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Leopard Hills Properties

Leopard Hills
8 Luxurious Glass-Fronted Suites

The lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole. Each of the eight luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and heated rock plunge pool offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond. The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature. Air-conditioning and overhead fans provide welcome respite against the harsh African heat. The breath-taking romantic bathrooms, which include double indoor and outdoor showers, have windows, which open to a glorious view of the passing cavalcade below. The comfortable beds are complete with beautiful crisp percale cotton linen, down duvets and pillows, and gracious mosquito netting. A special touch to each suite is the perfection of final touches provided from weather notes and African poems, to a fine array of bath salts and other bathroom amenities. An inviting lounge area is equipped with a comfortable couch and ottoman, perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee whilst reading a novel or one of our environmental and leisure magazines provided in each suite. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from your fully stocked mini bar. Or savour the day, either in your hammock or pool lounger outside, whilst listening to the tranquil sound of the surrounding bushveld. Aspects of nature have been incorporated into your suite, to provide the ultimate in luxury while experiencing Africa at its best.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa


Year Round

South Africa is a year-round destination, and the best time to visit depends on your priorities. Safaris are best in the winter months (May to August). The grass is lowest, so game viewing is easier, and the temperatures are mild (maximum 20-23C). There is very little winter rainfall in the north. Namaqualand, in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, becomes a floral phenomenon in spring (mid-August to mid-October), when the desert-like terrain is transformed into a carpet of flowers, drawing thousands of visitors. The best season for the beach is summer (November to mid-March). The southern regions are summer destinations, with low summer rainfall. Temperatures reach 28-30C or higher on truly beautiful days. The warm waters of the east coast make for almost year-round swimming. South Africans tend to take their annual holidays in summer, causing tourist destinations to be overcrowded from mid-December to late January, as well as during the other school holidays.
Game Drives, Nature Walks & Spa Treatments.

At Leopard Hills, Africa's big game abounds and each day is different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa's wildlife in an open landrover. Leopard on the hunt. Lions roar at twilight. Hippo wallow in the river. Crocodile bask on a sandy bank. Overhead majestic eagles keep watch. Out walking you will discover some of the endlessly fascinating small creatures of Africa. These are just a few of the amazing encounters awaiting you! Leopard Hills is surrounded by a vast array of wildlife, birdlife, reptile and flora species, and are proud to be associated with the Big 5 wildlife, which roam freely around the reserve. Game can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, or even from the privacy of your suite deck. Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, in search of Africa's big game. State-of-the-art landrovers, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold-down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive or walking safari. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard. Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the finer aspects of the bushveld. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you though the fauna and flora of the Sabi Sand Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees and smaller species that are all an integral part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.
Local Info

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve was officially founded by its landowners in 1949. The original pioneers, however, date back to the 1920's, who formed hunting concessions in the dry winter months. Since 1962, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve has transformed its role into one of a commercial photographic safari conservancy, and has become famous for its variety of world-renowned private lodges in the reserve, with service and accommodation of impeccable standards.

Leopard Hills has recently formed a small junior school on the premises, providing managers and staff throughout the Sabi Sand Reserve the opportunity to provide their children with an education matching the high standards of top South African schools and colleges. This school has proved to be highly popular amongst families residing in the reserve. Children have the opportunity of gaining a top education whilst growing up in the unique bushveld that surrounds them.
Owners & Hosts

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve opened its doors in March 1998. This unique and fascinating lodge was the brainchild of the Kruger family, who are the owners to this day. The lodge was initially built with five suites, and over time, have added private heated plunge pools, a library, three more suites, a traditional Shangaan boma, gym and sala, creating a five star lodge with the finest amenities. Duncan and Louise Rodgers, General Managers of Leopard Hills, have endorsed their loyalty to the lodge through their ultimate dedication to making every guest's visit an experience of unsurpassed luxury. Duncan and Louise have been in the game lodge industry for the last 18 years, and believe that Leopard Hills is by far the best camp they have ever had the privilege of being associated with; not only for its location and facilities, but most of all for the amazing staff and owners associated with this product.
Press & Media

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa 5 stars for exceptional quality and luxurious accommodation (matching best international standards). Highest standard of furnishings, flawless service, and meticulous guest care.

Voted as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa (Food and Wine Magazine)

Voted as one of Getaways Top 15 Lodges in Africa

AA Gold Achievers Award 2001 – 2002

AA Gold Achievers Award 2003 – 2004

AA Gold Achievers Award 2005 – 2006

"Best views from a pool in the world"; Award from Hello Magazine

Sappi Silver Award for Best Brochure 2005

Nominated for Art of Travel Service Award 2005, 2006
Leopard Hills, built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole and close to the perennial Sand River, lives right up to its name. Leopard Hills traverses over 10,000 hectares of the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.
Each day can be different as one explores the endless fascination of Africa's wildlife. Hippo wallow in the river, crocodile bask on a quiet sandy bank. Overhead majestic eagles keep watch and at the water's edge fascinating small creatures of Africa. These are just a few of the amazing encounters awaiting you. From your hilltop sanctuary, you may be lucky to catch sight of a leopard on the hunt, a breeding herd of elephant or a few gracious kudu. Many species of antelope pass by within view of the lodge while in the reserve Africa's big game abounds. On safari you may see prides of lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hyena and many more.


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