Best Places To Stay In Sabi Sands - Safari Lodges
Located on the South West border of the famous Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands is contrastingly exclusive as a private reserve whilst still benefitting from the fantastic Kruger game with its unfenced boundaries. The Sabi Sands is definitely the best safari destination of South Africa.
The game viewing in Sabi Sands is great all-year round, although the dry season is generally seen as the best time of year to visit. This is when the bush is at its lowest and when animals tend to congregate around water sources, making photographic opportunities easier when compared to the South African summer months when the foliage is dense and there are numerous water pockets.
The Sabi Sands is famous for its 'Big 5' concentration. Sightings of lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino are all extremely frequent; however what sets the Sands apart from the rest is their leopard sightings. These normally shy and elusive cats have become habituated to having vehicles in their territories so they are very calm and relaxed, even with cubs! This makes for some spectacular sightings. The area is also often frequented by wild dogs and cheetah, making it an ideal location to also tick off the 'Big 7'.
The Sands is split into a number of different properties, all containing luxury lodges that are situated in natural beauty. Their exclusivity means that guest and vehicle density is kept low allowing you to relax in the serenity that nature provides. Some camps do not allow children under the age of twelve to guarantee a sophisticated and calm atmosphere in camp and whilst on game drive. This is certainly worth checking with us if you are planning on travelling to the Sabi Sands with your family.
All the lodges in the Sands are the pinnacle of luxury in the South African safari industry, but of course we do have our favourites, we have listed them below: