Luxury Sabi Sands Game Reserve vacations

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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Located on the border of Kruger National Park in South Africa, Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a luxurious and sophisticated destination for those seeking an unforgettable African safari experience. With its stunning landscape and abundant wildlife, including the “Big 5” (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalo), Sabi Sands offers discerning travelers a stylish and indulgent retreat in the heart of the continent’s captivating wilderness.

With top-notch amenities and personalized design elements, guests can indulge in a truly lavish stay. The all-inclusive package includes delicious meals that highlight the local cuisine and expert-guided game drives that allow guests to witness the stunning natural beauty of the African bush. It’s an unforgettable experience that combines luxury and adventure. With a collection of 21 lavish lodges to choose from, Sabi Sands presents a curated selection of the finest accommodations tailored to suit the most discerning tastes.

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  • Private game reserve
  • Top luxury Safari destination
  • Pursue the Big Five directly into the bush
  • Beautiful accomodation

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Cape Town boasts a vibrant and open LGBTQ scene centered in lively neighborhoods like De Waterkant. Find buzzing nightclubs, cafes, beaches, and cultural events catering to the LGBTQ community. Cape Town prides itself on diversity and self-expression.

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Chitwa Chitwa combines classic African chic and modern European design. It overlooks one of the biggest lakes in Sabi Sand, a popular spot for the local wildlife. You’ll be able to relax in your lodge and watch the animals drinking from the lake.

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The Lion Sands lodges are in the only reserve that gives you access to the Sabie River. From the Lion Sands Narnia Lodge shapes like an opulent tree house to the River Lodge located on the banks of the Sabie River, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better setting for your safari. Some of the lodges come with private pools. Others are comprised of separate rooms connected by wooden walkways.

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Londolozi Game Reserve is family-run and a big draw for eco-tourists. There are five luxury lodges to choose from. The Pioneer Camp is the most private and it can host up to 14 guests. Londolozi Varty Camp has ten chalets. The campfire has burned here for eight decades – it’s the symbolic heart of Londolozi Game Reserve. The aesthetic appeal of Londolozi Tree Camp is hard to beat. It has 6 luxury suites and a private plunge pool.

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The reserve does no allow day visits. To go on a safari at Sabi Sands you have to be staying in one of the lodges. This gives the park an added degree of exclusivity. The rangers are permitted to drive off the road at Sabi Sands, so you can pursue a leopard into the if you spot one – making for a truly unique African safari experience.

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Jaike Rowe

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"The cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town is often overlooked as a fantastic travel destination. It has a palpably vibrant character and a flourishing food scene. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience something completely different. "

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