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.



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About "Sabi Sand Game Reserve"


Combining elegant African sophistication, with family-friendly hospitality, Londolozi Varty Camp is well established as one of the premier safari spots in the heart of Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which is located on the edge of the Kruger National Park, home of the Big 5 and unforgettable bush experiences. Established in 1926, its proud heritage makes it a true African gem. Read More


Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is where Sir Richard Branson fell in love with the African safari dream. Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger Park, it’s a mere one hour and twenty minutes’ flight from Johannesburg and has its own airstrip. No expense was spared as he built his Read More Read More


The 10-roomed Ulusaba Safari Lodge is built 'treehouse' style along the Mabrak river bed beneath mature Jackalberry trees & connected with rustic suspension bridges and wooden walkways. There are smaller Safari Rooms, Elephant Rooms, and more private River Rooms to choose from at Ulusaba Safari Lodge. Most romantic is the Treehouse Suite which is secluded and overlooks Xikwenga Dam - a perfect spot for viewing game at sunrise, cup of coffee in hand. Read More


The intimate, all-suite Sabi Sabi Seleti Camp is a most unforgettable of African safari experiences. Seleti is an authentic home in the bush, furnished with a historic railway theme and old-world charm. By night, the camp is romantically lit by the flicker of oil lamps and the glow of fires. World-class cuisine is served on wooden thatched decks built alongside the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open-air boma or in the farmhouse kitchen. The decks allow for great game-viewing, or guests can cool off in the tranquil pool. Read More


Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is set on a 65 000-hectare wildlife reserve and ecotourism oasis in the southwestern sector of the greater Kruger National Park. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge guests can fly directly into Sabi Sabi, a conservation area that is home to spectacular wildlife. Follow lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant - as well as cheetah, wild dog and up to 200 other animals and 350 bird species - deep into the untamed bushveld during day and night game drives led by game rangers and trackers. Read More

The legendary Mala Mala Game Reserve is the largest private Big 5 game reserve in South Africa and the country's ultimate wildlife destination. On the banks of the Sand River and with a classic safari-style camp, it is South Africa's best-loved safari destination, offering superb game viewing and excellent photographic opportunities. Read More


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

Set on the largest perennial lake in the 63 000-hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve - part of the greater Kruger National Park - Chitwa Chitwa is the perfect African safari escape. The intimate family-owned Chitwa Chitwa offers refined opulence in the unspoilt heart of the bush. Even the most discerning traveller will feel instantly at home in the spacious Luxury Suites that offer total privacy and sheer indulgence. Read More

Luxury combined with a warm family atmosphere and excellent Big Five game viewing is Savanna’s secret recipe keeping guests coming back year after year. This intimate game lodge in South Africa’s famous Sabi Sands, with its unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, is perfectly placed for excellent sightings of all the big cats, especially the leopard, often the most elusive member of the Big Five. Read More

MalaMala Sable Camp is on the legendary MalaMala Game Reserve, the largest private Big 5 game reserve in South Africa and the country's ultimate wildlife destination. On the banks of the Sand River and with a classic safari-style camp, it is South Africa's best-loved safari destination, offering superb game viewing and excellent photographic opportunities. Read More