Accommodation Sabie
Bananien Lodge Sabie is your gateway to the Kruger National Park.

Bananien Lodge Sabie is the best choice for self-catering accommodation around Sabie, we are just 7 km from town.
Sabie accommodation is central to the Panorama Route for African Safari’s in The Kruger National Park, and it must be your first stop to see and experience South Africa.

Your hosts, Pieter & Maggie, owners of Bananien Lodge Sabie, welcomes you to their unique accommodation. An unforgettable holiday in pristine self-catering accommodation with rustic African thatched roof log cabins and our double storey self-catering guest house is the most affordable self-catering accommodation Sabie can offer.

Our accommodation near Sabie is nestling in scenic and indigenous bush and waterfalls, it has combined comfort and natural surrounding to create a retreat for tranquility, in a malaria free area.

Tours and accommodation Sabie
Bananien Lodge Sabie offers Endangered Wild life tours, Kruger National Park Safari’s, Panorama Tours to God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyderiver Canyon, etc.

Why self-drive? Book a packaged deal for accommodation and tours around Sabie , Panorama Route and Kruger National Park, and you will really save time and money.

Adventure and Cycling Sabie
The climate and Mountains makes Sabie accommodation the best in South Africa for cycling training and all other activities. Sabie annually hosts many extreme and outdoor events, including the Sasol Rally, Subaru Classic Mountain Bike Events, South Africa Championship Mountain Bike Trails, Xtrata Marathon and Selati Road Cycling as well as the nearby Gold Panning Championships in Pilgrim’s Rest, some of the most viable trout fishing waters in the Lowveld. Make the most of your Lowveld experience in Sabie, South Africa.


Bananien Lodge Sabie is situated 7 km from Sabie town, on the (R536) Hazyview road, adjacent to the Sabie River.
Come and enjoy true Sabie hospitality 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 ambiance of poolside relaxation with a splash pool for toddlers. Surrounded by Mountains, the soothing sounds of the waterfall and bird calls. This is what makes accommodation in Sabie so unique.

Accommodation Types
5 Self-Catering thatched roof Log Cabins and one thatched roof Rondawel. Equipped with ceiling fans, bedding, cutlery, crockery, fridge, hotplate and braai-area. Please bring own swimming towels. Bananien Lodge Sabie is a perfect base from which to explore the Panorama route, Kruger National Park and all the other major attractions of the Mpumalanga region.
These luxury self-catering, thatched roof Log Cabins and Rondawel, which sleeps one to four persons each, has a private braai-area where you can escape from reality for a while!

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

Units are serviced daily, except on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Please see our “Gallery” for more information…

Activities and Atractions

On-site Facilities and Activities available at Bananien Lodge :


Cycling on Main Road
Bird Watching
Swimming Pool

Activities and Attractions around Bananien Lodge

Mpumalanga Escarpment
The Mpumalanga Escarpment region is world renowned for its scenic splendors and beauty, with a host of waterfalls and majestic view points of the Lowveld below, as well as the Blyde River Canyon.

Mac Mac Falls
The twin 56m drop, the second highest in the region, was originally a single fall, but in their eagerness to get to gold, some miners tried to divert the falls below. An over enthusiastic application of dynamite created the second fall, but whether it helped to find more quantities of gold was not recorded.

Mac Mac Pools
These are naturally formed swimming pools, and also a very popular picnic spot. The Secretary-Bird Trail also starts at this point, a 1 – 2 hour walk, ranging from pristine forests to grasslands.

The Pinnacle
Located on the Panorama Route, this 30m high quartzite “needle” rises
dramatically out of the fern clad ravine, was created by the Ngwaritsane River, over countless millennia. To the right and below, the viewing plateau, from where you can see only the upper part eight waterfalls, which takes the river down approximately 450m in a series of alternating falls and cascades.

God’s Window
Dramatic views to the South and East from various strategically placed viewpoints. Overlooking the almost sheer 300m drop into an indigenous forest clad ravine. Being 250m higher than the pinnacle viewpoint, the total drop to the lands below is approx 750m.

Lisbon Falls
At 92m the Lisbon Falls are the highest in the area. The river splits into three parts as it plunges into the pool below.

Berlin Falls
This national monument is 45m high and came into being when, over many eons, the soft sandstone rock eroded away.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes
This Natural wonder marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Through countless years the swirling whirlpools, which occur as the Treur and Blyde rivers meet, caused waterborne sand and rock to grind cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. There is also a Visitors Information Centre.

