Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve: Plan Your Stay

Located in Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

How to Get There

By Air:

  • Daily scheduled charters from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport directly to the Sabi Sabi airstrip.
  • Daily scheduled flights on SA Airlink from O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International to Skukuza Airport.
  • Daily scheduled flights on SA Airlink from Johannesburg, Durban, or Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit), with a short air hop to the Sabi Sabi airstrip.
  • Private air charters available on request.
  • Helicopter transfers available on request.

The transfer between the Sabi Sabi airstrip and each of the four lodges is complimentary.

By Car:

  • 500 km from Johannesburg, an easy five-hour scenic drive on national roads.
  • Sabi Sabi is a two-hour scenic drive from Nelspruit. Road transfers can be arranged by Sabi Sabi from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
  • Transfers can be arranged from Skukuza Airport to / from Sabi Sabi at an additional charge.

What to Expect

Please note that Sabi Sabi is situated within a malarial area. It is recommended that guests consult their physician or travel clinic regarding the latest, easily administered malaria prophylaxis.

Weather and Seasons

Excellent game viewing opportunities abound in each season. Spring and summer are the rainy seasons in this part of South Africa when the bush is green, lush, and thick. This is also the time of year where there are many newborn animals. Temperatures range from 68 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring (September to November) and 72 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer (December to February). Autumn and winter are the driest months, when the vegetation is less dense and animals frequent the waterholes more often. Temperatures range from 66 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit in autumn (March to May) and 54 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit in winter (June to August).

What to Bring

The lodge provides ponchos and mosquito repellent, and safari clothing and equipment is available for purchase in the lodge's boutique. Dress is casual and neutral colors are recommended for wildlife viewing.

  • Windbreaker or warm jacket for winter and night safaris
  • Clothing that layers
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimsuit, as the lodge has a cool filtered pool
  • Binoculars, camera, video camera
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen

Traveling with Family

Children of all ages are welcome at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Children three years and younger stay free of charge, while children ages 3-12 pay the child rate. However, due to the nature of the Sabi Sabi experience, restrictions apply and child participation on safaris is subject to the discretion of the General Manager and rangers.

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