Tour Features: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is an unspoilt part of Africa ecologically and geographically integrated with the adjacent Kruger National Park. It is situated within one of the oldest and largest proclaimed private reserves - the renowned Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
All lodges are unfenced and there are no fences between Sabi and other reserves, allowing wildlife to roam freely and giving guests the ultimate safari experience. Sabi Sabi lies 500 km east of Johannesburg, 800 km north east of Durban and 200 km west of Maputo in Mozambique. It lies on the same latitude as Sao Paulo and Brisbane and the same longitude as Cairo, Istanbul and St.Petersburg.
Huge viewing decks are the idea setting to relax while spotting game, bird watching or cooling off in the filtered pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food.
Day 1 10h30
Johannesburg - Sabi Bush Lodge or similar (Lunch & Dinner)
Depart from OR Tambo International Airport on Federal air at +- 10h30 for your flight to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. (flights times to be confirmed)
On arrival at Sabi Sands airstrip you are transferred by open land rovers to your lodge. This transfer alone is a game viewing experience, as you travel through the reserve. Luggage on these flights is restricted to 15 kg per person. Upon arrival you are greeted by name with a lemon scented towel and a smile. The very next thing to greet you will be the vast, untamed bush. After checking in at Sabi Bush lodge or similar enjoy lunch and relax before your afternoon game drive.
Famed for its vibrant atmosphere, Bush lodge looks across unspoiled open plains and a water hole, and is ideally situated to view the resident birds and animals, including the Big 5. This afternoon enjoy your first open vehicle game drive in search for The Big 5. Dinner is taken back at the lodge.
Sabi Bush Lodge or similar
Flight: Johannesburg to Sabi Sabi Air strip 1 - 1.5 hours. Road transfer to lodge - +- 30min in open safari vehicle
Sabi Bush Lodge or similar (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
This morning you will depart on an early morning game drive to hopefully encounter the Big 5. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast.
For the more energetic you can enjoy a bush walk with a ranger. Prior to departing the ranger will assess the guest's fitness and will structure the walk accordingly. The ranger will talk on a variety of subjects ranging from medicinal uses of plants to basic skills of tracking animals.
The rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the lodge facilities.
Relax around the pool or unwind at the health spa.
This afternoon board your open Land Rovers for another game viewing opportunity with sundowners taken deep in the bush before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Each of the spacious 25 air-conditioned thatched suites is beautifully appointed featuring exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The en-suite bathrooms feature al-fresco as well as glass-fronted indoor showers affording wonderful views of the bushveld.
Sabi Bush Lodge or similar
Sabi Bush Lodge - game viewing in open game drives
Sabi Bush Lodge to Johannesburg (Breakfast & Lunch)
Enjoy a final early morning game drive or bush walk followed by breakfast. There is time to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities before departing for Sabi Airstrip for your flight back to Johannesburg.
Depart Sabi Sands at ±12h00 and arrive at OR Tambo International Airport at ±14h30. Times to be confirmed when booking.
Road transfer to Sabi Sands Airstrip: ±30 min in open safari vehicle. Flight - Sabi to Johannesburg: (1 - 1.5 hrs)
Pre: KPF01 / Post: KPF02
Pre Tour: 03 - 05 September 2015 Post Tour: 11 - 13 September 2015
3 days / 2 nights
OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport
Open Landrovers to and from Sabi Sands airstrip and game drives.
ZAR 23 670.00 per person sharing ZAR 30 514.00 in a single room
Return flights Jnb / Sabi / Jnb, accommodation at Sabi Bush Lodge or similar, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day with complimentary sun downer cocktails and snacks, Tea, coffee and snacks, optional bush walks daily and selected local brand beverages.
Gratuities, personal beverage account, laundry, and items of a personal nature, telephone calls, Health spa treatments' and curio shop purchases.
Full board including tea, coffee and snacks
Sabi Sands Bush Lodge or similar.
Luxury five star Private Game Lodge Experience - Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger National Park. Malaria precautions are recommended - Please consult with your GP.
The duration of the stay can be increased but we recommend a minimum of 2 nights.