&BEYOND Exeter River Lodge

Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands

outside each cottage

Personal Impression

Exeter River lodge is less expensive than the sister properties of Leadwood and Dulini and is part of the "and Beyond" collection of camps. It is situated in the Sabi Sand private game reserve area.

The property was updated in 2004 and the main lodge area is very appealing. The lodge is situated on the Sabi River and has nice bush views. This is a comfortable and friendly lodge and an excellent area for game and home to the big five.

deck with private plunge pool


This lodge has eight air conditioned cottages that feature a sitting room area, bedroom and bathroom. The rooms have large decks and feature a private plunge pool and a large outdoor shower. The eight cottages are spread out and offer a lot of privacy. It can be a long walk from some of the cottages to the main lodge area or pool area. The rooms are comfortable and offer a great value.

bedroom bathroom outdoor showar

Game Drives

Game viewing is excellent. The Sabi Sands private game reserve is known for excellent game viewing and is home to the big five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo. Each game lodge has a section of this huge private reserve and offers traversing rights to others on agreement. You will never feel that there are too many vehicles in the area you drive. They co-operate on sightings and have a limit of three vehicles at a sighting.

Lodge, Dining and Wines

The lodge is spread out and the main lodge area is on a higher level than many of the cottages. I found the main lodge to be very appealing with a wonderful contemporary African decor and a great view over the bush. The lodge features many comfortable seating arrangements and it is a nice place to relax. A large attractive public pool is available. Fully inclusive of all meals and drinks excluding imported spirits and wines.

patio outside lounge main lounge public pool

Spa, Internet and Laundry

Spa treatments are available. Laundry is at an additional charge. Internet is available.

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