Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Overview

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 experience and visitors can easily see the big five in the region. The region is also famous for big vats, which can be found in abundance.Expect to see leopards, which are usually secluded. 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 Sands region and game viewing is exclusive.
  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (It can get a bit busy)

Why Go:

  • 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

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 secluded behavior. Expect to see a large population of antelope, grazing the grasslands.

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Scenery

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.

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.

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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.

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Wildlife & Animals

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 secluded behavior. Expect to see a large population of antelope, grazing the grasslands
Abundant Common Occasional Rare None
  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

    Common
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Common
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildebeest

    Wildebeest

    Common
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Occasional
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Lion

    Lion

    Common
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Common
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Common
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Common
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare

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.
  • May - September

    Dry Season

  • 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 & 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.
Climate Chart
- 272-479m / 892-1,572ft
Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.
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.

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Getting There

Visitors 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

Self-Drive
Guests can self-drive to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The journey from Johannesburg takes about 6 hours on national roads.

From Nelspruit:
• 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

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