The game viewing is absolutely superb with many sightings of the much sought-after Big Five. There are no fences between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands making this easy for wildlife to roam freely across the open plains.
Originally proclaimed in 1898, the reserve was referred to as the Sabie Reserve. It consists of a group of privately owned game reserves, and today there are still six of the original families there with third and fourth generation owners.
The lodges often have the original farm houses which are stepped in history from a bygone safari era and it is a true experience in itself visiting these homesteads.
The most popular way to reach the Sabi Sands is by air from Johannesburg by a scheduled domestic service or scheduled light aircraft transfer. There are many connections within the Sabi Sands taking you to other areas of the Kruger National Park and surrounds, and also making this a great location to combine with the “The Mother City”, Cape Town.
The Sabi Sands is also a great combination with the likes of Mozambique with a scheduled service available and offering great experiences to enjoy scuba diving on the coral reefs after enjoying an exhilarating safari. This is often enjoyed by our clients.
The Sabi Sands is an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers and offers some of the most spectacular photographic opportunities!
We at the Explorations Company particularly encourage visiting the Sabi Sands if you are interested in leopard sightings. This elusive animal is often spotted out on game drives, or whilst enjoying a stroll along the banks of the Sabi River.
If you are a keen photographer, then this is a perfect destination for you to get some stunning shots, whilst taking in some spectacular African sightings on safari in comfort and style. And besides the magnificent wildlife, let’s not forget that over 300 bird species can be found.
The Sabi Sands is home to a mixture of luxury game lodges each with their own unique offering, with some ultra-luxurious experiences available. The stays generally include all your meals and twice daily game viewing activities with a ranger and guide which is part of the unique experience of staying within the private game reserve.
All the guides and trackers are professionally trained with only the highest qualifications awarded thus offering you the best in exclusive guiding experiences from walking safaris tracking rhinos on foot to enjoying sundowner cocktails whilst watching the African sunset over the reserve.
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By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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