Sabie Accommodation at Banien Lodge Self Catering Mpumalanga
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests31
  • Rooms/Units7

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  • Listed on since August 2008

Bananien Lodge is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Sabie for tourists visiting the Panorama Route region.

About Bananien Lodge

Your hosts, Pieter & Maggie welcome you to their unique lodge providing a sumptuous base for an unforgettable rustic African experience in self-catering thatched roof log cabins, rondawel and a luxury double storey self-catering guesthouse for larger groups.

Bananien Lodge is situated on the Panorama Route, 7km from the CBD of Sabie on the Hazyview (R536), road adjacent to the Sabie River. Nestling in scenic and indigenous bush and waterfalls it has the combined comfort and natural surroundings to create a retreat of tranquility in a malaria free area. For an experience you will never forget, visit the Bananien Lodge for an unforgettable holiday within 50kms from the Kruger National Park, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest and other attractions.


Enjoy the hospitality at Bananien Lodge while you relax and cool off with a sundowner on the wooden deck of your log cabin. Take time to enjoy the leisurely and peaceful ambience of poolside relaxation with splash pool for toddlers surrounded by the soothing sounds of the waterfall.

The Log Cabins:
6 thatched roof log cabins and one thatched roof rondawel equipped and serviced with ceiling fans, bedding, cutlery, crockery, dish towels, cooking utensils, aprons, fridge, kettle, toaster, hotplate stove and braai area. Please bring own swimming towels Bananien Lodge is a perfect base from which to explore all the major attractions of the Mpumalanga region. These luxury self-catering, thatched roof log cabins and rondawels, sleep one to four persons each and have a private braai area to retreat away from reality!

Self-catering Guest House:
One self-catering double storey guest house fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, lounge and sleeps four to eight people. Built in braai area.

The Rondawel:
Our self-catering rondawel is an open plan, round brick building with a thatch roof. It is furnished with a double bed, ¾ bed, kitchen (fridge, hotplate, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, crockery, etc), and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. It accommodates up to three persons. The Rondawel has its own braai area.

On Site Facilities

• Lapa with DSTV, cycling, bird watching, mountain biking (Bring own mountain bikes)
• Malieveld Hiking Trail and swimming pool
• Trout fishing, river rafting, elephant rides, quad bikes, ballooning and many more

Attractions & Activities

Sabie and Graskop Area:
Forest Industry Museum, St Peter’s Church, Cork Oaks, Post Office – Ceramic Tile Panels, Jock of the Bushveld way marker, Old Hitching Rail, Huntington Home (founder of Sabie), - Lord Milner was a distinguished guest at Huntington, Ceylon House.

Nelspruit Area
Sudwala Caves and visit the Dinosaur Park, Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Rotcher’s Orange Winery, Botanical Garden and Riverside Mall

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Log cabin

Please take note that all our self-catering log cabins are open plan (not 2 bedrooms) with a double bed, bunk bed, kitchen (fridge, hotplate, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, cookery, etc.) and an en-suite bathroom with a bath in and sleeps max 4 persons. Each cabin has its own braai area.

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Self-catering Guest house

Please take note that both levels of the self-catering guest house are open plan (no separate rooms). On the bottom Level: Veranda with a built-in-braai. It has a full kitchen, bathroom with a shower, double bed, two single beds and dining table. Upper Level: Lounge with TV,(SABC1,2&3 and ETV)– Please bring own decoder if you want to watch DSTV) double bed, two three-quarter beds, bathroom with two showers and a wooden deck on top

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type


Please take note that our self-catering rondawel is open plan and a round brick building with a thatch roof with a double bed, ¾ bed, kitchen (fridge, hotplate, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, cookery, etc.) and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and sleeps max 3 persons . The Rondawel has its own braai area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

These units is if you love nature, log cabin for a reason. Loved the view, loved the sound of the water and absolutely loved the daughter in-law that was so kind and concerning. It was so quiet we actually wished that the indian guys would be allowed to play their music. , AMAZING AMAZING LOVED EVERY SECOND!

August 2017

Madeleine Venter (Gauteng)

Verified reviewvery good

Excellent management team, very cooperative. Perfect African bush experience with access to all the prime locations in Mpumalanga. Value for money.

October 2011

Umsan (Dublin)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 50km
OR Tambo International - 380km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 09h00

Please arrange exceptions prior to, or on arrival with management for early arrivals before 13h00 or late arrivals, after 19h00. Late departures can also be arranged with management, all depending on availability, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2008

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