Leadwood Lodge (Sabie Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Once you have experienced a stay at &Beyond Leadwood
Lodge you’ll be longing to take root there as deeply as the
ancient trees after which the Lodge is named.
The intimate &Beyond Leadwood Lodge is the ideal choice
small groups of friends or family sharing an African safari.
Nestled in the fork of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, &Beyond
Leadwood Lodge offers a cosy and serene getaway that is
completely at peace with the bush that surrounds it.
With only four suites carefully distanced from each
other, &Beyond Leadwood Lodge is ideal for families or
parties of friends who want to share their safari
experiences without intruding on each other’s privacy.
When booked for individual use, rather than sole-use, we
only ever use three suites, so the number of guests on the
game drive vehicle is never more than six.
Constructed for maximum privacy, the four suites ensure
total serenity and solitude. Simply relax on your private
veranda or while away the hours absorbed in the peace of the
bush. Floor to ceiling glass windows afford wide views of
the animals coming down to drink at the rocky river's edge.
The colours and textures of the bush follow you indoors and
even the indoor shower is encased in glass.
Shared guest areas are intimate too, with steps and
levels creating cosy, secluded areas. Tuck yourself away in
a private corner with a book or enjoy a refreshing drink in
the shade of a jackalberry tree on the spacious deck. With a
granite river bank in front of the lodge, you’re bound to
spot a four-legged visitor or two quenching their thirst.
When the sun gets too hot, enjoy a refreshing dip in the
king size plunge pool on your suite's private deck.The
open-air dining room welcomes you with wholesome aromas and
friendly faces. Linger over a leisurely meal under the
roughly hewn bush chandelier or join in the hearty fare
around a blazing fire in the boma. When the chill of the
African night creeps up, retire to the warmth and comfort of
the fireplace in your private suite.
The deep, free-standing tub in the bathroom beckons and
the underfloor heating chases the chill from the smooth rock
Activities / Wildlife:
Abundant species diversity includes elephant, spotted
hyena, leopard, large buffalo herds, rhino, hippo and the
Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and
duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen, as can
giraffe and warthog. However, it is the leopard that is the
real star of the show, with the area well known for some of
the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive
animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats is
often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives.
A number of lion prides have territories at Sabi Sand and
are regularly spotted on game drives. In contrast to the
leopard, lion are the most sociable of the cat family and
prides may consist of up to 12 related females and their
cubs, as well as a far smaller number of related males,
Although not as common as the leopard or lion, the
cheetah is also a frequent sight at Sabi Sand. Built for
speed instead of power, this formidable predator generally
hunts during the day, occasionally resulting in spectacular
sightings of the fastest animal in the world in action.
Night drives are an important part of the game viewing
experience at Sabi Sand and provide an opportunity to view
many unusual animals, such as the beautifully patterned
Another animal often encountered in night drives is the
dwarf mongoose, Africa’s smallest carnivore. Family troops
of up to 30 of these little animals live in numerous hiding
places in the sides of termite mounds. A typical though
hair-raising sound often encountered on night drives is the
wail of the bush baby, a forlorn noise that imitates the
plaintive cry of a human infant.
From $650 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.