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Selinda Reserve
(from) US$ 6,100

Selinda Reserve

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Selinda Reserve

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9 Rooms & 2 villas
“Virtually alone in the world, with animals all around”
Maitres de Maison - Gerhard and Michelle Thom
Elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, lions, wild dog, giraffes and antelopes are the main guests at this 320,000 acre private reserve. The region is renowned for the opportunities it offers to observe predators, and the 300 species of bird to which it is home, including the rare African skimmer. The camp, which overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon, and its new villa, The Dhow Suite, were created by two safari enthusiasts, National Geographic photographers Dereck & Beverly Joubert, who wanted to protect this wilderness while also wishing to share it with others. It is designed with the environment in mind, with large, magnificently appointed tents in a traditional style reminiscent of the safaris of yesteryear.
Selinda Reserve

Unique in the world: Elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes and antelopes are the main guests at this 320,000 acre private reserve.

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  • Children welcome from 8 years old
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  • Stationary bike
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Member Relais & Châteaux since 2013

Selinda Reserve
Selinda Reserve
Tel.: +27 (0) 87 354 6591
Fax: +27 (0) 701 1032

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As the heat of the day dissipates and the dust of the plains settles, a beautiful peace descends around Selinda Reserve.
A Verreaux’s eagle-owl calls softly in the canopy of a giant ebony tree and the hippos’ mocking laughter echoes across the water...
This is where Dereck and Beverly Joubert lay their weary heads many years ago. The tranquility they found under a magnificent ebony tree became the focal point of Selinda Reserve. “Selinda Reserve,” is Arabic for “the beloved one”. The camp’s beautiful design and “green” construction of just 4 rooms in the main camp and a exclusive use 2 bedroomed private villa, The Dhow Suite, which includes a private guide & vehicle, private chef, manager and butlers and a spectacular main area take advantage of views over the lagoon, reflecting the desire for safari exclusivity and privacy. Selinda Reserve is a safari camp like no other, and one that you will quickly fall in love with, wanting to return to, time and again.

Our commitments

Forming an air-bridge between South Africa and Botswana to save a herd of 100 rhinos under threat from poachers: Selinda Reserve is actively involved in the unbelievable Rhinos Without Borders project.

4 million euros: the budget needed for this modern day Noah’s ark in order to give this endangered species a haven in Botswana. Over seventy rhinos have already been transferred to Botswana, and anti-poaching teams watch over them and other animals. When this transfer is over, it will be the turn of the other African wildlife species, equally threatened. The property is also involved in education: five full time staff teach 2000 children how to take care of their health and environment. This includes raising awareness of aids, the basics of nutrition and waste recycling methods. All building materials and furnishings were sourced from local, sustainable farms as much as possible