On the outskirts of and adjacent to Kruger National Park are a series of many individual private reserves that over the years have developed into the epitome of safari luxury. One of the most historic and still most luxurious is Sabi Sabi.

Each of the 25 spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites is beautifully appointed, featuring exquisite ethnic decor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The en-suite bathrooms feature al-fresco as well as glass-fronted indoor showers, affording wonderful views of the bushveld.

Huge viewing decks are the ideal setting to relax while spotting game, birdwatching, or cooling off in the filtered pools. Meals, including the wonderful dinners in the open air boma, are heralded by blasts on a kudu horn, a summoning to delicious food.

Game viewing occurs in the private reserve, and the game is generally just as good if not better than in the more heavily visited Kruger. There are no fences dividing the reserves.