A little bit about Sabi Sands Game Reserve
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 65,000 hectare reserve, pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s, and shares a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa. Even though there is a 50 kilometre unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, wildlife in the Sabi Sands Reserve is well habituated resulting in extraordinary close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
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 answered in the sections below. Find a question unanswered? Make use of the contact form below and we will be happy to assist you!
About Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of those very special places in the world and is the ultimate African safari destination.Read more
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Getting to Sabi Sands Reserve
The Sabi Sands is one of South Africa's best accessible game reserves. We have multiple daily flights, three access gates and a lot of world-class roads leading right to us.Read more
scooby19 about Londolozi Pioneer Camp on Tripadvisor
So incredible, we started to plan a return trip during the flight home!
Bushbuddies about Notten's Bush 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!
JoHunckle about Dulini Lodge 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.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve 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 tiring effect on you.
Fortunately, Sabi Sands offers a perfect bed to everyone, and for every budget. As there are several 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!
Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
lodge style Art-inspired African
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. The eight very spacious suites all have plunge pools.
from ZAR 21,259 per person per night
Ulusaba Rock Lodge
lodge style Tranquil hill & trees
Ulusaba Rock Lodge is built high on the summit of a small hill overlooking the South African bushveld. The rooms and suites offer views over a waterhole in front of the lodge, allowing you to view wildlife from the privacy of your room.
from ZAR 13,569 per person per night
Notten's Bush Camp
lodge style Down to earth elegance
Notten's is one of the original family run lodges in Africa, and a true gem within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. As one of the original lodges, it has a magical bush atmosphere and offers a truly authentic safari experience.
from ZAR 8,594 per person per night
Lion Sands Game Reserve
lodge style Riverside serenity
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!
from ZAR 18,645 per person per night
Sabi Sabi Game
lodge style Present, past & future
Within the Sabi Sands Reserve, Sabi Sabi has created three unique worlds through its four first-class camps: one of yesterday's vintage romance; today's classic bush experience; and tomorrow's African renaissance.
from ZAR 14,174 per person per night
Singita Sabi Sand
lodge style A very private affair
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.
from ZAR 38,094 per person per night
Dulini Game Reserve
lodge style World class luxury
Dulini Game Reserve boasts some extraordinary safari lodges, such as Dulini River Lodge, Leadwood Lodge and Dulini Moya, where luxury accommodation provide an elegant contrast to the rugged bushveld.
from ZAR 21,424 per person per night
Elephant Plains Lodge
lodge style Bushveld simplicity
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.
from ZAR 5,409 per person per night
Arathusa Safari Lodge
lodge style classic lakeside safari
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!
from ZAR 8,264 per person per night
Tengile River Lodge
lodge style Tranquil river views
Tengile River Lodge is the latest addition to the Sabi Sands. Extremely spacious suites offer incredible views over the river in incredible luxury. Of course the sounds and views of the African bush are best enjoyed from the privacy of your own plunge pool.
from ZAR 34,799 per person per night
Jaci's Sabi House
lodge style Group and family home
This is the ideal bush retreat for small groups and families alike. Jaci's Sabi House accommodates six guests only in a completely private setting. Explore the Sabi Sands from the comfort of your private safari vehicle and take home some unforgettable memories.
from ZAR 42,275 (sleeps four)
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
lodge style Under a canopy of trees
Sir Richard Branson's Ulusaba Safari Lodge overlooks a dry riverbed and is shaded by ancient trees. The nearby waterhole guarantees great game viewing. The eleven luxury rooms provide a luxurious safari experience in complete privacy.
from ZAR 13,569 per person per night
Leopard Hills Lodge
lodge style Hilltop splendour
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.
from ZAR 21,039 per person per night
&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp
lodge style Victoriana delight
Kirkman's is a well known historic camp which was originally built in the 1920s. It airs a feeling of an early rural homestead, with a vintage style and gracious ambience. All cottages have a deck overlooking the Sand River.
from ZAR 18,394 per person per night
Nkorho Bush Lodge
lodge style stylish modesty
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.
from ZAR 8,490 per person per night
lodge style Magical lodge collection
Londolozi is one of the 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.
from ZAR 19,614 per person per night
lodge style Classic semi-tented savannah
A longtime favourite and much loved true South African safari lodge. Savanna Lodge is situated in an area where 'Big Five' sightings are so common that it is not unusual to see all of them during a single safari activity.
from ZAR 14,240 per person per night
lodge style affordable african safari
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 just ten luxury suites. Each suite has its own private wooden deck, great for wildlife viewing!
from ZAR 9,440 per person per night
lodge style Classic bush experience
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.
from ZAR 11,305 per person per night
lodge style Luxury safari redefined
An innate understanding of the bush and a deep love for Africa: these two elements define Silvan’s story. Book yourself a stay in this new, luxury lodge and leave with an uplifted spirit and a firmly rooted love for this land.
from ZAR 19,614 per person per night
lodge style Ultrachic retreat
Typified by eclectic ultrachic design, this three house luxury lodge offers intimacy and exclusivity accompanied by superb service. It is the perfect place to enjoy the rough African bush in complete relaxation and privacy.
from ZAR 33,869 per person per night
lodge style Affordable elementary Bush
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.
from ZAR 4,427 per person per night
Mala Mala Game Reserve
lodge style Classic family owned reserve
Many years of superb service -and experience- 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.
from ZAR 16,910 per person per night
Simbambili Game Lodge
lodge style moroccan style Lakeside
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.
from ZAR 17,009 per person per night
Sabi Sands Video
The best way of getting an idea what the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is about is by seeing some incredible footage from the area. We went out with our video camera and spent a lot of time outdoors to get you some of the most beautiful shots of the reserve imaginable.
Visit our Sabi Sands videos overview page for more videos and get inspired for your Sabi Sands safari.
Dianne589 about Chitwa Chitwa Lodge on Tripadvisor
We were off road and moving with the animals or quietly sitting watching them playing or feasting....magical.
l3jorn about Lion Sands Ivory 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.
marcil008 about Arathusa Lodge on Tripadvisor
Great place for viewing big cats!
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