OverviewThe 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 experience and visitors can easily see the Big Five in the region. The region is also famous for big cats, which can be found in abundance. Expect to see leopards, which are usually reclusive. The game reserve is also one of the first game reserves in the region that offers a 5-star accommodation and scrumptious food. The private game reserve controls a huge portion of Sabi Sand region and game viewing is exclusive.
- Fantastic wildlife viewing
- Easily spot the Big Five
- Exceptional close wildlife encounters
- Professional guides and variety of wildlife activities
- Four different lodges with differing themes and styles
- Located in the less crowded region of Sabi Sands
Wildlife in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is abundant and visitors can easily view the big five along with various species of big cats. Leopards in the region are in abundance and can be viewed easily, despite their reclusive behaviour. Expect to see a large population of antelope, grazing the grasslands.More About the Wildlife
The scenery of Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is a woodland savanna in entirety. The vegetation can be thick but does not usually hinder the game viewing experience, as the guides are skilled in tracking. In addition, off-roading is allowed.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is during the dry-winter seasons, as the temperatures are mild and game viewing is abundant. There is a high concentration of wild animals, as they cluster around waterholes.More About the Best Time to Visit
Weather & Climate
The hot season is from October to April, during which expect heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms. Game viewing activities can be hindered due to occasional heavy rainfalls. Winter season is from May to September, which is mostly dry and can get uncomfortably cold in the mornings – winter clothing is recommended.More About the Weather and Climate
Wildlife & AnimalsWildlife in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is abundant and visitors can easily view the big five along with various species of big cats. Leopards in the region are in abundance and can be viewed easily, despite their secluded behavior. Expect to see a large population of antelope, grazing the grasslands
Wildlife highlightsThe rich wildlands of Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offer an exclusive game viewing experience where you can sight antelopes, leopards, other big cats, and the famous big five. The region has dense vegetation but does not obstruct game viewing experience.
Best time for wildlife viewingThe dry-winter seasons are ideal for comprehensive game viewing. Due to shrinking vegetation and low water sources, animals gather around water sources, making it easier to spot different species at a single location.
Best Time to Visit
- Best Time to GoMay to September
- High SeasonOctober to March
(It can get a bit busy)
May - September
October - March
It can get a bit busy
April - September
Excellent time for wildlife viewing
April - May
Mild weather and little rain
September - October
Mild weather and little rain
June - August
Chilly mornings and nights
December - February
Hot and humid
May to September- Dry Season – Winter
October to April- Wet Season – Summer
Weather & ClimateThe hot season is from October to April, during which expect heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms. Game viewing activities can be hindered due to occasional heavy rainfalls. Winter season is from May to September, which is mostly dry and can get uncomfortably cold in the mornings – winter clothing is recommended.
Climate Chart- 272-479m / 892-1,572ft
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Dry Season- May to September – Winter
The dry season is mostly between May and September, during winters. During this period, the region is less humid and temperatures are mild, except for mornings.
Visitors need to carry warm clothing for early morning game drives.
Wet Season- October to April – Summer
The wet season is from October to April, during which the region receives a handful of rain. Expect thunderstorms and a humid weather during this period, which can occasionally obstruct game viewing activities.
Getting ThereVisitors travelling to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve need to travel towards Kruger National Park. There are various routes and modes of transportation, such as international flights, domestic flights, and self-drive.
Getting to the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve by road
Guests can self-drive to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The journey from Johannesburg takes about 6 hours on national roads.
• Take the R40 from Nelspruit to Hazyview, which is approximately 66 kilometres (41 miles)
• At Hazyview, turn right onto the Skukuza / Paul Kruger Gate Road
• The turn off to Sabi Sabi is approximately 37 kilometres (22.9 miles) from Hazyview
• Turn left onto a gravel road and follow the signs to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
Airlines and Ticket Prices
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