If you’re looking for that classic Kruger safari experience, with 4x4 game drives, excellent wildlife sightings, friendly service and nights out in the traditional boma, look no further than these Sabi Sand accommodation options.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of those places that attract big game and big money. It’s no secret that a South African safari can be an expensive feat, but it's not impossible to stay here, especially if you go to the right people.
We have built up a selection of classic Kruger safari lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve that will reward you with genuine value-for-money safari experiences without demolishing your holiday budget. You might not get a personal butler ready to pour you your next glass of bubbly, but at these lodges, the bar is always well stocked, and the beers are always cold.
At the end of the day, your highlight will be your encounters with the animals. By staying at these Sabi Sand safari lodge options, you will be rewarded with bush walks as well as morning and evening game drives with well-train tracker-guides who really make the effort to finding you the best sightings.
If you see something you like, get in touch and one of our Destination Specialists who will lovingly craft a tailormade Kruger safari experience, with exactly what you want.
Idube is a safari lodge is a must if you are keen on those big game sightings including the Big 5, then this is an ideal accommodation choice. Head out on open 4x4 or try the immersive guided walks. Idube Game Lodge
has experienced rangers and trackers that trained to offer you nothing but the best when it comes to wildlife sightings. This stunning lodge offers classic suites with private decks that will reward you with views over nature.
With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, Inyati Game Lodge
clearly benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found here. Set on the lush banks of the Sand River, you will witness an array of animals from merely sitting on the viewing deck. Head out of morning and evening game drives with experienced tracker guides who will provide insight on the bounty of animals that reside in the area.
This owner-run lodge, one of the best-priced safari destinations in the Sabi Sand Reserve, lies on the dry Manyeleti riverbed. There's a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere here, and nothing seems too much trouble for the staff. This is Big Five territory, but if you're lucky you'll see wild dogs, which are relatively rare in this region. For a preview of the attractions at Elephant Plains Game Lodge
, take a look at the Africam wildlife camera, provides a live stream of the animals visiting the watering hole.
The thick, comforting smell of thatch welcomes you to Arathusa Safari Lodge
. This is a classic South African safari at its best, but with the distinct advantage of its location in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve near to a very frequented waterhole. You won't believe your luck for discovering such a homely spot in the midst of a prime wildlife viewing reserve where the abundant wildlife from the Kruger roam across freely.
Umkumbe Safari Lodge
is the ideal destination if you desire an affordable safari in the heart of the Sabi Sand. It is family owned and operated adding to its warm and welcoming atmosphere. As you sit on the viewing deck during the day, you will be able to see elephants, hippos, buffalo and antelope grazing in the riverbed nearby. Expect morning and evening game drives for added wildlife viewing.
Set in a comfortable environment, Nkorho Bush Lodge
offers a true safari experience extraordinaire whereupon guests become one with nature. As your day draws to a close, feel the thrill of the nocturnal wildlife rule the night. Enjoy African inspired cuisine around an open fire in a traditional Leadwood Boma. Retire for the night in stylish yet homely en-suite thatched chalets that offer comfort with a difference.