Sabi Sands is a luxury game reserve in South Africa bordering Kruger National Park. This is the most stylish place to stay if you’re setting out on an African safari. The “Big 5” are found here in their natural habitat. The leopard, the most elusive of the Big 5, is often seen on game drives in this reserve.
You’ll be staying in your own luxury lodge. Meals and game drives are included in the price. You’ll be guided by an expert ranger and learn about the magic and mystery of the African bush.
There are 21 lodges to choose from. We’ve selected some of the highlights for you to consider.
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- Cost Category: Gold
- Private game reserve
- Top luxury Safari destination
- Pursue the Big Five directly into the bush
- Beautiful accomodation
Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
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.
Lion Sands Game Reserve
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.
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offers a collection of luxury lodges in Sabi Sands. Combining classic colonial styles with a modern African twist, the lodges are very chic.
The Earth Lodge is sculpted into a slope on the earth making it almost invisible to the eye. It’s a lodge like no other and one of the most sustainable lodges in the region.
The Bush Lodge is warm, vibrant and it’s located in the heart of the bushveld with stunning views of the African plain.
For romance, the Selati Lodge is ideal. Decked out with vintage decor and lit bit oil lamps, it harks back to a bygone age.
The Little Bush Camp is located on the banks of Msuthlu River and it’s great for families. The thatched central area is great for wining and dining on starlit evenings.
Leopard Hills Lodge
Located in the western part of Sabi Sands on a rocky outcrop, Leopard Hill covers 10,000 hectares of diverse terrain. The Lodge overlooks a natural waterhole and it’s comprised of eight luxury suites. All of them are glass-fronted, furnished with a sundeck, plunge pool and views of the bushveld.
The huge bathrooms offer indoor and outdoor showers. The beds are covered with percale cotton linen and surrounded by mosquito nets. This will be your luxury oasis after a long day pursuing the Big Five.
There’s even a gym should you get the urge to work up a sweat.
Londolozi Game Reserve
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 camp fire 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.