Satara offers good Lion viewing due to its abundance of game and water. Sightings of Lion are likely on any of the roads that lead to the rest camp. Satara Rest Camp is also relatively child friendly as there is a vast open space within the camp where children can play. There are also specialised game tours available for children.
Oliphants is an hour and a half's drive away from Satara through flat and monotonous landscapes of Knob Thorn and Marula.
There is however, an abundance of game viewing opportunities. There are a number of pans along this road and the grass is sweet, attracting many herbivorous animals.
This road takes you south down to N'wanetsi.
Singita Lebombo Lodge a privately owned establishment, is near N'wanetsi. Singita boasts its own gym, health spa and art gallery.N'wanetsi and Sweni are 2 very good resting spots where you are able to get out of your vehicle, stretch your legs and admire the beautiful views of the Lebomba Mountains. To get back to Satara, take the H6. The H6 has good waterholes for animal viewing at Sonop and Shishangani. Another route is the Trichardt Loop (S37) south towards Tshokwane.
There is excellent Lion country between Satara and Tshokwane. The Sweni River is about 10 kilometres/6.2 miles south of Satara on the H1-3. Lala trees are found along the river bank and are only common in the north of Kruger. The road south provides rich plant and animal life among the Knob Thorns.
Nkaya waterhole is one of the only permanent water sources on this road. The baobab tree is found just after the junction of the main Satara-Tshokwane Road (H1-3) and the N'waswitsontso River Road (S125).
This tree is believed to be over 1000 years old. South of this spectacular tree is the interesting N'wanwitsontso Loop (S86). There is a good chance of seeing a Lion on this 4 kilometre/2.5 mile detour.