Sabi River Sun Resort

 

Weeks to Purchase

 
Week 13
27 March 2015
Peak
April School Holidays
every year
R59 900
 
Week 28
10 July 2015
Peak
Fluctuates in and out
of July School Holidays
R59 950
 

*Subject to Availability           *Updated 01/08/2014

 

Sabie River Attractions

Activities & Interests

Sabi River Sun Resort is situated along the banks of the Sabie River and in close proximity is the world-famous Kruger National Park. This charming resort offers guests warm hospitality and outstanding leisure facilities in a setting designed for pure relaxation. Below are some recommended sightseeing trips and one or two "must see" attractions. 

 

Self-Drive, sight seeing, day trip - See Detailed PDF Map

See a detailed map with the below recommended routes attached.

 

 

1. Panorama Route, 130 km about 4 hours
Gods Window, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and Three Rondawels

 

 

2. Panorama Loop, 145km about 5 hours
As above then to Orighstad, Echo Caves and Voortrekker Graves. Back to Graskop via Robbers Pass and then to Pilgam's Rest.

 

3. Panorama Route and More, 300km about 10hours
This includes the Panorama Route, then continues towards Hoedspuit and includes the Cheetah Breeding Progect, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Blyde Dam Cruise, Reptile Park, Coffee Farm, Silk Farm and return via Kolwyn's Pass and Panoramic Gorge to Graskop.

4. Historic Route. 200km about 7 hours
This route takes you via the town of Sabie, Lydenberg and Pilgrams Rest before returning to Graskop. It includes the Maria Shires waterfall, MacMac Falls, Mac Mac Pools, Lone Creek Falls, Long Tom Pass, The Staircase, various viewpoints, Lydenberg Falls, and Robbers Pass.

 

Elephant Whispers

Only a 5 minute drive from Sabi River Sun Resort 
Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcomes people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures.

Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with the impressive six ton Tembo. Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.

Elephant Whispers Reservations:
Contact Details Telephone / Fax Number +27 (0) 13 737-7876 Cell Number +27 (0) 82 498-4683

 

Kruger National Park

Kruger is one of South Africa's largest National Parks, and one of the best for viewing large animals in the wild. It is a massive tract of land (about 50 miles wide by 200 miles long) in which wild animals roam freely. Nearly all of South Africa's large animal species live in Kruger, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, cape buffalo, hyenas, impalas, nyalas, and other antelope species.

Kruger has a network of paved and unpaved roads running through it that you can drive along as you explore the park. Due to the presence of wild animals, you MUST stay in your vehicle in most areas of the park. There are, however, some concession areas scattered around the park, where they have gas stations, restaurants, shops, lodging, and picnic areas.

Kruger is large and you have to drive slowly (so that you don't hit any animals), so you should plan on spending at least two days driving around the park. If you don't want to drive yourself, you can take a guided safari, in which they drive you around in a truck with open-air seating, which is higher up than seats in a car, and therefore gives you better views.

There is a limit on how many people can visit Kruger per day. You can reserve a spot through the website of SANParks, South Africa's National Parks organization. However, if you are there during slower periods of the year, there is no need to make a reservation.

Game viewing is best at the beginning and end of the day, so arrive at Kruger as early as possible in the morning to see the most species. During the middle of the day, a lot of animals are sleeping or resting, so they are tougher to see. Winter is the best season for visiting Kruger, because there is less vegetation to get in the way of seeing the animals. During the summer, it gets very hot, and the tall grass and other vegetation makes it tougher to see the animals.