5 Day Sabi Sand Lodge Safari to Greater Kruger Park

Tour Length5 days
Priced from pps $1440 R19185 £1087 1220 A$1833 C$1802 NZ$2002 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Lodge Safari

  • Max. Group Size 10 Travellers
  • Starts & ends in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Accommodation Safari Lodge
  • Transport Microbus / Game Viewing - Open 4x4
  • Wildlife Big 5, Elephant, Leopards, Lions, Rhino & More
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Quick Itinerary Overview

The action-packed 5-day Sabi Sand Lodge Safari includes four nights in a comfortable yet affordable lodge inside the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Private Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. 

This budget safari is an excellent package deal offering visitors an African wildlife adventure of a lifetime! Budget conscious travellers are guaranteed superb game viewing at an excellent price in Sabi Sand, one of South Africa's top game parks teeming with wildlife. 

As part of this exciting Sabi Sand Safari Safari we take you on thrilling morning, afternoon and evening game viewing drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles with trained safari guides inside the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

This budget Sabi Sand Lodge Safari also includes guided bush walks, game park entry fees and all meals and drinks shown on the tour itinerary.

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Itinerary for this Tour

Day 1: Johannesburg to Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa

The five-day Sabi Sand Lodge Safari starts off in the vibrant city of Johannesburg where you will be collected from your pre-tour accommodation (hotel/guesthouse) in a minibus between 06h00 and 08h00.

First we head to our pre-tour lodge at OR Tambo where you board a larger bus with other guests and travel to Nelspruit Airport (KMIA). Between 12h00 and 13h00 we reach KMIA where your tour group switches to an air-conditioned minibus and sets off for Sabi Sand Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s top game reserves.

Upon entering Sabi Sands in South Africa we head to the safari lodge where we will be staying on this wildlife safari. We arrive at our safari lodge in the world-class Sabi Sand Game Reserve between 15h00 and 16h00. After a light snack, we embark on our first exhilarating afternoon to evening game drive. The sunset game viewing drive is conducted in an open 4x4 safari vehicle and lasts for about three to four hours taking us into the evening.

Dinner will be served when we get back from our rewarding game drive. Dinner is served in the lodge’s boma – a beautiful setting under starry African night skies.

  • Meals included: Dinner

About Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a 65 000 hectare private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, offers a more exclusive safari experience than the main Kruger National Park wilderness area.

The Sabi Sand Reserve shares a 50 km unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park and generally offers upmarket safari accommodation for the discerning traveller.

Our Sabi Sand Lodge Safari is unique in that it offers the budget traveller an affordable tour package with lodge accommodation within the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Sabi Sand is famous for its superb leopard sightings, with the likelihood of sighting these large cats in Sabi Sand being higher than in the surrounding wildlife parks. Not only are the chances of spotting leopards in Sabi Sand almost guaranteed, but safari vehicles also frequently get as close as three to four meters from these amazing predators making for excellent photographic opportunities.

Day 2 to 4: Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa

We get up early on the second day of the Sabi Sand Safari and have a refreshing coffee before embarking on our early morning game drive.

Mornings are an excellent time of day for spotting wildlife and birds in the bush and morning game drives also avoid driving under the sun in the hottest part of the day.

Upon our return from the rewarding morning game drive in Sabi Sands breakfast will be served. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax at the comfortable lodge, take a swim and enjoy the lodge facilities.

There is also the option of taking an exhilarating bush walk with a trained safari guide after breakfast. Guided bush walks are conducted with armed safari guides giving you the chance to experience Sabi Sand's wildlife up-close. Visitors get to enjoy close encounters in the bush and learn more about the wild animals and ecosystems in the area from the knowledgeable guides.

Later in the afternoon we head back out into the bush on an afternoon game viewing drive returning to the lodge for dinner in the evening.

Day three and four follow the same itinerary as day two of the Sabi Sand Lodge Safari.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Sabi Sand Reserve to Johannesburg – South Africa

Another early morning on day five starts with a quick coffee before we head off into Sabi Sands in search of the abundant wildlife found in this top private game reserve.

This is your last opportunity for spotting and photographing Sabi Sand’s diverse wildlife. Our final game drive is followed by breakfast at the lodge and then it is time to leave Greater Kruger Park behind. Departing at about 09h00 we return to Nelspruit Airport (KMIA), arriving between 12h30 and 13h30. At KMIA you join other guests and travel back to our OR Tambo lodge in a larger bus.

Reaching our post-tour lodge at about 17h00 those spending an extra night here are free to relax and take it easy. Airport transfers (by minibus) can be arranged from the lodge to OR Tambo. Alternatively, you will be dropped off at your post-safari accommodation in Johannesburg, between 17h00 and 18h30, bringing our Sabi Sand Lodge Safari to a close.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Pre and Post Tour Lodge Rates:

Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation for before and after your Sabi Sand Lodge Safari, which can be added to your tour booking upon request. The 4 star lodge accommodation is located 10-15 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. For information regarding rates please follow the link

Please Note:

This accommodated five-day Sabi Sand Safari package is also available as a shorter three-day safari or a four-day safari package. For more information please contact African Budget Safaris.

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  • Transport during your safari
  • Professional safari guides
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • All day/night drives in the Sabi Sand Reserve
  • All park entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • En-suite accommodation
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  • Lunch on day 1 and 5
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This affordable Sabi Sand Safari departs on any day, with a minimum of 2 people.

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