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Sabi Sands Travel

Going on Safari is the most wonderful experience and at Sabi Sands Game Reserve you get two parks in one. It is adjacent to the Kruger National Park with no fences in between so the animals roam freely in between. Sabi Sands has its one park with tented and lodge accommodation.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve is situated in the Mpumalanga province in South Africa. It is a private game reserve and it consists of 65,000 hectares of land. It is next to Kruger National Park which is 2.3 million hectares long. It is actually forms part of Kruger National Park as there are no fences in between the two so the animals can roam freely, giving them more space.

Two rivers, the Sabi River and the Sand River, run through Sabi Sands Game Reserve supplying the animals with a valuable water source.

Visitors stay in tented accommodation or game lodges and can either arrive by car or fly from Johannesburg, as many of the lodges have their own airstrip, or there is one nearby.

The history of Sabi Sands Games Reserve is not recorded but it is believed the Reserve was first established in the 1930s. What is known is the Park was formed by landowners in 1948 and still consists of 3rd and 4th generation owners.

There are two ways to go on safari in Sabi Sands, Visitors can either book a guided walking tour or if they want to see the animals close-up they can book a game drive. Both the guided walks and game drives are run by experienced rangers.

There is a large selection of accommodation options for visitors to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. They range from 5-star luxurious game lodges to modest guest house style options. Visitors can also book tented accommodation staying in tented camps.

There are a number of websites that offer packages to Sabi Sands Game Reserve but because each safari holiday is geared to individual tastes no prices are quoted, you have to give your requirements to the company and receive a quote. This is because the price is dependent on which safari you wish to take.

Outlook Safaris offers 4 x 4 safaris, night drives and en-suite accommodation at the Nkorho Bush Lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

Guests can eat a hearty breakfast on a thatched deck overlooking the open plain and enjoy dinner around an open fire. Game drives start early in the morning which is the best time to see the game.

Accommodation is in thatched en-suite chalets which have been given a 4-star rating by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa,

Sabi-Kruger Park has a variety of packages

  • Beyond compare
  • Family vacation
  • Luxury honeymoon
  • Private exclusive
  • Spa wellness

They also have Exclusive Safari, Luxury Safari and Premier Safari packages.

Perfect Africa is another excellent site to book your holiday in Sabi Sands Game Reserve. They specialise in creating tailormade itineries through Southern and East Africa.

They recommend the following hotels and lodges.

  1. Leopard Hills - 5 star luxury lodge with fine dining situated on a hilltop overlooking a waterhole. It has eight suites with private pools and spectacular views over the bush.
  2. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has won International Awards and each of their suites is operated as a private villa.
  3. Singita Boulders Lodge is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Sabi Sands. The suites are all built with exclusivity and privacy in mind with a private pool, game viewing deck and outside shower.
  4. Sabbi Sabi Easth Lodge is a luxury African safari lodge sculpted into a slope of the earth. It is almost invisible in the landscape, and it is described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.
  5. Londolozi Tree Camp has Ralph Lauren wallpaper and chocolate-covered plaited-leather beds and is one of the most exclusive camps in Africa.
  6. Arathusa Safari Lodge is an intimate camp, completely open-plan and is adjacent to a lake and the African bush. It is owner-managed and run and the owners Hannes and Annina are based at the lodge so they take a personal interest in each guest. This lodge offers the best value for money in the park and you can stand on the deck and watch the hippos grazing on the grass right by the lodge.

To book a safari holiday in Sabi Sands Game Reserve click on one of the following websites


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