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Sabi Sands Lodges
Sabi Sands is a 65 000-hectare private game reserve within the south-western section of the Greater Kruger and further houses a selection private Sabi Sands lodges which are known to be the most exclusive in the country. Sabi Sands is privately owned and managed and in contradiction to the publicly accessible Kruger National Park, only guests staying at the selection of Sabi Sands lodges are permitted to access the reserve. Given its exclusivity, you can be guaranteed uncrowded safari encounters. At a luxury lodge in the Sabi Sands one can experience night drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives which are otherwise not permitted in the Kruger Park. Sabi Sands safaris are ranked some of the best in Africa and are guided by a ranger as well as Shangaan tracker. Together they use their advanced tracking and driving skills to get you through the complicated terrain for close-up wildlife sightings. Some of the operators choose to share their borders and co-operate with their neighbours to maximize the game viewing opportunities. Mala Mala is the only game reserve in Sabi Sands that does not share its borders with the other private game reserves, guaranteeing complete exclusivity.
Luxury Sabi Sands safari lodges are the crème de la crème of safaris in South Africa and offers exceptionally high standards, ultimate luxury, and excellent year-round game viewing. The lodges here are a world-class combination of opulent glamour and African authenticity.
Malaria in the Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands is a malaria area.
Sabi Sands Location
Sabi Sands is a 65 000-hectare private game reserve in South Africa’s far north-eastern corner. The private reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger, sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park.
Sabi Sands Lodge Travel
The best way to get to the Sabi Sands lodges is to fly into a priva
The Sabi Sands is a 5- to 6-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Transfer times from local airports may vary but are generally expected around 2-hours drive from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, or a 45-minute drive from Skukuza Airport.
Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a private charter flight to selected reserves.
- Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
- Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
- Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes
Wildlife in the Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands boasts exclusive Big 5 game viewing with a remarkable wildlife population. The game drives are ranked some of the best in Africa and are guided by a ranger as well as Shangaan tracker. Excellent leopard and big cat sightings as well as rhino, hippo, rare wild dog, hyena, giraffe, and a large variety of antelope.
Sabi Sands Lodge Highlights
- Night game drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives.
- Sabi Sands houses a selection of private game reserves which are known to be the most exclusive in the country.
- Romantic tree-house sleep outs.
Reason to go:
Reasons to Go
- Ideal for families, groups of friends, and honeymooners, as well as conservation activists and keen photographers.
- Authentic remote African safaris with incredible wildlife and Big 5 sightings.
- World-class luxury accommodation and luxury safari tents.
- Great year-round weather for safari holidays.
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
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