Sabi Sands Lodges Reservations - South Africa

Sabi Sands Game Reserve - The Ultimate Big Five Safari in Africa

Sabi Sands Lodges Reservations provides you with a free reservation service to all lodges in the Sabi Sands game reserve & Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is situated in the south west section of the world famous Kruger National Park and it covers an area of  approximately 65 000 (sixty five thousand) hectares which is about 650 square kilometres (almost the same size as Singapore). Sabi Sands game reserve is known as the best place to see Africa's "Big Five" - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino & Cape Buffalo.

The Sabi Sands game reserve dates back to 1898 which makes it the oldest private game reserve in South Africa. Throughout the years there were many changes made to the boundaries of Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands game reserve.  In 1993 the fences between Kruger park and the Sabi Sands game reserves were removed which allowed the wildlife to move freely between Kruger park and the Sabi Sands.

Sabi Sands Affordable Lodges & Camps

A map showing all lodges & camps in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

WHY VISIT SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE

  • Exclusive safari experience, day visitors are not permitted
  • No fences with Kruger National Park, very rich wildlife
  • Follow wildlife wherever they go, driving off road is allowed
  • Sabi Sands is known for incredible leopard sightings
  • See Africa's Big Five up close, amazing photography experience
  • Experienced rangers and safari guides
  • Spot light night game drives, see nocturnal species
  • Variety of accommodation options to suit all visitors

What guests say about Sabi Sands Lodges

“An amazing experience at Sabi Sabi”  
Dmitri S    May 5, 2017    New York City, New York   

We just came back from our first ever safari trip. We went not knowing what to expect. However, after just one or two drives,

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“An amazing experience at Sabi Sabi”  
Dmitri S    May 5, 2017    New York City, New York   

We just came back from our first ever safari trip. We went not knowing what to expect. However, after just one or two drives, you get into a routine and by the end of our trip we were "experts". Sabi Sabi was the third reserve we stayed in on this trip.

Luxurious accommodations, exceptional service and friendliness of the staff were distinctive features of this lodge. The morning drives (you receive wake-up call at 5:30am) started with a coffee/juice and light refreshments, just to wake everyone up. The tiredness from such an early rise wares off pretty quickly as you breathe the fresh air of the African savannah. After all groups got into their respective trucks, we were off to see the sunrise and find any animals that are active at this hour. A huge part of the enjoyment depends on the rangers and trackers that go with you on all the drives. These guys are real experts and very often were able to lead us to a particular animal we wanted to see just by following their footprints. We were lucky to have Lazarus and Creamson as our ranger and tracker, respectively. They had patience and knowledge to follow animals and to show us amazing scenes. For example, we saw how leopard was feeding on an antelope carcass sitting on the tree and hyenas were under that tree waiting for pieces of meat to fall down. Or we saw how a pack of wild dogs were coming back from the hunt, one of them carrying a boar's head in its jaws.
After the 3hrs morning drive you come back to the reserve where a wonderful breakfast awaits prepared fresh to the order. After that you have a down time when you can relax in the spa, go to the beautiful outdoor pool or just sit on the porch and view the animals coming to a water hole not far from the property. Don’t forget your binoculars! They will enhance your animal spotting.
The afternoon drive started at 4pm and continued for over 3 hrs again. Gourmet dinner was served hot buffet style with chef coming to each table and talking about that evening selections. If you come as a family with small kids, this particular reserve provides wonderful and secure play area. Since my kids were older, they were not that interested, but we heard quite a few happy voices from the playground. Our overall experience at Sabi Sabi was superb, and we would wholeheartedly recommend it to any of our friends.

“Fantastic Bush Experience”  
Czerno via tripadvisor    May 2, 2017    Johannesburg, South Africa   

Our family just spend 3 days in the Cottage.
The safaris were outstanding led by our intelligent and passionate guide Michael.

