Sabi Sands Holidays - Kruger National Park & Lowveld, Mpumalanga
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For an unparalleled safari experience like nowhere else on Earth, come to Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands - a vast 65,000 hectare privately owned safari game reserve adjacent to the Kruger Park. For a stretch of 50km, the boundary between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands is unfenced, allowing the wildlife to wander from one reserve to the other, making this Mpumalanga Lowveld area the most highly habituated in Africa.
Flowing through Sabi Sands is the Sand River, as well as the Sabi River, and because of this rich water source, Sabi Sands is considered the most pristine, bio-diverse South African Game Reserve, with an abundance of animals and birdlife, guaranteeing wildlife enthusiasts and photographers the ultimate Kruger Park, Sabi Sands safari adventure.
Lying adjacent to Sabi Sands, the Kruger National Park is considered the crown jewel of South African National Parks - a wildlife sanctuary like no other, covering nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretches for 352 kilometres from north to south along the Mozambique border.
Most of the Kruger Park is situated in the Lowveld, the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees, and it's in this open woodland interspersed with long grass in which you'll find the safari Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino, and the birding Big Six. Explore the Kruger Park as a self-drive or on a guided tour, which will take you to picnic sites, waterholes and hides. Other exciting options near Sabi Sabi include Kruger Park walking safaris, Kruger Park mountain bike trails and Kruger National Park 4x4 trails.
What to do on your Sabi Sands safari adventure:
Night time game viewing: When the sun sets, the Kruger bush comes alive with nocturnal animals that come out from their lairs to hunt or head down to the water hole to drink.
Photographic safari: For those with a passion for photography, your Sabi Sands guide is prepared to wait patiently while you capture the perfect photo.
Search for the Sabi Sands 'Secret 7': Not as easy to find as the Big 5, see if you can find the 'Secret 7' - serval, African wild cat, aardvark, pangolin, large-spotted genet, civet, and the porcupine.
Fish the Sands River: With over 37 different types of fish in the Sand River, you are almost guaranteed to get lucky.
Dining under the stars: Relish the crisp cool evening around the boma fire, then dine under the stars in the heart of the Kruger bush.
Visit other towns near Kruger Park, Sabi Sands:
Venture 15.4km south from Sabi Sands to Skukuza, the capital of the Kruger Park.
Hazyview - 52.2 km via R536 from Sabi Sands
Malelane - 84km via Malelane - Skukuza Rd/H3 from Sabi Sands
White River - 97.1km via R536 and R40 from Sabi Sands
Komatiepoort - 109km via Skukuza - Lower Sabie Rd/H4-1 and H4-2 from Sabi Sands
Marloth Park - 117km via Malelane - Skukuza Rd/H3 from Sabi Sands
When to visit Sabi Sands:
High Summer - December to March can be extremely hot, so guests are advised to visit Sabi Sands during early spring and summer - August to November, when game viewing includes baby animals.
What to wear on your Sabi Sands safari:
When game viewing, leave your bright colors packed, and rather wear muted shades. Don't forget the hat and sunscreen, and warm clothes during winter for those chilly nights.
Review - Kruger Park Accommodation at Rhino Post Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park - Sabi Sands
This is our first visit / accommodation at Kruger National Park, and on our safari adventure we stayed at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, a catered bush lodge in Kruger National Park - Sabi Sands in the province of Mpumalanga.
It was much more than we ever imagined! Our Rhino Post Safari Lodge Kruger Park accommodation suite was the ultimate luxury, set on stilts right on the Mutlumuvi River, our suite opened up onto a private wooden deck, from where we could view the riverbed and the Kruger Park wildlife that come and go. We even had our own outdoor shower protected by reed poles.
We were treated to "interesting" meals under the Tamboti trees, and evening Kruger Park game drives, supervised by qualified guides who shared their wealth of bush knowledge, and guided us to where we saw the big five for the very first time. It was certainly an unforgettable Kruger Park experience.
There are many wonderful options for accommodation in Kruger National Park, and next year we plan to bring the family and stay in Kruger National Park Self Catering accommodation, where we can have our own campfire braais (not to say that the Kruger Park Guest Houses are any problem).
Thank you Where to Stay for making it so easy to find the Kruger National Park Rhino Post Safari Lodge, and for making our first African Kruger Park safari so memorable
Ingrid and Walter