Guide to Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Posted on October 19, 2021

If you’re on the hunt for Sabi Sands lodges, Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve might be the perfect option for you. This Big 5 reserve is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and offers over 10 000km of private, untouched wilderness to traverse. Take a look at our guide to Sabi Sands Game Reserve below to find out more. 

Game Viewing in the Sabi Sand


Due to considerate game viewing practises where the animals have priority, trackers and game rangers are able to offer exceptional game viewing of wide variety of game species, including the Big Five. Animals including leopard, elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species, may be closely observed.

This greater area is home to 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species. Leopards are a main attraction in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and especially at Leopard Hills. Leopard here are accustomed to vehicles and do not take much notice of them. Even when hunting, a leopard in the Sabi Sands will not mind a vehicle following it, even if this means following it off-road though the bush.

Game lodges in Sabi Sand Game Reserve


If you’re looking for the best lodges in the Sabi Sand area, then you’ve come to exactly the right place. Leopard Hills boasts 8 spacious and luxurious suites.

Each glass-fronted suite is complete with its own sundeck and plunge pool. The suites offer superb views of the African bushveld and are spacious and luxuriously appointed with air-conditioning and overhead fans. The bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor showers, which open to a glorious view of the savannah. You’ll be amazed at what passes by just a hundred feet or so from your deck.

Our Location and Topography of the Area


Leopard Hills forms part of the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and offers over 10 000 hectares of private traversing.

The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve is located on the south-west corner of the world famous Kruger National Park. The Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and consists of numerous private game reserves.There are no fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sand Reserve allowing the wildlife to roam freely between the reserves.

Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through this game park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area, which boasts one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa.

Getting to Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve


Driving Distance from Johannesburg to Leopard Hills ± 6 hours (± 500 km).
Driving Distrance fromNelspruit to Leopard Hills ± 2 hours (± 150 km).

Daily scheduled flights from O.R.Tambo International Airport to Leopard Hills with Federal Airlines.
Daily transfers from Johannesburg, Kruger Mpumalanga International & Hoedspruit Airports.
Transfers from any lodges in the Sabi Sands.
Private charters are available on request.

We will gladly assist with transfer through our reliable partners.

Highlights of a Sabi Sand Safari 

  • Within half day drive of Johannesburg and Pretoria 
  • Big 5 game viewing 
  • Unbeatable leopard sightings 
  • Luxury accommodation 
  • Twice daily game drives included in rates
  • Local specials and SADC discounted rates 

Ready to start your Sabi Sand safari?

Take a look at our rates and experience more of what Seasons in Africa has to offer. Contact our friendly reservations team to find out more today.

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