South Africa has lots of game reserves to offer to interested individuals but one of the earliest and also, what created the trend for sustainable wildlife tourism in the country is the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. As a matter of fact, there have been different generations of families that owned the land and operated it which created strength and continuity in common vision.
In addition to that, there are many private lodges that are offered by the reserve. Every lodge has something to offer that is uniquely them while being very hospitable to guests as well. You are sure to be presented with friendly staffs and fine cuisines, beautiful accommodation partnered with breathtaking landscapes, rangers and highly skilled guides are only few of the things that can be expected by the visitors.
The game reserve is also part of the biggest conservation area operating in South Africa. It is hard to tell whether you are in Kruger National Park or still in Sabi Sands because they share a fenceless border. Because of this, you can easily spot the Big Five as the animals here are roaming freely between these areas. Basically, there are so many wildlife animals that you can see in the reserve such as 145 mammal species, 110 reptile species, 30 species of amphibian, 45 fish species, 500 bird species and 330 species of trees. And all these are occurring in their natural environment which has been preserved beautifully for the future generations.
To preserve Sabi Sands Game Reserves, there are studies regularly applied on environmental management programs for such. These consist of alien plant control, micro catchment management in order to fight erosion, monitoring of wildlife as well as habitat densities, anti poaching units and control of runaway.
However, make sure that you are in the right lodge if you are after testing game reserves. Following are few tips that you could use to choose one.
Looks – for sure, you are after styles and you can take advantage of the internet in finding lodges with styles that suit you. You have to be careful of photos that are depicting fresh flower arrangements because some lodges use fresh flowers outside for ads.
Ambience and personality – take a good look at the review section of the lodge’s website. By reading reviews, it will help you uncover the points in which the lodge are good and bad at such as foods, services, hospitality, accommodation and so on. All this will all help in deciding which to choose.
Game viewing – this is yet another integral aspect to be remembered when choosing a lodge. Do you prefer the bush experience or are you here to see the Big Five in action? Make the most of your trip by picking a lodge that has a nice view of what you like.