Sabi Sand Reserve

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a 250 square mile private wildlife concession with a 30 mile unfenced border connecting it to Kruger National Park. The oldest private reserve in South Africa, this area has only ever been a wilderness area and is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa. 

Today wildlife migrates freely from the park and a shared environmental management program among third and fourth generation safari concession owners in Sabi Sand has created the highest density of big game in South Africa. Wildlife in the Sabi SandReserve is habituated to the presence of safari vehicles resulting in prolific sightings and astonishingly close encounters for exceptional photographic opportunities. Famous for having the best leopard viewing in the world, the Sabi Sand is known as 'The Land of the Leopard'. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve which contributes to the unique biodiversity here.

Wildlife species include all of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, cape buffalo, rhino, and elephant) as well as plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, and many species of antelope. Wild dogs and hyenas call the reserve home, and hippos and crocodiles are commonly seen in the rivers. 

Depending on the lodge you choose, activities in the Sabi Sand Reserve include game drives, walking safaris, night game drives, and sleep outs.

Visit the Sabi Sand Reserve on one of our South Africa Safaris.