Leopard Hills Lodge
Lodge style Hilltop splendour
Outstanding bush experience with a view
Leopard Hills is located in the Western Sector of the world famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. The lodge is situated on the top of a rocky outcrop, offering spectacular views over the bush and the natural waterhole on the plains below the main building. Leopard Hills traverses over 10,000 hectares of incredibly diverse ecosystems, from the open plains in the South, to the Riverine bush along the banks of the Sand River, to the woodland and rock outcrops in the north. With such diversity of flora comes an equal diversity of fauna, making Leopard Hills the ideal destination to view Big Game in its natural habitat.
The lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole. Each of the eight luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond. The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature with air-conditioning and overhead fans. The breathtaking romantic bathrooms include double indoor and outdoor showers, which open to a glorious view of the passing cavalcade below. The comfortable beds are complete with beautiful crisp percale cotton linen, down duvets and pillows, and gracious mosquito netting. A special touch to each suite is the perfection of final touches provided, from weather notes and African poems, to a fine array of bath salts and other bathroom amenities. An inviting lounge with breathtaking views over the bush creates the ideal setting to relax with a book or while away the afternoon with a pair of binoculars in the comfort of your air-conditioned suite, a wonderful reprieve from the heat of the midday sun. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from your fully stocked mini-bar. Savour the day in your hammock or pool lounger outside, whilst listening to the tranquil sound of the surrounding bushveld. Elements of nature have been incorporated into your suite, to provide the ultimate in luxury while experiencing Africa at its best.
The treatment sala and gym at Leopard Hills have proved very popular among many guests. What better way to work up a sweat on the various gym machines, while looking over the bush below, or enjoy an array of massage treatments in the glass-fronted sala, which has a spectacular vantage point off the main pool deck offering absolute privacy and spectacular views. One of the highlights of every guests' stay at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is the array of bush treatments on offer. Treatments are performed either in the Sala, or in the comfort of your own suite (source).
Activities at Leopard Hills Lodge
The knowledgeable and professional rangers at Leopard Hills conduct early morning and evening game drives, in search of Africa's big game. State-of-the-art game drive vehicles, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold down armrests, ensuring optimum safety and comfort. Leopard Hills prides itself with the best rangers in the business, and they offer a safari experience like no other, from sightings of big game in their natural surroundings, to the smaller flora and fauna.
Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the finer aspects of the bushveld. Your ranger will guide you through the fauna and flora of the Sabi Sands Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees, and smaller species that are all an integral part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem. Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive or walking safari. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.
For those with a passion for Africa and an interest in its diverse and spontaneous culture, tours are offered into the local village, where guests will have the opportunity of embarking on a journey of invaluable knowledge and information on South Africa, its people and their way of life. For more information and tour rates, please speak to the lodge on your arrival (source).
Tripadvisor comments Leopard Hills
Leopard Hills is an utterly wonderful place where we enjoyed many outstanding experiences in the bush. World-class in all respects. It was both a pleasure and a privilege to spend time with our extraordinary Ranger (Gary) and Tracker (Ronald). The most discriminating travelers will appreciate this unique, friendly, and ultra-civilized lodge.EJAinLA90024 from Los Angeles
My husband and I went to Leopard Hills for the first part of our honeymoon back in April 2008 and had the most amazing time. I never thought I would be dreading having to go to the Maldives but I was as I wanted to stay longer. The wildlife was fantastic, the food truly delicious, the staff just like a wonderful extended family and the lodge ultimate in its luxury. We loved our time there and are now headed back in a few days time to stay for 5 days instead of 4 and look forward to the trip. By far THE BEST lodge around.Suranyi from Hong Kong