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Located in Kruger National Park’s southwestern corner, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is South Africa’s oldest private game reserve. Since there are no fences between the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, the animals move freely in this vast 66,000-hectare reserve. The Reserve majorly consists of bush savannah, which includes shrubs and dense trees, interspersed with grasslands. Having a great diversity of animals, guests can get to spot Africa’s famous Big Five and other animals like the leopards, hyenas, various antelope species, mongoose, civet cats, white rhinos, giraffes, and warthogs. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve has pioneered the concept of luxury safari and is home to some of the leading safari brands of the continent, like the Savannah Private Game Reserve and the idube Game Reserve. Having a high density of wildlife, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is an ideal place for guests to experience the best game drives and the stunning beauty of South Africa!
Arrive at Johannesburg
After having a comfortable flight, you will arrive at Johannesburg International Airport. Upon your arrival, our guides will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in your hotel, you can relax or spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful city of Johannesburg.
Fly to Nelspruit to Skukuza
Post breakfast, you will leave for the airport for your flight to Skukuza. Skukuza airport is the nearest airport to the Stunning Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
After reaching Skukuza, you will meet our naturalist who will drive you for two and a half hours to make you reach your luxury lodge inside the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Upon your arrival at your lodge, the friendly staff of the lodge will greet you and serve a delicious lunch to you. After having lunch, you can settle down in your room and rest for some time before starting your afternoon game drive.
Having a high concentration of wildlife, Sabi Sands is famous for its cats. Being a private reserve, the Sabi Sands offers a more exclusive safari experience. Apart from the wildlife viewings, the reserve also houses some of the most stunning accommodations that include the Savanna private game reserve and the idube game reserve.
Savanna Private Game Reserve: Offering the best services, the Savanna Private Game Reserve is the most exclusive lodge that gives you a comprehensive African wildlife safari experience. The staff and the management of the lodge are committed to maintaining the best standards of hospitality and service and ensures that all the guests enjoy a quintessential African safari. The lodge offers Luxury, Executive, and Savanna suites that have romantic outdoor showers. Being a five-star lodge, the rooms have warm indoors with a fireplace, stunning linens, exquisite washrooms, and high-speed wifi.
Idube Game Reserve: Located inside the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the Idube Game Reserve has 10 chalets lying amidst the shady trees and green lawns. Having reasonable prices and a relaxed atmosphere, the lodge welcomes the Nyala antelope inside its gardens. The Idube Game Reserve offers skilled guides that take the guests for the day and night drives and various walking safaris. It also offers incredible wildlife viewing as the guests can easily see the famous Big Five.
The late afternoons and early evenings are considered the best time for spotting wildlife. After your game drive, you will return to your lodge, have your supper, and relax for the evening.
Explore the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Before heading off for your morning game drive, the courteous staff of the lodge will serve you coffee. You will start your game drive in a 4x4 safari vehicle, and if you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to spot the Big Five in your path. If you do not wish to go for a game drive in the morning, then you can go for an early morning bushwalk.
After returning from your safari, the staff of the lodge will serve you a leisurely breakfast and for the remaining morning, you can sleep or rest at the pool inside the lodge. You will have a delicious lunch, post which you will prepare yourself for your afternoon/evening safari drive with your guide. You will spend your sunset in the bush, post which you will return to your lodge for dinner and you will have the evening at your leisure.
Morning Bushwalk and Sunset Drive at Sabi Sands
In the early morning, you will be served with coffee or tea and a light snack in the main dining area.
After having your snack, you will proceed for the morning game walk at the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
After the morning walk, you will return to your camp for your mid-morning breakfast.
You can rest or explore the camp during your free time.
Post lunch, you will proceed for the Sabi Sand Game Reserve sunset/night safari drive.
Fly back Home
On day five, you will head out for your early morning game drive for spotting animals of the reserve.
Later, you will return to your lodge, have breakfast, and checkout. Our driver will transfer you back to the Skukuza airport for your flight to Johannesburg via Nelspruit.
After reaching Johannesburg, you will fly back home with pleasant memories of your trip to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.