Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park
Apartment, Entire place - Sabiepark, South Africa
Unique wildlife experience. Only the Sabie River divides you from the Kruger National Park. Rondavels with on suite bathrooms and separate kitchen and dining room.
SABIEPARK is an exclusive 348ha proclaimed private nature reserve nestled against the Kruger National Park, on the banks of the beautiful Sabie River in the Mpumalanga Lowveld.
The park is uniquely situated in the heart of South Africa's prime game area. It has as it's direct neighbours the world famous Kruger National Park and the Sabie Sand Game Reserve, of which it originally formed the southern tip. The construction of the road to the Kruger Gate changed the scene. The farms in Sabi Sand provided important principles and a working model for the establishment of the new park.
It's position right next to the Kruger Gate allows members with a SAN Park's Wild Card the opportunity to pop in and out of the Kruger Park at will, even if just for a half-hour sunset drive.
Access is strictly controlled and limited to members and their bona fide guests to ensure complete privacy, security and exclusivity.
An impressive total of 16 common large mammal species and at least 2 small mammal species occur here, including leopard, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck and giraffe. The park is also occasionally visited by eight other mammal species, including lion, elephant, buffalo and wild dog.
The bird checklist has grown to about 300 species. Although the Kruger Park records just over 450 bird's species, Sabiepark represents only a portion of one of the 34 landscapes to be found in Kruger.
Altogether 34 reptiles and eight amphibians have been recorded. More than 116 tree species are found.
Sabiepark is only 460 km from Johannesburg. The Panorama route and its myriad attractions, including Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim's Rest, God's Window, The Mac Mac and Lisbon waterfalls, Moholoholo Wildlife rehabilitation centre and Kapama cheetah breeding centre, are all within an easy drive. It is also only a short drive from a number of premier golf courses.
The novel and natural Skukuza golf course is only 11 km away. Sabiepark is within and hour's drive of two airports - Kruger Mpumalanga International outside Nelspruit and, to the north, Hoedspruit. Modern and varied shopping centres, restaurants, medical doctors, clinics and hospitals are also no more.
There is a small curio shop and a kiosk that sells basic essentials such as gas, firewood, milk and soft drinks. A number of services are offered to members, including minor maintenance, house cleaning and laundry.
Sabiepark lies between 24 57 and 24¼ 59S, and 31¼ 25' and 3¼ 29' E at an altitude of only 320m above sea level. Hot summers and mild winters, with an average maximum temperature of 32.9¼ C and an average minimum temperature of 16.2¼ C characterize the climate. The mean daily temperature is 22.18¼ C, which is 1,5% cooler than that of Skukuza. Rain occurs mainly during summer (September to April) with a mean annual fall of 567.1 mm.
The park is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the UNESCO Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere reserve as well as of the still larger international "Peace Park" entity, the great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. The Kruger National Park veterinary boundary fence effectively encloses Sabiepark within the Kruger National Park.
The Sabie Sand Game Reserve across the road is famous for its international-class game lodges such as Mala Mala, Londolozi and Singita.
- Free parking
- Private Bathroom