Safari Lodges in Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

SPECIALS
R15,240
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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Chitwa Chitwa lodge nestles in the beautiful Sabi Sands on the bank of one of the largest lakes in reserve. The Chitwa Chitwa is on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the private
TODAY'S RATER15,240 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, Kruger Park
SPECIALS
R24,249
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Dulini Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Dulini Lodge nestles along the banks of the river within the Sabi Sands adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sands Reserve features six luxurious and spacious suites
TODAY'S RATER24,249 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
R5,760
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Elephant Plains Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
A total of 26 Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sand guests are settled in their choice of lodging, each meal is a lavish affair, the Big Five Kruger Park are just a safari drive away. The
TODAY'S RATER5,760 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
R10,710
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Inyati Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Inyati lodge in the Sabi Sands is on the western border of the Kruger. Inyati the exclusive safari retreat located in the heart of South African big game country offering a magical wildlife
TODAY'S RATER10,710 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Central Kruger Park, Kruger Park
R16,638
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Londolozi Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
Londolozi game reserve is located in the heart of the animal rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park of South Africa. The Londolozi stands as a testament
TODAY'S RATER16,638 BOOK
ADDRESS: Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger Park, 1350
SPECIALS
US $1,180
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Mala Mala Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Mala Mala is the first individually owned game park in Sabi Sands and Africa. The Mala Mala Game Reserve is a regular contestant in the world’s top tourism and travel awards. These
TODAY'S RATEUS $1,180 BOOK
ADDRESS: MalaMala Game Reserve, Central Kruger Park
R6,710
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Nkorho Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The four-star Nkorho Bush Lodge lies in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which is situated adjacent to the famous Kruger. This intimate and private safari Nkorho lodge
TODAY'S RATER6,710 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
R8,820
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Notten's Bush Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Notten's Bush Camp for an incredible traditional safari experience, where service, facilities and activities merge to create treasured memories, visit Notten’s Bush Camp is in the
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ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve, 1242
SPECIALS
R6,920
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Rhino Post Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Rhino Post Safari Lodge Skukuza is located on the banks of the river with the lodge being the “base” from where guests have the opportunity to travel to the Plains Camp for the
TODAY'S RATER6,920 BOOK
ADDRESS: Kruger National Park
R11,250
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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge has been sensitively designed to provide space for relaxation to enjoy the tranquillity of the bush. There are two swimming pools with large, covered viewing decks
TODAY'S RATER11,250 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sand Reserve, Central Kruger National Park
R16,270
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Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge offers the best of luxury, indulgence, elegance and sophistication. Featuring its own private, outdoor swimming pool and private dining facility, this suite is
TODAY'S RATER16,270 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi, Kruger National Park
R11,890
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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The spacious Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Suites are decorated in African design and provide luxury furnishings, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and air-conditioning. The romantic
TODAY'S RATER11,890 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park
SPECIALS
R12,938
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Sabi Sabi Lodges
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Sabi Sabi lodges are in the Sabi Sand Reserve Game Reserve offers guests a luxurious safari retreat. Sabi Sabi with exclusive lodge accommodation, gourmet meals and adventuresome
TODAY'S RATER12,938 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Central Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
R11,890
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Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Sabi Sabi Selati Camp is located within the pristine Sabi Sands Game Reserve offering travellers accommodation in an award-winning luxury safari lodge in South Africa. This intimate
TODAY'S RATER11,890 BOOK
ADDRESS: Sabi Sands Game Reserve
SPECIALS
R12,140
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Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Ulusaba is indisputably one of South Africa's most elite reserves on 13,605 ha in the prestigious Sabi Sands, which, adjacent to the Kruger Park. Enjoy a day filled with exciting
TODAY'S RATER12,140 BOOK
ADDRESS: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, Kruger Park

Sabi Sands covers 660 km and a special place as it has a lot of running water in two rivers which is a rarity in most parts of Africa. The Sabi and Sand River traverse the game reserve is named after the rivers. The Kruger Park and reserve merge seamlessly along a 55km border. The reserve lies 550 km east of Johannesburg & 220 km west of the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo.

  • The reserve is adjacent Kruger
  • The Reserve has the highest concentration of big cats in the world
  • Reserve is one of South Africa's oldest game reserves
  • The reserve lies 520 km from Johannesburg
  • Reserve is home to the Big-Five': lion, leopard, Black & White Rhino, Cape Buffalo and African Elephant
  • The reserve has over  66 000 hectares
  • More than 355 species of birds

Sabi Sand is home to the Big Five in over  66 000 hectares wild African bush.  This paradise on earth as there are large amounts of plains game such as Impala and with coming large number of predators making for the biggest concentration of big cats in the world. Not only does the park have large number predators but some very rare ones to like King Cheetahs and White Lions.

