower Sabie is a busy, but tranquil, rest camp in the Kruger National park and is one of the largest camps in the Kruger. The main attractant to the Lower Sabie Rest camp is it's variety and abundance of natural plant life and it's amazing view of the Sabie River from the deck close to the restaurant and shop. Lower Sabie is situated in prime game viewing habitat, probably the best game viewing area in the Kruger and this being so, it is a very busy camp with day visitors and residents constantly coming and going. To get accommodation at Lower Sabie, one need to book many months in advance to avoid being disappointed.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Kruger Park GPS Co-Ordinates
The GPS co-ordinates are as follows: -25.1198S , 31.9159E
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Accommodation
Being quite a large camp, Lower Sabie has many types of accommodation to suit various needs. The accommodation includes 33 camping and caravanning sites with power points, braai facilities and communal ablutions and kitchen; 30 huts, 24 luxury permanent canvas tents, 60 bungalows, 2 family bungalows and a guest house that sleeps 6.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Activities
The activities that can be done from the Lower Sabie Rest Camp include guided Bush Walks, guided Game Drives and Bush Braais.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Facilities
Lower Sabie has quite a few facilities such as a post box, public telephone, cellphone reception, restaurant, cafeteria, shop, laundromat, petrol station, swimming pool, first aid, separate day visitors area and an eco information centre.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Wildlife
Because of it's abundance of tree and plant life and it's close proximity to the Sabie River you can expect to find all sorts of wildlife in and around the camp. There are reptiles in and around the camp that can be viewed at close range. Birding is good and species such as Southern Masked Weaver, Dark Capped Bulbul, Speckled Mousebird, Giant Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Woodland Kingfisher, Golden Tailed Woodpecker, Plum Coloured Starling, Longbilled Crombec, Blue Waxbill, Greater Blue Eared Starling, Paradise Flycatcher, Cape Glossy Starling, Natal Spurfowl, Crested Barbet, Laughing Dove, Arrowmarked babbler, Whitebrowed Robin Chat, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Yellowbilled Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Redbilled Hornbill, Square Tailed Nightjar, Fiery Necked Nightjar and many others can be seen.
Mammals in and around Lower Sabie Rest Camp available to be viewed (In the camp and from the deck) include Vervet Monkey, Chacma Baboon, Bushbuck, Spotted Hyaena, Hippo, Buffalo, Tree Squirrel, Banded Mongoose, Cape Clawless Otter, Large Spotted Genet and Thicktailed Bushbaby.
Lower Sabie Rest Camp Important Information
Lower Sabie Camp Gate Opening Times:
- November, December, January - Open 4.30am; Close 6.30pm.
- February - Open 5.30am; Close 6.30pm.
- October, March - Open 5.30am; Close 6.00pm.
- April, August, September - Open 6.00am; Close 6.00pm.
- May, June, July - Open 6.00am; Close 5.30pm.
Lower Sabie Camp Shop Opening Times: 8.00am - 1 hour after gate closing time.
Lower Sabie Camp Cafeteria Times: 7.00am - 9.00pm.
Closest Gates To Lower Sabie Camp: Crocodile Bridge Gate 35kms, Paul Kruger Gate 57kms.