Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after ‘Big 5’. The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. Visitors will be treated to close contact sightings with elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species. There are more than 300 bird species to be seen. Many of the land surface of what now is the Sabi Sands Game Reserve used to be agricultural land. As cattle farms occurred in the area. Two rivers supply the game reserve with a valuable water source. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 50km from north west to south east whilst the Sabie River flows on the southern boundary. The original Sabie Reserve was already proclaimed in 1898. It turned out to be the forerunner of the massive Kruger National Park. Many of the original landowners were excised from the area when in 1926 the National Parks Act was passed. In turn, the former land owners created the Sabi Private Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park in 1934. Of these pioneering land owners, six families still own land in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, they are now third and fourth generation owners. In 1948 the landowners formally formed what now is the Sabi Sand Reserve. Throughout the history of the Sabi Sands, there has been a passion for reintroducing species to the reserve like the white rhinoceros, zebra, blue wildebeest and reedbuck.The Sabi Sand Reserve falls within a Malaria area. Anti malarial prophylactics are highly recommended.
In an area studded with dams that attract large herds of game, and traversing more than 10 000 hectares of prime bushveld, a Savanna safari provides exceptional opportunities to see the 'Big 5' as well as cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, together with an abundance of general game and over…More info
The lodge is found on the northern point of the Sabi Sands private game reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. The five authentic rondavels, found in the beautiful landscaped garden, offer cosy accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and sundecks. They are elegant, full of luxury, and do…More info
Chitwa Chitwa is more than just a luxury private game lodge in the bush. The owners of this Sabi Sand hideway are passionate about art and conservation and their influence is felt at every level from the decor, to wildlife viewing and dining. Each of the 10 suites are individually…More info