The Sabi Sand Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa. It is largely owned and operated by 3rd & 4th generation families who share a common vision with their ancestors.
Focus & Foresight is on Conservation: The Sabi Sand Reserve is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It was formed in 1934, and became a formal association in 1948
Wilderness: The Sabi Sand Reserve is part of the largest conservation area in Southern Africa
Part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park:
It has only ever been a wilderness area.
It is home to a number of endangered species, including:
- Wild Dog: The most endangered species in Southern Africa. The Kruger National Park contains the only viable South African population of Wild Dogs.
- Bats: They are the only flying mammals that are blind; 10 of the species are on the endangered list.
- Honey Badgers: Badgers can be useful in reducing the population of rats, scorpions, and dangerous snakes.
- Oxpeckers: With scissor-like movements, the Red-billed Oxpecker combs their host's hair in search of ticks.
- Ground Hornbill: There are less than 1500 Ground Hornbills left in South Africa.
The Lodges are involved in environmental management programs and studies. These include:
- Alien plant control
- Micro catchment management to combat erosion
- Monitoring of wildlife and habitat densities
- Anit-poaching units
- Control of runaway fires
Including activities which help them to generate income; provision of health care and provision of drinking water.