5 Reasons To Visit Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Posted on March 28, 2019

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is situated in the southwestern corner of the Greater Kruger Area. It is one of the most prestigious and oldest private game reserves in South Africa stretching over 65,000 hectares, and it shares its unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. If you’re planning on visiting South Africa, here are 5 reasons why you need to visit the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

1. Excellent year-round game viewing

Sabi Sand is one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent. The high density of animals all but guarantees guests to the Sabi Sand will encounter most, if not all of the Big 5. Unlike other game viewing areas in Southern Africa, there really isn’t a ‘bad’ time of year to visit Sabi Sand. The game viewing is incredibly rewarding in both the rainy and the dry seasons.

2. World class guides and tracker teams

Game drives at Leopard Hills are only conducted in the company of professional guide and tracker teams. A handful of safari lodges traverse a shared area in the western sector of the Sabi Sand. We are proud to have a highly knowledgeable and experienced team of guides at Leopard Hills – all of which you can see here.

3. 5 star luxury accommodation

The only thing that could rival the high quality of guiding and game viewing in the Sabi Sand is the exquisite accommodation. Leopard Hills boasts 8 newly renovated glass-fronted suites overlooking the bushveld. Each features a luxurious en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, lounge area and sundeck with a private plunge pool. If you’d like to take a closer look, you can do so here.

4. Unbeatable leopard sightings

Sabi Sand Game Reserve is particularly well known for its consistent and up close leopard sightings. Leopard and lion are tracked on a daily basis in Sabi and the normally elusive big cats are relaxed and accustomed to safari vehicles. This permits extraordinary and lengthy close-up sightings and photographic opportunities. Sensitive off-roading is also permitted (unlike in Kruger National Park) allowing us to get closer to wildlife not perfectly posed next to the road.

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5. Easily accessibility

Depending on your individual travel needs, there are a variety of ways to get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. There are numerous flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) near Nelspruit. From here you can travel on to Sabi Sand by making use of a road transfer or a short hop on a small aircraft. South African Airlink also flies into Skukuza Airport located in Kruger National Park.

If you’d like to enquire about visiting the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and efficient reservations team via email at or filling in our online enquiry form. We look forward to welcoming you to the one and only Leopard Hills in the near future.


Image credits:
Johan de la Rey
Cal Butler

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