Leadwood Lodge

Gauteng & Mpumalanga, South Africa

On Request

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Leadwood Lodge

With only four suites carefully distanced from each other, 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 individually or in couples, the number of guests on the game drive vehicle is never more than six.


We Love
  • Intimate and exclusive small safari lodge with air-conditioned suites
  • Fireplace, private plunge pool and outdoor shower
  • Available for sole-use or individual booking with only six guests on game drive vehicles
Need to Know
  • The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Camp staff accompanies guests at all times when walking around the lodge at night.
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.
  • No single supplement is charged for the first two single rooms of a booking. Any additional rooms will be levied with a 50% supplement.

The Review

Situated on a wooded bank of the Sand River the four spacious suites are discretely distanced from each other to offer solitude and privacy. The lodge is a tactile blend of bold and contrast materials – crushed stone, raw cement, dark meranti, rough granite and glass. Soft furnishings provide an inviting counterpoint to the textures and patinas of the structure.

Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.

Why Stay
Each suite has a fireplace, sitting room and private pool, surrounded by a wooden deck. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious, with both indoor and outdoor showers. The elevated dining and sitting areas boast dramatic views out over the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers. The clever use of steps and levels creates intimate spaces for quiet game viewing or unwinding with a good book. Dinner is served in enchanting settings, around a roaring fire in the open-air boma.

If you have booked Leadwood Lodge for the sole use of your party, you will enjoy the dedicated services of a team of staff, including a ranger and tracker, as well as private 4x4 safari vehicle, and can spend your day as you prefer, instead of following the programme described below.

For individual bookings, the day starts at dawn with morning tea/coffee and a discussion with your guide on what you hope to see that day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. You will stop for refreshments at a scenic spot during your drive. Return to the camp for breakfast, lunch before before proceeding for a late afternoon game drive.

Getting There

South Africa is served by most major international airlines. OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International) is the major gateway, offering both domestic and international connections. There are also an increasing number of international flights direct to and from Cape Town, and a few from Durban (King Shaka International Airport).

Leadwood Lodge Gauteng & Mpumalanga, South Africa