How to travel to Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Depending on your individual travel needs you can get to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in a variety of ways. Most people choose a scheduled flight or shuttle flight to the reserve. Travellers on a long journey traveling by rental car also have easy access to the Sabi Sands.

GPS co-ordinates

-24.869167, 31.404444

Getting to Sabi Sands by road

FROM JOHANNESBURG
• From Johannesburg, take the N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank). At Emalahleni (Witbank), take the N4 to Nelspruit.
• You will go through 2 national toll gates on this road – Please insure to carry enough money for all toll gates.
• Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River and proceed to Hazyview.
• Remain on the R40 towards Bushbuckridge (from Hazyview it is approximately 62 km / 1 hour until Acornhoek turn)
• Turn right at the traffic lights (Acornhoek) – to Manyeleti / Tulamahashe / Hluvukani

FROM HOEDSPRUIT
• From Hoedspruit take the R40 towards Klaserie.
• Follow the R40 until you get to a T-junction.
• At the T-junction, turn left.
• Travel on this road past the Orpen Road turns off.
• Turn left at the traffic lights (Manyeleti / Tulamahashe / Hluvukani turn off)

FROM ORPEN GATE
• Travel from Orpen Gate on the R531 towards the R40.
• About 10 km on the tar road, before the South African Wildlife College, you will see a gravel road to your left
• Turn left (helpful hint – if you pass the South African Wildlife College, you have gone too far)
• Follow this road through a small gate
• Continue on this gravel road until you reach a T-junction
• At the T-junction you will see the Hluvukani Viva petrol station in front of you.
• Turn left onto the tar road to Gottenberg / Manyeleti.
• Follow the tar road for 4.1 km. Turn right onto dirt road.
• Follow dirt road for 6.4 km until Uthar Clinic is on left.
• Turn left on gravel road (Utha Store will be on the right) – 7.3 km to the Gowrie Gate.
• Entrance fee to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is payable in cash (ZAR 190 per vehicle & ZAR 50 per person)
• Travel straight through the Gowrie Gate. At signboards continue straight to Arathusa Safari (do not turn right to Arathusa Private) – 5.9 km
• Turn right at the stone wall for Arathusa Safari Lodge & follow the road until the entrance to the lodge on the right

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Getting to Sabi Sands by air

JOHANNESBURG TO SABI SANDS FLIGHTS
The fastest and most convenient option to get to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is by making use of a scheduled charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Federal Air serves almost all lodges in the reserve on a daily basis.

FEDAIR JOHANNESBURG – SABI SANDS SCHEDULE:

Depart Johannesburg at 10h30 and arriving at Sabi Sands at 12h00
Depart Johannesburg at 12h30 and arriving at Sabi Sands at 14h00

FEDAIR SABI SANDS – JOHANNESBURG SCHEDULE:
Depart Sabi Sands at 11h00 and arriving at Johannesburg at 12h30
Depart Sabi Sands at 12h30 and arriving at Johannesburg at 14h00

FLIGHTS TO SABI SANDS FROM KRUGER/MPUMALANGA
Fedair offers the following flight options:
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL (KMIA) TO SABI SANDS FLIGHTS
FEDAIR KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – SABI SANDS SCHEDULE:
Depart Kruger Mpumalanga at 09h30 and arriving at Sabi Sands at 10h30
Depart Kruger Mpumalanga at 13h15 and arriving at Sabi Sands at 14h15

FEDAIR SABI SANDS – KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SCHEDULE:
Depart Sabi Sands at 09h00 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga at 10h00
Depart Sabi Sands at 11h00 and arriving at Kruger Mpumalanga at 12h00

FEDAIR KRUGER MPUMALANGA AIRPORT (KMIA) – SABI SANDS AIR FARE:
Published fares for the Kruger Mpumlanga – Sabi Sands flights (or vice versa) are as follows:To Sabi Sands: ZAR 2030 per person (one way, all inclusive)
To Sabi Sands north: ZAR 2360 per person (one way, all inclusive)

Passport, visa and other entry requirements

Passports

Please note that anyone travelling to Southern Africa must have two consecutive blank pages in their passport which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. a left and a right-hand page). Passengers travelling to Southern Africa with passports which do not comply with these requirements will either be stopped from boarding the aircraft or risk deportation on arrival in Southern Africa.

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