There are many reasons for travelling solo. For some it is a matter of choice, choosing to do what you want to do and going where you want to go in your own time and at your own pace. For others it is simply a fact of life, a change in circumstance or the possibility of meeting new friends. Whatever the reason, sometimes the best travelling partner is yourself, where unique experiences are unearthed when exploring the planet unaccompanied, undoubtedly bringing change and improvement to your life.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is the ideal solo travelling destination. Your journey starts with a flight from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to the Sabi Sabi private airstrip, where our dedicated staff will ensure that you get to the lodge in a timely fashion, or alternatively from Johannesburg or Cape Town to one of the nearby and conveniently located airports in and around the game reserve areas, where a multitude of transfer options to our lodges are available. Whichever mode of travel you select, when you get to Sabi Sabi you can expect the safari experience of a lifetime.
Spoilt for choice, unescorted travellers can be assured that their every need is catered for at one of our four luxury lodges, all members of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection – historic Selati Camp, eclectic Bush Lodge, chic Little Bush Camp, or the avant-garde Earth Lodge. Solo travellers understandably prefer luxury lodges that don’t impose penalties on a single occupancy room. For a maximum of two suites per booking, (excluding our premier suites), Sabi Sabi will waive any single supplement, a very attractive pricing prospect.
Sabi Sabi is very sensitive to the needs of our guests and understands that while some single travellers like being alone, there are others who use travel as the opportunity to socialise, to meet new, like-minded and interesting people, who relish in conversation and companionship. The team members at each of our lodges are renowned for their true South African hospitality and for their natural warm friendliness; an approachable affability which is much appreciated by visitors arriving alone.
And then of course your safari vehicle group is there to share exciting game viewing adventures and are ideal companions to chat about the day during a drink at the bar, or a delicious meal under a canopy of stars.
Early morning and late afternoon safaris under the guidance of an experienced ranger and tracker team are close-up, thrilling encounters for all travellers, solo or otherwise, to share with friends and family back home. A treatment in the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge or Bush Lodge, the luxury of reading a book in silence at the side of one of the pools, a session in the Earth Lodge gym, a lazy afternoon nap – all enable guests travelling alone to indulge in themselves fully.
The thought of embarking on a solo journey should not be daunting, as it provides an amazing opportunity of experiencing life’s adventures in some of the best company there is – your own.
From City to Bush – this week we introduce you to Zwa Ntloko – Field Guide at Bush Lodge. Zwa has an innate compassion and a calm manner that is immediately evident on meeting him. Competent and extremely knowledgeable, he loves nothing more than providing an insight into the wonders of nature to guests from all over the world.