WHY VISIT THE SABI SAND

Outstanding wildlife including the “Big Five”

Excellent Leopard sightings – the best in Africa

Spoilt for choice of superb lodgings

Unfenced with the Kruger National Park

Sensitive off-roading for up close encounters

Private reserve means night drives and walking safaris are possible

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Top Birds of the Sabi Sand

  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Southern Ground Hornbill
  • Bateleur Eagle
  • African Fish Eagle
  • White-fronted Bee-eater
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • African Finfoot
  • Martial Eagle
  • Paradise Flycatcher
  • Secretary Bird
  • Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

Top Mammals of the Sabi Sand

  • Leopard
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Black and White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyaena
  • Giraffe
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Hippopotamus
  • Wild Dog
  • Cheetah
  • Plains Zebra

FEATURED LODGES AND CAMPS OF THE SABI SAND

When to visit the Sabi Sand

Fantastic for birds and botany, the bush is green and lush and afternoon thunderstorms can be sensational, the resultant light after a storm is sublime – excellent for photography. It can be hot and humid. Rainfall is mainly limited to late afternoon thunder showers and should not detract much from game viewing, rain can however result in less off-road driving.

March and April are two of the best months to be on safari in South Africa, the weather is generally mild and dry, the vegetation takes on those typical autumn colors of red, yellow and brown and if the right lodge is chosen, a good guide should be able to produce sensational wildlife!

The lack of water results in wildlife frequently being seen drinking at various waterholes, the vegetation also gets a lot more sparse making it easier to see wildlife, as a result of this, this is the best time to see mammals. It can be chilly in the early morning but it is usually clear, warm and sunny by mid-morning. This time of year is the most difficult to get availability at the top lodges so please be sure to contact us well in advance.

A beautiful time to be on safari as it is generally at is driest making mammals easy to spot; birds are also more easily seen as many are calling in preparation for the breeding season. From a weather point of view, days are generally mild throughout and it is generally still dry.

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