Spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River can be admired from each of the 18 guest Suites. Rolling lawns carve out a niche in a wild and tumbling wilderness that hosts memorable game viewing in one of the most renowned Big Five wildlife regions in the world. Spacious sitting, dining and bar areas steeped in the colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury contain mementoes of a time long past, while the untamed wilderness outside whispers a promise of adventures not to be forgotten. A sparkling swimming pool boasts a magnificent view over the valley of the Sand River.
Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
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Guests can view Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles accompanied by expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Game drives traverse an area of 6,300 hectares and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensures exclusivity.
The entire Big Five is well represented in Sabi Sand and other rare animals, such as the cheetah and hyena are often sighted.
Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen, as can giraffe and warthog. However, it is the leopard that is the real star of the show at Sabi Sand, with the area well known for some of the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats, is often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives. A number of lion prides have territories in the Sabi Sand area and are regularly spotted on game drives. Although not as common as the leopard or lion, the cheetah is also occasionally seen at Sabi Sand.
Other wildlife includes spotted hyena, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and hippo.