Leopard Hills Private Lodge – Sabi Sands
Leopard Hills Private Lodge
Leopard Hills Private Lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole in the world-renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Each of the eight luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond.
The suites are generously spacious with air-conditioning and overhead fans provide respite during the heat of the day. Comfortable beds are complete with beautiful crisp percale cotton linen, down duvets and pillows, while the breathtaking bathrooms, which include double indoor and outdoor showers have windows opening on to a glorious view of the surroundings.
An inviting private lounge, with breathtaking views out over the bush and beyond creates the ideal setting to relax with a book or while away the afternoon with a pair of binoculars in the comfort of your suite, a wonderful reprieve from the heat of the midday sun.
Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from your fully stocked mini-bar. Or savour the day, either in your hammock or pool lounger outside, aspects of nature have been incorporated into your suite, to provide the ultimate in luxury while experiencing Africa at its best.
Back at camp, you will be spoilt by the highest standards of service. Our team’s utter dedication and pure passion for pleasing each guest according to his or her needs are prevalent in every aspect of the lodge, and particularly the central area.
The main deck is perfect for whiling the day away with a pair of binoculars, or the spotting scope, in the glorious sun or under the shade of an umbrella. A stunning bar and lounge entice guests to a drink and a fireside chat with your ranger.
Your table is complemented by candles and rustic hurricane lamps, which complete the full experience of true African dining. Starters will be served by your waiter at your table, followed by a main course of unparalleled proportions. Guests will be invited to choose from a selection of unique South African dishes, from stir fry to game kebabs from the finest in South African fish to dishes served in traditional iron pots, all cooked and served before you, and guaranteed to satisfy every taste.
Exclusivity At Every Turn
Wine Cellar – underneath the dining room is a treat for the avid wine connoisseur, as well as the learning amateur, and is brimming with racks of celebrated local wines.
The Library – offers a setting of peace and tranquillity, where you are welcome to browse through a large selection of literature and African journals. In addition, there is a secluded alcove where online internet access is available 24 hours a day, enabling guests to send e-mails home to loved ones. A television is also available for those wanting to keep up to date with the latest news or sports game. We have a fine selection of documentary DVDs for those wanting more information on African wildlife and its intricacies.
Traditional Shangaan Boma – used on alternate nights, and is a truly memorable way to experience an evening under the African night sky. Fine cuisine and wines can be sampled while sitting near a warm crackling fire.
Curio Shop – stocked with all sorts of African memorabilia – offering traditional ornaments, handcrafted jewellery and beautiful safari gear.
The curio shop is enough to entice any avid shopper and collector.
Treatment Sala and Gym – which have proved very popular among our guests. What better way to work up a sweat on our various gym machines, while looking over the bush below, or enjoy an array of massage treatments in our glass-fronted sala, which has a spectacular vantage point off the main pool deck, offering absolute privacy and spectacular views.
Our Chefs’ meticulous attention to detail and fine finishes complete the experience and are a highlight of your luxury safari experience at Leopard Hills. From fusion food to fulfilling African ingredients, guests will have the opportunity of sampling a full variety of cuisine during their stay. Traditional Full English and Continental breakfasts on the main deck are notable in charm and fulfilment. Breakfast is served after the early morning game drive and is the perfect way to start each day at the lodge. Guests may also have the opportunity to appreciate the aroma of not only a sumptuous breakfast in the heart of the bush but also the amazing smells and sounds that flow from a new day dawning in Africa.
The perfect end to the perfect safari experience; a private dinner on the deck of your suite is offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy. The ultimate in romance, private dinners at Leopard Hills will seduce the senses and soothe the soul…
Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, in search of Africa’s big game. State-of-the-art game drive vehicles, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold-down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Leopard Hills prides itself with the best rangers in the business, and they offer a safari experience like no other, from sightings of big game in their natural surroundings to the smaller flora and fauna, which make this piece of ‘paradise’ a place we are privileged to call home.
Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the ‘finer’ aspects of the bushveld. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you through the fauna and flora of the Sabi Sands Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees, and smaller species that are all an integral part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.
Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive or walking safari. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.
On warm nights in summer, guests may be treated to a three-course meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit ‘dining room’ in the bush. With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under African starlit skies.
Swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, liner above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, and view the fascinating and dramatic rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon. Capture the spirit and embrace the beauty of Mpumalanga through flight. For more information, please visit the Mpumalanga
For those with a passion for Africa and an interest in its diverse and spontaneous culture, tours are offered into the local village, where guests will have the opportunity of embarking on a journey of invaluable knowledge and information on South Africa, its people and their way of life. For more information and tour rates, please speak to the lodge on your arrival.
For the last two years, Leopard Hills has undertaken the responsibility of looking after a daycare centre / crèche for underprivileged children and orphans. Through the help and support of our guests, we have been able to raise enough funding to build a new facility in the local village. Through additional donations of books, clothing, writing materials and blankets, we have gone a long way to improving the lives of these children, who have so little in life. Leopard Hills continues to supply all its excess food to the centre, and through additional donations, we are in conjuncture with our partners in this project, aiming to continually make a difference.
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