A Luxury Holiday to Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sands Private Reserve on the edges of the Kruger National Park has become renowned as one of the most prestigious in South Africa. But the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the abundant wildlife of the area in astounding close-up doesn’t have to end with your safari. If your dream is of cocktails on the deck watching the sun set over the African bush, followed by a world class dinner by candlelight, luxury holidays in South Africa to Sabi Sands will allow you to indulge your fantasy and create some magical memories.
Around the Sabi Sands Reserve, there are many private lodges offering every conceivable facility for the guest looking for a luxury holiday. South Africa’s abundant wildlife roams freely between Kruger and Sabi Sands, so you can spend the day exploring the area in an open topped vehicle “big five” spotting, then return to your lodge for sundowners and a spa.
Just because you’re in the African bush doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality, and you will find the lodges comparable to the world’s best private hotels, and ten times more picturesque. In South Africa, travel – although exhilarating – can sometimes be tiring, and the opportunity to experience a luxury holiday to South Africa is a truly special gift.
The private game reserve of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, UluSaba is a rare and precious gem. Located in the western sector of Sabi Sands it lays claim to being one of the top five game reserves in South Africa. Many of the rich and famous enjoy their luxury holidays to South Africa at Sabi Sands, and it is easy to see why. Guests can hire out private rooms, or if they really want privacy the entire lodge can be booked.
The name UluSaba means “Place of little fear”, and the serenity of the reserve lives up to the name. Guests can relax on private viewing decks overlooking the African bush against a stunning backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains. Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars as the sights and sounds of the nocturnal wildlife echo all around you. The private tree houses are linked by charming swing bridges and the facilities include everything from a swimming pool, gym and tennis courts; to an extensive wine cellar and spa treatment centre.
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp
Nestled into the banks of the Msuthu River is this wonderfully luxurious five star lodge. The intimate feeling of the lodge is enhanced by its secluded location and it is an incredibly romantic spot for couples on their luxury holidays to South Africa. There are only six suites, all of which overlook the river with wonderful views of the bush. There is a feeling of secrecy at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, and the private viewing decks allow a unique insight into the habits of the abundant wildlife. The suites are decorated in contemporary African design complete with draped nets and thatched roofs. The lodge is the perfect destination for guests who enjoy their privacy as much as their luxury.
Built close to the Sand River, Leopard Hills is a hilltop sanctuary in a 10,000 hectare game reserve. It is extremely private with only eight suites, and it lives up to its name with regular sightings of the “big five” and in particular the Leopard for which Sabi Sands is famous. The ultimate in luxury holidays to South Africa, Leopard hills has private heated rock plunge pools; luxurious glass-fronted suites complete with stunning Victorian baths; and private spa treatments to pamper you to the extreme.
You can enjoy cocktails and dinner on the decks overlooking the lodge’s natural waterhole and from the moment you arrive to Leopard Hills – and every moment after – you will be entranced by this magical escape.