The Sabi Sands Bush is so rich and diverse that this is probably your place in the world to spot in the to view free-roaming lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. You may also get an opportunity to spot cheetah, wild dog and more than 200 other animal species which are indigenous to this area.

Game drives in Sabi Sands are done very early in the morning and late in the afternoon and into the early evening. The reason for this is that it is too hot in the mid-day sun and animals seek refuge from the heat. Game ranchers and their highly skilled tracker will help you get the best picture possible to take home with you. Please don't forget to ask you ranger about hundreds of birds and reptiles such as tortoises which live in the park.

Climate

The Sabi Sands reserve is located in the Lowveld on the flat plain which runs from the base of the Drakensberg all the way through to the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. It is warm all year round with the area experiencing hot and humid summers with long dry Winters. Winter is the best month to visit as the grass is lower making for better visibility and animals tend to stay close to a water source making them easier to track.

History

The Sabi Sand shares an eastern boundary with Kruger National Park and animals are free to roam unhindered. The conservancy has a variety of habitat types ranging from river thickets to open savannah. The Sabi Sand Reserve is an association of landowners who manage commercially active safari lodges. They all believe in a common sharing of the environmental management program. The reserve is administered by a warden who in turn reports to an executive committee. The association of the reserve was started in 1948 and many of those families now three generations on land still maintain the love of the land.

Items to take on Safari

The following articles are very useful to have when going on Safari and can be used as a general checklist:

  • Sun hats ( the bigger, the better :-)
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Spare batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen & lip sun protection
  • Insect spray
  • Light cotton clothing for the daytime
  • Warm insulated jacket, scarves & gloves for the winter night drives

Anti-malarial prophylactics are essential all year around. We kindly advise you to consult your doctor in regards to the malaria prophylactics.

Travelling by road

There are three entrance gates into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Access to the four various camps and game lodges is as follows:

Shaws Gate:

  • Lion Sands Game Lodge
  • Sabi-Sabi Game Lodge
  • MalaMala Game Lodge
  • Exeter Kirkman’s Camp
  • Notten's
  • Londolozi Game Lodge

Newington Gate:

  • Exeter Game Lodge
  • Idube Game Lodge
  • Inyati Game Lodge
  • Leopard Hills Game Lodge
  • Savannah Game Reserve
  • Singita Game Lodge
  • Ulusaba Game Lodge

Gowrie Gate:

  • Arathusa Game Lodge
  • Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
  • Djuma Game Lodge
  • Elephant Plains Game Lodge
  • Nkorho Game Lodge
  • Simbambili Game Lodge

Shaws Gate: 5 and a half hours drive from Johannesburg

Newington Gate:  5 and a half hours drive from Johannesburg

Gowrie Gate: 7 hours drive from Johannesburg.

An entrance fee per vehicle into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is applicable. The Gates open at 5 am and close at 10 pm times are subject to change.

Driving regulations:

  • Travel directly to your destination.
  • Do not leave the roads.
  • Do not leave your vehicle.
  • Keep your distance from wild animals.
  • Remember that all wild animals are dangerous.
  • Do not exceed the speed limit of 40 km.
  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination.
  • Do not litter.

Travelling by Air

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is an approximately 1-hour flight from Johannesburg. Most of the game lodges in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve have their airstrips or use the facilities offered by an adjacent property. Daily scheduled flights operate to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport KMIA/MQP and the Hoedspruit Airport HDS utilising the services of South African Airlink / Express and Nationwide Airlines. Direct flights to the KMIA Airport are available from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Transfers by private charter or by road directly into the reserve you have chosen in the Sabi Sand are available.

FAQs about Lodges in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Where is the Sabi Sands Reserve?

The reserve lies 550 km east of Johannesburg and 220 km west of the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo.

Top three Safari Lodges in Sabi Sands Reserve?
What is best-priced lodge in Sabi Sands?

The best-priced lodge in Sabi Sands would be: Elephant Plains Game Lodge

What is Sabi Sands most well known lodge?

The most well-known lodge in Sabi Sands would be Mala Mala Game Reserve followed by the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and the Londolozi Private Game Reserve.