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.

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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.

alancA9323WG Avatar
Simply the best !! ( apologies Tina)
5 star rating

It was our 50th wedding anniversary and due to Covid we delayed booking anything due to travel restrictions. Eventually as the restrictions lifted we opted for a local experience to limit flying and quarantine. Found this lodge online and due... read more

alancA9323WG

2 days ago
644robertoa Avatar
STUPENDO!
5 star rating

Posto a dir poco stupendo!
Struttura fantastica, camere spettacolari e servizio eccellente.

Il safari è davvero unico e abbiamo visto davvero di tutto, leoni, elefanti, Leopardi, rinoceronti…oltre a zebre, giraffe, iene e molto altro

Il cibo è delizioso e tutti sono molto gentili...
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644robertoa

3 weeks ago
SuvanaS1 Avatar
Dreams do come true
5 star rating

We had an epic stay at Saseka Tented camp. Jimmy our butler was always on point and never hesitated to pander to our every need. Zanele was amazing and even stayed with us to take pictures of our engagement. They... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
SuvanaS1 Avatar
Awe Inspiring
5 star rating

Undoubtedly the best private game reserve stay we have ever had. The hosting, the accommodation, the food and the sightings were all sublime. We even had the pleasure of seeing Hosana (the famous male leopard) twice in our stay. Thank... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
SuvanaS1 Avatar
Tasteful Elegance
5 star rating

We spent a very lovely 2 night stay at Thornybush Game Lodge. It was a tasteful elegance despite its large size. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed our time with Tracey our ranger. The food was delicious... read more

SuvanaS1

4 weeks ago
DonnaFay00 Avatar
Best bush experience of my life!
5 star rating

I am only getting to this review a year after staying yet the impact this absolutely incredible place had on me is still very fresh in my heart and mind. Our entire experience at Saseka was the most amazing time... read more

DonnaFay00

1 month ago

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