PODCAST 20: Sabi Sands Game Reserve (SOUTH AFRICA)

0503 Ulusaba South Africa (116)


Sabi Sand Game Reserve
“With no restricting fences between Sabi Sand Private Reserve and the renowned Kruger National Park, you will experience incredible wildlife encounters. Add the romantic ambience of superb safari lodges and you will be part of a timelessness that will stay with you forever.

Luxury and comfort in the bush is ultimately the best escape from the stresses of the world. After a thrilling evening game drive, dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky

List of Game Lodges in the reserve”
The Game Reserve was formed in 1950 and comprises many private game farms covering an area of 56,000 Ha of “Bushveld”.

Virtually all of the large mammals that occur naturally in the Reserve are resident in the reserve as well as many of the smaller mammals.

The “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard all roam the Sabi Sand Game Reserve one therefore has an excellent chance of a close encounter with these animals. As there are no fences between the private game reserves and the Kruger National Park, the animals can move unhindered between the two areas.

About 300 species of bird in the Sabi Sands have been observed including a diversity of summer migrants. A variety of snakes, lizards and tortoises and other reptiles have also been seen, mainly during the summer as well as a variety of insects and other invertebrates.

List of Lodges in the reserve: click here

Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Lodge

Ulusaba, meaning ‘place of little fear’, can be found amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa. At Ulusaba Safari Lodge in South Africa you will discover the soul of Africa, where the forces of nature bring together a wilderness of beauty.

General Info – Getting Here

Ulusaba is just a 1 hour and 20 minutes flight from Johannesburg. We have our own private airstrip, and there are daily scheduled and charter flights available

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. We’re close to the Kruger National Park, which is in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

We have our own private airstrip here. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Johannesburg International airport flying by a single engine aircraft, or 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA). You can also come by road from KMIA, and this will take about 2.5 hours. We suggest you arrive by 1pm – just in time for lunch!

Recommended route from Johannesburg
Please note that the drive will take approximately 5 – 6 hours

Lonolozi Lodge
Londolozi Private Game Reserve is a 14 000-hectare (34 580 acres) exclusive safari destination situated in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western border of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Meaning “protector of all living things” in Zulu, Londolozi is renowned for its progressive ecotourism practices, and is one of the most sought-after safari destinations in Africa.

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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