Sabi Sands Game Reserve Safaris
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated in the south western corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Steeped in safari history, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is named after nearby rivers and is one of the oldest and most well-known of all private game reserves in South Africa. Covering some 65 000 hectares of pristine, untamed African bush, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, allowing animals to roam freely across the land. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve has an extensive and varied landscape of fauna and flora, perennial water and extensive wildlife. The result is arguably some of the best wildlife viewing in Southern Africa.
Enjoying an exceptionally high concentration and diversity of wildlife, Sabi Sands is home to the famed Big 5 (elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhino and lion) as well as other animals such as impala, waterbuck, grey duiker, greater kudu, bushbuck, nyala, giraffe, warthog, crocodile and hippo. If travelers have a keen eye, they can also look out for the hard-to-spot Secret 7 (serval, African wild cat, aardvark, pangolin, large-spotted genet, civet and porcupine). The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is famed for excellent big cat viewing (especially leopards) and is a birdwatcher's paradise being home to over 300 species.
As the Sabi Sands enjoys the benefits of being a private game reserve, the reserve is home to some of the world’s most luxurious lodges and the quality of camps and lodges in the Sabi Sands is generally outstanding.
Guests should be prepared to pay a premium to visit this reserve versus other private reserves. We recommend at least two to three nights on safari in the Sabi Sands. Longer durations can be combined with other reserves such as Timbavati, Thornybush or Kapama for a greatly rewarding experience.