SAFARIS

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve measures 65 000 hectares in size and is situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park.  The two reserves share a 50km stretch boundary line which is un-fenced thus the reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five, which roam freely between the two reserves.  The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its excellent wildlife viewing and in particular, leopard sightings.  The off-road traversing ensures great quality of sightings especially of the habituated resident predators.

Early morning and afternoon/sunset safaris are conducted on the concession of Umkumbe Safari Lodge which is situated on, and overlooks the seasonal Sand River in the Sabi Game Reserve.   The lodge is perfectly positioned to enjoy magnificent views of the river and the wildlife activity.  As the lodge is unfenced, general game such as warthog and a range of antelope and small mammals can come and go as they please, which provides entertaining game viewing from the lodge’s main deck area.  There is however a trip wire which aims to keep the elephants and larger animals at bay.

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Morning Safari

A Roaring Start To The Morning

A pre-dawn departure from Hazyview allows for arrival at the Sabi Sand reserve in time to view the spectacular sunrise in the bushveld whilst being surrounded by the awakening bird songs and sounds of the bush.

Accompanied by your guide, on-board the open-top 4×4 game viewing vehicle, you will experience a once in a lifetime opportunity of the thrills of off-roading inside the private reserve in pursuit of the legendary “Big Five” species within the concession.  The guiding team will be on hand to ensure that you are provided with an unforgettable wildlife experience.

A brief break during the safari allows one the opportunity to stretch the legs and enjoy a hot coffee/beverage before continuing further on safari.

On returning to the lodge after the safari, breakfast is served on the deck overlooking the Sand River.

Duration of Safari:     3 hours
Pick up times:              04h00  (Summer months)  /  04h30  (Winter months)
Drop off times:            11h00  (Summer months)  /  11h30  (Winter months)

PLEASE NOTE:
Pick up and drop off times may vary according to various collection points

Includes:
Entry fees & bottled mineral water
Hot beverages and light snack
Breakfast buffet
Blankets and Waterproof ponchos are provided on the vehicle

Excludes:
N/A

Minimum: 2 Adults
Age limit: Children over the age of 6 years are welcome on an open vehicle safari

Afternoon/
Sunset Safari

The afternoon/sunset game drive which sets off on board an open-top 4×4 safari vehicle co-incides with the plains game species venturing out of the thickets to feed after the heat of the day.  Experience the thrills of off-road traversing in pursuit of the legendary “Big Five” or possibly even the “Big Seven” species.

As the daylight begins to fade, sundowner drinks and snacks are served in a clearing in the bush, after which the safari is continued under spotlight, searching for nocturnal animals, especially the predators that begin their patrols searching for prey.  A wide variety of nocturnal animals such as leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genets and civets as well as certain bird species such as owls and nightjars may be seen during sunset safaris.

On returning to the lodge after your safari, dinner is served in a boma set up around a camp fire.

Duration of Safari:      3 hours
Pick up times:               14h30  (Summer months)  /  14h00 (Wintern months)
Drop off times:              22h00  (Summer months)  /  21h30  (Winter months)

PLEASE NOTE:
Pick up and drop off times may vary according to various collection points

Includes:
Entry fees & bottled mineral water
Sundowner Drinks and Snacks
Boma Dinner
Blankets and Waterproof ponchos are provided on the vehicle

Excludes:
Beverages (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for before and during dinner

Minimum: 2 Adults
Age limit: Children over the age of 6 years are welcome on an open vehicle safari