Sabie

Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The name is derived from the Tsonga word “Ulusaba” which means “fearful river.” The river derived its name from once teeming with dangerous Nile crocodiles. The word Ulusaba was modernized by colonialists who changed it from into the Afrikaans “Sabie” The town was started after H.T. Glynn and J.C. Ingle found gold there and formed the Glynns-Lydenburg Gold Mining Company. This is a tranquil, malaria-free holiday destination that caters for the whole family. With hiking & back packing, mountain biking, horse riding, white-water rafting, rock climbing & abseiling, and 4×4 trips.
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Sabie Mpumalanga image of Lone Creek Waterfall

Location

Sabie’s location is 360 kilometres east of Johannesburg and 64 kilometres west of the popular Kruger National Park. It is known for its scenery and beautiful waterfalls, and is a popular tourist destination. Its main industry is forestry. The plantations surrounding Sabie form one of the world’s largest man-made forests. It is situated approximately 1,000 metres above sea level and is in the summer rainfall area. During the winter period, there is little rainfall, and the area can become intensely dry. Forest fires are prevalent during this time; therefore, precautions are taken by creating fire breaks incorporating block burning.

Attractions

Sabie is also a tourism-based town and relies on the steady flow of tourists year-round to keep the community economy going. There are many attractions in and around the town itself. Of these the most popular is the Lone Creek Falls about 10 km outside of town. There are many other waterfalls in the area including the Sabie River falls situated within the town itself. There is excellent trout fly fishing in the Sabie River which is regularly stocked. Permits are required to fish. Sabie boasts its own brewery located on 45 Main road. The Sabie Brewing Company produces 6 hand-crafted beers all true to their style.

Site seeing in Sabie

Kruger National Park

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Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites – this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Blyde River Canyon

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The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga. It forms the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. Located in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, it is 25 kilometres long and is, on average 750 metres deep.

Long Tom Pass

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Long Tom Pass is a mountain pass along the Panorama Route, on the Regional Road R37 between Lydenburg and Sabie. It is named after the famous Long Tom cannon. The route up Long Tom Pass starts at 1456m and climbs 682 vertical metres to an altitude of 2138m at its end.

Sabie Accommodation

Bananien Lodge Sabie

Bananien Lodge Sabie

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Bananien Lodge Sabie is your gateway to the magnificent Kruger National Park. This world-renowned wi More info
Jock Sabie Lodge - Sabie

Jock Sabie Lodge - Sabie

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Jock Sabie Lodge is situated in the beautiful town of Sabie. The base point of the green and rich in More info
Mac Mac Forest Retreat - Sabie

Mac Mac Forest Retreat - Sabie

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This relaxed resort is halfway between Sabie and Graskop (Mpumalanga). The houses are renovated fore More info
Merry Pepples - Sabie

Merry Pepples - Sabie

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Merry Pebbles Holiday Resort and Caravan Park is situated on the banks of the upper reaches of the S More info
Misty Mountain Chalets - Sabie

Misty Mountain Chalets - Sabie

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Misty Mountain Chalets Misty Mountain Chalets “A nature lover’s haven” is situated in a More info