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Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
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All reviews hot water game drives southern africa central lodge open style natural style a lovely place to stay cooling drink excellent hosts solar lights three week trip wonderful hospitality sandy track rustic setting real bush experience wonderful lodge water hole
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were made so welcome here. Brian was an excellent host, always making time to talk to us. His wife was away. The staff were excellent, obviously well trained but also genuinely charming people. Munya (spelling?) the safari guide was so knowledgeable and always wanting...More

Thank SnoozingBadger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking a beautiful valley full of wildlife well kept cabins surround a straw roofed restaurant. Brian, Marleen and their staff really make you feel at home. Food is great. The bed is excellent. Game drives are included and quite an experience. The place is pure...More

Thank Marieke V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lodge! All the modern conveniences - exceeding expectations. Beautiful rooms, excellent food and wonderful hosts. Huge watering hole overlooked by loungers. Close to Hwange National Park. Amazing to lie in bed at night and listen to lions roaring.

Thank Carolann M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVED this place. so many things to rave about. JC and Kennedy were both amazing guides. Brian could not have been any nicer. The roundels were spacious and clean with a ton of hot water. The viewing area was amazing- so much wildlife at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sable Sands was one of the highlights of the tour. Very rustic setting and truly out in the wilderness. Accommodation is cool in a natural style - we had a hut overlooking the waterhole and witnessed many Sables and Zebra coming through for a cooling...More

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Description
The eco friendly Sable Sands has 16 traditionally thatched 'rondavels' with en suite bathroom, making your lodge the perfect blend of ancient culture, nature and modern convenience. The lodge is owner More managed and has built up a great reputation for the enthusiastic team and hospitality. Sable Sands is situated on a forestry concession and the lodge harvests dead wood for cooking and heating up the hot water through wood boilers. A generator is ran in the early morning hours and evening for guests to charge their cameras and batteries, and lighting is provided through solar lights after the generator has made place for the sounds of nature at night. Laundry service is provided and limited wifi is available in the evening before and after dinner. This African forest home also has a tree house and a refreshing solar powered swimming pool. The main building composes of a dining area, lounge, library and bar and just in front there is a large outdoor fire pit where guests can have dinner under the stars instead of inside. From here you overlook the Dete Vlei, which frequently hosts wildlife visitors at the solar pumped water hole. Here you have a chance of seeing sable antelope, zebra and thirsty herds of elephant, buffalo, and if you are lucky you might spot lion, cheetah, painted dog, jackal and more. The Vlei is also renowned for its incredible bird population: no less than 350 different species in all. Safaris are conducted on the private and neighboring concessions or through pre booking inside the Hwange National Park (18 kms - 40 mins game drive to the entrance of the park). During the safari, coffee/tea/water or water and soft drink/beers are provided and included. Sable Sands does not offer any credit card facilities yet, and guests are asked to settle their extra's (eg. laundry, bar bill, extra safari) in cash upon departure. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
US$200 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Family Rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
11
Price range
US$200 - US$260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
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Traveller (214)
Room & Suite (26)
Pool & Beach (17)
Dining (11)
Nearby
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 nearby restaurants
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9.23 km away
Zimbawe Parks and Wildlife Managment Authority
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11.96 km away
Captain Doregos
63.91 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
Wild Walks
11 reviews
4.74 km away
Hwange National Park
440 reviews
11.79 km away
Hwange Horseback Safaris
1 review
16.58 km away
African Safari Walks
4 reviews
78.79 km away
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"Ask for a rondavel overlooking the waterhole."
SnoozingBadger
2 weeks ago
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"The cabanas near teh watering holes."
jaysoni2018
Sep. 26, 2018
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"all huts were excellent"
gfgal_13
Jul. 25, 2018
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"There were some lodges overlooking the vlei and watering hole. I would suspect a little more expensive"
seanofmacc
Jul. 19, 2018
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