Sabi Sands Reserve


Sabi Sands Reserve is a private game reserve in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. It is named after the Sabie and Sand Rivers that flow through the park. It covers an area of 60,000-65,000 ha. Situated near to the Kruger Gate, the park shares a common 50 km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park to the east. Sabi Sand is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, which includes The Big Five, besides a number of endangered species. Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the reserves.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve is home to many different lodges that all have something unique to offer. Some are ultra luxurious, and some are quite affordable. Staying in such a lodge implies that meals are included in your stay. Also the most important thing, safari activities, are included in the rate. This is the quintessential advantage of staying in a private game reserve: You will be guided by highly trained guides that can tell you everything about the reserve and the animals. Day visitors are not allowed in the reserve, so you can only stay here when booked into one of the lodges. You are also not allowed to drive around the reserve on your own. This guarantees the park's exclusivity. One of the other major advantages is that when on safari with one of the rangers, they are allowed to drive off road (something that is strictly prohibited in Kruger National Park). So, when following a leopard, you ranger is allowed to follow it in the bush. An amazing experience and worth a trip to the bush on its own.

Situated on the Sand River at the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This rich wild wonderland assures exceptional game drives and a true wilderness experience. Set amongst some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region are our exclusive camps; Tree Camp, Pioneer Camp, Varty Camp, Founders Camp and the new Private Granite Suites. Read more

Lion Sands Game Reserve, located in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Kruger National Park, offers four luxury safari lodges: River Lodge, Ivory Lodge, Tinga Lodge and Narina Lodge and three treehouses. Guests are offered a personalised safari in the company of people with an insatiable appetite for Africa, its wildlife, and its unparalleled hospitality. Read More


Sabi Sabi offers four completely separate luxurious, all-suite, award-winning lodges with very distinct characters and atmospheres - those of "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" which is encapsulated in the "Yesterday" experience at the romantic Selati Camp; "Today" at the more contemporary lodges of Bush Lodge and Little Bush Camp and "Tomorrow" at the ground-breaking Earth Lodge. Read More


Exeter is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, renowned for having the best Big Five game-viewing in South Africa, if not the world. Located on the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park, there are no restricting fences, thus enabling the animals to roam freely just as nature intended. Exeter Private Game Reserve features the elegant Leadwood Lodge, unique River Lodge and Dulini Safari Lodge, each offering elegant accommodation and style in the African bush. Read More


Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge. Read more


The Singita Game Reserve is home to Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders Lodges located in the Sabi Sans Reserve in the southwest part of Kruger National Park. The Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni Lodges are located on the eastern boarder of the Kruger National Park in the Lebombo Consecion. Common to all four lodges is a keen eye for detail and a contemporary design approach that treads lightly on the African bush and excites the senses with striking features and spectacular views. Each lodge aspires to the highest levels of luxury and service and the wilderness experience is always exceptional. Read More