The beauty of a South African Safari Holiday is that there is something to suit every budget, but if you are looking for the perfect combination of wildlife, award-winning wines, freshly prepared local cuisines, and luxurious accommodations built in harmony with the South African bush, Sabi Sands is the perfect place for your next safari adventure.
A private game reserve bordering South Africa’s flagship safari park – Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands is not available to independent day visitors, and to guarantee exclusivity, there are no refreshment or camping sites, no self-drive tours, and no self-catering facilities. Only those who pay to stay inside this magnificent park get to experience the magical wildlife, the beautifully appointed accommodations, and spectacular sunsets – making it one of the most luxurious locations in the world for a safari holiday.
There is something very special about sleeping on freshly laundered Egyptian cotton sheets in the middle of the South African bush, and while it may seem indulgent, the luxury lodges found within Sabi Sands all support responsible and sustainable tourism, and do their very best to preserve the natural environment.
During our safari at Sabi Sands, we were lucky enough to stay at Chitwa Chitwa, a magnificent property with just six luxury chalets, each with its own sun deck, a private plunge pool, and elegant furnishings. There is also Chitwa House, an exclusive 2-bedroom retreat for those who are looking for greater privacy and exclusive hospitality.
One of the few child-friendly safari lodges in Sabi Sands, Chitwa Chitwa caters for the whole family, and the food and beverage options are designed to cater for the most dedicated connoisseurs.
Of course, the whole idea of going on safari is to see wild animals in their natural habitat, and Sabi Sands certainly has an abundance of those! South Africa’s Big 5 are all present, along with many other species, and it is the only place in the world where you are virtually guaranteed a Leopard sighting… or ten!
Luxury does come at a price, but if a South African Safari is your “holiday of a lifetime”, treat yourself to the very best, and enjoy the ultimate luxury of Sabi Sands.