Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa
With a rich history rooted in the early discoveries and trade routes of South Africa, the modern-day Sabi Sabi came to be in 1979, when a forward-thinking group of farm owners dropped their fences and let the wildlife move freely on its ancestral lands once again. Here in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the Sabi Sabi properties provide guests with an intimate, professional and always-riveting safari experience. The Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and black rhino -- move free and wild, and are yours to discover on foot or by 4 X 4 on game drives, but always under the guidance of experienced and passionate naturalist guides. Sabi Sabi’s relationship with local communities serves as a model for proactive sustainable tourism projects in the region. A stay at Sabi Sabi brings much in return – grand wildlife encounters, sincere interaction with local people, and a deeper understanding of conservation.
Taking a page from the region’s history, Selati resonates with the colonial style of the old railway days of South Africa. Designed like an authentic home, down to every last detail, Selati’s eight thatched chalets are opulent yet charming. With decks built on the banks of the Msuthlu River, wildlife often comes right up to your chalet, providing a whole new definition of ‘neighbor.’ The central pool is a lovely place to relax among the romance of Selati’s tranquil setting.