Leopard Hills

Leopard Hills

Award-winning 5-star Leopard Hills is located in the western sector of the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. The Lodge is spectacularly situated atop a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and an active waterhole on the plains below.


South Africa


Superb game-viewing and a wide variety of activities, along with outstanding fine dining, and indulgent spa treatments, all undertaken by professional and friendly staff create the safari experience of a lifetime.

Need to Know

DISTANCES: Johannesburg to Leopard Hills ± 6 hours (± 500 km) Nelspruit to Leopard Hills ± 2 hours (± 150 km)

RATES INCLUDE: Luxury accommodation Three meals daily Tea / Coffee Two game drives per day with refreshments Optional walking safaris All beverages excluding premium wines from our wine cellar, Laundry Service

RATES EXCLUDE: Cellar wines, Premium brand spirits, Champagne, Cognacs, Cigars and Cigarettes, Telephone calls, Curio shop purchases, Transfers, Gratuities, Additional activities, Wellness treatments.

Sabi Sand Gate Fee (self drive): R190 per vehicle and R50 per passenger (subject to change without prior notification).


Set within 10 000 hectares of the spectacular Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the Big Five, (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard), abound and viewing them at close proximity is our speciality. The Reserve comprises of incredibly diverse ecosystems making Leopard Hills the ideal destination to view plentiful game in its natural habitat. GAME DRIVES Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, in search of Africa’s big game. The latest state-of-the-art game drive vehicles, with individual bucket seats with fold down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Leopard Hills prides itself with the best rangers in the business, and they offer a safari experience like no other, from sightings of big game in their natural surroundings, to the smaller flora and fauna, which make this piece of ‘paradise’ a place we are privileged to call home.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY 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.

PRIVATE GAME VIEWING For a truly exclusive experience, why not book a Private Safari Vehicle allowing you to set your own pace on your safari. The time is yours... a private guide and vehicle at your disposal... This is the perfect opportunity for you to explore exactly what you want... spend the entire day on a game drive, stopping when and where you want. For avid birders or photographers this is a must take as much time as you want on a single sighting. Please note: This is dependent on availability of vehicles and guides.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Here 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!

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

• Cascades & Canyons Helicopter Flights
• Elephant Interactions & Rides
• Shangaan Village and Community Tours to local schools
• Hot Air Ballooning
• Golf at Leopard Creek


Your ultimate African safari is not just about the animals... at Leopard Hills we make sure that between enthralling game viewing our guests have everything at hand to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. From sipping cocktails while soaking up the African sun, enjoying pampering in our spa, to indulgent dining in various locations, Leopard Hills will keep you coming back for more.

• Open Air Deck and Swimming Pool Deck overlooking an active Waterhole
• Cosy Lounge & Dining Room
• Convivial Bar
• Extensive Library with Satellite TV
• Internet Facilities in the Library
• Massage & Treatment Sala
• Well Equipped Gym
• Traditional Shangaan Boma
• Fully Stocked Wine Cellar
• Well stocked Curio Shop with books, clothing, safari gear, handmade curios, books, bags, jewellery, postcards and local arts & crafts.


Leopard Hills boasts eight newly renovated exquisite glass-fronted suites. Complete with their own sundeck and plunge pool, the suites offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond. The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature with air-conditioning and overhead fans. The breathtaking romantic bathrooms include indoor and outdoor showers, which open to a glorious view of the passing cavalcade. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from your fully stocked mini-bar. Savour the day in your hammock or pool lounger, or indulge a romantic private dinner served on the deck of your suite.


2012 : Voted "One of the 50 Best Luxury Adventure Holidays in the World" - AdventureTemples™
2011 : Voted "One of the 101 Top Hotels in the World" – Tatler Travel Guide (UK)
2010 : Voted “Top 10 Choices for Africa” - Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Tourism Grading Council of South Africa - 5 STAR – for exceptional quality and luxurious accommodation (matching best international standards). Highest standard of furnishings, flawless service, and meticulous guest care. For the last two years running, Leopard Hills has achieved a 99% pass rate from the Tourism Grading Council, personifying the extremely high standards at the lodge.
Voted as "One of the Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa" - Food & Wine Magazine
Voted as one of "Getaway’s Top 15 Lodges in Africa"
2001-2002 : AA Gold Achievers Award
2003-2004 : AA Gold Achievers Award
2005-2006 : AA Gold Achievers Award
2005 : Awarded “Best views from a pool in the world” - Hello Magazine
2005 – 2006 : Nominated for Art of Travel Service Award
Sappi Silver Award for Best Brochure
Leopard Hills has been awarded the prestigious membership to International Food and Wine Society Chaine des Rotisseur


At Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, spring and summer give way to green, lush and thick bush. It is the time of the year where there are many newborn animals. Autumn and winter can be dry, the bush being less dense and waterholes frequented more often due to the lack of water. Temperatures range from 20-30 degrees Celsius in spring, 25-35 degrees Celsius in summer, 19-28 degrees Celsius in autumn, and 08-25 degrees Celsius in winter. This being said, Leopard Hills can be visited throughout the year and weather conditions will not affect your memorable experience of the South African bushveld.

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

R9500.00 (2014 rate)

Children PolicyChild Policy

No Children under 10 years

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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