Selati Camp - Captured in Time

The history of the Sabi Sand Reserve (known as the Sabi Sand Wildtuin) is a long and interesting one.  Collectively established in 1948 by a group of visionary conservationists, they realised that a unique opportunity existed to preserve and protect some of South Africa’s natural resources for future generations.

For almost four decades Sabi Sabi has been a haven where guests can experience the close up excitement of wildlife at its natural best and witness the infinite cycle of life.

Recreational travel through wilderness areas of the Transvaal Lowveld, en-route to Mozambique, became possible after the construction of the Selati Railway Line in the 1920’s and remnants of the old railbed can still be seen through parts of the Sabi Sand Reserve.  Sabi Sabi set out to capture the spirit of this adventurous era, and so Selati Camp opened its doors as a journey to “Yesterday”.

Authentic memorabilia sourced from railway museums and antique stores are beautifully interspersed into the décor, effortlessly combined with the recent upgrades to the 7 luxury suites with their modern touches and comforts

Large ultra-private stone walled courtyards enclose deep Victorian-style baths and open air double showers – impossibly romantic and in complete seclusion – perfect for gazing up at the star studded African night skies.

Such history is best recorded in visual form, ensuring that years down the line the memory can be revisited. Please enjoy this video which captures the spirit of Selati Camp, combining turn of the century elegance with personalised safari luxury.