THERE'S a place in the heart of South Africa's bushveld where the lion or elephant may roam past your doorway and where the sights and sounds of the wild are at their most intense and exquisite.
These are the things that dreams are made of; but in the cluster of exclusive lodges that make up the Sabi-Sand game reserves, the adventurer's dreams become reality.
In this pristine wilderness, senses are heightened and connection with the earth is strengthened, as mind and spirit become attuned to the rhythms and pulse of Africa. The Sabi-Sand & Manyeleti reserves border on the world-renowned Kruger National Park, but no fences intrude here - wildlife moves and migrates freely throughout the region, providing fantastic game-viewing opportunities from open, four-wheel drive vehicles.
Few experiences on this earth can equal the majesty of a sunrise or sunset across the bushveld landscape, or next to a water hole as the animals come to drink, or a leopard in a tree silhouetted against the evening sky. And then to watch as the first stars appear as trailblazers to the brilliance of the Milky Way.
This is why most travelers come to Southern Africa - to experience the Big Five at close quarters and to feel the primal throb of this great continent - and here in this paradise, it can be done without sacrificing on comfort or convenience.
In fact, these safaris offer the ultimate bush experience, where lodges cater to the guests every whim, where the facilities are unsurpassed and the ambiance and pace is relaxed and unhurried.
The best place to start a safari to this region is by charter or scheduled flight from Johannesburg, either directly to the lodge's private airstrip, or to a nearby airport and then transferred in by road. Choose the lodge of your dreams from our database - and let the Safari begin!