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Idube Private Game ReserveSabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
Idube is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This world renowned reserve is known for conservation efforts, particularly in protecting rhino. The reserve is also extending its efforts to the community on the borders of the Sabi Sands, Mpumalanga, in uplifting and improving their conditions, as well as their understanding of the value of the reserve for the future. Idube is proud to be part of these good works. Idube Game Reserve traverses approximately 10 000 hectares of wildlife area and is home to the big 5 animals, as well as a large variety of other animals. A great draw card for guests is the leopards, which are seen frequently.
Idube Private Game Reserve at a Glance
Idube Private Game Reserve Accommodation
There are 3 suites, The 2 Makubela suites and the Leadwood suite. All feature spacious rooms and decks leading to private pools. Each room has its own well stocked mini bar, baths, inside and outside showers, hairdryer, safe and wi-fi. Guests can request their choice of mini bar drinks, which we will arrange with pleasure. Be aware that elephants frequently come close to the pools of the Makubela suites.
The chalets are all decorated individually and also have baths, inside and outside showers, as well as private decks. Wi-fi is available, rooms have hairdryers and safes. These comfortable rooms offer a safe, cool haven between activities.
Guests enjoy different venues for dining and the evening dinner held in the open air boma is always a favourite. Idube features a weekly bushbraai (barbecue), weather permitting. This change of venue is always exciting and a whole different experience. This may be moved to bush breakfasts in the cooler weather. Occasionally the venue has to be changed because of leopards on the roof of the bush boma – just too close to the kitchen area.
After an exciting night drive, guests gather at the thatched bar to swap tales of all their great sightings. Then it's time to enjoy a feast in the boma under moonlit skies. Our talented chefs combine the best of European and African cuisine, and venison is featured regularly. Rangers sit with guests at all meals, so you can continue hearing the best of bush tales.
Dinner in the bush is something no visitor will forget. From the time you arrive to see the firefly light of many lanterns, you know you are in for something special. Mouth-watering smells drift into the air as you stand around the fire. Glasses of red wine glow in the firelight, with darkness and the bush beyond the magical circle of sand.
Our colourful open lounge deck combines comfort with a great view of the riverbed as well as those and the African animals coming down to drink at Shadulu Dam or to graze on the lawns.
Gather up your camera, sunglasses, hat and binoculars, its time for that eagerly awaited Landrover safari!
Walks are lead by your Ranger every morning after breakfast, and if you would like to join, you will find it an absorbing experience, as well as a chance to shake down all that fabulous food. Emphasis is on looking at the small things not easy to pick up on the drive.
Idube Private Game Reserve Wildlife
A very wide variety of animals and birds can be found on Idube, including almost all species found in the Kruger National Park. The animals include the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) and over 300 species of birds.