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Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

A favourite spot for leopards and other Big 5 members adjacent to Kruger National Park

A place of stunning biodiversity with both the Sabi and Sands Rivers running through the area, this 65.000 ha private reserve has a legacy of successful conservation. Besides having a 50 km unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park, it is also a hotspot for large herds of animals. Visitors can spot over 300 bird species in addition to the Big 5, with remarkable sightings of the elusive leopard. Establishing their exclusivity, one can only enter the grounds with a booking at one of the private lodges, but as intended, this also allows the reserve to limit the impact they have on the environment.

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At Sabi Sands, the winter season is best for wildlife viewing, although you can still look forward to lots of sunny days during this time. This is because the animals congregate around the waterholes and rivers during the dry season from May to October, making them easier to spot. Contrastingly, summer rains, taking place from November to March, result in flowing rivers and lush landscapes swarming with birdlife. During this time, there are plenty of newborn animals and prey and predator interaction to observe. Note that the summer period also holds the highest malaria risk.

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