Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Located in the lowveld of Mpumalanga in South Africa, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve sits adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park and it spans an area of more than 65,000 hectares. The park was established in 1948 and gained its name from the Sabi and Sand rivers, respectively. Being situated next to the Kruger National Park, it was decided in 1993 to remove the fences between the two parks – this was to allow game to roam freely between the two areas. The reserve features the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino) and also boasts cheetah, hippo and giraffe on its list of animals to see. Chief among the species in the reserve is the Cape wild dog, an animal listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) endangered list.