Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Reserve borders the southwestern 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 the game to roam freely between the two.

Known for its extraordinary leopard sightings, the reserve is 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.

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Highlights in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

  • Go on thrilling walking safari with your ranger
  • Sleep under the stars (offered at some lodges)
  • Visit the local community
  • Enjoy game drives to see the Big Five
  • Spot some leopards in the wild
  • Join an experienced ranger on a walking safari

Featured Accommodation

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Rock Lodge has 10 individually designed rooms and suites perched high on a “koppie” (rocky hill) with the best views in the Sabi Sands! Add to that the thrilling game viewing, wining and dining, and star gazing at the Bush Observatory – and you have a safari you’ll be talking about for years to come. Other facilities worth mentioning include Ulusaba’s infinity pool, wine cellar and Aroma Boma Spa.

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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Safari Lodge is on the edge of a dry riverbed in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The rooms include a Treehouse Suite overlooking a nearby dam while other rooms have their own private plunge pools. All rooms afford amazing views of the scenic surrounding landscape and animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. Lodge facilities include swimming pools, gym, a wine cellar, spas with panoramic views, tennis courts and bush observatory perfect for stargazing.

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Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Cliff Lodge lies in the far west of the game-rich Sabi Sands. Rock Lodge is perched high on a koppie with panoramic views over miles of bush. Great for families, children of any age are welcome at Rock Lodge.

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

Savanna Private Game Reserve

An exclusive 5-star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where Big Five sightings are so frequent; It’s common to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive.

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi is one of the world’s top ten safari destinations. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is a classic and traditional African safari lodge. To maintain privacy and intimacy, the lodge has 25 suites in total including 2 luxury villas. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings.

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Londolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi Varty Camp offers a Big Five safari experience and incredible leopard viewing in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with 10 chalets. This reserve is a private 64000-hectare extension to the Kruger National Park. Managed by the same family for 90 years, all rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children over six years of age always have a place at Varty Camp. There’s also a boutique shop, gym, yoga deck and massage treatment room onsite.

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Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Built for exclusivity, Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites are designed for just 6 guests. The lodge is flanked by granite rocks, and the suites’ interior design is a mix of contemporary and elegant. The suites blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature with large doors and windows opening directly onto the Sand River. Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.

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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Set amongst ebony trees, Pioneer Camp has three luxury suites and generous common area. It is the most secluded of Londolozi’s camps. The 3 private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and private getaways. Focused on multi-generational family travel, this adaptable camp can be converted into a private bush home for family groups of 6-12 people. Glass sky walkways link interconnected luxury family suites.

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Londolozi Founders Camp

Londolozi Founders Camp

Londolozi offers the essential bushveld experience. Set among some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region are five exclusive camps, and Londolozi Founders Camp is enchanting, intimate and child-friendly. Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. The 10 chalets are set under ancient matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. Three of these superior chalets have been especially designed to accommodate families on safari with a convertible children’s room.

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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Step into an architectural wonder with Lion Sands’ Ivory Lodge. A timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch and glass, the lodge comprises of 8 single villas and 2 double villas. Each unit has a private deck, lounge with fireplace, private pool, covered patio and a master bedroom with ensuite. Lacking no luxuries, Ivory Lodge is an escape yet at the same time a great place from which to explore the surrounding Greater Kruger National Park.

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Idube Private Game Reserve

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 Leadwood Lodge

Dulini Leadwood Lodge

Dulini Leadwood Lodge is found in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve with classic and romantic interiors. There are 6 suites, each boasting a plunge pool, outdoor shower and lookout deck. You can enjoy true service with your personal butler who will tend to all of your needs. Dulini Leadwood Lodge is the ultimate safari choice for discerning travellers in search of luxurious exclusivity and solitude.

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Featured Tours in Sabi Sand Private Game ReserveDiscover our tailor-made tours

Romance in Southern Africa

Romance in Southern Africa

Spend 15 days on a luxury safari in the most romantic lodges in Southern Africa. Kick off your journey in the metropolis Cape Town and explore the city, and the Cape Winelands’ culinary delights and famous wines. Fall in love with the Big Five and Africa’s lush bush on a private game reserve. End your trip soaking up the sun on a romantic island off Mozambique’s coast.

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Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Get the best of both worlds: top game viewing in South Africa and an island getaway in Mozambique. This 11-day itinerary starts at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination, famous for its leopard viewing. You’ll then hop over to the Bazaruto Archipelago that consists of five idyllic islands. These small, sandy and exquisite islands have some of Africa’s best beaches and luxury lodges.

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Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.

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Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

This is truly ‘Old Meets New’ as the pioneering days of the African wilderness meet the luxurious exclusivity of a private lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This 8-day safari then continues to Livingstone, where you’ll experience Victoria Falls and the Chobe River in Botswana.

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