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    Sabi Sands Safari 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 Sabi Sands safari 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 safari 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:

    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.

    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

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    Pioneer Camp

    Londolozi Private Game Reserve

    +6 years

    From CA$ 2,556 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Savanna Private Game Reserve

    +8 years

    From CA$ 1,091 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Sable Camp

    MalaMala Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From CA$ 1,455 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Bush Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 1,176 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Safari Lodge

    Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From CA$ 970 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Castleton

    Singita Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 23,054 per villa per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Main Lodge

    Dulini Private Game Reserve

    +8 years

    From CA$ 1,612 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Main Lodge

    Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    +10 years

    From CA$ 1,511 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 7,621 per villa per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Kirkman's Kamp

    &Beyond Private Game Reserve

    +5 years

    From CA$ 1,281 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Founders Camp

    Londolozi Private Game Reserve

    +6 years

    From CA$ 1,773 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Main Camp

    MalaMala Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 1,358 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Ebony Lodge

    Singita Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 2,373 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Rock Lodge

    Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 970 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Selati Camp

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    + 12 years

    From CA$ 1,244 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Rattray’s Camp

    MalaMala Private Game Reserve

    +16 years

    From CA$ 1,762 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Cliff Lodge

    Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

    +6 years

    From CA$ 1,794 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From CA$ 1,778 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Boulders Lodge

    Singita Private Game Reserve

    +10 years

    From CA$ 2,368 per person per night

    Best-price guarantee

    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Tree Camp

    Londolozi Private Game Reserve

    +16 years

    From CA$ 2,556 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Little Bush Camp

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From CA$ 1,244 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Leadwood Lodge

    Dulini Private Game Reserve

    +12 years

    From CA$ 1,612 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Main Lodge

    Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

    All ages

    From CA$ 1,417 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Varty Camp

    Londolozi Private Game Reserve

    +6 years

    From CA$ 1,507 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Granite Suites

    Londolozi Private Game Reserve

    +16 years

    From CA$ 2,707 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    River Lodge

    Dulini Private Game Reserve

    +8 years

    From CA$ 1,612 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    River Lodge

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +10 years

    From CA$ 1,242 per person per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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    Ivory Lodge

    Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

    +10 years

    From CA$ 2,555 per person per night

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    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 CA$ 13,963 per villa per night

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    Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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