Positioned along a curve of the Msuthlu River within the acclaimed Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Selati Camp draws its name from the historic Selati Railway Line. This line once ferried gold from South Africa’s heartland to Lourenco Marques (now Delagoa Bay) in Mozambique during the late 19th century. Vestiges of this railway linger in the reserve’s north-eastern section, echoing an age marked by elegance and grandeur.
Selati intertwines this vintage charm in every facet of its ambience, merging classic antiques and mementos with plush contemporary furniture and rich linens. Modern amenities like air-conditioning are artfully hidden, with an abundance of lanterns and candles preserving its old-world allure.
Number of suites
Big Five Safaris
Game Viewing Hide
What to Expect
Every thatched suite in Selati, named after former railway stations, boasts an en-suite bathroom and an alfresco shower. The crown jewel, the Ivory Suite, redefines luxury with its canopy-draped bed, vintage chaise lounge, cosy fireplace, and a private pool, complemented by an exclusive Land Rover and ranger for personal game drives. Given its location in Big Five territory, guests can anticipate numerous wildlife and bird sightings during open-vehicle safaris.
For those seeking adventure, the eco-awareness walking tours add depth to the safari adventure. Alternatively, lounging on the poolside loungers or sheltered wooden decks offers serene wildlife viewing, especially as animals gather at the neighbouring waterhole or river. As dusk descends, indulge in sumptuous meals beneath the vast African skies in the open-air boma or savour intimate dinners in the “Farmhouse Kitchen”. With every sunset, Selati Camp envelops you in an enchantment reminiscent of scenes from “Out of Africa”.