About The Sabie Town House
Greg and Kate offer guests a warm personal welcome to our lovely, distinctive home, constructed of river stone and local timber, peacefully situated overlooking the stunning natural beauty of the Sabie Gorge. Without exception, the many guests who have stayed with us comment on the uniqueness of our home and that photographs on the website just do not do it justice.
From the verandah you can catch a glimpse of the hyrax enjoying the early morning sunshine, our resident sunbirds sipping nectar from the strelitzias and hibiscus in the garden, listen to the occasional fish eagle calling and we have even been lucky enough to have a hippo wander by! Or you may like to take a short stroll across open bushveld to sit on the rocks and admire the gorge and river below.
The Sabie Townhouse is within walking distance of Sabie village with its selection of shops and a very good choice of restaurants, or you may order dinner in for the night from our small but tasty home-cooked meal menu. Sabie is a small, relaxed and friendly town set among the pine covered Drakensberg mountains of Mpumalanga. Our cool mountain air is fresh and pollution free and sparkling water ensures that Sabie remains free of malaria and bilharzia. The summer climate in Sabie is delightful, warm days and cooler nights (temperatures between about 14 and 30) whilst winters are even better, with early morning mists curling through the mountains, followed by warm dry days and crisp cold nights when the stars seem close enough to touch. (Temperatures between about 8 and 22.)
We offer guests a wide choice and variety of accommodation from our luxury Zebra Suite for two with private Jacuzzi and breakfast in bed, to our family sized self-catering Leopard Suite, and everything in between!
Zebra is our premier suite with a king size bed, private patio and Jacuzzi, large bathroom with double bath-tub and shower, in room DSTV (selected channels) and an exclusive breakfast in bed service on request. Zebra has a lovely view over the garden and Sabie River Gorge – sleeps two people (wheelchair friendly)
Lion is a family unit with private entrance and passage into two separate, but interleading bedrooms sharing an en-suite family bathroom (bath only). The main bedroom has a queen size bed while the second bedroom has three single beds – sleeps up to five people. (family friendly)
Rhino is an upstairs double bedroom with lounge area, full en-suite bathroom and queen size bed – sleeps two people.
Hippo is also a family unit with a main bedroom boasting queen size bed and an interleading children’s room with double bunk and family en-suite bathroom with shower over bath – sleeps up to four people (2 adults + 2 children) (wheelchair and family friendly)
Giraffe is one of our smaller rooms with twin single beds and a full en-suite bathroom – sleeps two people.
Elephant has a main bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom (shower only), plus an open plan kitchen and lounge area with two single beds in the lounge. There is also a private garden area with braai facilities. This unit may be rented on a bed & breakfast basis or self-catering basis – sleeps up to 4 people. (family friendly)
Sunbird is our budget friendly room with a queen size bed and full off-suite bathroom situated across the passageway. There are no frills to this room such as TV or bar fridge but it is very clean and comfortable and ideal for budget conscious travellers – sleeps 2 people. (wheelchair friendly)
Kingfisher is another of our budget friendly rooms with twin single beds and full off-suite bathroom situated across the passageway. There are no frills to this room such as TV or bar fridge but it is very clean and comfortable and ideal for budget conscious travellers – sleeps 2 people. (wheelchair friendly)
Leopard is the most recent addition to our guest house – a large family unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms en-suite (one with shower only and one full bathroom), open plan lounge and kitchen plus under cover patio with braai facilities and private enclosed garden suitable for small pets. Leopard may be rented on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis – sleeps up to 5 people with lounge day bed included.
(wheelchair, family and pet friendly)
• Free WiFi access and desk-top internet station
• TV lounge with DStv
• Games Room with pool table and darts plus board games and book library
• Tea & Coffee station in each bedroom
• Sparkling swimming pool on site
• On-site secure free parking
• Lock-up garage for motorcycles & bicycles with wash-bay and workbench
• Activity brochure library and excursion planning
• Bar fridge in all rooms except Sunbird and Kingfisher
• Soaps, shampoo and body moisturising cream are provided
• Honesty Bar
• Off-suite bathroom and toilets with grab-rails for wheelchair guests
BREAKFAST AND DINING
Sumptuous breakfasts are served by the swimming pool or in the cozy dining room complete with fireplace for the cold winter mornings!
Breakfast is served between 07h30 and 09h00. We are happy to supply a packed breakfast (by prior arrangement) for those wishing to leave very early.
Dinner may be provided on early request before 10h00 for that evening at a separate cost.
Within a 10km radius of Sabie are a selection of truly beautiful natural waterfalls, some of which include delightful walks through the forests. There are many picturesque routes to neighbouring towns such as White River, Hazyview and Graskop.
Sabie is situated on the Panorama Route which is one of the scenic highlights of any tour through South Africa, stretching along the escarpment it includes some magnificent tourist attractions such as Blyde River Canyon, with its famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Three Rondavels, and nearby historic Pilgrims Rest.
Also within a short distance is the world famous Greater Kruger National Park - two million hectares offering a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. The park is home to an impressive number of species: 36 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
We will gladly help you plan your excursions, or put you in touch with local tour operators.
At the end of your day, why not take a dip in our pool, enjoy a sundowner overlooking the Sabie Gorge whilst unwinding and reflecting on your day’s exploration and planning your next day’s exciting venture.
We strongly urge you to “linger a little longer” in our area and enjoy the popular tourist attractions and adventure activities. This is a magical area.