Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
The greatest, most celebrated private game reserve of all, the 65 000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s leading Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the biosphere. Game viewing possibilities are simply supreme, including the much sought after Big Five. Add a fanciful range of luxury lodges suiting all tastes and an African dream safari is born. There are no fences between Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, so wildlife roams freely in huge natural environment.
The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. The most elusive animal of the Big Five is frequently spotted when going on a game drive in the reserve. As such, Sabi Sands offers the ultimate photographic safari one can think of. You can be certain to return home with some absolutely stunning pictures and memories. Besides the Big Five, other game species occur in great numbers, among which are more than 300 bird species. Sabi Sands possibly makes the best South African safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers alike. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
The Greater Kruger National Park refers to the Kruger National Park itself as well as the Private Game Reserves on the Western border of the Kruger National Park such as the Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Manyeleti and Thornybush Private Game Reserves just to name a few.
Arathusa Safari Lodge is an enchanting lodge which lies within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private Reserve, next to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Arathusa has nine luxury water-facing rooms and four luxury bush-facing rooms. A luxury spa offers a wide choice of body treatments to soothe the body, relax the mind, and indulge the senses. Arathusa’s waterhole is its signature feature. There is never a lack of activity at the water’s edge and one need not leave the comfort of the camp to see buffalo, antelope and elephant families.
Award-winning Leopard Hills is perfectly set on a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and an active waterhole on the plains below. The five-star luxury lodge features eight exquisite renovated and redecorated glass-fronted, air-conditioned suites, each with private plunge pool and superb views over the African bush. Sensational game-viewing and a wide variety of activities, along with outstanding fine dining, attended to by professional and friendly staff; all create the safari experience of a lifetime.
An exclusive 5 star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Nine magnificent suites offer spacious and luxurious accommodation. Seven of the suites have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities. The beautifully appointed suites nestle amongst indigenous bush and trees that provide privacy, quiet and a haven for birds. From the moment they arrive guests feel part of the Savanna ‘family’.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge is owner managed and run; ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the Sand River. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the river bed. Umkumbe Safari Lodge is the ideal destination for guests who desire an affordable safari in the heart of the Kruger’s most premier private reserve – the Sabi Sand. Umkumbe is informal, relaxed and ideal for guests wanting an authentic safari in a premier private reserve.