Dating back to the 1920s, Sabi Sands Game Reserve lies in the southwest corner of Kruger National Park and remains the most exclusive reserve in South Africa. Sabi Sands Reserve is unique in the fact that it combines conservation with hospitality and community, featuring a diversity of campgrounds, such as Londolozi in Sabi Sands, and lodges, such as the illustrious Ebony, throughout the park. Safaris and guided hikes are a couple of the activities for visitors of this game reserve to look forward to.
In 1925, the territory of Singita was purchased by James Fawcett Bailes in an effort to preserve the land and the splendid wildlife roaming the earth in this area. After his death, his wishes of preservation were upheld, and in the early 1990s, his grandson restored Singita Sabi Sands to its previous glory. Conservation efforts continue today at Sabi Sands Reserve with a keen support of the relocation initiative of the black rhino, one of the country's so-called Big Five game animals, along with the leopard, lion, Cape buffalo, and African elephant.
During the restoration of Sabi Sands Game Reserve, the first lodge, Ebony, was built in Singita. Guests of the Ebony Lodge will enjoy an all inclusive stay with accommodations, meals and drinks, safaris, guided walks, transfer services from the airstrip, and an on-site laundry service. Other lodges include the Castleton, featuring sporting activities as tennis, biking, archery, and swimming, Boulders Lodge, and Lebombo Lodge.
Campsites are another option for visitors of the park. Londolozi in Sabi Sands is a fine example of these campground locations, featuring the Tree Camp and the Pioneer Camp. MalaMala is known as the finest ecological camp in Africa and it offers superior game viewing and lush surroundings. From the luxurious Ebony Lodge to Londolozi in Sabi Sands, this park has the accommodations to suit your desires, whether you are interested in luxury accommodations during a honeymoon to South Africa or are simply interested in seeing the country's stunning wildlife.
Safaris at Sabi Sands Game Reserve are offered in a few different ways. A driven safari is often in an open vehicle, and what makes these drives so spectacular is that the wildlife on the Sabi Sands Reserve pays no mind to approaching vehicles, allowing for personal encounters with the animals and tremendous opportunities for photography of wild animals in action. Night drives are especially thrilling and full of anticipation for a chance to see the nocturnal activities of nature. In addition to a driven safari, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of a guided nature walk with an expert ranger. One particularly pleasant experience during a safari is the fireside dining in a traditional boma, which is an enclosed camp or village.
Whether you are looking for a bit of history, a luxury vacation in the midst of an untamed world, or a chance to catch a view of the Big Five, this park is an excellent opportunity for both. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the most incredible parks in South Africa, making it a top destination and a truly unforgettable experience for travelers.