Sabi Sands Safaris

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 game reserves 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.  Here one can experience night drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives which are otherwise not permitted in the Kruger Park. The game drives 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.

 

Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the crème de la crème of game reserves and offers exceptionally high standards, ultimate luxury, and excellent year-round game viewing.  Lodges here are a world-class combination of opulent glamour and African authenticity.

Malaria:

Sabi Sands is a malaria area.

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.

Getting There:

By Road

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.

 

Flying

Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Alternatively, take a private charter flight to selected reserves.

 

Flight Duration

  • 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:

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.

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:

  • 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.
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Pioneer Camp

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

+6 years

From R26750 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Main Lodge

Savanna Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R11600 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Sable Camp

MalaMala Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R18000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R14550 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Safari Lodge

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R12000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Castleton

Singita Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R285290 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Main Lodge

Dulini Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R17450 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Main Lodge

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R18700 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Chitwa House

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R83160 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Kirkman's Kamp

&Beyond Private Game Reserve

+5 years

From R11625 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Founders Camp

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

+6 years

From R18750 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Main Camp

MalaMala Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R16800 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Ebony Lodge

Singita Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R29370 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Rock Lodge

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R12000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

+ 12 years

From R15400 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Rattray’s Camp

MalaMala Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R21800 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Cliff Lodge

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

+6 years

From R22200 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Earth Lodge

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R22000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Boulders Lodge

Singita Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R29300 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Tree Camp

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R26750 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R15400 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Leadwood Lodge

Dulini Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R17450 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Main Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R15445 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Varty Camp

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

+6 years

From R15750 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Granite Suites

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R28750 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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River Lodge

Dulini Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R17450 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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River Lodge

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R14640 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R23995 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Fish Eagle Villa at Lion Sands

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R131140 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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