The integrity of South Africa’s protected areas is important not only to preserve some of the most diverse habitats and ecosystems on earth but also to secure this legacy for future generations.
In many rural areas in South Africa, wildlife tourism is the most significant contributor to the local economy. In almost all cases, the economic activities associated with wildlife outperform other rural land uses. If neighbouring communities are included in the value chain as partners it creates the opportunity for them to embrace their role as custodians of our protected areas.
Throughout the history of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, there has been a passion for reintroducing species to the reserve. Reintroduction of game began back in the 1940s, with species such as white rhinoceros, zebra, blue wildebeest and reedbuck.
See how you contribute when visiting the reserve – Guest Conservation Contribution
Sabi Sand has committed to being a lighthouse for conservation in Africa. Part of this commitment is to create a sanctuary for species that are at risk. The reserve has implemented an intensive wildlife protection programme over the last four years and we are continually building on this work.