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“Fantastic Bush Experience”  
Czerno via tripadvisor    May 2, 2017    Johannesburg, South Africa   

Our family just spend 3 days in the Cottage.
The safaris were outstanding led by our intelligent and passionate guide Michael. We saw so much and learnt so much in the "Land That Time Forgot". Leopard with Waterbuck kill, wild dogs, Lion and Elephant swimming and wrestling in a dam and so much more!!
The camp manager Gary was so welcoming and friendly. His enthusiasm for the bush is infectious. Thanks for a wonderful time in a special place.
Also thanks for arranging a truly unique bat sighting!!!!
Stayed May 2017, travelled with family

“Felt like home, but better”  
Stacy C via tripadvisor    May 2, 2017    United Kingdom   

We absolutely loved this resort. The staff is so warm and welcoming, the rooms and public areas are beautifully and comfortably decorated,

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“Felt like home, but better”  
Stacy C via tripadvisor    May 2, 2017    United Kingdom   

We absolutely loved this resort. The staff is so warm and welcoming, the rooms and public areas are beautifully and comfortably decorated, the food was delicious (I'm a San Francisco foodie pescetarian and absolutely loved the food/presentation), and the game drives were unforgettable. Don't miss the bush walk--we walked through a field of butterflies, saw all kinds of animal tracks, and enjoyed a different view of the landscape we'd been driving through all week. I would also highly recommend visiting the Thornybush Community Project gardens with Gavin, where some of the beautiful food served in Sabi Sand resorts is grown by local women as part of a community collective. We also visited a school, which had an incredible impact on us. I loved Simbambili--a little piece of my heart is still there

“Good to be back!”  
Meohmy68 via tripadvisor    April 29, 2017    London, United Kingdom   

A wonderful visit that was nothing short of perfect. Amazing game sightings, the best I've had (and it is always good),

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“Good to be back!”  
Meohmy68 via tripadvisor    April 29, 2017    London, United Kingdom   

A wonderful visit that was nothing short of perfect. Amazing game sightings, the best I've had (and it is always good), our Ranger and Tracker were great fun and very knowledgable, the staff were on the ball and the atmosphere and mood relaxed and attentive. My 6th visit, and great that Ulusaba is back to its best, thank you!

“Absolutely the best experience.”  
podrozniczka60 via tripadvisor    April 27, 2017    New Jersey, USA   

Highly recommended. Amazing in many ways. Great safari experience. Unsurpassed food. Kind staff. Two safaris a day for three days.

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“Absolutely the best experience.”  
podrozniczka60 via tripadvisor    April 27, 2017    New Jersey, USA   

Highly recommended. Amazing in many ways. Great safari experience. Unsurpassed food. Kind staff. Two safaris a day for three days. One extra walking safari midday. Excellent game viewing. Night time star gazing by the fire. Trip to the village. Great amenities. Boma, Observation points. Nice little library. The staff will walk you to your cabin at night. Our first time here was 2006 but this is the place to come for the best safari lodge experience.
This is the place to come back to.

“Couldn't have been better!”  
Mrs V via tripadvisor    April 23, 2017    Hobart, Australia   

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at Notten's in April 2017 and we loved everything about it! We loved the fact that we were teamed up with the same driver/tracker/four other guests in the same car over the course of all the days - we had such fun together and really got involved in trying to spot the animals.

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“Couldn't have been better!”  
Mrs V via tripadvisor    April 23, 2017    Hobart, Australia   

My daughter and I spent 3 nights at Notten's in April 2017 and we loved everything about it! We loved the fact that we were teamed up with the same driver/tracker/four other guests in the same car over the course of all the days - we had such fun together and really got involved in trying to spot the animals. And we were rewarded with multiple leopard sightings and the other big 5, as well as all the other beautiful animals - zebra, giraffes, kudu, impala etc - and many birds. The rooms - including outdoor shower, dining area, food, pool, gift shop, massage, the lovely candle light (and lack of electric lighting) and special sundowner by the river were all fabulous. We felt so relaxed and welcomed. The staff were professional and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. They went the extra mile to engage with my 9 year old daughter. This place suited us perfectly. It was top class without being pretentious. Worth every penny - and actually better value than some other lodges. Recommended without hesitation. We hope to return one day. Thank you to all - Dale, Suzie, Gift, Desmond, Tulani, Riddent, Joe and everyone else (sorry if names are miss-spelt).

