Leopard Hills, Sabi Sands: The Lowdown

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We’ve always loved the Sabi Sands for its stellar game viewing, in particular for leopard sightings. Leopard Hills pays homage to this wonderful wildlife experience, combining glorious views over a waterhole, a stylish lodge and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

What’s Leopard Hills really like?

We love Leopard Hills because it’s elegant and comfortable, while retaining a beautiful, cosy, safari feel. There are eight luxury suites, all with glass fronts to make the most of the views, a deck for lazy afternoon sunbathing and private plunge pools to wallow in on hot summer afternoons. The suites are air-conditioned and have both indoor and outdoor showers- a huge favourite with the EA team.

As well as the plunge pools there’s also a pool over at the main lodge as well as a bar, and a dining area overlooking the waterhole down below. The wine cellar stocks some of South Africa’s finest, and a cosy library which looked incredibly inviting when we visited, but we couldn’t tear ourselves away from the bush long enough to actually spend any time in it. In addition to this there’s a gym (food here is very tempting) and a lovely massage sala.

What can I do at Leopard Hills?

Game viewing in the Sabi Sands is invariably rewarding, and although we’d never guarantee anything when it comes to wildlife, the rangers at Leopard Hills rarely fail to impress. You’ll head out each morning and afternoon in search of the wildlife, and if you’re feeling intrepid late morning walking safaris are fantastic. It’s not a great way to get too close to the big animals, but walking safaris are just fantastic for experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the bush up close.

Giving back at Leopard Hills:

The lodge has helped to build a day care centre for underprivileged children and orphans in the local village- they continue to support this to ensure its long-term future. For older children, Leopard Hills support the Good Work Foundation in launching digital learning centres for the nearby communities.

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