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World-birder Steve James Sabiepark

Our Sabiepark Home, in the African bush!

World-birder Steve James Sabiepark. Our charming thatched Sabiepark Home, in the African bush, is situated on the banks of the Sabie River, in the Sabiepark Private Nature Reserve, overlooking Kruger National Park. It is a delight, for anyone who loves nature and the great outdoors

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Our house, as seen from inside the Kruger National Park. Photo courtesy of Dave Clark.

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The very scenic Sabie River borders our property.

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View from the house (in summer), looking into Kruger National Park.
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Carol, birding in the garden in winter

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Carol roughing it in the garden!

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Hogwarts is an anagram of Warthog, here seen just outside our bedroom! Looking along the verandah in winter.

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Looking along the verandah in winter.

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The rear of the house, facing woodland.

Our Sabiepark home is considered to be very comfortable, sleeping up to eight people, in four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have a double bed and both are en-suite. The other two bedrooms have two single divan beds in each bedroom. These two bedrooms share a toilet and bathroom.

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Master bedroom.

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The living room.

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The living room is large, and a particularly attractive feature is the raised thatched roof. This living area opens onto a verandah, which is shaded and overlooks the river and Kruger National Park. It is a great place for entertaining/eating or just watching the animals come down to drink in the late mornings and afternoons. Many of our guests find they spend the majority of their time, just in this one spot.

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The verandah!

A verandah is a superb place to BBQ (braai), entertain friends and observing the wildlife. From this vantage point, herds of Elephant (and some magnificent lone bulls), Buffalo and Hippopotamus are seen daily, as well as a great variety of the commoner game species.

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The kitchen. The best view in the house!

The kitchen has a gas cooker, (with oven), a small chest freezer and a separate fridge with a small freezer compartment. All are run on  gas. There is a very attractive split stable door, which leads to the side of the house and the lapa. The lighting throughout the house is solar powered and extra lanterns are provided if needed. This makes for a very relaxing, romantic, safari style atmosphere and is definitely a bonus feature.

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Sabiepark emblem!

This beautiful Sabiepark Private Game Reserve is totally secure and guests may drive slowly, or walk freely, along with all the roads and paths throughout the reserve. A wide variety of non-dangerous game can be seen in a morning stroll. These include Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Impala and much more. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded. A separate bird and mammal list is available on request.

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Our driveway to the house.

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One of our frequent guests!

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The front of the house in summer.

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The front of the house (in winter), which overlooks the Sabie River.

 

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View from the picnic site, looking into Kruger National Park. World-birder Steve James Sabiepark.

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The fantastic animal & bird hide overlooking the Sabie River.

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The hide gives great, elevated views of the entire area.

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Viewing from one of the hides at the picnic site.

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A mature bull Elephant.

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A young male African Elephant

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Another young bull, seen from the picnic site.

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Hippos are common along the river.

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A pack of Wild Dogs seen in the Kruger Park on the road opposite our house.

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Male Lion.

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It’s not all action in the bush!

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One of the many females in the pride.

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Up to seventeen animals are in this large pride.
They seem to be a successful unit, as cubs are seen every year.A pride of Lions is seen periodically. They tend to be seen for several days, sometimes hunting on the far bank of the river and then move off for a few days, before returning. This is a large pride, with two dominant males and cubs, are often seen.

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Leopard is also seen from time to time, but are secretive and you have to be lucky. Leopard is periodically present on our property & can be seen from it.

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Male Leopard.

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Hunting, quite close to our property.

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On the track, next to the river.

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He posed like this for five minutes, before walking off into the bush!

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Spotted Hyaena can be seen in the late evenings. The large female lives here all the time & every alternate year rears cubs. One of her cubs.

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Our little Spotty Dog, laying by our dustbins! Just in case there is a snack going!

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Same animal at night. Still by the dustbins!

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A young cub coming on to our verandah at night!

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The whole family together. Young Spotted Hyaenas are very curious and allow for great photographic opportunities. This is a perfectly safe place to enjoy your game viewing, as there is an unobtrusive, electrified fence separating you from the most dangerous game along the river. Three hundred meters away is a communal picnic area, shared by all the owners of the nature reserve. It has wonderful old, imposing trees, giving ample shade, large grassed area and plenty of BBQ pits. Wonderful views are enjoyed from here and close views of both Hippo and Crocodiles are almost guaranteed!

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Looking over the Sabie River, from the picnic site.

A tribute to World-birder Steve James Sabiepark

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Picnic spot, next to the swimming pool.

At the entrance to the reserve, is the headquarters, wardens house, beautiful communal swimming pool and tennis courts. There is also a laundry service, small shop and a secure facility for charging all your electrical appliances. Wifi is available here. Swimming pool area.

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This reserve is just over one kilometer from the entrance to Kruger National Park and a one hours drive from all the attractions of the northern, Drakensburg Mountains, including Graskop; Sabie and Pilgrim’s Rest. The stunning Blyde River Canyon is a little further away, but easy to visit within a day’s drive along the Panorama Route.

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From Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial.

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Views from Mathekenyane

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One of the stunning views inside Kruger National Park, just a short distance from the property.

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