Sabi Sand Game Reserve



BEST TIME TO VISIT

May to September



PEAK SEASON

July to October and mid-Dec to early January



SECRET SEASON

Early January to March and November to mid-December



BEST WEATHER

April to May, and September to October

Snapshot of Sabi Sand Game Reserve

  • Unfenced and part of the Greater Kruger National Park
  • World-renowned nature reserve
  • Birthplace of the safari
  • Intensity of predators
  • World-class lodging

Perfect For

  • Big 5 Sightings
  • Leopard Sightings
  • Honeymoons
  • Walking Safaris
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Fly-In Safaris

Well-habituated wildlife

Although sharing a fenceless boundary with the Kruger National Park, much of the wildlife in the Sabi Sand stays more or less in the reserve. Over the years, the animals have become used to the presence of safari vehicles, ensuring fantastic sightings for all visitors to this famous reserve.

Incredible leopard sightings

The spellbinding sight of a leopard moving silently through the veld or dashing up a tree is one of Africa’s most memorable experiences and is at the top of many a safarigoer’s wishlist. In the Sabi Sand, your chances of seeing one are as good as they get and one of the reserve’s greatest attractions.

An area rich in predator activity

The secret to the prolific wildlife activity in this particular region are the Sabie and Sand Rivers, as well as their many tributaries like the Manyaleti River running through the reserve. These water courses are the lifeblood and attract a wide range of game and predators all-year round.

Explore Our Lodges

You can expect the finest interpretive experience from our incredible private and specialist guides.

Wildlife in Sabi Sands

The Sabi Sand has established itself as a premier destination in Africa, due mainly to its regular leopard activity. The quality of its sightings, coupled with the high standard of lodges, has paved the way for its success.

Lion

Common
Big 5

Leopard

Very Common
Big 5

Buffalo

Common
Big 5

Rhino

Very Common
Big 5

Elephant

Very Common
Big 5

Cheetah

Rare
Magnificent 7

Wild Dog

Rare
Magnificent 7

Hyena

Very Common
Popular With Guests

Giraffe

Common
Popular With Guests

Zebra

Very Common
Popular With Guests

Hippo

Very Common
Popular With Guests

Warthog

Very Common
Popular With Guests

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Traveller Reviews

Read our most recent Sabi Sand Game Reserve reviews from TripAdvisor and other travel review website.

LinzeJayne Avatar
Amazing Experience, Amazing Staff
5 star rating

This was my first experience visiting a lodge like this and it was really one to remember. From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty! The rooms are beautiful, all with an amazing outlook and the staff are... read more

LinzeJayne

2 months ago
ClaireLeske2604 Avatar
Unforgettable experience
5 star rating

There is honestly only good things I can say... The experience is one you will never forget. From the people (host, guide, tracker, kitchen ataff, etc) to the food, accommodation, game drives, everything was spectacular. Truly worth every cent! We... read more

ClaireLeske2604

2 months ago
ankur1408 Avatar
Deserves 6 Stars
5 star rating

Unbelievable experience. Thornyush Game Lodge is set in a 1200 Ha Private Conservancy which shares an open fence with the Greater Kruger National Park. Stayed there for 2 nights recently and wished that the trip was much longer, as we... read more

ankur1408

2 months ago

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Glory Mnisi

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