Leopard Hills

premier Camp | Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

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Perched on a hill high above the expansive Sabi Sand Game Reserve with fantastic views of a waterhole below, Leopard Hills is an ideal destination for travelers who place equal value on location and luxury. This award-winning lodge, set in one of the continent’s most prolific wildlife reserves, provides its fortunate guests with an elegant and tranquil vantage point from which to experience the drama and wild beauty of Africa.

Photo of Court Whelan

Our Expert Says

There is nothing more luxurious than relaxing in your personal plunge pool with an expansive view over the wild African veld. Leopard Hills will exceed your expectations for style, service, and comfort.

– Court Whelan


Photo: The Camp

The Camp

Location: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
Number of Suites: 8

Set atop a hill overlooking a natural waterhole, Leopard Hills provides its guests with a winning blend of gracious African hospitality and world-class wildlife viewing. A maximum of 16 guests are accommodated in eight large, luxurious suites, complete with private sundecks, rock plunge pools and stunning views of the surrounding bushveld. Decorated in a style that combines classic safari elegance and natural elements from the surrounding bush, each suite boasts every imaginable comfort and amenity, including air conditioning, overhead fans, fully stocked mini-bar, and en suite bathroom with double indoor and outdoor showers. The comfortable beds feature fine cotton linens, down duvets and pillows and stylish swaths of mosquito netting. The lodge’s inviting common areas include a spacious and comfortable lounge, a massive viewing deck affording spectacular views of the nearby waterhole, a well-stocked library, curio shop and bar. A midday visit between wildlife drives to the full-service spa is an indulgence not to be missed.

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Photo: Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

  • En suite bathroom with tub and indoor/outdoor showers
  • Shampoo, soap and lotion
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Room fan
  • Mini bar
  • Tea/coffee in room
  • 220v charging outlets in room
  • In-room safe
  • Private plunge pool
  • Central pool
  • Spa (extra cost)
  • Fitness center
  • Internet in library
  • Laundry included
  • Local drinks included (house alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Credit cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • Cellular coverage is intermittent

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Photo: Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Wildlife Viewing & Activities

Activities at Leopard Hills are designed to immerse guests in all of the glories, large and small, of the spectacular Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Knowledgeable and experienced guides conduct nature drives in open 4x4 vehicles in the early morning and late afternoons, seeking out some of the most dense and diverse wildlife populations on the continent. Highlights include frequent sightings of the elusive leopard and rare and endangered rhino. Optional guided bush walks take place just after breakfast upon request and are a great way to experience the finer aspects of the African bush and gain a better understanding of the ecosystem as a whole; insects, plants, birds and small mammals often missed on wildlife drives abound and can be as fascinating and worthwhile as the large mammals for which this region is famous. The lodge’s massive viewing deck is also a great place to watch wildlife as it congregates at the waterhole below.

The Sabi Sand is known for great leopard viewing, healthy rhino populations and the rest of the Big Five, making it a great wildlife destination for all levels of safari experience. The below chart helps to illustrate major wildlife sightings often experienced here. Other typical sightings may include warthogs, baboons and a number of other mammals, birds and reptiles. Exact sightings will depend on weather and wildlife movements.

Country Park/Reserve
Black Rhino
Buffalo
Cheetah
Eland
Elephant
Giraffe
Greater Kudu
Hippo
Hyena
Leopard
Lion
Sable Antelope
White Rhino
Wild Dog
Wildebeest
Zebra
South Africa Sabi Sand Reserve

Usually viewed
Frequently viewed
Occasionally viewed
Sporadically viewed
Rarely to never viewed

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Climate

Month Max Min Rainfall
January 84° F 68° F 3.86 in
28° C 20° C 98 mm
February 88° F 70° F 6.54 in
31° C 21° C 166 mm
March 88° F 68° F 5.24 in
31° C 20° C 133 mm
April 84° F 61° F 1.85 in
28° C 16° C 47 mm
May 81° F 50° F 0.43 in
27° C 10° C 11 mm
June 81° F 43° F 0.12 in
27° C 6° C 3 mm
July 77° F 43° F 0.16 in
25° C 6° C 4 mm
August 82° F 48° F 0.16 in
27° C 8° C 4 mm
September 82° F 57° F 0.55 in
27° C 13° C 14 mm
October 81° F 61° F 1.77 in
27° C 16° C 45 mm
November 84° F 66° F 6.61 in
28° C 18° C 168 mm
December 84° F 63° F 9.41 in
28° C 17° C 239 mm

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Photo: Conservation

Conservation

With generous support from its valued guests, Leopard Hills has undertaken the responsibility of building and looking after a day care center for underprivileged children and orphans in a community near the lodge. Leopard Hills donates all of its excess food to the center, and through additional ongoing donations of books, clothing, writing materials and blankets, the center continues to play an important role in providing much needed care, education, and nutrition for these children. Leopard Hills also actively recognizes and embraces the important role it plays in the overall conservation of its surrounding natural environment, and toward this end practices the most up-to-date responsible management techniques. Leopard Hills actively reduces, recycles and reuses all materials when feasible and has implemented programs to reduce pollution. Environmental impacts are constantly monitored and recorded and compared in relation to aggressive environmental objectives. In addition, employees and staff are provided with the training and resources required to meet these objectives.

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