Sabi Sands is a private game reserve that borders the Kruger National Park.
While it may share Kruger’s border, Sabi Sands is unfenced, meaning that many of Kruger’s wild residents often traverse into the reserve, offering even more Big 5 sightings to guests. What’s more is that Sabi Sands North is home to a number of private game reserves and safari lodges, each one offering their own unique take on bush luxury and safari thrills.
Sabi Sands North offers its guests some of the reserve’s more affordable lodges, but this does not mean that these accommodations are any less luxurious than their counterparts in the south. Whether you choose to enjoy a cocktail while looking out over the waterhole at Arathusa Safari Lodge, or relaxing in one of the Moroccan-style suites at Simbambili Game Lodge, the accommodation in Sabi Sands North will more than satisfy. A world of impeccable service, comfortable beds and sumptuous cuisine to suit all tastes await guests wherever they may stay. There are even self-catering accommodations available. The Djuma Galago Camp allows its guests to not only choose their menu but also their safari itinerary. There really is no better way to experience the African bush than at your own pace.
Families visiting Sabi Sands North can enjoy a range of itineraries, whether their children are old enough to go on a game drive or not. Lodges like Elephant Plains offer a children’s programme that will keep little ones busy for hours with activities like painting, beading, building ant farms and mini-bushwalks. There are also children’s menus available.
Wherever you choose to stay in the north of Sabi Sands North, you can be rest assured that your wildlife experience will be nothing less than stellar. Each lodge has its own staff of experienced game rangers and trackers who are only too happy to share their vast knowledge of the bush with guests, be it on a game drive or bush walk. Not only is the reserve home to the Big 5, but other species like cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena and wildebeest can also be frequently spotted. There is also a vast avian population of over 350 different species for bird-watching enthusiasts to feast their eyes upon.
Sabi Sands North offers its guests an unforgettable experience. Relaxation and excitement both come together under the African sun within the reserve’s borders. The only question that remains is where you will stay during your time in Sabi Sands. Its northern sector offers some of South Africa’s best safari accommodations – browse through them and see which one takes your fancy. Be sure to contact one of our travel experts should you have any more questions!