Little Sable

Little Sable is an intimate tented safari hideaway in the heart of the Khwai Private Reserve. Arriving over a narrow wooden bridge (movie buffs might immediately think of The Bridge on the River Kwai) you’ll immediately be met by the camp’s simple yet stylish safari swag – and maybe even glimpse a real life sable.


Little Sable is in the east of the Okavango Delta, in the game rich 200 000 hectare Khwai Private Reserve. Arriving in the Delta by small plane amplifies the sweeping views of this World Heritage Site wetland, and quickly you realise how remote the area is. Game viewing starts from the air, where it’s very possible to see ellies, hippo pods, towering giraffes and more.

Camp description

The first thing you notice about the main area is that there are no walls. Built on a large deck in the shade of tall leadwood trees, it is completely open to the surrounding bush, with breath-taking views over the Delta’s famous floodplains. This is the place to congregate, have meals or to stargaze from the camp’s fire pit. A short walk away is where you’ll find the loo with a view. A few more steps lead you to the sparkling blue camp pool – with the same endless views. Look up and you’ll find the treehouse viewing deck – it’ll soon become your favourite hangout to lounge with your latest book (no Wi-Fi of course!)… not that you’ll get much reading done with all the wildlife to distract you.


Wind your way to your charming tent along a wooden walkway snaking through the fairytale woodland forest. Built on raised decks, the large four poster double bed beckons, after a cooling shower – outdoors in complete privacy. Mindfully geared to take advantage of the views from every angle, the rooms have all the amenities you’d expect for amping up the chill factor after a day’s jaw-dropping wildlife encounters.

Activities and experience

This wild corner of the Khwai consists of grassland savannah, marshes, and floodplains, with mopane woodland in the interior. In other words, your typical (mind-blowing) Delta experience. Naturally, you’ll want to head out into the bush on morning and afternoon game drives, and explore the waterways on a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe). But don’t miss the opportunity to get eye-to-eye with the wildlife in one their hides. After a quick heli flip to get there, photo-ops don’t get better than this.

Stuff we love

Authentic and charming hideout

  • Skybed sleep-out. Experience a night out with the stars.
  • Stopping in the bush for sundowners with an ice-cold GnT, taking advantage of golden hour.
  • Hanging out on the raised deck above the pool, with a pair of binos and your favourite book.

Little Sable in pictures

Lodge activities

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Boat Safari
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Bush Walk
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Camp pool
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Game Drive
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Night Drive
Night Drive
Outdoor Bath
Outdoor Shower
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Sleep under the stars

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