Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Sabie Sands Game Reserve

This is a start of a series of posts in which we will bring you details for easy "at your fingertips" knowledge of our wonderful game reserves and great lodges situated in each for these reserves.

We will start with what is probably the best know reserve –
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park situated near the Kruger Gate. Its 50km unfenced border to the park allows wildlife to roam freely through the 65 000ha reserve between the Sabie River and the Sand River which are the northern and southern boundaries. It is regarded as one of the best areas in the world to view leopards. The Sabi Sand Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five and the Wildlife viewing is second to none

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers unbelievable safari experiences, and private lodges surpass each other in luxury and laid-back style. They all offer walking safaris, bush breakfasts or dinners, photographic safaris in specially designed safari vehicles. Modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, mini-bars and a centre with internet connections are the norm, as are inside and outside showers, and of course each offer sublime cuisine and extensive wine cellars.

Some of the better know lodges are:
MalaMala Game Reserve, Djuma Game Reserve, Lion Sands Reserve,
Exeter Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Singita Game Reserve and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.

How To Get ThereThe most convenient way to get to the Sabi Sands is to fly directly to the lodges. Federal Air and Bateleur Air Charters operate daily flights that depart from Johannesburg, as well as inter-lodge flights.

Alternatively you can fly into Kruger Mpumalanga Airport from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban (operated by SA Airlink and SA Express) and then be transferred to the lodges either by road (approx 2 hours) or short flight (approx 30 min).

Another option is to drive from Johannesburg. This takes about 5 hours and is an ideal way to explore the countryside of Mpumalanga.

Want to go and experience this reserve, contact Go SAfari to arrange this dream Safari