Nowhere in South Africa will one find a wildlife experience quite like the one experienced within the Sabi Sands Reserve. Sharing a 50km (31.25 miles) unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, this immense (65 000 hectare/ 153 000 acre) and diverse tract of land is home to The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), and much much more.
This area is also in the process of being further enlarged within the Peace Park concept with an expected integration and amalgamation with protected areas in Mozambique, and eventually Zimbabwe. Two rivers supply the game reserve with a valuable water source.
The Sand River flows through the reserve for 50km (31 miles) from north west to south east whilst the Sabie River flows on the southern boundary. The sustenance of these rivers ensures that this area enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa.
Over two hundred different species live in abundance, whilst the ever changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds. Such is the environment that the wildlife, save for the migratory birds, remain in their territories all year round.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park.
There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Reserve and the wildlife roams freely between the two game reserves. Your Wildlife Safari cannot be complete without exposure to every facet of life in the bush.
Leopards are a main attraction of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and are so accustomed to cars that they do not take much notice of them. Even when hunting, a leopard in the Sabi Sands will not mind a vehicle following it, even if this means following it off-road though the bush.
Some of the best and most exclusive private game lodges in the country are in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the chances of seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are excellent.
Why Visit The Sabi Sands
- Unforgettable Big 5 game viewing
- Interpretive game drives and exhilarating night drives
- Superlative safari accommodation
- Intimate exclusivity for guests preferring privacy
- Year-round Big Five game viewing
- Excellent sightings of Africa’s great predators – lion, cheetah and leopard
Sabi Sands Luxury Safari Accommodation:
A wide choice of accommodation awaits you – from Moderate to the Super Luxurious
There is a lodge for everyone in The Sabi Sands !
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4 Star Lodges in Sabi Sands
- Elephant Plains Game Lodge
- Arathusa Safari Lodge
- Nottens Bush Camp
- Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve
5 Star Lodges in Sabi Sands [ Luxury ]
- Kirkman’s Camp
- Leopard Hills
- Lion Sands River Lodge
- Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
- Savanna Private Game Reserve
- Chitwa Chitwa
- Dulini Lodge
- Simbambili Lodge
- Sabi Sands Selati Camp
- Sabi Sands Bush Lodge
- Sabi Sands Little Bush Lodge
- Sabi Sands Earth Lodge [ Super Luxury ]
- Londolozi Tree Camp
- Londolozi Varty Camp
- Londolozi Founders Camp
- Londolozi Pioneer Camp
- Londolozi Private Granite Suites [ Super Luxury ]
- Singita Boulders Lodge [ Super Luxury ]
- Singita Ebony Lodge [ Super Luxury ]
How to Get There:
There are daily direct flights to and from Johannesburg on South African Airways.
These flights fly into Nelspruit Airport.
From Nelspruit Airport, you can either enjoy a road transfer to your lodge, or a shorter Federal Air flight transfer
Certain lodges which are situated in the Northern Sabi Sands are closer to Hoedspruit Airport.
Federal Air also offer direct daily flights to and from Johannesburg, directly into the Sabi Sands Reserve. The lodge will collect you from the Sabi Sands Airstrip, and after a short transfer you will arrive at your luxury lodge.