Sabi Sands

Did you know?

The Sabi Sands is considered one of the best places in Africa to view the Big 5 and is famous for frequent leopard sightings.

Situated in the Northeastern corner of South Africa and sharing an unfenced border with the world famous Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area and one of the most sought after safari destinations on the African continent.

This pristine wilderness area boasts some of the best game viewing on earth and is home to 500 different species of birds and almost 150 different mammal species. This 65,000 hectare reserve is also home to a number of South Africa’s premier private luxury safari lodges, many of which are recognised internationally as among some of the best in the world.

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A number of lodges in the Sabi Sands boast an impressive variety of some of South Africa’s top locally produced wines, cheeses and spirits and offer excellent tasting and pairing experiences.

Our Preferred Partner Lodges

Lion Sands River Lodge

Tripadvisor Traveler rating:
5 stars
(1043 reviews)
From:
USD 1 207 per person per night

The lodge recently reopened after an extensive renovation, introducing a new sense of brightness and space. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where the deck’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river. Whether you enjoy your time together socially or quietly, the running theme here is simple and natural luxury living.

 

Facilities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Treehouse
  • Daycare service
  • Private vehicle & guide (additional cost)
  • Photography studio

 

Activities Offered

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Outdoor dining

Cheetah Plains

Tripadvisor Traveler rating:
5 stars
(14 reviews)
From:
USD 8 667 per night (for 4 adults)

Home of the definitive private, sustainable safari in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, Cheetah Plains’ multiple award-winning exclusive-use villas epitomize the ultimate luxury safari experience.

Each exquisitely appointed Plains House villa accommodates up to eight guests and boasts a formal lounge, living and dining room areas, expansive swimming pool deck, entertainment lounge, wine gallery, curated art collection, chef’s kitchen and four sumptuous Private Guest Suites.

A complete hospitality team consisting of an intuitive, accomplished host, private chef, spa therapist as well as best-in-class field guide and tracker team are dedicated to your Plains House villa for the duration of your stay. Together, this talented group of professionals deliver a luxury safari experience of the highest standard, tailored to your individual preferences.

 

Facilities:

  • Private bush villas
  • Private vehicle & guide
  • Private pools
  • Gym
  • Wine cellar
  • Daycare service

 

Activities Offered:

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • Tasing & paring experiences
  • Spa treatments
  • Fine dining
  • Outdoor dining
  • Village visits

MalaMala Camp

Tripadvisor Traveler rating:
5 stars
(442 reviews)
From:
USD 1 067 per person per night

MalaMala Camp is a haven of understated luxury combining warm comfort and superb service with unrivalled views of the Sand River and surrounding bushveld. It is truly a place of legends where rare photographs, old maps and extraordinary mementos rub shoulders with the works of renowned contemporary wildlife artists.The camp is an unfenced oasis in the middle of the bush.

 

Facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Boutique shop
  • Daycare service (extra charge)

 

Activities Offered:

  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Outdoor dining

Londolozi Founders Camp

Tripadvisor Traveler rating:
5 stars
(188 reviews)
From:
USD 1 463 per person per night
The lodge recently reopened after an extensive renovation, introducing a new sense of brightness and space. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where the deck’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river. Whether you enjoy your time together socially or quietly, the running theme here is simple and natural luxury living.

Facilities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Treehouse
  • Daycare service
  • Private vehicle & guide
  • Photography studio

 

Activities Offered:

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Outdoor dining

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Tripadvisor Traveler rating:
5 stars
(406 reviews)
From:
USD 1 467 per person per night

Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.

Facilities:

  • Private plunge pools
  • Wine cellar
  • Gym
  • Boutique shop
  • Spa

Activities Offered:

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Photographic safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Outdoor dining
  • Tasting & pairing experiences

Why Travel With Ranger Buck Safaris?

Africa is our home, the bush is our game and we are the best at what we do. Our experienced team of African travel specialists offer a professional, private and personal service and can be trusted to arrange every aspect of your trip so that you can travel to Africa with confidence knowing that you are in the best hands.

We will be with you and guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you are constantly cared and catered for, hosted by the very best safari lodges that Africa has to offer and introduced to Africa’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring travel destinations.

This is our promise to you.

10

Once In A Lifetime Safari Getaway

5/5
“I used Ranger Buck Safaris for a once in a lifetime safari getaway in the Northern parts of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. It was spectacular. Lindsay was really helpful, meticulous and very professional in all our dealings. She sent us documents way beforehand, directions, etc. She also booked us flights through FedAir which was a delight!”

- Bongani T

9

Top Notch Experience

5/5
“Top notch experience from knowledgeable guy. Ranger Buck Safaris made our trip such a memorable experience. Can’t wait to be back in the bush with him and his team.”

- Clinton C

8

Professional With A Personal Touch

5/5
“Our decision to travel to Dulini River Lodge turned out to be the correct decision and largely due to the excellent marketing by Archie and the Team. Lindsay was every proficient in ensuring all arrangements were in order. The service by Ranger Buck Safaris was professional and with a personal touch. We highly recommend Ranger Buck Safaris as well as Dulini River Lodge.”

- Stuart & Bernice

7

Unbelievable Experience! Highly Recommended!

5/5
“Ebony Lodge was incredible and Singita in general was off the charts!! Unbelievable experience! Highly recommended!! Amazing staff, rangers and trackers. Thanks again for everything!”

- Chris D

6

Can Highly Recommend Their Service

5/5
“We have used Ranger Buck Safaris 3 times now and can highly recommend their services. We have been very fortunate to experience 3 wonderful trips. The directions are always accurate and we know exactly what to expect. Ranger Buck Safaris gave us detailed and accurate information on teh resorts we visited and it was clear that they had done their homework. We were referred to 5 star resorts which met our every expectation.”

- Crag & Rika McD

5

Once In A Lifetime Experience

5/5
“We have been fortunate to experience a MTB ride in the Kruger, which was absolutely exceptional. From accommodation, organisation, guiding, food, evening boma social, to the once in a lifetime experience to ride your MTB in the bush, and experience up close and personal encounters with the wildlife. Truly worth adding to your bucket list.”

- Jackie A

4

Would Not Hesitate To Contact You Again

5/5
“It was a great experience, we had an awesome time. Thanks for all the arrangements. Would not hesitate to contact you again.”

- Zaander dS

3

The Perfect Weekend

5/5
“We had the most wonderful time at Dulini River Lodge, thanks to Lindsay from Ranger Buck Safaris for all your patience with me and for being so helpful to arrange the perfect weekend. I would never book through anyone else! I would recommend you guys to anyone planning a weekend getaway.”

- Morne S

2

Amongst The Best We Have Ever Experienced

5/5
“We had a most interesting and informative time at Lion Sands River Lodge. It really is a lovely “modern” lodge – the architecture combines a little of the usual “bush” lodge but the real focus is on clean lines and letting in as much light and views as possible. The staff were excellent, and the rangers simply superb – amongst the best we have ever experienced. Thank you very much for arranging this trip for us – we will be sure to recommend you to others!”

- Andrew

1

Absolutely Everything Was Just Mind Blowing

5/5
“That was unbelievable. Absolutely every aspect of the trip was unreal. Moses, our guide, was incredible. Everything, absolutely everything was just mind blowing. I was so taken aback. The gorillas were obviously the number one priority but I was just so impressed with Rwanda, the people, just everything, everything was brilliant, thank you so much.”

- Jono B