SAFARIS

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa.   It is largely owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation families who share a common vision with their ancestors.

Focus and foresight is on conservation.  The Sabi Sand Reserve is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa.  It was formed in 1934, and became a formal association in 1948 and is part of the largest conservation area in Southern Africa.

It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a number of endangered species, including:

  • Wild Dog: The most endangered species in Southern Africa. The Kruger National Park contains the only viable South African population of Wild Dogs.
  • Bats: They are the only flying mammals that are blind; 10 of the species are on the endangered list.
  • Honey BadgersBadgers can be useful in reducing the population of rats, scorpions, and dangerous snakes.
  • OxpeckersWith scissor-like movements, the Red-billed Oxpecker combs their host’s hair in search of ticks.
  • Ground HornbillThere are less than 1500 Ground Hornbills left in South Africa

The Lodges are involved in environmental management programs and studies. These include:

  • Alien plant control
  • Micro catchment management to combat erosion
  • Monitoring of wildlife and habitat densities
  • Anit-poaching units
  • Control of runaway fires

Morning Safari

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Exclusive morning drives in the famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a 65 000 hectare wildlife sanctuary which forms part of the great Kruger National Park, where we board an open 4×4 safari vehicle and head off into the bush within the concession, for game viewing.  During the game drive, the guides will stop in an area of safety where a hot beverage and sweet treat can be enjoyed whilst breathing in the early morning smells of the bush.  The morning drive option is followed by a hearty breakfast served out on the decks overlooking the Sand River. We depart from Hazyview at approximately 04h15 in summer months and approximately 04h30 in winter months and return to Hazyview at approximately 11h15

Rates include  return transfers from all Hazyview based accommodation venues within a 15km radius, to Shaws Gate, Sabi Sand, entry/conservation fees, welcome tea/coffee, game drive, and a hearty breakfast.

Should you have any special dietary requirements i.e. vegetarian, vegan etc. please advise us accordingly in order to ensure that the lodge caters for your dietary needs.

Sunset Safari

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Exclusive sunset/night drives in the famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a 65 000 hectare wildlife sanctuary which forms part of the great Kruger National Park, where we board an open 4×4 safari vehicle and head off into the bush within the concession, for game viewing.  As the light dims, we stop for sundowner drinks and snacks in the bush, then carry on under spotlight, searching for nocturnal animals.  Dinner in a boma set up around a camp fire, awaits you upon return to the Lodge.  We depart Hazyview at approximately 14h00 and return to Hazyview at approximately 22h00 (please note that Shaws Gate, Sabi Sand Reserve is approximately 1hr15min travel time from Hazyview)

Rates include  return transfers from all Hazyview based accommodation venues within a 15km radius, to Shaws Gate, Sabi Sand, entry/conservation fees, welcome tea/coffee, game drive, sundowner drinks and snacks and dinner.  Rates do not include beverages before and during dinner.  A CASH bar is available – please note that there are no credit card facilities available.

Should you have any special dietary requirements i.e. vegetarian, vegan etc. please advise us accordingly in order to ensure that the lodge caters for your dietary needs.