Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Award-winning Leopard Hills is located in the western sector of the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park.
The Lodge is spectacularly situated atop a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and an active waterhole on the plains below. The Reserve comprises over 10,000 hectares of incredibly diverse ecosystems making Leopard Hills the ideal destination to view plentiful game in its natural habitat. Here the Big Five, (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard), abound and viewing them at close proximity is our speciality.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Incl. & Excl.
- Three meals daily.
- Soft drinks.
- House wines.
- Local brand spirits and beers.
- Teas and coffees.
- Refreshments on game drives.
- Laundry Safari activities.
- One hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability).
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance.
- Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
- Telephone calls.
- Safari shop purchases.
- All items of a personal nature.
- Fine wines.
- Premium brand spirits and cigars.
- Adventures at Phinda.
- Government bed levy.
- Conservancy or park fees.
- Landing fees.
- Administration fee.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Accommodation
Privacy and Serenity
Constructed for maximum privacy, the four suites ensure total serenity and solitude. Simply relax on your private veranda or while away the hours absorbed in the peace of the bush. Floor to ceiling glass windows afford wide views of the animals coming down to drink at the rocky river’s edge. The colours and textures of the bush follow you indoors and even the indoor shower is encased in glass. Shared guest areas are intimate too, with steps and levels creating cosy, secluded areas. Tuck yourself away in a private corner with a book or enjoy a refreshing drink in the shade of a jackalberry tree on the spacious deck. With a granite river bank in front of the lodge, you’re bound to spot a four-legged visitor or two quenching their thirst. When the sun gets too hot, enjoy a refreshing dip in the king size plunge pool on your suite’s private deck.
The open-air dining room welcomes you with wholesome aromas and friendly faces. Linger over a leisurely meal under the roughly hewn bush chandelier or join in the hearty fare around a blazing fire in the boma. When the chill of the African night creeps up, retire to the warmth and comfort of the fireplace in your private suite. The deep, free-standing tub in the bathroom beckons and the underfloor heating chases the chill from the smooth rock floor.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Activities
Cascades & Canyon Spectacular
This spectacular helicopter flight takes off from Hazyview, near the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Soar over cascading waterfalls and along the escarpment to God’s Window, with its panoramic views, and on to the Blyde River Canyon. Land at a magnificent viewpoint to enjoy a delicious picnic. After your flight, you will be taken back to your game lodge.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Wildlife
The entire Big Five is well represented at Sabi Sand and other rare animals, such as the cheetah and hyena are often sighted. Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen, as can giraffe and warthog. However, it is the leopard that is the real star of the show, with the area well known for some of the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats is often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives.
A number of lion prides have territories at Sabi Sand and are regularly spotted on game drives. In contrast to the leopard, lion are the most sociable of the cat family and prides may consist of up to 12 related females and their cubs, as well as a far smaller number of related males, often brothers. Although not as common as the leopard or lion, the cheetah is also a frequent sight at Sabi Sand.Built for speed instead of power, this formidable predator generally hunts during the day, occasionally resulting in spectacular sightings of the fastest animal in the world in action.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Family Travel
For more information on lodges that accommodate young children, please read more about our WILDchild programme. Our WILDchild programme is designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s lodges, WILDchild is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. On arrival at &Beyond Leadwood Lodge, each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalised welcome note for every child, with those under three getting an African-themed soft toy as well.
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve Community and Conservation
At every lodge we seek out small (and sometimes not so small) but meaningful ways of putting our values into action every day. Each &Beyond lodge supports the conservation of wildlife and contributes to its neighbouring communities in one way or another. In addition, we seek to limit our impact in terms of fossil fuels, the use of renewable energy, water and waste management, and recycling.