The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private game reserve situated on the Western border of the Kruger National Park. It spans 65,000 hectares and is renowned for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. While it’s not technically part of the Kruger National Park, it shares a 50km long unfenced border with the Kruger, ensuring that animals can roam freely between the two reserves.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve comprises a number of private game reserves, each providing an exclusive and luxurious experience in the heart of the bush. Unlike the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand is not open to the general public. Staying in one of the lodges here means you are sharing this pristine wilderness with only a few other guests, since each private reserve has exclusive traversing rights over their area. Furthermore, your safari here is not bound by the strict rules of the South African National Parks Board, so rangers can drive off-road, taking you closer to the action. They can also drive at night and lead you on guided walking safaris, tracking animals in the wilderness.
The reserve has a dense concentration of wildlife, including over 330 plant species, 45 fish species, 30 amphibian species, 110 reptile species, 500 bird species and 145 mammal species! It is home to the Big 5 and is probably the best place in the world to get up close and personal with the elusive leopard.
All the private reserves in the Sabi Sand have a strong commitment to conservation and are involved in projects that uplift the local communities. Staying in the Sabi Sand not only guarantees great wildlife viewing and luxury lodges, but it also means you can make a difference to the rural communities in the surrounding areas.
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