The Three Rondavels
Spreading from South to North, the majesty of the third largest, and the only green canyon in the world, opens up for your delight. The Canyon is located in the Blyderiver Canyon Nature Reserve which covers an area of 22 664 hectares. Of interest is the fact that the viewpoint is around 1380m ASL whilst the level of the dam when full is 665m ASL.

Pilgrims Rest and Environs
The town was declared a living museum in 1973, and has a comprehensive Museum and Information Centre, which can assist you in great depth and fine detail. The town also boast a 9 hole golf course, and a huge variety of shops and restaurants to suite all visitors.

Kruger National Park
This world renowned wildlife sanctuary is virtually on your doorstep, and offers one the ideal opportunity to view the Big 5 in their natural environment.

Breeding Centre for Endangered Species
Previously known as the Cheetah breeding centre, this sanctuary has enlarged its wings to house most of the endangered species on our country. These include White Rhino, Wild Dogs, African Wild Cat and the Ground Hornbill. Here one will learn more about this fascinating animals and their environment.

Guided Tours

Our guide is a THETA (Tourism, Hospitality Education Training Authority) Accredited and registered tourist guide and will accompany each tour group. Our guide is highly qualified and experienced in both guiding and managing of tours and carry a relevant PDP (Public Drivers Permit).

All travelling will take place in a luxury 8 seated air-conditioned Kombi which carry a Certificate of Fitness and Road Transport permit.

Packaged Tours can be arranged from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International) and KMIA Airport (Kruger Mpumalanga International) close to Nelspruit, Capital of Mpumalanga.

Bananien Lodge will be the base from which all tours will commence.



Come with us on our specialist tours to the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivaled in its variety of wildlife. Transfers can be arranged from any Hotel, Lodge or Guest House in the area.






Mac Mac Falls

The Pinnacle and Waterfall with Lowveld view

Lisbon Falls

Berlin Falls

God’s Window

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Pilgrims Rest

View site at the Blyde Canyon


Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

Visit the largest animal rehabilitation centre in South Africa.

See and touch animals such as Lions, Leopards, Serval, Honey Badgers, Eagles, Owls and various baby animals. Or you can even let a Vulture sit on your arm! Once healthy enough, most of the Rehabilitated Animals are re-introduced into their natural environment. However, some of the animals are suffering Long term effects due to injuries and they are kept on the premises and used in Educational Tours.

Kapama Cheetah Breeding & Research Centre

View more than 60 hand-reared Cheetahs at this breeding project and where unique research of endangered species, such as African Wild Dogs and the rare Barbary Lion, are being conducted and the progress of the project is presented.







Shangaan Village

Share a meal with the Shangaan family in the village as the sun sets over the mountains.  Guests are led by a guide through the bush towards the great Kraal of Chief Soshangana.  As they approach, the beating of drums grows louder and warriors usher them through a passage of stone towers and flaming torches.  In the festival, choirs, actors and dances gather to tell the story of the Shangaan people in a spectacular and moving experience.

Swazi Cultural Village located at Sudwala Caves

The village have a 3 meter long Crocodile and a Pygmy Hippo on display and authentically built Huts of the indigenous South African tribes such as the Swazi, Ndebele, Pedi, Zulu, Tsonga/Shangaan tribes.


Sabie Area

Forest Industry Museum

St Peter’s Church

Cork Oaks

Post Office with Ceramic Tile Panels

Jock of the Bushveld way marker

Old Hitching Rail

Huntington Home. Lord Milner (Founder of Sabie) was a distinguished guest at Huntington

Ceylon House

Bridal Veil Falls

Lone Creek Falls

Horseshoe Falls

Nelspruit Area

Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park

Rotchers Orange Winery

Riverside Mall


Coffee Farm

Silk Farm

Lowveld Botanical Gardens



Air tickets, Passports and Visa fees.

Phone calls & facsimiles.

Conservation fees, Entrance fees, Insurance and Gratuities.

Meals and beverages and optional excursions not included in the tours…


Please contact us on 082 552 8356 or info@bananienlodge.co.za for more Information or Quotes.














(4 Night Bookings)










(4 Night Bookings)













(4 night Bookings)

EASTER WEEKEND Minimum 4 nights bookings
HIGH SEASON December 1 to January 10
MID SEASON All school holidays

Public Holidays

Long Weekends

LOW SEASON All Other Dates

Please e-mail or phone Bananien Lodge for 2018 tariffs.

Accommodation can be taken up from 13:00 on day of arrival, and must be vacated before 9:00 on day of departure.  Alternative booking-in times can be arranged by phoning the Lodge