This 4 Day Southern Sabi Sands lodge safari is an opportunity to escape to the bushveld on an authentic African safari, staying in comfortable safari lodges with en-suite facilities and excellent amenities. These intimate safari camps have been selected by African Budget Safaris for providing the best value accommodation in Sabi Sands. The camps feature viewing decks, sparkling pools and well-stocked bars, with one boasting a wine cellar and spa facilities. Dinner is served under the starry skies, in a traditional boma around the campfire. Guests are taken on daily wildlife viewing drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles and walk in the African bush with an experienced, armed ranger.
Sabi Sands Private Reserve shares unfenced borders with Kruger National Park allowing the animals to roam freely through this wild landscape. This Greater Kruger reserve is famous for its regular leopard sightings and is home to the Big 5, as well as a diversity of other wildlife and birdlife, making it a highly sought-after destination.
Our Southern Sabi Sands Safari begins with collection from the OR Tambo Terminal Building in Johannesburg at about 06:45 and heads for Hazyview in Mpumalanga Lowveld. From here we make for our camp in Sabi Sands Private Reserve on the lookout for our first wildlife sightings.
There is time for a snack before we head out again on a wildlife viewing sunset drive. Driving into the private concession area in an open 4x4 safari vehicle, we experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African bushveld up close. Your expert guide tracks down wildlife in the area and points out fascinating details of the wild environment. We may encounter some big game species, including the Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), and a rich variety of birds.
After our sunset game drive we return to camp for a hearty dinner and free time to chill out in the lounge and bar, or around the flickering campfire.
The next two days follow the same pattern, but no day is the same in the bushveld. Up early we set out on a morning wildlife viewing drive as the animals begin to stir at daybreak. They go in search of food and water before the day becomes too hot, so keep your eyes open, cameras and binoculars ready, as we proceed through this prime Big Five territory, searching out wildlife and birds.
Your experienced guide tells you more about the remarkable flora and fauna of Sabi, showing you the fascinating details of this diverse wild habitat. Likely sightings include giraffes, zebras, antelopes, elephants, buffalos and various birds, but not forgetting the large cats, particularly leopard that this area is famous for.
After a rewarding two or three hours of game viewing, we make for camp and breakfast, served in the dining area overlooking the plains. Our ranger will now take guests out on a bush/nature walk demonstrating his vast knowledge of the flora, fauna and the signs the animals leave as a pointer to their activities. Adrenalin levels are high on this walk as who knows what waits around the next bend. By now everyone is ready for some rest and relaxation so why not take a nap, dive into the sparkling pool, soak up the sun or visit the spa for some pampering.
A relaxed lunch is served in the early afternoon and then it's time to prepare for a sunset wildlife viewing drive. We pause on our expedition to enjoy sundowners as the sun sinks, then as darkness falls it's time to return to camp. The safari vehicle's spotlight roams through the landscape as we return and occasionally picks up the glow of the nocturnal predators' eyes as they are roused from their day's rest.
Back at camp, there's time for some pre-dinner drinks in the bar or around the campfire, then dinner is served in the boma. We relax under the starry, African skies and listen to our fellow travellers' tales of their day's exploits or regale them with our own adventure stories.
This morning we get up early and head out into the private concession area on a final game drive. Driving through the wild woodlands and savannahs, your experienced guide searches for wildlife and points out interesting sights. Enjoy your last bit of time out in the African bushveld surrounded by untamed nature.
After our game drive in the concession area, we return to camp and our shuttle, which should arrive around 10:00, for the return journey to Johannesburg. Due to time constraints, we may be given a packed breakfast and it is advisable to leave your packed luggage in reception before the game drive, for a quick getaway when the shuttle arrives. We arrive back in Johannesburg between 17:00 and 18:00.
This award-winning, family-run lodge is one of the first lodges to be opened in the southern section of exclusive Sabi Sands Private Reserve and is renown for its hospitality and impeccable service. Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. The suites are lit by candlelight and lanterns, rather than electricity, capturing a magical atmosphere. Enjoy candlelit baths, massages and mesmerizing nights around blazing fires. This intimate camp has only nine suites, each with en-suite facilities and a private viewing deck. The open plan lounge and dining area, which has a well-stocked bar and wine cellar, leads to a viewing deck that overlooks the vast plains and a waterhole. Other facilities include a 20-metre lap pool, a spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and a plunge pool and a traditional boma, where guests gather in the evening for dinner around the campfire under Africa's starry skies.
With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.
Situated in southern Sabi Sands, within an indigenous garden, Lodge B has recently been refurbished and each of the chalets has been individually and stylishly decorated with en-suite facilities, which include indoor and outdoor showers. Each chalet has a private deck for quiet time wildlife viewing. The camp has a shimmering pool, set amongst a beautiful, tree-filled area and a well equipped, air-conditioned gym. The open boma is a very popular spot with guests for dining around the campfire in the evenings. And for retail therapy, there is a shop filled with interesting curios and other mundane, but necessary items such as shampoo and toothpaste.
There are a number of viewing platforms around the camp where guests can watch game during the day. There is also a dam directly opposite the lodge with a sunken hide for guests who prefer to get really close to animals. This intimate, authentically African camp with its welcoming staff is an ideal spot for an unforgettable safari adventure.
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
This 4-day Southern Sabi Sands Lodge Safari is also available in a shorter and longer version:
We also offer similar lodge safaris to Northern Sabi Sands:
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This tour does take children.
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