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Sabi Sand Reserve

The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the south-western part of the Kruger National Park and is arguably South Africa’s most exclusive private reserve. There are no restricting fences between this 65,000 hectare reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing game to roam freely between the two.

Known for its extraordinary leopard sightings the reserve it home to a diverse range of fauna and flora including Africa’s Big Five, sustained by two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand.

The Sabi Sand Reserve features some of the most exclusive private game lodges in South Africa. These lodges offer sumptuous accommodation and superior cuisine together with outstanding experiences. Game viewing is a pleasure from open safari vehicles or on foot accompanied by highly experienced rangers.

Highlights during any Sabi Sand safari include:

  • Go on thrilling walking safari with your ranger
  • Some lodges offer you the chance to sleep under the stars which is a wonderful experience but not for the faint hearted
  • Visit the local community – this can be arranged through your luxury safari lodge

Sabi Sand Reserve Accommodation

  • Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

    Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve lies in the far west of the game-rich Sabi Sands. Rock Lodge, including exclusive Cliff Lodge with its two villa-style suites, is perched high on a koppie with panoramic views over miles of bush. Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed, where guests will love the sense of adventure as they cross the swing bridges between exquisite treehouse rooms. Children of any age are welcome at Rock Lodge.

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  • Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

    Sabi Sabi is an exquisite reserve and offers four 5-star lodges. The Selati Lodge has eight suites, filled with vintage antiques. Bush Lodge is more a more traditional safari lodge and can accommodate 25 couples. Little Bush Camp consists of six suites and Earth Lodge consists of 13 luxurious suites. Earth Lodge is a model in ecological responsibility often meets international standards. Sabi Sabi is also one of the world’s Top 10 safari destinations.

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  • Leopard Hills

    Overlooking the watering hole, Leopard Hills has eight glass-fronted suites, each equipped with air-conditioning and a private pool. Guests can enjoy morning and evening games drives, as well as bush walks. Dinner can be served at the lodge or in the comfort of your own suite. The lodge is equipped with a gym and spa, both with incredible views of the bush.

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  • Leadwood Lodge

    With only three spacious suites, the andBeyond Leadwood Lodge offers its guests the greatest comfort and privacy. The suites have a fair distance between them and are designed to blend in with the surroundings, made from crushed stone and other local materials. Each suite has been built to accommodate the guest’s game viewing or relaxing.

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  • Idube Private Game Reserve

    Idube Private Game Reserve is located in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and offers guests eight safari chalets. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom with an inside and outside shower. The suites are equipped with air-conditioning and are suitable for anyone who suffers from respiratory problems. The reserve also has the luxurious Makubela Suites which offer ultimate privacy and private pools. Guests are able to enjoy two safaris per day and can also enjoy a bush walk.

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  • Dulini Lodge

    Dulini Lodge is found in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and is an owner-run and managed reserve. Guests will feel at home right away, with classic, romantic interiors. There are six suites, each boasting a plunge pool, outdoor shower and lookout deck. Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner inspired by African flavours. They can also enjoy a romantic dinner in their suite or under the ancient Jackalberry Tree. Guests are treated with a personal butler who will tend to all of their needs.

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  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Guests are spoilt with excellent game viewing at Arathusa Safari Lodge because the reserve shares a fence with the Kruger National Park and therefore the animals roam freely between the two. The camp has a watering hole that is very popular to many of the animals. Leopard sightings are common at the lodge along with lions and rhinos during the game drives. The accommodation varies at Arathusa, there are ultra-luxurious and exclusive suites which are hidden in the bush as well as standard wood and thatched-ceiling rooms which overlook the watering hole.

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  • Savanna Private Game Reserve
    Set in the game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve of South Africa.

    Offering an authentic ‘Out of Africa’ experience, this luxury lodge is set in the game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve of South Africa. The sophisticated tented suites with luxury comforts on hand include private decks and plunge pools; choose from three Bedouin-styled tented Executive Suites or four more intimate Luxury Suites, for families the thatched Savanna Suite offers two bedrooms and an inter-connecting lounge. The lodge offers outstanding cuisine and personalised service. Game viewing at this destination is a rich experience and qualified guides are on hand to ensure a unique African safari experience.

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  • Londolozi Private Game Reserve
    Sabi Sand Game Reserve

    Genuine hospitality, incomparable leopard sightings, award-winning bushveld camps and pristine landscape make Londolozi Private Game Reserve one of the richest, most authentic wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. By drawing on the experiences of four generations and 80 years of family history, Londolozi offers the essential bushveld experience. Set among some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region are five exclusive camps: Tree Camp, Pioneer Camp, Varty Camp, Founders Camp and the new Private Granite Suites.

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  • Singita Sabi Sand
    Sabi Sand Game Reserve

    Located in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Singita’s founding lodges, Ebony and Boulders are renowned for their exclusive, world-class luxury offering. Ebony, with its breath-taking setting on the banks of the Sand River, comprises 12 secluded suites. Boulders offer an intimate safari experience and can accommodate 24 guests. Known as ‘the best place in the world to view leopard’, this pristine wilderness setting provides unbeatable game viewing experiences.

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