Read a comprehensive guide here about The Sabi Sand Game Reserve and its finest safari lodges and tented camps. 65000 hectares of private concession and sharing a border with the south-west corner of South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park make this one of the best game reserves on the continent. It was established in the 1950s with conservation at the forefront and remains the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. in South Africa and consists of 65 000 hectares (160 620 acres). It’s known worldwide for its collection of top-class luxury safari camps and lodges and is especially famous for its lion and leopard sightings. The trackers and rangers of the reserve have built up an incredible relationship with these usually elusive cats and sightings are common.
Safari experiences here are unbeatable and unforgettable. Although an unfenced border remains along Kruger’s west flank game tends to congregate in the sands of Sabi and the game population is phenomenal. Big five sightings are common on a single days safari and the standard of guiding is seldom surpassed on the African continent.
There’s a lot of accommodation in Sabi Sands to choose from and it can be a little intimidating. The wise thing to do is get in touch with a travel professional to help guide you in the process. You need to consider how you will be getting there and when you will be arriving. Private charters that land directly at you camps airstrip are first prize as they save on transfer times and allow you to get straight onto a game drive vehicle to explore. And of course, what sort of budget do you have in mind and therefore what accommodation is suitable.
It’s a given that this award-winning reserve has some of the best game lodge accommodation in Africa. You will experience world-class wildlife viewing, luxury accommodation and exceptional guiding regardless of where you stay. But prices do vary considerably and availability is often a challenge. Plan well in advance and let us help you with the best options for your Kruger safari package.
These are our ‘big five’ Sabi lodges based on value, service and our guests feedback over the years.
Londolozi Private Granite Suites- Extraordinary five-star private river experience set exclusively along the banks of the Sand River. With only three private suites for a maximum of six private guests, you will receive attention to detail found nowhere else.
Dulini Lodge – This small owner-run lodge on the Mabrak River only has six suites and there’s a maximum of six guests per land rover for game viewing.
Chitwa Chitwa – personal eclectic and stylish luxury accommodation in Sabi sands. With only six pool suites its exclusive and worth the price tag.
Singita Boulders Lodge – beautiful contemporary African design set amongst the boulders of Sabi Sands. Exceptional service and overall experience.
Lion Sands River Lodge – exclusive accommodation set along the banks of the perennial Sabi River. Outstanding game viewing within the reserve.