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    Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve encompasses 10 000 hectares of wild territory making for exceptional game viewing. The well-appointed lodge is set above the bush with spectacular views over a waterhole. An open-air deck and swimming pool overlook magnificent wild plains and a stylishly comfy lounge, extensive library, dining area, and bar make for cozy interior relaxation spaces.  Unwind at the on-site spa and treatment sala, have a workout in the gym, and feast on superb cuisine in the boma after paying a visit to the fully stocked wine cellar. At Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve expect friendly world-class service and attention to detail that will make you feel right at home in the African bush.

    Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve in South Africa is an award-winning private game reserve boasting an array of ecosystems from open plains and riverine bush to woodland and rock ridges. Game rangers at Leopard Hills are extremely passionate about the African wild and its conservation.  They will lead you on spectacular twice-daily game drives striving to find the best wildlife sightings and photographic opportunities for you.  The reserve is home to the remarkable African Big 5: lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino.  Further, you will also see plenty of zebra, antelope, giraffe, warthog, and hippo.


    • Although a malaria zoned area, the risk of malaria in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is usually low, even in the summer months.
    • The highest risk period is between November and April (summer rainy season).
    • Most types of mosquito that are encountered will not carry the malaria parasite.
    • Mosquitoes most often bite between dusk and dawn.
    • The risk of malaria can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by covering exposed skin with light clothing or insect repellents, ensuring netted screens are kept closed and burning anti-mosquito coils.
    • Malaria prophylactic drugs can be taken that will further decrease the chances of contracting malaria.

    Please note that the information provided above is taken from the official SANParks website. For professional advice on malaria please consult with your medical practitioner. 


    • Highest population density of the Big 5 in South Africa and it is estimated that 1500 lions, 1000 leopards, 17000 elephant, 48000 buffalo and an excess of 2000 rhinos live in the Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park.
    • Other wildlife include but are not limited to the hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, wild dog, hyaena, warthog and many other cat and antelope species.
    • Approximately 147 mammal species.
    • Over 500 bird species.

    Game Drives:

    The following information refers to the game drives offered in the Sabi Sands private game reserves.

    • Sabi Sands game drives are ranked some of the best in the world.
    • Game drives take place twice a day in the early mornings and afternoons for a duration of 3-4 hours.
    • Game drive are led by an experienced guide and tracker team.
    • Vehicles are allowed to go off road to track and follow the wildlife.
    • Strict traverse rules are in place and vehicle numbers are limited in each reserve. A maximum of two vehicles are allowed at any sighting.
    • Night drives and guided bush walk are permitted


    • A small collection of private game reserves are home to award-winning safari accommodation.
    • Renowned for leopard sightings
    • Exciting Big-5 game drives with some of the best game rangers and trackers on the continent.
    • Night game drives, guided bush walks and off-road game drives.
    • Sabie rivers and waterholes throughout the park.
    • A diverse range of experiences and luxurious accommodation options for families, couples and groups.
    • All year round safari destination.

    Getting There:

    • The best way to travel to the Sabi Sands safari lodges is to fly into Skukuza Airport, followed by a road transfer.
    • Scheduled charter flights operate twice a day to the reserve private airstrips.
    • Some lodges are in more remote locations and the private airstrips and better suited.
    • Flight time from Johannesburg to Skukuza: 60 minutes
    • Flight time from Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutess
    • Road transfer time to the reserves from the Skukuza Airport generally ranges between 30 and 120 minutes.
    • The reserve is generally a 5- to 7- hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 and N4 highways.


    Sabi Sands is a 65 000-hectare private game reserve and lies in South Africa’s far north-eastern corner in the Mpumalanga province. The private reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger, sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.

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    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Night drives
    • Spa
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    • Library
    • Swimming
    • Community tour
    • Gym


    • 5-star luxury
    • Spectacular waterhole views
    • Uncrowded Big 5 game drives
    • World-class dining

    Closest airport

    • Ulusaba airstrip
    • Skukuza (SKU)

    Children policy

    Children 10 years and older are welcome at Leopard Hills, unless the whole More Details camp is booked. Then children under 10 years are not allowed on the game drives.

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    2 x Game drives per day, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks, selected alcoholic beverages, and transfers from Ulusaba landing strip/Leopard Hills helipad.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, private-use vehicles, and transfers.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 December 2024
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    • No single supplement for the first single suite
    • Second single suite or more pay a 50% supplement

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suites

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    Leopard Hills is host to eight opulent glass-fronted suites. Each unit is decorated with utmost class and style, complete with a private deck and plunge pool from which to enjoy expansive views. Air-conditioning keeps you cool during warm summers Read morewhile romantic bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor showers with gorgeous vistas. Less

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    Price £ 1,000 per person, per night

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    By Road

    Leopard Hills is a 90-minute drive from Skukuza Airport. The reserve is a 5- to 6-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway.



    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza airport. Alternatively, take a private charter flight to Leopard Hills.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
    • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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