This small family owned luxury lodge in the heart of South Africa’s prime game viewing private reserve set a standard of excellence other properties should strive for. At Rattray’s the total was greater than the sum of the parts. In addition to elegant, comfortable, new and spacious suites, top notch facilities, remarkable Big Five game viewing and excellent service Rattray’s also offered modern conveniences. Service was personalized and attentive, head and shoulders above the norm.
The 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Reserve contains one of the finest collections of private game viewing lodges and properties in the world. With the fences removed between Kruger National Park and the reserve, animals are free to move into the prime terrain within its boundaries. Big Five game viewing seems to dominate in the reserve and the quantity and viewing quality of African mammals, birds and reptiles is excellent in many of the properties we have visited. Because it is managed as a private reserve, it is possible for guests, in many of the smaller reserves within the Sabi Sand Reserve, to experience night drives and go off-road to view the Big Five mammals up close.