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Kruger Hippopotamus - Sabie River
Kruger Hippopotamus - Sabie River

Lower Sabie

Lower Sabie has a sweeping view over the Sabie River and ideally situated in mixed woodland with sweet grazing. This attracts many grazers, which attract many predators, even cheetah. Many large trees attract an abundant birdlife.

About Lower Sabie

Lower Sabie has a sweeping view over the Sabie River and ideally situated in mixed woodland with sweet grazing. This attracts many grazers, which attract many predators, even cheetah. Many large trees attract an abundant birdlife.

Lower Sabie is fairly large camp, with varied accommodation, to suit most visitors. The surround bush support sweet grazing for grazers, which attract many predators. Cheetah prefer the open plains and this is an ideal base from which to search for them. The many large Sycamore figs produce an abundance of fruit, which attract a variety of fruit and insect eating birds. Natal mahogany, fever trees and Marula trees also grow prolifically.

Why visit Lower Sabie?

  • Lower Sabie is fairly large camp, with varied accommodation, to suit most visitors .
  • Situated on the banks of the Sabie river, this camp is well known for its abundant bird life, verdant riverine trees and some of the best wildlife viewing in the Kruger Park.
  • The camp also has an incredible deck over the Sabie river, which allows you the chance to see, amongst other mammals: Banded Mongoose, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Cape Clawless Otter, Chacma Baboon, Hippopotamus. Large Spotted Genet, Spotted Hyena, Thicktailed Bushbaby, Tree Squirrel, Vervet Monkey.

Tips:

A family friendly camp, with varied accommodation and facilities.
Great game viewing possibilities as you leave the camp gates, especially good for Big 5. For those new to the Kruger, simply follow the river course towards Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge gate.
Various walks in the camp site offer great birding and tree spotting possibilities.
Swimming pool for residents will entertain the kids on hot summer days.
In the camp at night, be sure to keep an ear and even an eye open for Square Tailed Nightjar and Fiery Necked Nightjar.

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

Mixed woodland with sweet grazing, with fine riverine trees along river courses.

Animals to look out for in the area:

Prime Big 5 area
Elephant
Leopard
Buffalo
Cheetah
Lion
Hyena
Wild dog, only if you’re lucky
Hippopotamus

Birds to look out for in the area:

Arrowmarked babbler,
Blue Waxbill,
Cape Glossy Starling,
Crested Barbet,
Dark Capped Bulbul,
Fiery Necked Nightjar,
Giant Kingfisher,
Pied Kingfisher,
Woodland Kingfisher,
Greater Blue Eared Starling,
Golden Tailed Woodpecker,
Goliath Heron,
Grey Hornbill,
Yellowbilled Hornbill,
Laughing Dove,
Longbilled Crombec,
Natal Spurfowl,
Paradise Flycatcher,
Plum Coloured Starling,
Redbilled Hornbill,
Southern Masked Weaver,
Speckled Mousebird,
Square Tailed Nightjar,
Verreaux’s Eagle Owl,
Whitebrowed Robin Chat

Not to miss routes in the area:

  • H4-2 South towards Crocodile Bridge tarred
  • H4-1 North towards Skukuza tarred
  • H10 Towards Tshokwane tarred
  • Skukuza Route H4-1, Nkuhlu Picnic Site, towards Skukuza Camp, H1-2, H12, S30, S29, S68 Mlondozi Dam Picnic Site, Back on the S68, S29 and H10 to Lower Sabie 145 km
  • Sunset Dam H4-1 2 km
  • Mlondozi Dam H4-2, H10, S29, S68 to Mlondozi Dam Picnic Site, return by S65, S29 and H10 to Lower Sabie 30 km
  • Tshokwane Triangle H4-2, H10, S29, H10, H1-2, Tshokwane picnic site, H1-2, H4-1 135 km
  • Renosterkoppies/Skukuza/Sabie River H4-1, S21, S114, Renosterkoppies waterhole, S22, S122, H3, H1-1, H4-1 to Lower Sabie 115 km
  • Crocodile Bridge H4-2, Search all waterholes and river views, especially Gomondwane, S28, S137 to Duke Waterhole H4-2 80 km

Water centered game and bird viewing:

Sabie river – Follow the H4-1 for superb birding and prime possible leopard and other Big 5 sightings, also the bridge over the Sabie River to the South of Lower Sabie
Mlondzi Dam
Sunset dam
Ntandanyati Bird Hide
Duke Waterhole

Notable Camp Facilities and Activities:

Shop
Restaurant
Cafeteria
Bush breakfast and barbecue(braai)
Game drive in an open vehicle, with a trained guide
Filling station
Swimming pool Bush breakfast or barbecue(Braai)
Guided bush walks
Guided game drives

Accommodation:

Bungalows 60
Huts 30
Campsites 33
Family Bungalows 2
Guest Cottage 15
Guest Houses 1

Contact Lower Sabie

  • Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6056/7
  • Mobile: 082 888 6562

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© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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