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.
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
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.