Location: South Africa–>Mpumalanga–>Hazyview
Accommodation Type: Safari tent
Comfort Level: Mid-Range
Good For: Solo, Couple/Romantic
The 65 000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. With no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands, wildlife roams freely between the two reserves. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through Sabi Sands, sustaining one of the most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa.
The luxurious, tranquil Idube Private Lodge is situated within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, offering superb game-viewing opportunities in an unspoilt wilderness. This exclusive and intimate family-owned lodge offers guests an authentic safari experience enhanced by impeccable service and sumptuously comfortable accommodation. Immerse yourself in the timeless tranquillity and beauty of the African bush at Idube.
Idube Game Lodge has ten spacious individually decorated chalets, each with their own secluded deck. The chalets are all en-suite, with an additional outdoor star-canopied shower. The sumptuous chalets are set in park like gardens, in the shade of ancient knobthorn trees, and the timber decks afford guests a secluded tranquil spot from which to view the warthogs and nyala that frequent the lawns of the lodge. Mosquito netting elegantly drapes the posters of the beds, and protective gauze screen doors allow guests to leave open the main door and be lulled to sleep by the night sounds of the bush, and wakened by a chorus of birdsong in the morning.
The two Makubela suites, secluded in the surrounding bush, offer a luxuriously furnished lounge, and private timber deck and pool. These suites are named in honour of a female leopard, who sought refuge at Idube after being fatally mauled by a male. Guests at these suites have the option of being served a lantern lit romantic dinner on the secluded private deck.
The success of viewing leopard within this area is legendary and guests frequently sight all of the Big Five, along with cheetah, hippo, wild dog and a large variety of antelope, during their stay.
There are regular sightings of rare species, such as the roan antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and wild dog. Evening game drives reveal the more rarely seen nocturnal creatures, such as porcupine, aardwolf, genet, serval, white tailed mongoose, bushbaby, civet and brown hyena.
Birdlife is prolific with over 300 species recorded in the reserve. Raptor sightings include Martial, Tawny and Fish Eagles as well as Steppe Buzzards and Spotted eagle owls. Southern Ground Hornbills have nesting sites close to the lodge, and iridescently plumaged birds, such as the Lilac-breasted roller, Southern Carmine Bee-eaters, and Malachite kingfishers are often sighted.
Please note: You will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person.The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices subject to change)
|Safari Chalets||08 Jan 2014 – 19 Dec 2014||20 Dec 2014 – 07 Jan 2015|
|Makubela Suites||08 Jan 2014 – 19 Dec 2014||20 Dec 2014 – 07 Jan 2015|
Prices are all-inclusive, and include all meals, two scheduled game drives daily in an open Land Rover accompanied by an experienced ranger and tracker, and an interactive bush walk with an armed ranger for guests staying two or more nights.
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