Fauna & Flora

The Sabi Sands Reserve shares thousands of different plant varieties and all animal species with the famous Kruger National Park. This large Reserve is home to 45 fish species, 500 bird species, 145 animal species, and 110 reptile species.  The Sabi sands Reserve will surpass guests’ expectations in premier game watching.

On a typical game drive guests will traverse through vast grasslands dotted with grazing buffalo, drive over dry river beds where hyena pups might be playing under the watchful eye of the pack, and stop at a water hole where a herd of elephants have gathered to take a dip to cool off. The game drive rangers are skilled in tracking these and many other animals, to ensure guests have a memorable safari experience.

Some of the mammals to be seen in the Sabi Sands include:

  • Aardvark
  • African Wild Cat
  • Chacma Baboon
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Lesser Bushbaby
  • Caracal
  • Cheetah
  • Civet
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Large-spotted Genet
  • Honey Badger
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Hippo
  • Impala
  • Black-backed Jackal
  • Side-striped Jackal
  • Kudu
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Nyala
  • Pangolin
  • Cape Porcupine
  • White Rhinoceros
  • Serval
  • Steenbok
  • Tsessebe
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck
  • Blue Wildebeest
  • Wild Dog
  • Burchell’s Zebra