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 offering the ultimate Big Five experience.

The reserves offer an exclusive experience with luxury accommodation, great service and excellent food.

  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (The park gets crowded)

Why Go:

  • Superb wildlife viewing
  • Home to the Big Five
  • Daytime and night game drives
  • Exceptional service and hospitality
  • Excellent high-end luxury safari lodges
  • Off-road driving allows close viewing of animals


Sabi Sand is the place in South Africa to easily see all of the Big Five in a short period. Even a two-day visit is usually enough to see all flagship species.With a good population of highly habituated leopards, Sabi Sands is one of the best places in Africa to see these normally elusive cats. Lion and cheetah are also easily seen.

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Sabi Sand is an extension of Kruger National Park and has the same relatively thick vegetation consisting of woodland savanna. Two rivers run through the park, providing water. The riverine vegetation makes an excellent habitat for leopards and other wildlife.

Weather & Climate

Sabi Sand experiences winter and summer at opposite times to Europe and North America. October to April are the hot, wet summer months while the warm and arid winter occurs from May to September.Although winter days are dry and mild, it is cold in the mornings, so warm clothes are advised for morning and evening game drives. Expect thunderstorms in the afternoon during the Wet season, though it generally doesn’t rain all day.

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Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing time is during winter, which is also considered the ‘low season’. Fewer crowds make this an appealing time for a visit. It is also the Dry season which lasts from May to September.Animals are easy to spot during the dry months as foliage becomes less abundant and they gather around rivers and waterholes. September is the most attractive month to visit. It is also the least cold of the winter months.

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