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

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp promises the best of old-fashioned service and opulence combined with modern amenities. Based in Big 5 territory, the landscape begs to be explored on game drives and bush walks. Tales of the day’s exciting wildlife adventures are shared at night at the dining table or around…

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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

The secluded and elegant Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp is a great choice for families or small groups of friends. It offers fantastic Big 5 game viewing opportunities, chic accommodation in just six suites, and great service. Expect tranquil views, uninterrupted game viewing led by experts, and a stellar experience….

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Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

A unique destination, Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is built into sloped earth and surrounded by a pristine and game-rich landscape. Expect outstanding service, sumptuous suites, blissful food and wine and up-close encounters with the Big 5. From the art to the meditation garden, gym and spa, Earth Lodge does not…

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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…

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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Step into an architectural wonder when you enter one of the clean-lined villas at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Set within the exclusive Lions Sands Private Game Reserve, this award-winning luxury lodge delivers a truly personalised safari with superb big game viewing! The ultimate bush retreat.

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Dulini Leadwood Lodge

Dulini River Lodge is set overlooking the Sand River in the extensive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, one of the finest safari destinations in Africa. Expect incredible food, personalised game drives and bush walks, private plunge pools and stellar experience. Owner-run and managed, this small luxury lodge is an excellent…

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Singita Boulders Lodge

Singita Boulders Lodge blends into its wild environment on the boulder-strewn bank of the Sand River. Built of natural stone, the 12 thatched suites each have a glass front wall and sweeping deck that connect their luxurious interiors to the raw African beauty outside. Known as ‘the best place in…

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Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge has a peaceful riverine setting in a game-rich private reserve in the Sabi Sands. This small luxury lodge has six exquisite stone cottages each with plenty of indoor space, and French doors leading onto a private deck with your own heated plunge pool. The main lodge has a…

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Londolozi Tree Camp

The first game reserve to be given Relais & Châteaux status, Londolozi continues to lead the way in luxury African safaris. Tree Camp’s 6 private suites are raised on stilts on the tree-lined bank of the Sand River, in the Sabi Sands. Game viewing is exceptional with Londolozi being famous…

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