How to get to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Visitors to the Sabi Sand can travel to the area by private air charter to the lodges’ airstrips, fly directly to KMIA, or self-drive from Johannesburg. The lodges are also able to co-ordinate private road transfers, charter hops and individual charter flights on behalf of visitors. Contact the lodges directly for further travel options.
A number of direct scheduled charter flights operate between OR Tambo International Airport and the lodges of the Sabi Sand Reserve on a daily basis. Visitors are also able to fly into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit) or Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) on commercial airlines, and to connect via road transfer or charter hop to the Sabi Sand Reserve. Specific information in respect of times and rates are available from the lodges directly.
There are three entry gates into the Sabi Sand Reserve - Shaws Gate, Newington Gate and Gowrie Gate. Please note, Shaws Gate and Newington Gate are a five-and-a- half hour drive from Johannesburg. Gowrie Gate is a seven hour drive from Johannesburg. There is a gate entrance fee to the Sabi Sand. Please check with the lodges for current rates. The Gates open at 05h00/06h00 and close at 22h00/23h00. Please note that these times are subject to change. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a protected reserve and therefore access is restricted.