SABI SAND GAME RESERVE
Sabi Sand lodges start at 3,900 ZAR per night per person and go up to 30,000 ZAR pppn. We recommend a minimum of two nights in one camp/lodge, and up to six nights in one reserve. Within each reserve camps/lodges are on different concessions with traversing rights on some other concessions, but not all of the concessions on the reserve. It can therefore be interesting to change camp/lodge to access different types of terrain, landscape, and watering holes. It's also possible to combine reserves: Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Klaserie, and Balule have different landscapes.
Sabi Sands is one of the best reserves in the world for seeing leopard, and on a three-day visit, most guests will get to see them well. For some reason they seem to be very accustomed to the safari vehicles and are not perturbed by them as they can be in other areas. Our Big Five sighting record time is 2 hours and 53 minutes, including a tea break.
The reserve is very popular, and as with many of the lodges we like, there are only a small number of rooms (some camps only have six rooms) and to have the best chance of booking the lodge that you want the most, six months' lead time is a reasonable guideline, though the most popular camps can be booked out 8 months in advance.
Return flights between Johannesburg and bush strips start at 6900 ZAR, but you can also fly into Skukuza on South African Airlink, Nelspruit or Hoedspruit for a fraction of the price.
SABI SAND ITINERARIES
Below you can find itineraries in 3 different price ranges with images of the different lodges in them, but these lists are by no means exhaustive. At the bottom of the page you will also find a button leading to some reserve combination itineraries and for bespoke itineraries, please contact us directly to discuss your project.