10 reasons why you need to visit the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

10 April 2017
Part of the South Africa Safari Collection
Back to the Our Blog

Situated in the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa.

Stretching for over 650 square kilometres, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is an excellent Big Five safari destination — and is also home to over 300 bird species.

If you’re planning a South African safari, here are 10 reasons why you need to visit the Sabi Sands Game Reserve:

 

 

Sabi sand game reserve - SouthAfrica ���� #sabisand #sabisands #Southafrica #travel #elephantplains #safari #big5 #lion #canon #africa #wildlife #wild

A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sergi Pinto (@sergi.pinto) on

 

 

White rhinos are quite easy to approach and get close to as they are much more mellow than black rhinos. You can tell this is a white rhino from their lip shape, which is flat and square. They primarily eat grass and their flat lips acts act like a lawnmower and helps them grab onto the short grass. In an effort to help protect them from poachers, some places in Africa are cutting off their horns and some places are even lacing their horns with cyanide to make them worthless to poachers. It is so incredibly sad how rare these amazing creatures are now and their rarity is actually compounding the problem because the rarer they are, the more valuable their horns become. Ounce per ounce, rhino horns are worth more than gold on the black market. Asian countries like China and especially Vietnam still believe that rhino horns have medicinal qualities and with the rise of the uber rich in those countries, rhino horns are more in demand than ever. Science has proven that rhino horns are composed of keratin, the protein that makes up hair and fingernails but that hasn't stopped their desirability in traditional medicine and their status as the ultimate luxury item due to their rarity. So as the conservation ad campaign goes, lets chew our own hair and nails and save the rhinos.

A post shared by TuAnh Nguyen (@tuanhn) on

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zebra at Sabi Sands Game Reserve with @andbeyondtravel for Air France Madame #myriambabinphoto #FBF

A post shared by Myriam Babin Photography (@myriambabinphotography) on

 

 

Black and white beauty. #WildlifePhotography #Monochrome #Africa #SouthAfrica

A post shared by Gerry van der Walt (@gerryvanderwalt) on


Some related info

Travel tips | The next three months in South Africa

No other country in Africa, and few anywhere else in the world, offer a diversity of attractions to rival South Africa. South Africa is one of the continent’s finest Big Five destinations. The likes of the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve have all the amenities and attractions one would come to expect from world-class wildlife destinations. While adjoining private…

Tips for those wishing to visit Africa for the first time

There are many negative associations about venturing to Africa for the first time. People from Europe or North America usually opt for other less controversial destinations in Asia or their own continents. However, a lot of these perceptions are perpetuated by negative media coverage of certain war torn areas and there is also a grave misconception on the size of the continent which is,…

Lodge Review | Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge forms part of the world renowned private reserve of Sabi Sands in the south of Kruger National Park, which means first-class luxury, excellent wildlife experiences and sublime views over the Sabie River from a private balcony. If you’re looking for a luxury South Africa safari experience, you’ve come to the right place. Modelled on an old frontier-style feel,…

Who are the Eastern Bank male lions?

Kruger National Park is the largest park in South Africa. At 20 000 square kilometres, the park is dedicated to giving South Africa’s wildlife a save refuge from the pressures of urbanisation. The park is famous the world over, seeing 950 000 visitors a year; most of which are South Africans who consider the Kruger National Park to be their safari destination of choice. If you’re going…

African wanderings - Andre’s Malawi safari experience [Traveller story]

I had the pleasure of chatting to Andre Holland, who ventured on a 15-day Malawi safari in March 2015, coming to grips with the local culture, spending time on it's remote neighboring islands and exploring its wildlife-rich game reserves. Andre put together this awesome video of his exploits in the landlocked Southeastern African country, bordered by Zambia, Tanzania and…

Five great books to read to inspire you to travel Africa

The continent of Africa really has captured the imagination of explorers for centuries and in turn this has given the world a wealth of literature to devour on the subject. From extensive guide books to harrowing tales of tragedy, romance, fortune and misfortune. Africa really is a place of stark contrast and majestic beauty. Here are 5 books to inspire an African adventure.   Gorillas…

You Might Also Like

 | Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Combining the bush and the wildlife found in the famous Sabi Sand in the Kruger National Park with a tropical stay in one of the sublime lodges of Mozambique's Ponta Mamoli...

 | Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls ...

 | Blissful 4-day Kruger Safari

Blissful 4-day Kruger Safari

Experience luxury in the Kruger Park ...

 | Luxury Cape Town and Kruger Safari

Luxury Cape Town and Kruger Safari

Explore two of South Africa's most desirable locations in this whirlwind safari tour...