Exeter River Lodge (Sabie Sand Game Reserve) South Africa
Awake to the river rolling slowly past your front door
and watch the denizens of the bush make their morning
The game viewing continues all day, whether on a game
drive or from the comfort of the Lodge’s shady viewing deck.
The full flavours of lunch acquire an extra edge on our open
air dining deck, with the distant splashing of animals
coming down to drink at the water’s edge as a gentle
reminder of Africa. Later, give in to the lull of the silent
waters and sink into the plush sofas in the shared lounge
area, drinking in the peace and solitude.
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.
Follow the example of the hippo wallowing in the river
and seek refuge from the heat of the afternoon in the
personal plunge pool on the deck of your suite.
Or simply retire for a restful siesta or a quiet hour
with a good book in the cool interior of your spacious
suite. While the elephant cavort in the river below you can
indulge in your own outdoor shower - just as refreshing but
without the added adventure of mud!Re-live the excitement of
your afternoon game drive around a roaring fire in the boma.
Linger over dinner while you listen to the sounds of the
African bush - the distant yipping of a jackal, nervous
chuckle of a hyena or strident wail of a bush baby. Then get
VIP treatment with a long, leisurely soak in a deep,
soothing bubble bath. The last sound you hear as you drift
off to sleep in the depths of your warm bed is the gentle
rushing of the river outside your front door.
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 $750 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.