Nestled into the side of an escarpment that offers beauitful views of the Western portion of the world famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Leopard Hills safari lodge offers a blend of luxury and the essence of a true safari. Aptly named for its fantastic leopard sightings, those wanting a high class safari experience need look no further.
Leopard Hills - The Details
With eight glass-fronted suites, the views over the reserve can be enjoyed no matter where you are on the property. Make sure you keep an eye out at the lodge's water hole as elephants, buffalo, hyena and lion are all frequent visitors here!
With only a handful of rooms, you be can be sure that your stay will be intimate and personal. Each room comes with a spacious lounge, an expansive decking area with a built in private plunge pool. The rooms have every amenity one could wish for and Leopard Hills manages to combine modern stylish decor whilst maintaining the true safari essence.
The lodge is both cosy and open, there is a beautiful library and lounge area which offer tranquility and entice you in, yet the open deck area for lunch is the perfect place to enjoy the sounds of the bush and gaze at the surrounding veld. The added bonus of a well-equipped gym and a spa makes the lodge appeal to those wishing to work out or fully immerse themselves in relaxation mode.
With excellent guiding, you can be sure to have a fabulous time out on game drive, or on a bushwalk. Game viewing here is quite extraordinary whether you are on foot or in the vehicle.
With a large concession, Leopard Hills can traverse on numerous properties including their own which means guests benefit from animal sightings wherever they may be. From thick riverine habitats to open grassy plains, the animal and bird life here is varied and thriving. Leopard are the highlight, however all members of the big five are seen in abundance. The highly sought after wild dog and cheetah are also regularly seen here adding to the excitement.
As with most South African safari destinations, the best time for game viewing is in the dry season, from July through to October. This is when the water points start to dry up and the foliage is at its thinnest. But, the summer months should not be overloooked. from the middle of November, the migratory birds arrive, as do the rains. This transforms the landscape into a green and lush environment with splashes of beautiful colour. It is a photographers dream.
The Sabi Sands is famous for its brilliant game viewing, the relaxed wildlife and permitted off-roading allow for some brilliant sightings. It also combines brilliantly with Tswalu
in the Kalahari. The variety of wildlife and the diversity in landscapes would make for an exceptional, all-round safari experience.
If time permits, then sandwiching a trip to Cape Town in between your two safari destinations is certainly a viable option, and gives you a chance to rest and relax in the middle of all the excitement. The Cape Grace
or Cape Cadogan
are our hotels of choice here, yet there are so many options for you to consider.
Whilst you are in Cape Town, the possibilities are endless. Paddling with the penguins of Boulder's Beach, hiking up Table Mountain, and exploring the V&A Waterfront are just some of the must-do activities here.