Stayed April 2017, travelled with family

“A continuation of the dream”  
bscyb via tripadvisor    April 18, 2017    Maennedorf, Switzerland   

After spending 2 nights at the Dulini River Lodge we spent 2 nights at the Dulini Lodge. Even though both Lodges are in the same Reserve and very close they offer a different athmosphere.

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“A continuation of the dream”  
bscyb via tripadvisor    April 18, 2017    Maennedorf, Switzerland   

After spending 2 nights at the Dulini River Lodge we spent 2 nights at the Dulini Lodge. Even though both Lodges are in the same Reserve and very close they offer a different athmosphere. The Dulini Lodge gives you a stronger "Africa feeling" in terms of decoration and setup in my view.

The bungalows are very spacious and well equipped.The welcome is kind and warm and the staff is amazing. They provided me with a special birthday dinner which made the stay even more memorable.

The game drives with the Ranger Fred and our tracker May where an experience. We saw a lot and as haveing been on Safari before we received so much more indepth information since we did not have to worry about seeing all the big 5 (which we saw anyway).

Will try to be back whenever possible

“Absolutely fantastic”  
DillonHampshire_UK via tripadvisor    April 12, 2017    Hampshire,UK   

Everything wonderful, just come back from part of Titan Tour. We saw the big five and so much more. Couldn't fault it and would love to go back.

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“Absolutely fantastic”  
DillonHampshire_UK via tripadvisor    April 12, 2017    Hampshire,UK   

Everything wonderful, just come back from part of Titan Tour. We saw the big five and so much more. Couldn't fault it and would love to go back. You have to be there to believe how good it is, and how close you get to what is after all wild animals. I could have almost touched one of the lions we saw!!

“Perfect place for safari”  
EvMe via tripadvisor    April 3, 2017    Lillehammer, Norway   

This was a perfect place for a safari. We stayed in one of the two suites, and this was perfect.

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“Perfect place for safari”  
EvMe via tripadvisor    April 3, 2017    Lillehammer, Norway   

This was a perfect place for a safari. We stayed in one of the two suites, and this was perfect. The game drives were so exiting. Of 8 game drives we saw leopards at 7 of them.
The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was nice. The skills of the tracker and ranger was fantastic. It was so nice to follow how they read the tracks in the sand and bushes. We saw the big 5 and a lot more. If would go back? YES

“Look no further”  
angiep389 via tripadvisor    March 19, 2017    Windermere, United Kingdom   

If you are planning a trip to S.A. And want to spend time in the bush, then Sabi Sands is a must.

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“Look no further”  
angiep389 via tripadvisor    March 19, 2017    Windermere, United Kingdom   

If you are planning a trip to S.A. And want to spend time in the bush, then Sabi Sands is a must. We have been travelling to to South Africa every year for the past 12 years and stayed at many game reserves including the Krugar many times. This year we saved up hard and achieved our dream, to stay in Sabi Sands. All that I can say it's Well Worth every penny, the reserve is just something else! It's the best and it's a must, forget the rest push the the boat out and and stay at in Sabi Sands.. We chose Elephant Plains due to our budget. It was wonderful food fantastic, staff brilliant, service first class.
We saw the big five for the the first time in 12 years....
So if you are looking for a safari holiday then look no further this place is the best.
Memories we will never forget.

“Breathtaking scenery, service and amazing experience.”  
Raymondo84 via tripadvisor    March 8, 2017    London, UK   

I don't usually write reviews however, I travelled to Lion Sands with my girlfriend in March 2017, it was her birthday and I was planning to propose.

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“Breathtaking scenery, service and amazing experience.”  
Raymondo84 via tripadvisor    March 8, 2017    London, UK   

I don't usually write reviews however, I travelled to Lion Sands with my girlfriend in March 2017, it was her birthday and I was planning to propose. From the moment the booking was made until the last minute we left the location the service was impecable.

“A memory for a lifetime”  
Twirly72 via tripadvisor    February 16, 2017    Stockholm - Sweeden   

I can´t stop thinking about my visit at Arathusa. Just want to go back. It was so amazing in every way.

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“A memory for a lifetime”  
Twirly72 via tripadvisor    February 16, 2017    Stockholm - Sweeden   

I can´t stop thinking about my visit at Arathusa. Just want to go back. It was so amazing in every way. The lodgin itself was so nice and luxury, the food excellent and you really had everything you could possible need.

“You will not be disappointed...its amazing”  
stuBamville via tripadvisor    February 12, 2017    London, United Kingdom   

It's hard to put into words what a wonderful place this is , even before you arrive the staff are extremely helpful with information and when you arrive they make you feel part of the lodge community not just a guest (truly welcoming).

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“You will not be disappointed...its amazing”  
stuBamville via tripadvisor    February 12, 2017    London, United Kingdom   

It's hard to put into words what a wonderful place this is , even before you arrive the staff are extremely helpful with information and when you arrive they make you feel part of the lodge community not just a guest (truly welcoming).

The staff are genuinely interested in your adventure and happiness joining in stories and experiences of each game drive .Be prepared for the early starts 5.30 am game drive however believe me this is the best time of the day to see the animals and is a magical time to see the bush. The lodge and rooms are to a very high standard with all rooms having great views and the best bit being no fences !!!! YOU REALLY ARE IN THE BUSH 🙂 .
This is without doubt a luxury Safari

“Leopards, lions, many elephants and much more!”  
Brett S via tripadvisor    January 30, 2017    Melbourne, Australia   

I cannot express how great my experience was at Idube, I have a lifetime of memories from the 4 nights we stayed there.

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“Leopards, lions, many elephants and much more!”  
Brett S via tripadvisor    January 30, 2017    Melbourne, Australia   

I cannot express how great my experience was at Idube, I have a lifetime of memories from the 4 nights we stayed there. Highly recommended.


Sabi Sands Luxury Lodges & Camps
WHY SABI SANDS IS THE BEST SAFARI EXPERIENCE

There is no doubt that Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers the best safari experience in Africa. From the moment you arrive, you are exposed to unspoilt wilderness and wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat.

The best thing about Sabi Sands Game Reserve is that it's not open to day visitors, so you are guaranteed an exclusive safari experience.

Wildlife are free to move between Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands game reserve as there is no fence to separate them, safari vehicles are permitted to drive off road so they can follow the animals wherever they go.

Sabi Sands Popular Lodges & Camps

Sabi Sands Game Reserve Gates

Sabi Sands game reserve has three access gates:

 

Sabi Sands Gate Fees

R250.00 per vehicle & R110.00 per/persons

Shaw's Gate:

Open from 05H00 till 23H00

 24°55’42.31″S 31°28’45.12″E

 

Newington Gate:

Open from 05H00 till 23H00

24°52’8.36″S 31°24’16.51″E

 

 Gowrie Gate:

Open from 05H00 till 23H00

24°41’40.85″S 31°30’54.59″E

 

Kruger Park Luxury Lodges & Private Reserves

Tailor-made Safari Experience

With more than 25 years experience in the African Travel & Safari industry, our focus is on exceptional client service and providing value added services at fair price. We have great deals for all Kruger Park Safari Lodge & Private Reserves, in fact our network covers the entire region of Southern Africa. 

Enquire about our special discount for families and groups. We can tailor-make a special Kruger Park tour including flights or road transfers from and back to Johannesburg. Our expert consultants can tailor make your entire itinerary based on your requirements and expectations

We don't charge booking fees, no credit card fees and we will provide you with the best available rates according to your budget. 

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