Our Trip Planner and Product Manager, Lauren Maker, recently visited Leopard Hills Safari Lodge at Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park In South Africa and shares his wonderful experience.
Written by Lauren Maker
When it comes to organizing our clients’ unique safari adventures, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of my favorites. Sabi Sands — especially the Leopard Hills Safari Lodge — is a place that perfectly meets the expectations of nature lovers.
A wildlife refuge and the Leopards of Leopard Hills Safari Lodge
I recently had the privilege of visiting the Leopard Hills Safari Lodge, a place renowned for its a rich fauna and, most notably, its thriving leopard population. Upon arrival, the elevated position of Leopard Hills Safari Lodge gave me stunning views of the African bush. From my balcony, I spotted three of the Big five.
Below the lodge is a waterhole that attracts elephants, rhinos and buffalo, creating a dynamic scene. What really sets Leopard Hills apart, however, is the warm and welcoming atmosphere fostered by its dedicated family operation. From the moment you walk in, you feel like part of the family, imbuing your entire stay with a comforting ambiance.
Luxurious retreat surrounded by nature
Leopard Hills Safari Lodge features luxurious accommodation. With eight spacious suites, each tastefully designed with an African touch, it is the perfect place to relax after a day of thrilling safaris. Each suite features a glass façade, private plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers and a fireplace to add a touch of romance. But the real highlight is the vast terrace overlooking the African savannah, complete with a small private swimming pool for cooling off on hot summer days.
Exceptional facilities and impeccable service
What really sets Leopard Hills Safari Lodge apart are its exceptional facilities and impeccable service. The lodge staff does everything possible to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Whether it’s a romantic candlelit meal for two under the starry sky or a relaxing massage at the spa, they cater to your every need. You can also embark on exhilarating safaris in search of the Big Five, guided by Stuart, their expert ranger who accompanied us on all our safaris.
Up close with the wildlife of Sabi Sands
Speaking of safaris, Leopard Hills Safari Lodge lives up to Sabi Sands’ reputation for incredible animal encounters. The reserve is home to many leopards, and I had the pleasure of coming across a mother leopard and her adorable cub during one of our walks.
Lions, elephants, rhinos and buffalo are just some of the inhabitants of Sabi Sands that we have had the privilege of observing up close. Stuart, our ranger, approaches his work with genuine enthusiasm while maintaining the greatest respect for wildlife. His in-depth knowledge of the bushveld, including its flora, fauna, avifauna and birds, enhances the excitement of each safari. Plus, his keen eye for photography ensures you capture the best shots possible, regardless of your photography skill level.
A safari experience like no other
In the heart of Sabi Sands, Leopard Hills Safari Lodge offers a safari experience like no other. It is a place where you can immerse yourself in the magic of the African wilderness on thrilling safaris and return home with unforgettable memories.
A farewell that feels like a farewell to family
Saying goodbye to Leopard Hills Safari Lodge was a bittersweet moment. This lodge oozes character and boasts an exceptional location, making it an unreserved recommendation from me. Now it’s your turn to be part of this remarkable journey. If you can’t wait to explore the wild heart of Sabi Sands, attend the incredible wildlife, and create unforgettable memories, do not hesitate to contact us today. That the desert of Sand SabiBe your canvas and let us help you paint your safari masterpiece.