Falcon Safaris offers a selection of 5-Days Splendours of Sabi Sands that offer you a combination of game drives in the Sabi Sands and a guided bush walk, all depending on where you stay. We partner with a leading operator in Sabi Sands to offer you the best the region has to offer at a highly affordable rate.
Your Safari starts at OR Tambo (formerly Johannesburg) International Airport, with a schedules light aircraft light to the heart of the Sabi Sands. From the airstrip, it is a short drive to the magic of Leopard Hills Safari Lodge. The lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole and is close to the perennial Sand River, a sanctuary for hippo, crocodile and many bird species as it gently flows to the heartbeat of Africa, not far from camp.
Settle into your suite and refresh before setting off on an exciting game drive, tracking animals and learning about the environment from your guide and tracker. Stop for sundowners before returning to a fire lit Boma for magnificent bush cuisine.
Each of the 8 luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool offer superb views of the African Bushveld, while air-conditioning and overhead fans provide welcome respite against the harsh African heat.
The breathtaking romantic bathrooms include double indoor and outdoor showers and have windows that open to a glorious view of the passing wilderness moments. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink from your fully-stocked mini bar. Or drift into a deep and peaceful sleep whilst enjoying a full body massage.
You will be awakened at dawn with steaming coffee before setting off on a memorable morning game drive in open safari vehicles. Learn the stories of the night told in tracks and dung and keep your eyes peeled for the legendary ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. For approximately three hours you will track some of the amazing animals whose home is the Sabie Sands Game Reserve.
By now it is lunchtime and everyone is ravenous and tired from all the excitement. You will enjoy a quiet lunch before revelling in the privacy of your veranda overlooking the bush and plunge pool or you can treat yourself to a spa massage on your private deck.
Later in the afternoon you will get together for high tea before setting out on the afternoon-to-night game drive, with a sun downer stop in between, and returning to a warm fire and a delicious meal.
2 nights at Leopard Hills, including meals, and activities
After your morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred by vehicle to the gorgeous Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Ivory Lodge is on the banks of the Sabie River with magnificent views which extend onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park.
The Lodge boasts only six ultra luxurious suites, each with en-suite bathroom, outdoor and indoor showers, courtyard, lounge (with fireplace), wooden viewing deck, patio and private plunge pool. The bedroom and bathroom areas are air-conditioned and there are overhead fans in bedroom and lounge. All rooms have also have telephone and internet access. The suites are extensive in size, and are carefully positioned at least 20 meters apart, being linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways. The Suites all have breathtaking views over the Sabie River, a setting where game viewing can be done from the luxury of one’s private suite.
The main and entrance areas if Ivory Lodge comprise a private lounge, wooden viewing decks, board room, wine cellar, gymnasium and health spa, curio shop and both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.
Ivory Lodge is about elegance and sophistication yet also simplicity, boldness, with balance, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity and complete privacy.
During your stay, will have to chance to learn more about this unique and diverse area, or perhaps just relax, and enjoy being in tune with nature.
2 nights at Ivory Lodge, including meals, and activities
After your morning game activity and breakfast you will have enough time to pack at leisure and get ready for your return flight to OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg), taking unforgettable memories and moments of the African bush with you that will capture your heart forever…
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
Rhino tracking was a real adventure! We had tremendous further game drives and saw very many animals - we did the Big Five. We had much more activities than planned and enjoyed very much.We strongly recommend Falcon Safaris to everyone planning a trip to Southern Africa and East Africa.
Our Consultant Vimbai was very helpful and accommodating. We stayed at the Elephant hills hotel which was nothing short of amazing.Our activities included a helicopter flight, dinner cruise as well as a morning game drive. All the activities were absolutely amazing.
We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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