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Sabie

Sabie is a small logging town next to the Sabie River on the mountainous escarpment of the Mpumalanga Highveld. It is centrally located near Lydenburg via the Long Tom Pass, the Panorama Route via Graskop and the Lowveld via Hazyview. The town lies amidst one of the biggest man-made forests (plantations) in the world.

Sabie is tourist friendly and popular with South African travelers. It has a good selection of guesthouses, B&B's and a middle-range hotel. Sabie offers a wide selection of informal restaurants. Most visitors to town use it as a base to explore the surrounding areas, including a number of waterfalls and hiking trails.

Although the town is not more than 120 years old its history goes back a long way. The first inhabitants migrated into these northern and eastern parts of South Africa some 2000 years ago. There is growing archaeological evidence that these tribes had an advanced social structure and technology. The Shangaan people feared the (Sabie) river for its crocodiles and strong currents, hence they named it Ulusaba, meaning "river of fear". From this arose the name for the town and river.

Tours that include Sabie

White Rhino in Kruger

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R13,905 per person sharing (±US$ 995 )
R3,230 single supplement (±US$ 231 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


The 5 Day Wildlife Experience Scheduled Tour, starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. It includes the Makalali Private Game Reserve, the Panorama Route, The Kruger National Park, The Mthethomusha Game Reserve, a game drive and walk in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary.

Highlights: Makalali Private Game Reserve , Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Swaziland , St. Lucia , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia Estuary & Lake .

Elephants at a Kruger National Park waterhole.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ****
Price: R12,540 per person sharing (±US$ 897 )
R2,425 single supplement (±US$ 173 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


Our 4 Day Kruger Wildlife & Mountain Scenery Scheduled Tour departs from Johannesburg and lets you explore the Panorama Route, interact with elephants at Elephant Whispers, visit Shangana Cultural Village, view wildlife in the Kruger National Park, as well as Mthethomusha and go in search of wild horses at Kaapsehoop.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Elephant Whispers , Shangana Cultural Village , Mthethomusha Game Reserve , Kaapsehoop .

A leopard near Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger Park

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: ***
Price: R8,055 per person sharing (±US$ 576 )
R1,235 single supplement (±US$ 88 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


The 3-Day Kruger National Park Safari departs Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It includes two nights in the Kruger National Park (Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp) and various game drives in your tour vehicle. There’s also an option of joining an ‘open’ 4x4 full-day game drive in the Park (own account).

Highlights: Kruger National Park .

Sabie attractions

A lone cheetah walks through the veld at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Province lies to the north-east of South Africa. In the Mpumalanga Highveld you’ll find grassland savanna and trout-fishing villages. The Mpumalanga Lowveld is known for fruit farms, game farms, private game reserves and the Kruger National Park. In between lies the spectacular escarpment and Blyde River Canyon.

The Mac Mac Waterfalls in Mpumalanga

Mac Mac Falls

The 70 m high Mac Mac Falls is found right next to the Graskop Road, ±14km north of the town of Sabie. The Falls derived its name from of all the Scottish gold prospectors who joined others in the gold rushes in this region in the late 1800's.

The majestic Blyde River Canyon on South Africa's Panorama Route. The 'Three Rondavels' is visible to the right.

Panorama Route

The scenic Panorama Route, with various viewpoints, runs along the top of a section of the escarpment between the Mpumalanga Highveld and Lowveld. It offers incredible views, we strongly recommend it. The Route may be approached from Ohrigstad or from the logging town of Graskop.