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
- Big 5 Sightings
- Leopard Sightings
- Walking Safaris
- Photographic Safaris
- Fly-In Safaris
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.
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.
Wilderness Wonderland…Set in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Simbambili, a Thornybush Game Lodge, delivered some of the most incredible game viewing we’ve seen this year. Situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River, in the greater Kruger National Park region, this intimate space offers both privacy and luxury. From great dishes to warm hospitality, we enjoyed our getaway to this bush destination, which left us both relaxed, rejuvenated and in awe of Africa’s great nature. Some of our highlights included an African wild dog pack on the hunt, a leopards’ ceded kill to another, a lioness and her cub on the prowl and so much more!
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