Sabi River Sun Resort

 Resort Location

The Sabi River Sun Resort is located in Mpumalanga in the Hazyview area, which is in close proximity to the Kruger National Park - about 15 kilometers from the Phabeni Gate, 2 kilometers from Perry’s Bridge and 48 Kilometers from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

About the Sabi River Sun Resort

Sabi River Sun Resort lies along the banks of the Sabi River with its lovely lush gardens and numerous lakes which are home to a number of bird species, Hippos and crocodiles.

The main hotel houses reception, the restaurant, bar and a lounge area.

The view from the hotel looks onto the lush gardens with large trees that surround the hotel and chalets; the main swimming pool is right in front of the hotel and behind the golf house, from where you can see the many dams and the golf course. 

Food & Drink

The cozy restaurant offers on-site dining or you can order room service, we had three wonderful dinners there. Each night they have a different buffet layout or you can order from the a la carte menu, but we would recommend the buffet; from salads, three different meats, curry of the day, soup and, last but not least, their deserts to die for.

You can also order delicious pizzas that are cooked in a fire-oven.

Breakfast is served on the patio overlooking the swimming pool. It is also Buffet style when they are busy but again you can order from the menu or order a breakfast pack like we did for two of the mornings that we went into the park early.

The cocktail bar has a large seating area with both bar stools and couches; it’s a nice place to relax or catch up with friends. 


The resort has 104 timeshare chalets and 60 hotel rooms. The hotel rooms are cozy with great views of the gardens and surrounding areas.

Timeshare chalet

Each room has two double beds and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower combination, DSTV, free Wi-Fi, a tea and coffee station, hairdryer and air-conditioning.

Hotel room

A small veranda with table the chairs gives you a lovely area to relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings.

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You can relax round the swimming pool or try your hand at a round of golf on their 18-hole golf course, unwind and rejuvenate at the Eden Spa or visit the bird hide..

Bird hide where you can photograph waterbirds, crocodiles and hippos

The hide at the hippo pools is a big attraction; we had a great time photographing the Egrets that nest in the Fever trees on the edge of the dam and there are also hippos and crocs to photograph.

The Sabi River Sun is the ideal base from which to explore the Lowveld and the southern Kruger National Park and its just 15 km drive to the Kruger’s Phabeni Gate.

We had some stunning sightings while we stayed here. The rains had just started after a long drought and the flowers were starting to bloom...

Weeping boer-bean flower
Baboon-tail flower

We saw the Big-five animals twice but the highlight was finally seeing the De Laporte leopard near Skukuza...

and then the famous Lubyelubye leopard!

We first saw the leopard in thick grass about 3 kilometers from Lower Sabi Camp. We drove on to the camp to get an ice-cream and then returned the same way. 

We stopped at Lubyelubye bridge to watch some buffalo when they suddenly jumped up and ran off...

... and that's why...!

We had a lovely time in this magical place and will highly recommend it.

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