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    Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

    With over 100 years of safari experience, Sabi Sabi private game reserve in the Sabi Sands boasts award-winning facilities and unforgettable wildlife experiences. The game reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park allowing big game to wander freely through the reserve. Sabi Sabi is home to a superior selection of wildlife including the Big Five: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo. The reserve also features sightings of intriguing cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, and antelope. Over 300 bird species and flora indigenous to the area provide fascinating discoveries with every game drive.

    The game drives at Sabi Sabi game reserve take place at first light and at sunset with both a ranger and tracker, making use of radios to communicate on-point wildlife encounters. In-between the game drives you can take part in a guided bush walk with highly experienced trackers. These walking safaris are a phenomenal chance to experience the wild bushveld with all your senses.

    In between the safari activities you can relax at the lodge and watch wildlife pass by from the lookout deck or in the comfort of your own luxury suite. Dinning is world class at Sabi Sabi and meals are served in exciting locations such as in the bush, dining area or fireside in an open air traditional African Boma. Sabi Sabi is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, spa and swimming pool.

    Sabi Sabi private reserve houses a collection of luxury lodges. The lodges are all unique in their own way and represent an era over time. Bush Lodge is the family friendly lodge at Sabi Sabi and offers a kids club and junior ranger program. Earth LodgeLittle Bush Camp and Selati Camp, are Sabi Sabi’s adult only accommodation offerings.

    Malaria:

    • 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. 

    Wildlife:

    • 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

    Highlights:

    • 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.

    Location:

    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.

    Special offers:

    We have some fantastic specials offers including PAY STAY deals, Honeymoon offers and discounted rates available for both international travellers and SA residents. View all specials on our specials page here: special offers

    Packages:

    Our selection of world class safari packages have been designed by our on-trend team of travel experts and include flights, transfers, accommodation and full board safari experiences. View all packages here: safari packages

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    Sabi Sabi Travel

    Flying

    The best way to get to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is to fly into the Sabi Sabi private airstrip. Federal Air operate a daily chartered flight from Johannesburg. Alternatively Skukuza aiport is the best option if travelling from Cape Town.

     

    Flight Duration

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

     

    By Road

    Sabi Sabi is a 1 hour drive from Skukuza Airport. The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway.

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