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Sabi Sands Exclusive Tented Camp Safari - 4 Day

Tour Length4 days
Priced from pps $1054 R14980 £804 927 A$1482 C$1409 NZ$1532 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Lodge Safari

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

Explore the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, usually beyond the reach of budget travellers!

This personalized safari offers small groups, usually between two to four guests, the chance to visit one of Greater Kruger's best game viewing areas. Embark on open 4x4 game drives from an exclusive bush camp, located inside the private game reserve!

Stay in air-conditioned, semi-luxury tented rooms with en suite bathrooms, tucked away in the indigenous bush at the intimate and tranquil safari camp.

Skilled and experienced guides ensure that you get the most out of your African Safari experience in the prestigious Big Five Sabi Sand Game Reserve, famous for its outstanding leopard sightings.

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Itinerary for this Tour

Day 1: Johannesburg to Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Greater Kruger Park

At the start of this affordable Sabi Sand Safari, you are collected from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg or your pre-safari accommodation in the Kempton Park or Sandton.

Departing from bustling Johannesburg, the economic centre of South Africa, we drive northeast to the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve. We travel through the scenic Mpumalanga Province via Nelspruit (collection can be arranged) in a comfortable transfer vehicle with air-conditioning.

Arriving at our exclusive Sabi Sand Bush Camp there is time to relax and settle in, before our first exhilarating sunset game drive in Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Sunset game drives are an excellent time for game viewing, as this is when wildlife becomes more active and nocturnal animals begin to stir.

We return to the private bush camp, located inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Greater Kruger, after our thrilling game drive.

Then it's time to sit back and enjoy some drinks around the welcoming campfire, where dinner is served. Get a good night's sleep at the end of the day, in the comfort of your air-conditioned tented room.

Dinner Included

Day 2: Sabi Sand Game Drives

Day two begins with an early cup of coffee or tea in the thatched dining area before we head into the bush on an early morning game drive. Early mornings are one of the best times for spotting wildlife and a fantastic time to be in the bush, as everything is bathed in soft, morning light.

All of our game drives on this safari are conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles within Sabi Sands, taking us in search of the Big Five of Africa and the diverse abundance of other wildlife found in this top South African game park. Our guides know a great deal about the Sabi Sand bushveld and its fascinating wildlife, providing guests with insights into the intriguing fauna and flora of the wilderness area.

We return to camp for a wholesome brunch, followed by free time to rest and explore the area on foot. A light lunch spread is served between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm and then we embark on an afternoon game drive, departing at about 3:00 pm.

Our game drives mainly explore the southern section of Sabi Sands, known for its excellent wildlife sightings at close range. The experienced guides readily share their in-depth knowledge with you and are happy to answer questions along the way.

Back at camp, we enjoy dinner and drinks around the open-air campfire, spending another evening under starry African skies, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 3: Sabi Sand Reserve Game Drives

Rise and shine early again today, for a refreshing tea or coffee, before we set off on a morning game drive in Sabi Sand. The guides do their utmost to get up close to the wildlife on our game drives, providing great photographic opportunities.

Breakfast is served back at the peaceful bush camp and then there is some free time to unwind and rest, during the heat of the day. A light lunch is served (12:30 pm to 2:00 pm) and then we venture back into the Sabi Sand Reserve on an afternoon game drive in search of leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and many more.

We return to camp after dark, to be met by a campfire and cold beverages. Tuck into a well-prepared dinner in the open-air boma under star-studded skies, before retiring to your comfortable tent for a well-deserved rest.

Day 4: Sabi Sand to Johannesburg via Panorama Route

On the final day of this short Safari in South Africa, we leave the tranquil bush camp, making our way back to civilization via the scenic Panorama Route.

The drive back to Johannesburg takes us through spectacular mountain scenery dotted with quaint towns. Highlights include God's Window, Lisbon Falls and Graskop along the Panorama Route, one of South Africa’s most beautiful regions.

At about 5:30 pm we arrive in Johannesburg, where we part ways. Taking the photographs and memories of a lifetime with you, our unforgettable Sabi Sand Safari comes to a close.

Breakfast included

About the Sabi Sand Bush Camp

This private camp is nestled in the indigenous bush of southern Sabi Sands, one of the best game viewing areas of the prestigious Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

The camp features only three semi-luxury tented rooms, offering an exclusive and intimate safari experience at affordable rates.

Accommodation is in twin or double tented-rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms (basin, toilet and shower). These permanent tents are set on wooden platforms, each with its own deck area, making for an authentic African bush experience in traditional safari style. The canvas tents are set apart in the bush, providing privacy at the lantern-lit camp.

Facilities at the exclusive camp include a viewing deck, an outdoor dining boma set around a campfire, and a thatch-roofed lounge and dining lapa for serving meals indoors. The camp is known for its excellent, personal service and careful attention to every detail on its safaris.

Sabi Sand Game Drives

Game drives are conducted in the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, sharing unfenced boundaries with Kruger National Park.

  • Experienced guides - share their extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and habitats with guests
  • Open 4x4 safari vehicles are used - get in touch with nature and up close to wildlife
  • See the Big Five of Africa - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant inhabit Sabi Sand
  • Guides are skilled and passionate - ensuring that guests get the most out of our game drives
  • Explore the best routes - for optimal game sightings and wildlife photography
  • Included in the tour price - two drives per day, and one sunset drive on day one

About Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is renowned for its world-class game viewing, and particularly for its exceptional leopard sightings, along with superb sightings of lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

  • Covers 65 000 hectares (153 000 acres) of pristine wilderness
  • Shares a 50km unfenced border with Kruger National Park
  • South Africa’s oldest private game reserve
  • Pioneer of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, protecting a wide diversity of wildlife species in their natural habitat
  • Home to endangered species including African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Red-billed Oxpeckers, Ground Hornbills, Honey Badgers and Bats
  • Famous for its close-up wildlife encounters, including Africa’s Big Five
  • Part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a joint Peace Park initiative between Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa
  • Pioneer of Greater Kruger Park, consisting of Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves

The original Sabie Reserve, established in 1898, incorporated what is today the Sabi Sand Game Reserve as well as the main Kruger National Park.

Please Note:

Access to the bush camp is restricted to guests over the age of 16 years, to ensure a safe and undisturbed safari experience.

Pre and Post Safari Lodge Rates:

Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation for before and after the Sabi Sand 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 on the lodge rates follow the link.

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  • Transfers from selected stops in Johannesburg, OR Tambo Airport, or Nelspruit to Sabi Sands (return)
  • Luxury Tented Accommodation inside Sabi Sand Reserve
  • Three meals a day
  • Two game drives a day (morning and afternoon or evening game drives in open safari vehicles)
  • Scenic Panorama Route en route back to Johannesburg
  • Conservation Levy
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  • Laundry
  • Communication expenses
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