Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

Leopard Hills Sabi Sand Accommodation, Kruger National Park

Named after one of the most charismatic of the big cats and the Big 5 in the luxury Sabi Sands bordering Kruger, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is a unique destination for wildlife viewing. See plenty of elusive leopards on game drives into the reserve as part of your big 5 experience while enjoying the luxury of 8 renovated safari suites.

It is an award-winning lodge, is Leopard Hills, perched on a rocky outcrop to maximise the scintillating views over the bushveld and afford all guests the opportunities to see wildlife from their private decks. It’s voted the best game lodge in Africa and it’s acknowledged for its outstanding service so this is the place to be for your trip into Africa, on safari, to Kruger.  

Located high on a rocky hillock only 8 bush chalets stand, looking out to the green horizon and the waterhole below where animals come and go. What’s more, they are newly renovated, plush, stylish and ready for couples, individual travellers and groups. 

Leopard Hills safari lodge and Game Reserve invites guests to embark on an adventure into a timeless Africa, where relaxation is key and exploring our South African heritage is the bottom line. Enjoy the sights of wild animals happy in their habitat and contribute to the conservation of these green lungs for future generations.     

Seeing leopards for the first time is a sublime experience and pro game rangers go out of their way to find these beautiful cats, including the rest of the Big 5 – lions in the plains, elephants in the trees, rhinos grazing, buffalo walling in herds and much more. 

Luxury Refurbished Suites at Leopard Hills

Return every day after thrilling game drives and bush walks to the comfort of your five-star accommodation at the Leopard Hills Sabi Sand Game Lodge. Only 8 quintessential luxury suites feel like villas with their plush linens, king size beds, huge glass sliding doors and large plunge pools. 

Decorated in muted browns, creams, rusts, beige, chocolate hues of the nature outside, the suites are reminiscent of an African hotel in a wilderness region with everything you need for isolation and comfort. Thatched roofs, wooden floors, smooth timber decks and views far out to the end of the nature reserve make you feel completely rejuvenated and special. 

Add to this free Wi-Fi, aircon, fans, spacious lounges, mini bars, tea, Nespresso coffee machines, books and a glass of sherry and your safari accommodation is replete with lavish sophistication. Each suite has its own special private location beneath indigenous trees along a pathway overlooking the Marak River, the active waterhole just beyond that.  Feel free, feel safe, feel joyful at Leopard Hills.

The main lodge hides centrally in the layout made for safari contentment and features a fascinating library with internet access, a curio shop, comprehensive wine cellar, traditional Shangaan boma, treatment sala and gym. Yes, there is no excuse to feel lazy on safari, simply head for the gym and work out, the bush view your incentive to work hard and then to plunge into the sparkling main pool and order a beer at the bar!

Sit a while on the main deck bird watching or wildlife viewing before meals. In the evenings, after the thrill of night game drives, gather with other guests in the bar to sip a cocktail. Then head into the boma for a South African feast of fresh venison, ‘pap’, fresh vegetables and decadent desserts.  

Staff are dedicated to their guests, ensuring everyone is content and happy. Game rangers regale their visitors with stories of the bush and the chef will describe his cooking methods in detail. Some nights, a silver service dinner is in order so gather in the fancy dining room for silver, crystal glasses, candles, and collectable ceramics – then nouvelle bush cuisine to boot!

Game drives, bush walks, spa treatments, gym workouts, birding, photography and more keep everyone busy and content at the Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve. So, take a look at the eye-catching safari package deals that suit your budget and needs and plan your luxury bush vacation near Kruger National Park today. 

Food and wine are a huge attraction at Leopard Hills thanks to the talented chef and the art of nouvelle bush cuisine to please every visitor. Every meal is a special occasion and every taste is catered for, be it vegan, vegetarian, allergies, kosher and halaal. Succulent meats, al dente roast vegies, ornate pastries and breads, side dishes to die for and more. Meals are reminiscent of celebrations – the sounds of people laughing and chatting – candlelit dinners, boma barbeques, hearty bush breakfasts on game drives, private deck dinners for two in your own suite, dining on the deck under the stars and high teas packed with mouth-watering titbits and naughty treats.

