Spanning some 65,00 hectares, Sabi Sands is an expansive private game reserve with a stellar reputation. It borders the southwestern part of Kruger National Park, which is one of the continent’s largest game reserves. Since its 31-mile border with the park is completely unfenced, wildlife can move freely between the two areas. As such, it is part of a vast Greater Kruger ecosystem offering a genuine sense of wilderness and a superior wildlife experience to anything else on offer in South Africa.
Sabi Sands has a reputation for being one of the best places to spot leopard. It features the big five and many other species, such as hyenas, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs, can be spotted throughout. Given its reputation the camps and lodges here often book out well in advance, but fear not, the less fashionable neigbouring Timbavati Reserve is easily its equal in terms of the wildlife experience.
Climate:There are two main seasons: the dry season, which runs from May to September; and the wet season, which runs from October to April. During the dry season, temperatures are quite cool and there’s little-to-no rainfall, with minimal humidity. As for the wet season, temperatures can get quite high, as can the humidity; rainfall can be frequent, though most of the time, rain only falls in the afternoon.