Sebatana Private Reserve will commence work on building a fourth lodge in June.
Situated in the Western Cape’s Waterberg, the private reserve provides guest with exceptional wildlife experiences in South Africa, with over 40 000 hectares of malaria-free terrain that are home to 75 different mammals including the Big Five, 300 different bird species, 270 plant species and over 100 different trees.
The reserve currently has three five-star lodges, with a total of 42 rooms that each accommodate two guests. The lodges are fully serviced with all amenities included, ensuring guests receive a personalised experience. Sebatana Rhino Lodge, Sebatana Lion Lodge, and Sebatana Elephant Lodge offer guests access to the restaurant, dipping pool, Jacuzzi, sun deck, bar, souvenir shop, and Wildlife Museum; with activities ranging from traditional game drives and Big Five safaris, to cultural and historic tours.
The fourth lodge will bring additional capacity to the unique model that the reserve offers – a seven-night package that offers a variety of experiences all within and around the reserve – such as airport pick-up and drop-off, a visit to one of SA’s largest wildlife museums, champagne and sunset at Leopard Rock, and guided bush walks.
“The beauty of Sebatana is that guests don’t have to leave, and can experience everything from safari to culture all in one location,” says International Sales and Support Executive, Johnny Laugesen. “From one place, guests can experience different things every day.”
The reserve and its lodges currently attract family groups and the 50-plus sector, who enjoy the seven-day experience. “Our offering is popular with first-time visitors to South Africa,” says Laugesen, “who want the full safari experience with added extras.”
Sebatana has frequent inbound travellers from Scandinavia, with burgeoning traveller markets from Spain, Australia, Belgium, the UK and Holland.
“At the moment, we are one of the most successful safari concepts in SA,” says Laugesen, who adds that the venues have forward-booked all three lodges to 2020, with the high occupancy rates and competitive pricing placing the reserve in a position where a fifth lodge has plans drawn up and may soon be in the pipeline.