Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

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4 Jameson Avenue, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
Member Number: 204966 Tel: +27 11 447 7172

For 40 years, Sabi Sabi has evolved, protected and respected the wilderness in its care, and emerged to become the award winning icon it is today – a wildlife oasis in the heart of the African bushveld offering incomparable luxury at each of its four, 5-star lodges.

Situated in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, a recognised hotspot of biodiversity within the greater Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi is blessed with an astonishing variety of habitat and wildlife. Here one will experience Africa’s ever-changing landscapes; from the clear light of dawn and the pastel haze of late afternoon, to the fiery sunsets and sudden onset of night. Against this backdrop, the abundant animals and extraordinary variety of birds exist in this unfenced natural environment, as they have done for centuries.

Exciting morning and evening open vehicle safaris, as well as environmental awareness walking safaris, are led by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers.

Within this untamed setting, Sabi Sabi has created its luxurious lodges in the styles and atmospheres of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A tribute to the pioneers of the grand steam train era of the late 1800’s, the historically themed Selati Camp is the Sabi Sabi of Yesterday. Selati’s 7 beautifully appointed suites, including the Ivory Presidential Suite, are filled with authentic antiques, vintage décor and railway memorabilia - offering intimacy and romance with a dash of nostalgic opulence.

The Today experience is found at Bush Lodge, with its contemporary safari style being a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and décor garnered from all corners of the African continent. Accommodating only 25 couples, the lodge has earned a reputation of warmth, service excellence and personalised attention.

Little Bush Camp is a celebration of Today and Tomorrow, and exudes consummate African hospitality. The lodge is intimate – just 6 ultra-luxury suites, epitomising “African Adornment” and imbued with décor from our diverse continent, making this unique lodge an ideal retreat for small groups seeking an idyllic hideaway.

Earth Lodge, the Sabi Sabi of Tomorrow, is a celebration of ecological responsibility. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, the lodge merges so well into the surrounding bushveld that it is virtually invisible. From the unexpected arrival via a concealed pathway to the dramatic entrance, a vast foyer with a huge sweep of semicircular ceiling framed by waterfalls gently tumbling from the roof into a central rock pool - to the perfect proportions and gracefully curved walls with textures and hues borrowed from nature – everything here is designed to instill a sense of peace. Each of the 13 suites, including the famous Amber Suite, are gloriously luxurious. Earth Lodge continuously meets and exceeds the highest international standards of architectural design, innovative décor and superb facilities.

While maintaining a deep respect and bond with the wilderness, Sabi Sabi continues to be voted one of world’s premier safari destinations.

Where we operate

  • South Africa

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Read about the details of Sabi Sabi's dedication to community empowerment and our conservation philosophy on our website


02 December 2020

Sabi Sabi - PCR Tests Available On Site

South African borders have re-opened for travel, subject to negative a PCR test. We are confident that this is a step in the right direction and that Sabi Sabi will soon welcome international guests to experience South Africa again.

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07 April 2020

Keeping kids entertained - Introducing Sabi Sabi's 'Elefun Escapes in the Wild'

Tired of yet another post on how to keep your kids entertained during global lockdown... Why not escape to the bush as a family and share in the knowledge and experience of our skilled Guides at Sabi Sabi.

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13 September 2019

Earth Lodge Unveils New Look Luxury Suites

After its initial unveiling in 2001, we are delighted to present the newly refurbished luxury suites at Earth Lodge. The vision from the design team was to seamlessly blend the architectural masterpiece into the surrounding environment by the use of skilfully selected materials and textures which are in total harmony with nature.

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08 April 2019

Press Release - Rack Rates 2019-2020

We take great pleasure in extending our 2019 rates into 2020 – expiring 29th February 2020. We have noticed an increase in demand for longer lead time bookings as well as the need for rates to be valid from one calendar year into the next.  We have taken your feedback on board and will be setting a new rate validity season starting 01st March running through to the end of February the next year. Therefore, our current rates will be extended and our new rates for 2020 will start 01st March and run through into the first two months of 2021.

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21 November 2018

Sabi Sabi Invests In A World Of Possibility

As a founding partner, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve opened the Lillydale Digital Learning Campus (LDLC) on Tuesday 13 November, in conjunction with Good Work Foundation (GWF), situated in Lillydale – one of Sabi Sabi’s neighbouring community areas. GWF is a registered NGO that has been working with education in Africa since 2003. The LDLC is a platform for learners in rural spaces to navigate the digital marketplace.

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03 September 2018

An African Lovestory Unfolds At Selati Camp

Selati Camp has always been an impossibly romantic retreat and with the recent revamp of the ultra-luxury suites, and now with a new viewing deck, restyled “outdoor lounge and veranda” and remodelled reception and boutique area, the lodge is at its full beautiful glory.

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17 April 2018

Selati Camp - Captured in Time

The history of the Sabi Sand Reserve (known as the Sabi Sand Wildtuin) is a long and interesting one. Collectively established in 1948 by a group of visionary conservationists, they realised that a unique opportunity existed to preserve and protect some of South Africa’s natural resources for future generations.

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16 March 2018

Glimpse into the unparalleled luxury and intimacy in the new Little Bush Camp video

Little Bush Camp – perfect, quiet, secluded.  The smallest lodge in the Sabi Sabi collection, this gem is an idyllic hideaway with just 6 luxury suites and embodies the various cultures of the African continent.  Nature is seamlessly integrated into the décor and design, with the illusion of the outdoors being part of the indoors.  Each suite features an exclusive private deck and allows you the option of soaking in the soothing waters of your jacuzzi or lazing on th…

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22 February 2018

Welcome Home - Journey through the new Bush Lodge video

Arriving at Bush Lodge is akin to being welcomed into a luxurious, contemporary home in the heart of the African bushveld. An amalgamation of warm hospitality and an eclectic sense of style brings about a breath-taking expedition through one of the world’s premier safari destinations, for visitors from far and wide.

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18 October 2017

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp reveals its 7 exquisitely refurbished suites

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve’s Selati Camp, in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Reserve, has unveiled a new look, with the refurbishment of its exquisite seven suites - the epitome of vintage style and effortless elegance, capturing the ‘Yesterday’ of Africa. A celebration of the 19th century grand steam train era, the intimate lodge has been long-admired for its authentic style. Each suite has been lovingly refreshed whilst retaining all the charm with luxurious touches.

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06 April 2017

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve Lodges Extends the World-Class Status of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge has been a proud member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, since its inception in January 2015. We are extremely pleased to announce that the entire collection of Sabi Sabi's Lodges has now joined this prestigious brand.   For more information, please visit the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Website   Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve UK & Ireland Trade enquiries: Reservations: +27 11 447 7172 w…

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31 March 2017

Sabi Sabi Guest Conservation Contribution Update

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve implemented the Guest Conservation Contribution (GCC) on the 1st March 2016, collecting this voluntary donation on behalf of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin (SSW).  Please note that as at  1st March 2017 an updated GCC fee is applicable, which is a compulsory fee, restricted to a maximum payment per guest of 3 days.  The new fee is valid for incremental business, for travel from the 1st March 2017.  Any reservations confirmed prior to this date will n…

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