Situated in the western sector of the
65 000 hectare (160 600 acre) Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which adjoins the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. &Beyond Leadwood Lodge is located on the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, with a traversing area of 10 000 hectares (25 000 acres).
At a Glance
- Number of Suites -
- Maximum Guests - 8
- Children - Yes (only when lodge is booked for sole-use)
- Triples - No
- Twin beds - All convertible to double
- Air Conditioning -
- Overhead Fans -
- Plunge Pools -
- Indoor and Outdoor Showers -
- Seperate w.c - Yes
- In Room Safe -
- Personal Bars -
- Telephone -
- Hairdryers -
- Laundry Included -
- Suitable for Disabled Guests -
Yes, with assistance
- Distance Between Rooms -
- Check In/Check Out -
- Kosher Food -
Prior notice, extra cost
- Power -
- Private 4x4 safari vehicle - No
- Childminding -
- In-Room Massage -
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What sets us apart
- Situated in one of South Africa’s most prestigious game reserves, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- World famous for its leopard sightings
- Renowned for having the best Big Five game viewing in the country
- Superb volume of game and quality of sightings
- One of the best grazing and browsing habitats in Southern Africa
- Trained rangers and Shangaan trackers
- Exciting nocturnal safaris
- Bush dining
- Just four suites, so ideal for sole-use (with private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef and exclusive use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle)
- Gracious architecture and interiors
- Effortless road and air access
A 5 hour drive on good roads from Johannesburg to the Newington Gate of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Federal Air operates daily flights from OR Tambo (ORT) to Ulusaba airstrip, followed by an easy game drive to the lodge. SA Airlink offers daily flights from ORT to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, followed by either a road or air transfer to the lodge.
Leadwood Lodge consists of just four suites distanced from each other for solitude and serenity. The suites are designed with crushed stone, raw cement, rough granite and glass. Each air conditioned suite has a fireplace, sitting room, ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private plunge pool. Leadwood Lodge is
the perfect choice for a family or group of friends sharing a
The elevated dining and sitting areas at Leadwood Lodge boast dramatic views out over the Sand and Mabrak Rivers. The clever use of steps and levels throughout the Lodge creates intimate spaces for quiet game viewing, or unwind with a book beside the large lodge swimming pool. Pan African meals are shared on the open deck or in the boma (open air dining area) around a roaring fire or in the bush.
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks with excellent birdwatching.
Summer months are hot and humid (Nov to Mar). Temperatures start to cool slightly (Apr), and winter months are warm with cold nights/dawns (May to Jun). July to September is very dry with cold night and early morning/late afternoon temperatures. Spring is very dry with hot, dry winds (Sept to Oct).
The first rains start towards the end of October. Rains or typical afternoon thundershowers (Nov and Mar), with potential scattered afternoon thundershowers (Apr).
Summer: 13˚C to 38˚C / 55˚F to 100˚F. Winter: 3˚C to 32˚C / 37˚F to 90˚F
Best time to travel
All year round, best game viewing from March to October
423m above sea level
Ulusaba Airstrip Coordinates are: S24˚47 and E31˚21 (width 18 m, length 1 360 m, elevation 432 m, tarred)
S 24°46.218’ E 031°23.692’
Leadwood Lodge is situated in a Malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken.
Children are welcome when the lodge is booked for sole-use. Regretfully, children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives. Children aged 6 to 11 on game drives at lodge manager’s discretion. One triple room for a child 11 years and younger sharing with its parents is available for sole-use bookings.
Ratio of guests to staff
3 to 1
Open year round
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