exclusive bush lodge caters for the disabled


January 2003


For over 20 years Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve has set the standard in luxury safari experiences in southern Africa, it has now extended this experience by constructing a unit designed to meet the needs of the physically disabled at its Bush Lodge property.


The specially designed unit has been modified to meet all specifications including grab-handles in the bath and shower, a wheel in shower stall, a hand-held shower nozzle while the bed and other furniture in the unit has been situated at a modified height. This has all been done in line with the overall feel, thus not compromising the luxury and exclusivity of the suite.


The property caters to the disabled with ramps situated throughout to allow easy access to all public areas, including the boma. Special arrangements have also been made to accommodate wheelchair bound individuals on game drives.


Patrick Shorten, Managing Director of Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, said, "The rationale behind the construction of the paraplegic unit is to ensure that disabled persons feel as comfortable as possible when staying at Bush Lodge.


"Although the lodge has always been geared to cater for wheelchair users in the public areas, we identified that there was a need for a dedicated paraplegic unit."


Consisting of 25 luxury suites, Bush Lodge holds a special appeal for visitors and groups seeking the excitement of the Big Five game experience combined with a friendlly and relaxed atmoshpher.


The lodge is situated in the heart of the bushveld, with a wooden deck which affords guests panoramic views of the bushveld and nearby waterhole where animals come regularly to drink.


Sabi Sabi's Bush Lodge offers guests a diversity of leisure, motivational and team-building activities which can be incorporated into a conference or incentive trip, making a stay a unique and unforgettable experience.


"Sabi Sabi has, for many years, enjoyed a reputation of friendly service and top quality game viewing. But we believe that the bush lodge and safari industry has changed dramatically since we began operating, and we will continue to keep up with those changes to maintain our leadership position and reputation for innovation," concludes Shorten.


To find out more information on Bush Lodge contact (011) 483 3939


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