South Africa Sabi Sand Reserve properties offer luxury game viewing in an exclusive setting

Genet at Rattrays 

A shy animal peeked at us from the safety of a tree

One of our teams was in the Sabi Sand Reserve near Kruger National Park recently and discovered several luxury safari lodges worth a visit. In addition to Big Five game viewing, the properties offered extraordinary accommodations, fine meals and wines, and massages in exclusive private lands dedicated to pampering guests and showing off South Africa’s wildlife.

Our team visited popular lodges like the Mala Mala Main Camp. They also went to the River Lodge at Exeter Reserve, Forest Health Spa at Cybele (near Sabi Sand Reserve), Singita Boulders, Rattray’s and Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands. Singita Boulders had two newly built connecting beautiful family suites with private plunge pools. Boulders guests had access to an onsite wine cellar, a well stocked gift shop and an onsite spa. 

One of our team’s favorites was Rattray’s, owned by the same family that owns the famous Mala Mala Main Camp. Guests at the exclusive property could take advantage of in suite massages, private plunge pools and game viewing for a maximum of four guests per vehicle. We loved the unexepected surprise laptop computers in suite with WiFi connectivity. Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands stood out for its striking suites with private plunge pools, in suite massages and ecotourism orientation.