Sabi Sands Game Reserve
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers some of the best game viewing in all of South Africa, and if Leopards are on your list, then head over to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
You decide on the lodge, or I will give you some options.
We will design your South Africa safari as you want it.
Sabi Sands Safari Lodges all have the same inclusions:
1) Lodging en suite.
2) 2 x game drives ie one in the early am and one in the mid to later afternoon each lasting roughly about 3 hours.
3) Full Board ie all meals, most drinks. Each lodge have there own policy regarding stronger alcoholic spirits/drinks.
4) Afternoon tea before the afternoon game drive.
5) Sunset drinks for the evening game drive.
6) Some lodges offer a short walking Safari after the am game drive.
7) Some lodges/camps offer local village visits, hot air ballooning, night sky gazing etc.
8) We take care of the safari logistics/transfers such as flights, road transfers etc.
Below find a sampling of Sabi Sands Luxury lodges and below that a sampling of Sabi Sands moderate lodges.
Sabi Sands private Luxury Lodges:
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has won many International awards, and it offers total privacy as each of the Suites are operated as if its your own private villa.
It has a long history of quality as you can see as some of the awards Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has won include third best hotel in the world by Tatler Magazine in 2006 and has been included in their “101 Best Hotels in the World” 2006 & 2007 listings ,and in 2018/19 was on the short list for best safari lodge in South Africa.
For those TV fans Lion Sands was the host of the The Bachelor.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge 1 camp
Londolozi situated in the well know Sabi Sands Reserve in the Kruger National Park,has 5 different camps.
These are all small boutique camps each having there own unique characteristics.
This area is renowned for its Leopard sightings, and offers the very best that a South Africa Safari has to offer.
Londolozi has 5 boutique camps
Mala Mala safari camps are located in the Sabi Sands Reserve of the Kruger National Park, which has the reputation of having the best game viewing in the whole of the Kruger Park.
Mala Mala which began way back in 1927 has the largest traversing area of all the camps in the Sabi Sands area, with the Sand river running through its concession.
Mala Mala has 3 smaller boutique camps
The Sabi Sabi family of smaller camps founded in the 1950’s are all located in the Sabi Sands Reserve of the Kruger National Park. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
If Leopards are on your list to see as part of your South Africa Safari or even if you are doing a multi country Africa game viewing experience, then this area the Sabi Sands is an area where that opportunity is greatly enhanced.
Sabi Sabi has 4 smaller boutique camps
The Singita camps are award winning luxury Safari camps. Some of them are located in the Sabi Sands reserve of the Kruger National Park, others are in other locations within the greater Kruger National Park.
Some of the Singita camps are award winning camps.
If you are looking for a Luxury South Africa Safari you cant go wrong at a Singita camp.
Singita has 5 smaller boutique camps
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge bask in the serene and distinctive unmasked beauty of the lowveld African bush.
The game viewing at Chitwa is simply very very good, the design of the lodge is awesome and the quality of he food served really good. I am very partial to this lodge as everything just works so well.
The quality of there guides is excellent.
Closeted within the folds of the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve and forming part of the Kruger National Park in the North East of the country.
Sample Sabi Sands Moderate/First class lodges.
Luxury is not only defined by what is in a room,its the full experience. That is what these lodges below offer.
The lodges below are moderate to upper First Class.
Notten’s Private Safari Lodge is one of the finest family run lodges in Africa, and the best kept secret in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Notten’s Private Safari Lodge is one of the original game lodges, it has a magical bush atmosphere and offers a truly authentic African safari experience.
The extremely high return clientele rate to Notten’s Private Safari Lodge is due to its impeccable standard of service and warm hospitality.
Djuma Game Reserve – part of the Kruger National Park in South Africa – offers guests the choice of two luxury safari lodges: from the private Galago,to the unique Vuyatela.
At Djuma we do our utmost best to show our guests the splendid sights and sounds of the African Savanna without disturbing Nature unnecessarily.
Djuma see’s it as there responsibility to impart our knowledge and to inform our guests,not only in the way of the Savanna, but also of the wider South African culture.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve traverses over 10 000 hectares in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park and is approximately 500 km due east of Johannesburg.
The lodge is easily accessible either by road from Johannesburg and by air.
Leopard Hill Safari Lodge was once Voted as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa (Food and Wine Magazine).That tells you something about the quality of this lodge.
Leopard Hill Safari Lodge has been winning awards for a long time…see for yourself how far that goes back.
Voted as one of Getaway Magazines Top 15 Lodges in Africa as far back as 2001/2 Gold Achievers Award 2001 – 2002 and AA Gold Achievers Award 2003 – 2004.
Elephant Plains Game Lodge offers you comfortable and affordable style in one of the world’s few remaining wilderness areas.
Elephant Plains is a privately owned and operated property within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the 2,2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park.
Over many years our strict conservation policies and successful habitat management have resulted in a rich diversity of fauna and flora.
Here you will come face to face with Africas Big Five and may be lucky enough to encounter other rarer species such as the endangered wild dogs and cheetah.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve:
The original Sabie Game Reserve was proclaimed by President Paul Kruger in 1898 and later the Kruger Park extended to its present size of approximately 19,000 square kilometers or 8,000 square miles.
It extends from the Limpopo River in the north to the Crocodile River in the south, a distance of nearly 380 kilometers. To the east it borders with Mozambique and on the west it joins many of our private game reserves.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa.The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park.
There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands and the wildlife roams freely between the two game reserves. Because there are no fences, the animals can wander between the two as they please and as they once did across vast stretches of grazing land.
Leopards are a main attraction of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and are so accustomed to cars that they do not take much notice of them.
Even when hunting, a leopard in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve will not mind a vehicle following it, even if this means following it off-road though the bush.
Approximately 300 species of bird have been observed in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve including a diversity of summer migrants.
A variety of snakes, lizards and tortoises and other reptiles have also been seen, mainly during the summer months.
Some of the best and most exclusive private game lodges in the country are in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the chances of seeing the Big 5 animals (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are excellent.
Access to the lodges is by vehicle or via a short flight from Johannesburg into the area airport, or some Sabi Sands Lodges have direct flights from Johannesburg.
Private Sabi Sands game drives in your private jeep, bushwalks, walking safaris, and private child care, can be prearranged.
We design your Africa experience as you want it.