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!

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  • ...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.

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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!

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.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve - South Africa
  • We were off road and moving with the animals or quietly sitting watching them playing or feasting....magical.

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  • Great place for viewing big cats!

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Send your enquiry

We hope you have found all information needed to decide that the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the perfect place for your next travel adventure. Still have questions? Or perhaps you would like more specific information about one of the topics on this page? Please fill in the contact form and we will get back to you soon!