The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is the finest private reserve in the Kruger region. It has become synonymous with the leopard. The most elusive of the Big 5, leopard sightings here are a regular occurrence. In fact, it is not uncommon to be able to track all the Big 5 in one afternoon’s game drive! Expert guiding and tracking, specially adapted 4 x 4 open safari vehicles, and vast areas of private wilderness make the Sabi Sands a premier game viewing safari holiday destination. The Sabi Sands is the original home of a private safari experience. Mala Mala was the first to operate in the area. Subsequently, well known names like Londolozi and Singita have set the benchmark for the ultimate in a luxury safari.  The Sabi Sands has some outstanding accommodation options. Tasteful 4 and 5 star properties, romantic intimate tented camps, family friendly lodges, amazing bush views and always absolute attention to all guests requirements is the norm.

There are private plunge pools, large wooden decks with amazing river views, great family entertainment, romantic bush dinners, private bush baths, star studded nights from the luxury of your treetop; decadence, exclusivity, privacy and luxury. Due to the land being privately operated within the Sabi Sands there is the opportunity to encounter big game on foot.

Being out in the African bush tracking the big things, and learning about the small things is quite exhilarating at the famed Sabi Sands! Walking Safaris should be included in any tour. There is the opportunity for night drives and some lodges will take you off road if your guide or tracker spots something interesting lurking in the bushes.

It can be daunting trying to choose the best lodge or African safari experience while in the Sabi Sands. Speak to one of our expert consultants to make your decision easier. Sabi Sands have handpicked the available selection and will recommend something for your taste, your budget and your vacation.



Ilze Fox


About "Sabi Sand Game Reserve"


The main property in the Lion Sands family of luxury safari accommodation, Lion Sands River Lodge is perched on the edge of the Sabi River in a grove of centuries old trees. Designed to bring guests as close to the wild as possible, this exclusive lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience with big game and the Big 5. Read More


With a seemingly endless procession of game and smaller animals making its way to the waters of the Sabie River where it is nestled, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is perfectly placed for idle game watching. Situated in the sprawling southern reaches of Sabi Sands Game Reserve that borders the Kruger National Park, this intimate and exclusive lodge embraces its position perfectly. Read More


The genuine warmth and hospitality of the owner's and their staff translates into charming details that enhance the authenticity of your safari experience at Nottens Bush Camp. There's something to be said for a safari lodge that is 100 percent family owned and run. The African bush is in the blood, hearts and souls of the Notten's clan who pride themselves on paying personal attention to making your safari experience everything that you would hope it to be and more. Read More

Even though the visitor to the Kruger National Park knows that what awaits is sure to be spectacular, one is still taken by surprise at the diversity of its wildlife and natural beauty of the landscape. The park's premier region is the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which also happens to be the setting for one of South Africa's best-loved and most exclusive safari lodges andBeyond Kirkman's Camp. Read More

Experience extreme luxury and privacy at this exclusive safari getaway on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of Sabi Sands Game Reserve, next to the Kruger National Park. Dulini Leadwood Lodge's prime position ensures once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters, with leopard sightings being a particularly special experience. With its refined African luxury and exclusive layout, Leadwood Lodge provides a one-of-a-kind bush experience. Read More


A magnificent setting on the banks of the Sabi River, a luxury suite that’s more like a villa and superb game-viewing right on your doorstep is just the start of the safari experience at Exeter River Lodge. Set in the heart of South Africa’s legendary Sabi Sands, renowned for excellent leopard sightings and the whole Big Five experience. Read More


A stunning and contemporary lodge set in the heart of the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park - a hub of safari experiences and plentiful sightings of the Big 5 as well as smaller wild animals - Singita Boulders combines modern luxury with an authentic African bush lifestyle. Exceptional service is its hallmark as it's a Relais & Chateaux property, and visitors will feel like royalty. Read More


An exclusive and magical lodge, Singita Ebony is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux, the international byword for luxury. It has a marvellous setting on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, and boasts fantastic Big 5 game viewing and a myriad relaxing activities in a sophisticated and authentic safari setting. Read More


A luxurious home-away-from home experience in the heart of the scenic Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, Singita Castleton exudes the charm of a bygone era. With superb game viewing and bush activities, as well as children's entertainment, it is the ideal safari spot for families wanting to experience the pulse of Africa with all the comforts of home. Read More


A stay at Londolozi Tree Camp is the ultimate in superlative game viewing, intimate dining experiences, modern luxury and exclusive pampering. It's the ultimate way to feel at one with the essence of an African safari. This remarkable spot, set in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve next to the Kruger National Park and overlooking the banks of the Sand River, is a haven of elegance. Read More