A western extension of the wildlife-rich southern Kruger, the cluster of private reserves known collectively as Sabi Sand are renowned for their stylish lodges and peerless game viewing.
Comprising around 20 small but contiguous private reserves, the Sabi Sand area is arguably the most exclusive Big Five game-viewing location in Africa. The area is renowned for the frequency and quality of its leopard sightings, but it is also superb when it comes to close-up encounters with lions, cheetahs, white rhinos, elephants and most other large ungulates common in Kruger.
A feature of the reserves is the superb night drives, which often yield sightings of nocturnal oddities such as bushbabies, genets, civets and (occasionally) the bizarre aardvark. Off-road driving is also permitted, selectively.