Going on safari in Sabi Sands.

There are some things you need to know before setting off to Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. How long does it take to get there? Can everyone travel there? Why is this place so unique? And what should you bring? These and all your other questions will be anwered in the sections below. Find a question unanswered? Make use of the contact form below and we will be happy to assist you!

  • So incredible, we started to plan a return trip during the flight home!
    scooby19 about Londolozi Pioneer Camp on Tripadvisor
  • The food was spectacular - budget on gaining a kg or 3! Good, fresh South African food, prepared and served in style. You will love it!
    Bushbuddies about Notten's Bush Camp on Tripadvisor
  • ...the highlights being following a pack of wild dogs and watching a leopard and her cub jumping from branch to branch high up in the trees.
    JoHunckle about Dulini Lodge on Tripadvisor

Sabi Sands lodges.

You will need a good place to sleep when travelling to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve as you will experience that your time in the African bush will have a rather tireing effect on you. Fortunately, Sabi Sands offers a perfect bed to everyone, and for every budget. As there is quite a number of lodges to choose from in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve you can be sure to enjoy an exclusive experience guaranteeing an absolutely unforgettable time in the African bush!

Lion Sands Game Reserve

Lion Sands Game Reserve.

The award winning Lion Sands is the only private reserve to have access to the perennial Sabie River, which it shares with Kruger National Park. You will find five beautiful lodges here, so there's always one that suits your taste!

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Ulusaba Game Reserve

Ulusaba Game Reserve.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, member of Virgin Limited Edition’s award-winning collection of retreats, is Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

Arathusa Safari Lodge.

Arathusa offers an affordable wildlife and Big 5 Safari experience in a traditional safari camp. In front of your chalet is a lake that attracts lots of game throughout the day: perfect for game viewing from your lazy chair!

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Chitwa Chitwa Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Lodge.

Chitwa Chitwa Lodge overlooks one of the largest lakes in the Sabi Sands. It is designed as a spacious yet intimate camp - presenting sophistication in a relaxed atmosphere. Eight suites all have a plunge pool.

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Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.

Within the Sabi Sands, Sabi Sabi has created three unique worlds through its four first-class camps : one of yesterday's colonial romance; today's classic bush experience; and tomorrow's African renaissance.

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Singita Sabi Sands

Singita Sabi Sand Lodges.

In both Singita lodges guests share the privilege of experiencing this wonderful part of Africa. Spanning more than 45,000 acres, Singita is renowned for high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.

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Londolozi Game Reserve

Londolozi Game Reserve.

Londolozi is one of the original pioneering Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa and an unashamedly family run, stand alone operation. There are five beautifully appointed lodges to choose from.

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Elephant Plains Lodge

Elephant Plains Lodge.

Elephant Plains Lodge offers comfortable style and affordable luxury. This lodge is family owned and sleeps a maximum of 24 guests. As such, you can be sure to expect personal service and a warm atmosphere.

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Notten's Bush Camp

Notten's Bush Camp.

Notten's is one of the original family run lodges in Africa, and a true gem within the Sabi Sands. As one of the original lodges, it has a magical bush atmosphere and offers a truly authentic African safari experience.

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Savanna Game Lodge

Savanna Game Lodge.

A longtime favourite and much loved true South African safari lodge. Savanna is situated in an area where 'Big 5' sightings are so common that it is not unusual to see all of them during a single activity.

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&Beyond Sabi Sand

&Beyond Lodges.

&Beyond boasts some extraordinary safari lodges, such as Exeter River Lodge, Leadwood Lodge and Kirkman’s Kamp, where luxury accommodation provide an elegant contrast to the rugged bushveld.

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Nkorho Bush Lodge

Nkorho Bush Lodge.

To ensure travellers of the best possible attention, Nkorho only sleeps a maximum of twelve people in six stylish thatched chalets. The spacious rooms have en suite bathrooms, contemporary interiors, and offer complete privacy.

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Dulini Game Reserve

Dulini Game Reserve.

As Dulini Lodge only sleeps 12 guests at most, you will feel at home instantly. Game can be viewed from your suite as a dry riverbed is just a few metres away. The wonderful suites have plunge pools and a shady private deck.

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Djuma Game Reserve

Djuma Game Reserve.

Djuma Vuyatela is a celebration of modern South Africa in all its intricate glory with an extensive collection of contemporary African artwork. This is a unique African experience - from decor to the extraordinary attention to detail.

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Idube Game Lodge

Idube Game Lodge.

Idube is situated in prime game area. Many animals are seen close to the lodge on a daily basis. The lodge is family owned and offers ten luxury suites. Each suite has its own wooden deck, great for wildlife viewing!

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Inyati Safari Lodge

Inyati Safari Lodge.

Inyati Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sand River providing stunning river views. All chalets have been refurbished recently, now offering perfect luxury safari accommodation in the midst of the Sabi Sands Reserve.

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Leopard Hills Lodge

Leopard Hills Lodge.

Expect to enjoy some amazing views over the African bush when staying in Leopard Hills Lodge. Eight luxury suites offer only the best safari accommodation. Enjoy the sunset from your viewing deck or plunge pool.

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Cheetah Plains Lodge

Cheetah Plains Lodge.

Typified by a contemporary ethnic design, this 8 room luxury lodge offers intimacy and exlusivity accompanied by superb service. It is the perfect place to enjoy the rough African bush in complete relaxation.

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Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Umkumbe Safari Lodge.

Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner-managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of six chalets with most overlooking the Sand River.

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Mala Mala Game Reserve

Mala Mala Game Reserve.

Many years of superb service has resulted in the satisfaction of many guests. Relax in the unpretentious elegance and style of one of the finest safari experiences in Africa at Mala Mala Private Game Reserve.

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Simbambili Game Lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge.

Simbambili Game Lodge is a destination for the discerning traveller. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views whether from the unique en-suite bathrooms and salas or individual plunge pools.

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  • The Most Memorable African Safari Experience.
    aquatechint about Savanna Lodge on Tripadvisor
  • Expensive but worth every penny.
    Keith M about Leopard Hills on Tripadvisor
  • Knowledgable game rangers assisted by skilled trackers ensure that guests are afforded the best opportunity to view the big 5 at close range.
    bramm_travel about Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge on Tripadvisor

News from the Sabi Sands.

A lot is happening in the Sabi Sands, especially many many great wildlife sightings. That is why we present you with the latest updates here. Follow live what is going on in the best place in the world to go on a Big 5 safari!

  • We were off road and moving with the animals or quietly sitting watching them playing or feasting....magical.
    Dianne589 about Chitwa Chitwa Lodge on Tripadvisor
  • The staff went out of their way to make our wedding and honeymoon as special as it could ever be. We were blown away.
    l3jorn about Lion Sands Ivory Lodge on Tripadvisor
  • Great place for viewing big cats!
    marcil008 about Arathusa Lodge on Tripadvisor
  • An unsurpassable luxury and wildlife experience.
    chris f about Londolozi Tree Camp on Tripadvisor
  • Safari greatness that is family owned and operated!
    interjewel about Umkumbe Lodge on Tripadvisor
  • We saw EVERYTHING! Prides of Lions and lion cubs, packs of elephants, cheetahs, giraffes and more!
    JeffSeattleLondon about Cheetah Plains on Tripadvisor