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Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the 65 000 hectare Sabi Sand Reserve, in the South-Western section of the world renowned Kruger National Park. In existence since 1979 the area is a wildlife oasis where visitors can enjoy, at close quarters the magnificence of an African safari. With no fences between the reserve and the Kruger Park, game can move freely through this unspoiled part of the African continent

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is approximately a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport on good roads. There are daily scheduled flights into Kruger Mpumalanga Airport from where a road transfer to Sabi Sabi can be arranged. Alternatively Sabi Sabi airstrip is only a one hour flight from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

The habitat is diverse and big game abounds. Africa’s Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino roam freely and are frequently encountered – as well as cheetah, wild dog and some 200 other animal species indigenous to the area. Sabi Sabi is also home to a remarkable 350 different bird species and is a birdwatcher’s delight. On a single summer’s day, a visitor from the Northern Hemisphere will probably see more bird species than he is likely to see in a lifetime in his/her home country. There is an endless diversity of trees, shrubs and flowering plants, whatever the time of year.

The name Sabi Sabi is derived from the word ‘tsave’ meaning ‘fear’ or ‘danger’ in the Tsonga dialect. This stems from the historically large number of crocodiles and hippos found in the Sabie River. The first camp in the area was established by European hunters on the south bank of the Sabie River in 1830 and hunting for game ivory and rhino horn continued here, until the end of the century. Gold was discovered in the Lowveld bringing a temporary boom to the area and in the late nineteenth century, construction began on the Selati Railway Line which aimed to link the goldfields in the west with the coast. Remnants of this railway can still be seen in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Recreational rail travel travel into the area became popular in the early 1920’s where passengers could view game from the comfort of a railway coach and public awareness to the beauty of the reserve was raised.

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offers four completely separate, luxurious, all-suite, award winning lodges - each with its own distinct character and atmosphere. Selati Camp encapsulates the romantic ‘Yesterday’ experience – furnished with memorabilia relating to the pioneer magic of the railway era – step back in time to capture the romance and magic of Africa’s safari era. Bush Lodge and Little Bush Camp reflect a more contemporary ‘today’ atmosphere offering luxury, hospitality, a warm and vibrant atmosphere and exquisite contemporary design. While the ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed Earth Lodge showcases a ‘Tomorrow’ character - reflecting immense artistic talent – simplicity, avante garde luxury and award winning design.

Wildlife activities include day and night safaris in open Landrovers led by highly qualified, trained and experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers. Being a private reserve – guests have the privilege of being able to travel on and off-road, deep into the heart of the bushveld getting very close to the wildlife and providing excellent photographic opportunities. Environmental Awareness Walking safaris are fascinating and lend a different angle to getting close to not just the sights but also the smells and the sounds of the African bush, on foot.

The conservation philosophy at Sabi Sabi is based on two principles – namely the need to conserve rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora and the belief that any business must be a true example of eco tourism – effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. The environmental management system at Sabi Sabi is a holistic one, where the reserve’s ecological needs are balanced with the needs of the people and their communities – focusing  on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

The environmental management policy at Sabi Sabi is based on employing people, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. Staff members receive ongoing training in all areas of the business offering empowerment and skills improvement. Each member also has an understanding that an individual’s performance is both reflected and dependent on the performance of other members of the team.

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is the ultimate safari destination offering visitors the safari experience of a lifetime!

  Lodges in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi’s Bush Lodge is a favourite amongst travellers looking for luxury accommodation, high standards of service and personalized attention, as well as a perfect bushveld setting and excellent game viewing opportunities. Sabi Sabi’s Bush Lodge has 25 spacious, air-conditioned suites, each is beautifully appointed and features exquisite ethnic décor, in keeping with the bushveld environment. The en-suite bathrooms feature indoor & outdoor showers affording wonderful views of the bush.
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge houses 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite. The design at Earth Lodge breaks with the traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece, using texture, light & space to create a lodge like no other. Earth Lodge has been described as one of the most environmentally sensitive lodges in Africa.The Sabi Sand Game Reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities and guests are treated to game viewing excursions every morning and evening.
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi's Little Bush Camp is a luxury safari lodge offering only six suites each with thatched roofs, their own secluded, private viewing deck and heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. The suites are elegantly decorated in contemporary African design, with beautiful wooden finishes and completed with luxury furnishings. The bathrooms are en-suite & offer both indoor and outdoor showers, with natural stone finishes.
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
The exclusive Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp comprises eight opulent thatched suites, fashioned in a colonial “Out of Africa’ style – each suite has a full bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, nestled under majestic indigenous trees. The suites all have overhead fans, air-conditioning and all the trimmings expected from a luxury safari lodge. Cuisine at Selati Camp is world class and served either on wooden thatched decks, built overlooking the Msuthlu riverbed, in the open air ‘boma’ or in the ‘farmhouse kitchen’.
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