Sabi Sand

The Game Reserve is said to be one of the best places in the world to spot leopards and is well known for its abundance of leopards. Photo courtesy of rikrak

Along the Kruger National Park’s western border, in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, lie a number of exclusive private reserves and luxury lodges. Frequented by the world's rich and famous, Sabi Sand offers some of the best close-up game viewing on Earth.

There no fences between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park, allowing unrestricted freedom of movement for animals and truly spectacular natural environment.

Top attractions

  • Numerous award winning, world class luxury game lodges.
  • The Sabi Sand reserve is well known for its abundance of leopard.
  • The old track bed of the Selati Railway Line can still be seen in the southern part of the Sabi Sand.  This stretch of line from Skukuza to the Selati Gold Fields at Zoekmekaar was completed in 1915, construction having been delayed due to the South African War (1899-1902).  The Skukuza to Komatipoort section was completed in 1894. The line was closed in the 1960's after a new line was built outside the Kruger National Park.


In 1961, due to the threat of foot and mouth disease and the continued hunting on adjacent private land, fences were erected between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.  The fence was removed in the 1990's.

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