Sabi Family Adventure | Classic Family Self Drive Safari Package

This Classic Family Self Drive Safari Package offers value for money in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve with warm, personalised service and great game viewing.

The Classic Family Self Drive Safari Package Experience

Start a family tradition and spend quality time together as a family taking part in the exciting activities. The kids will love the daily game drives in open land rovers with regular sightings of the Big Five and the abundance of general game viewing. Situated on the dry Manyaleti riverbed overlooking a permanent waterhole, this family owned and affordable lodge offers excellent value for money.

Two daily game drives with experienced guides and local Shangaan trackers as well as a daily bush walk make for an outstanding safari experience. Back at the lodge children can enjoy the games room or swim in the crystal blue swimming pools, while Mom indulges is a luxury spa treatment overlooking the waterhole.

Meals are wholesome and freshly prepared, nothing rounds off the day better than a delicious dinner in the open boma followed by star gazing with the expertise of your trained guide to point out all the African night sky has on display.

Safari Highlights

  • Varied room types at affordable rates
  • On the banks of the Manyeleti River
  • Wholesome food and activities to suit all ages
  • Health and wellness facilities plus spa
  • Big Five game drives and bush walks

Day 1: Self drive to Sabi Sands Private Game ReserveView Lodge

Swimming pool at Elephant Plains Game Lodge.Your Sabi Sands safari lodge is a comfortable 6 and a half hour drive from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. The lodge is ideally located in the heart of Mpumalanga with easy access from the Kruger National Park, Nelspruit or Hoedspruit. The drive to the lodge is well signposted and roads are traversable in a normal sedan vehicle.The Hoedspruit airport is closest to the lodge and a 90km drive will take an hour and a half. Your two nights and three days safari will create memories that last forever. Once you have settled into the lodge spend time at the pool or relax in the attractive lounge and bar area before enjoying some fresh bakes to energise you for the afternoon game drive. Game viewing activity: Afternoon game drive

Day 2: Safari Lodge in Sabi SandsView Lodge

The family will be up early and ready to take part in the morning game drive, on return to the lodge the hearty breakfast will stand you in good stead for the hour long bush walk after breakfast. The educational bush walk with your tracker gives an insight into all the little plants and animals that are overlooked on the drives.The rest of your day is at leisure - recline on you deck chair and enjoy the silence of the bush while the children enjoy the family-friendly facilities such as the TV room and well equipped games room. The pool, with its expansive view of the bush, is the best spot to cool off and enjoy game sightings while spending time together as a family. Your family will relish the shared fun and adventure. Game viewing activity: Morning and Afternoon game drives. Optional bush walk.

Day 3: Depart self drive

Guided game drive at Elephant Plains Game Lodge.This is the last day of your luxury South African Safari in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. After a morning game drive and breakfast you will depart to enjoy the rest of your trip in South Africa. Game viewing activity: Morning game drive.

Rates & Prices


  • Accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Two game drives daily in open land rovers
  • Daily Bush Walk
  • Car rental for 3 days with unlimited mileage and super cover insurance
  • VAT

Not Included

  • All beverages
  • Sabi Sand gate entrance fee R160 per vehicle and conservancy fee R40 per person

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  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
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