Elephant at Baobab Hill

Baobab Ridge

Family-run lodge of comfortable cottages set around small but active Klaserie waterhole. Spacious suites with views. In-pool game viewing. Good value Big Five (though leopard can be elusive).

Buffalo mega herd at Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa

Seven luxurious, elegant suites situated on the largest perennial waterhole in Sabi Sand, with rimflow pool view. Mega herds of buffalo drink here. Excellent Big Five.

Ulusaba Rock Lodge panorama

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Richard Branson’s hilltop Rock Lodge retreat with jaw-dropping views and Virgin attention-to-detail service. Rub shoulders with the stars in the ultra luxurious Kruger stratosphere.

Elephant drinking at Umlani


Relaxed rustic lodge in a private game-rich Timbavati plains location offering excellent value for money. Welcoming, informal atmosphere. Great fun remote treehouses for exciting sleepouts


Plush and trendy new Timbavati boutique offering. Thatched lodge with large suites with sitting rooms. Excellent Big Five. Range of activities includes fishing, stargazing, photographic safaris.

Lunch at Singita Lebombo

Singita Lebombo

One of the world’s finest Safari Lodges in the vast, private Lebombo concession enjoying the ultimate in luxury and fantastic game viewing around the N’wanetsi River, including the famous Mountain Pride of lions.

Singita Boulders exterior

Singita Boulders

Raw yet refined riverine oasis exuding style with sublime understated luxury, food and service. Outstanding Big Five with concentrations of leopard & lion. Mountain biking, astronomy, archery and excellent walking. Habitual award winner.

Singita Ebony Lodge river view

Singita Ebony

The original Singita property refreshed but with nods to its heritage and elements of traditional bushcamp and explorer tents. Superlative Big Five with particularly good cat sightings. Archery, astronomy, cycling, bush walks.

Letaba location

Letaba restcamp

A large, popular restcamp situated on a sandy perennial river floodplain with active game views from restaurant deck, guest houses and some rondavels. Good facilities. Welcome respite from monotone mopane-tree veld.

Standoff at Sabi Sabi by Kyle Strautmann

Sabi Sabi (4 lodges)

Super luxurious lodges with excellent traversing, differentiated by style (yesterday, today, tomorrow, romance). Excellent guiding. Earth Lodge charges a 50% premium over other lodges with the same base price from 2018.

Cheetah at Cheetah Plains

Cheetah Plains

Proper old-style bushcamp experience in a remote corner of Sabi Sand. Right on the Kruger boundary, and with semi-exclusive northern reserve traversing. Excellent active waterhole and dam at camp.