One of the earliest private reserves that you are going to find in South Africa is the Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is also the birthplace of the country’s sustainable wildlife tourism. As a matter of fact, there have been different generations of families that owned the land and operated it which created strength and continuity in common vision.
The reserve also has huge choices of private lodges to be chosen from. Every lodge has something to offer that is uniquely them while being very hospitable to guests as well. Visitors can also expect to be provided with highly skilled guides on their trip, rangers, breathtaking landscapes that are their view from their accommodation, fine cuisines and friendly staffs at the same time.
Basically, the game reserve is among the biggest conservation areas that are in operation in the country. It is hard to tell whether you are in Kruger National Park or still in Sabi Sands because they share a fenceless border. The animals roam freely between these areas and you can regularly see the Big Five game. Basically, there are so many wildlife animals that you can see in the reserve such as 145 mammal species, 110 reptile species, 30 species of amphibian, 45 fish species, 500 bird species and 330 species of trees. And all these are occurring in their natural environment which has been preserved beautifully for the future generations.
The truth is, there are ongoing environmental management programs as well as studies in Sabi Sands Game Reserves. These consist of alien plant control, micro catchment management in order to fight erosion, monitoring of wildlife as well as habitat densities, anti poaching units and control of runaway.
However, make sure that you are in the right lodge if you are after testing game reserves. Following are few tips that you could use to choose one.
Looks – for sure, you are after styles and you can take advantage of the internet in finding lodges with styles that suit you. You’ve got to be careful of photos that depict fresh flower arrangements as some lodges are using fresh flowers outside for advertisements.
Ambience and personality – you should read reviews of the lodge’s website. By reading reviews, it will help you uncover the points in which the lodge are good and bad at such as foods, services, hospitality, accommodation and so on. All of these are going to help you come up with a smart decision.
Game viewing – there are other factors as well to be taken into account aside from the lodge and it is game viewing. Are you a type of person who is into looking bush experience or more inclined to see the Big Five. You must pick a lodge with great view on what you want to do to make the most of your trip.