Sabi Sands Game Reserve

THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR A SAFARI

About Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is situated in the southwestern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa and consists of 65 000 hectares (160 620 acres). It is the most prestigious game reserve in South Africa and is famous for incredible leopard and lion sightings.

With one of the richest game populations in the country, the chances of seeing the Big Five are excellent. Even though there is a 50-kilometre unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, wildlife in the Sabi Sands Reserve is well habituated resulting in extraordinary close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard.

The reserve offers the best collection of luxury 5 Star Safari Lodges, ensuring an unbeatable Safari experience

  • Unparalleled Wildlife

    Unparalleled Wildlife

    From excellent opportunities for encounters with the Big 5 to the full diverse range of other indigenous wildlife, the area has it all.

  • Game Drives

    Game Drives

    Open vehicle game drives are the best way to get close to these majestic animals. Experienced rangers deliver once-in-a-lifetime moments.

  • Superb Safari Lodges

    Superb Safari Lodges

    World-famous, highly rated private lodges abound in the area and the reserve, delivering the ultimate in luxury in a safari setting.

  • Night Game Drives

    Night Game Drives

    At night the bush comes alive once more as the nocturnal animals emerge. Vehicles are fitted with spotlights for optimal game viewing.

  • All-inclusive Packages

    All-inclusive Packages

    For complete convenience, most travel packages are all-inclusive and offer meals, drinks, activities and more as part of the price.



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Lion Sands Game Reserve

Lion Sands Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders with the famous Kruger National Park and is a...

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Londolozi Game Reserve

Londolozi Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders with the famous Kruger National Park and is a prime...

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Mala Mala Game Reserve

Mala Mala Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated within the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It shares open borders with the famous Kruger National Park and is a...

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Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

The wildlife exploration at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is authentic and luxurious. The private game reserve shares a fenceless border with Kruger National Park. The reserve offers comprehensive game viewing...

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand shares a 50km unfenced border with Kruger National Park and offers the best wildlife viewing in South Africa. The area is divided into individual private game reserves, all...

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Ulusaba Game Reserve

Located in the greater parts of Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Ulusaba Game Reserve is one of the private reserves in the region that shares borders with the infamous Kruger National...

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Activities Spotlight

Boma Dinners

Boma Dinners

Returning to your camp after a successful evening game drive, you are greeted with the enticing sight of beautifully presented dining tables all encircling a roaring fire. Sitting down next to the crackling fire you are warmed by its dancing heat as the evening.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Explore long sandy beaches, lush vineyards or mystic mountains on horseback is an entirely unique experience. Discover the diverse wildlife and many picturesque South African treasures whilst horse riding. Let the horse do the work whilst you relax, breathe in the fresh air and admire the beautiful sights around you.

Tracking

Tracking

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. In the company of a ranger and tracker team, they will attempt to track your favourite animals.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

Embark on a safari from above, in the comfort of a massive, weaved basket, securely attached to a billowing balloon. It’s a great addition to a safari and offers great and unique views in different game reserves – with the teeming wildlife and beautiful landscapes below.

Game Drives

Game Drives

Rest your feet while going deeper and farther than you ever thought possible for up-close game encounters. The game drives leave just before sunrise, ensuring that you get to see the entire bush wake up. The feeling of excitement and being at one with nature is indescribable.

Birding

Birding

Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers to view different types of birds. Africa’s highest level of endemism in the most accessible setting: 185 bird species are endemic or near endemic to southern Africa. South Africa contains two of Africa’s four biodiversity hotspots as defined by Conservation International.

Photographic Safaris

Photographic Safaris

Booking a specialised photographic safari allows you the opportunity to concentrate on photographing the animals, comfortable in the knowledge that the other guests around you are as keen to capture the perfect shot as you are.

Stargazing

Stargazing

The majority of people who live in cities are unable to observe the beauty of the night sky because light pollution prohibits any form of star-gazing. One of the highlights for many of our guests is a chance to observe the splendour of the Milky Way.

Gym Facilities

Gym Facilities

What better way to work up a sweat on the various gym machines while looking over the bush below. A well-equipped gym caters to your need for physical exertion when the African pot begins to pad the hips and you have had adequate time relaxing on your deck.

Wildlife

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

    Common
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Occasional
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildbeest

    Wildbeest

    Common
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Common
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Lion

    Lion

    Common
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Common
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Common
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare
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