Two muddy cape buffalo in the dry savannah of Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Reserve Safaris

About Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Home to several private game reserves and located just to the West of the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands Reserve is often described as the ultimate safari destination. Its name comes from the Sabie and Sand Rivers that flow through the park. The game viewing opportunities here are unrivalled in the area, particularly given that there is no physical barrier between Sabi Sands and Kruger, meaning that the wildlife that inhabits the two parks is free to roam through both expanses of land. It is common for explorers to see each of the Big 5 during their trip, along with a whole host of other animals.

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve Hotels

If you are planning a Sabi Sand Game Reserve holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Arathusa Safari Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge

The Arathusa is a small, elegant lodge in Sabi Sands Reserve flanked by a massive waterhole - a hive of animal activity that ensures interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp. The standard rooms have both an indoor and outdoor shower with a classic design and natural fabrics. Guests can unwind on the verandah whilst enjoying the tranquillity of the surroundings. Meal times at Arathusa are a sociable affair, and guests are treated to sumptuous dishes, fresh produce and daily baked confectionery from our kitchen. The lodge also features a spa and wellness centre.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa is an elegant mix of European and African styles. Each individually decorated suite has its own private plunge pool. There is also a large swimming pool on the viewing deck for communal use, which overlooks one of the lakes in the park, a popular venue for thirsty game. The lodge is on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park.

Djuma - Vuyatela Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Vuyatela is a luxurious lodge with opulent, traditional style suites. The suites all have a private lounge along with an open deck kitted out with a plunge pool and breathtaking views over the surrounding savannah. There is a suspended bird watching tower and a bar that overlooks a large water hole, perfect for sitting back with your sundowners and watching the wildlife. Djuma Private Game Reserve is in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Elephant Plains Game Lodge Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Elephant Plains is a small, privately owned lodge with comfortable rooms and a pool deck overlooking the waterhole. There are luxury rooms, rondavels and a honeymoon suite. In addition to the splendour of the accommodation, the Elephant Plains Game Lodge also offers guests the chance to feast on gourmet cuisine each night. Situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the lodge sits on the dry Manyeleti riverbed and overlooks a permanent waterhole.

Notten's Bush Camp Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

As one of the original private game lodges in South Africa, Notten’s Bush Camp offers a truly authentic African safari experience. The beautifully appointed suites have open plan bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms as well as both indoor and outdoor shower facilities. The camp boasts an outdoor swimming pool, onsite spa and al fresco boma - ideal for a delicious African meal and some great conversation under the beautiful starry African skies. Notten's is in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Sabi Sand Game Reserve Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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