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Sabie Snapshot

Sabie derives its name from the Tsonga Shangaan word “Ulusaba”, meaning fearful - thanks to the presence of many a Nile crocodile in its “fearful” river.

Somewhat now removed from this historical association, Sabie is a small country town dozing on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga. Less than an hour's drive from Kruger National Park, it makes for a pleasant overnight stop en-route to your Big Five Kruger safari, or as a fully-fledged destination in itself, as there's plenty to explore in the area.

Sabie's main industry is forestry; it boasts on of the the largest man-made plantations in the world. The area is also blessed with striking natural beauty, cascading waterfalls, and as such offers a playground for all things outdoor.

Things To Do

  • Avid fishermen will be well pleased with the abundance of trout dams to cast their cares into. Just make sure you obtain the necessary permits prior to hauling out that whopper.

  • Souf Efricans who prefer a more extreme form of 'fun' might enjoy the Noon to Moon Mountain Bike race, a 10-hour endurance relay race for teams of three that includes three hours of night riding along single track. Each to their own, what.

  • Take your pick of walking trails or hikes up the gorgeous Lone Creek waterfall. Don't forget to pack your binoculars to ensure some hefty sightings of the amazing birdlife.
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Sabie River Camp

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Luxury camp site and chalets on the banks of the Sabie River - in Sabie

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Gunyatoo Trout Farm & Guest Lodge

Sabie, Mpumalanga

Well-appointed fishing lodge on a working trout farm, with a variety of accommodation - 16km from Sabie

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Sabi Star Chalets

Sabie, Mpumalanga

Self-catering chalets on the banks of a sparkling mountain stream - in Sabie

Set only 3km from the center of Sabie on a gorgeous farm with lush green lawns, abundant birdlife, beautiful forested areas and gurgling streams, Sabi Star Chalets offers accommodation to suit most ...

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Bananien Lodge

Sabie, Mpumalanga

Rustic self-catering lodge with six thatched cabins, a rondawel and a guest house - 7km from Sabie

Hidden among lush forest and cascading waterfalls in the shadow of the Drakensberg, Bananien Lodge offers a “fabulous, restful and peaceful experience”, according to a recent guest. The L...

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