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Overview

Find the majestic Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge resting on a hill overlooking the private Leopard Hills Game Reserve and choose one of 8 refurbished lavish suites that open out into the splendid vistas. Each huge villa proudly offers spacious decks and large plunge pools, comfy plush lounges, aircon and fans, plus outside showers. Each suite has its own special touch and guests find little gifts for them when they arrive.

Winning awards for its lavish safari accommodation and world class service, this Kruger Park destination must be experienced when you take a trip into Africa to find the Big 5. It’s the best location and best romantic safari property in the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, so find the time to secure your own special safari package holiday to Leopard Hills. 

It all began in 1988 with the property purchase and then the building of the beautiful accommodation on a rocky outcrop to take in the views of this magic wonderland. Guest traverse some 10 000 ha of natura bushveld on game drives with expert game rangers and trackers from the nearby communities. The first chalets were built in 2000 then, three more added later, followed by the spa sala and gym. Leopard Hills also built a school for the children of staff members to gain an education opportunity in their remote homelands.

The setting focuses on the vast plains below and the perennial Sand River, the main aim being to ensure that all visitors enjoy their best ever safari in a sustainable manner – where conservation and community come first and ecotourism is the foundation for this. Every effort is made to use Fair Trade products, to reduce waste and pollution, to save water and energy and to instil an environmental ethic in all who come to appreciate the wilderness.

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is passionate about rhino conservation and dedicated to conserving these iconic animals of the African continent. Rhino numbers have decreased a shocking 90% since 1970! Guests can buy a Rhino Force Supporter’s Band to show their active support of anti-poaching efforts in South Africa. 

The main lodge centres around the sparkling swimming pool and deck where game viewing towards the river and active waterhole ensure that guests are always seeing wildlife and birds in untouched habitats.  Renovations have given the lodge a new shine, a new modern earthy style that oozes plush comfort with a natural touch.  The stylish décor allows nature in and comfort the all-embracing theme for all who visit this bushveld safari hotel.  

Come to the award-winning Leopard Hills, luxury Sabi Sands lodge bordering Kruger National Park for an unforgettable Big 5 safari experience, lots of leopards and kick back in one of 8 lavish remodelled suites.  Online honeymoon packages available with special deals for the bride.   

Highlights

  • Private safaris to set guests’ own pace and enjoy a particular focus on the wilderness be it birds, trees the Big 5, snakes, photography, film or simply relaxing
  • Walking safaris deep into the superb environment to find animal spoor, herby plants, seeds, birds, rodents and more
  • Leopards, leopards and more leopards, that is what it is all about and these leopards do not mind vehicles at all
  • Become part of an astounding 10 000 ha of fascinating ecosystems and their resident creatures – golden grasslands, thick Sand River riverine vegetation, woodlands and rocky koppies
  • Only 8 exclusive suites on stilts with glass windows and doors, plunge pools and infinite views to the horizon.
From ZAR 17 734

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Bush weddings
  • Game drives
  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife photography
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Wine cellar

Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Two game drives per day
  • Optional walking safaris
  • Three meals daily 
  • Tea & Coffee 
  • All beverages excluding premium wines from our wine cellar
  • Laundry Service 
  • Road transfer from the Leopard Hills Airstrip to the Lodge 
  • Complimentary WIFI in all suites

 


romantic dining set up on a wooden deck with lanterns at Leopard Hills in Kruger National Park
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Facilities

  • 8 Luxurious suites
  • Extended decks & larger pools with spectacular views
  • Spacious lounge
  • Air-conditioning, fans
  • Underfloor heating in bathroom with heated towel rails
  • King size beds with mosquito nets
  • Indoor & outdoor showers
  • Nespresso machines, stocked mini bars
  • Wi-Fi & I-Pod docking stations
  • Main open-air deck & swimming pool deck
  • Lounge & dining room
  • Bar
  • Library with satellite TV, internet facilities
  • Massage & treatment sala
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Boma
  • Fully stocked wine cellar
  • Curio shop


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