Leopard Hills Game Reserve, built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole and close to the perennial Sand river, lives right up to its name. 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 a 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. Leopard Hills Game Reserve 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 and in the riverine bush are hundreds of different bird species. Out walking you will discover a few of the endless number of fascinating small creatures of Africa. These are just a few of the amazing encounters awaiting you at Leopard Hills Game Reserve.
Back at camp, you will be spoilt by the highest standards of service. Our teams utter dedication and pure passion to pleasing each guest according to his or her needs is prevalent in every aspect of the lodge, and particularly the central area.
The main deck is perfect for whiling the day away with a pair of binoculars, or the spotting scope, in the glorious sun or under the shade of an umbrella. From this view you may find many untold secrets of the African bush while enjoying a sumptuous breakfast or decadent lunch.
When the heat is on, cool down on the open-air verandah with an ice cold drink in hand, or sink below the refreshing surface of our main swimming pool.
The bar and lounge entices every guest to a pre or post-dinner drink and fireside chat with your friendly ranger. Our professional barmen will mix together the finest in ingredients to make interesting and unique cocktails and drinks to suit everyone’s tastes. A nightcap of the finest whiskey, port or South African amarula would be the perfect way to the end off a perfect day.
Our dining room has a beautiful view of a waterhole beyond, and holds the finest in silver service dinners. Our dining area consists of two heavy-set mahogany tables, offering ample space and comfort while enjoying the most decadent of dining one could imagine.
Our esteemed wine cellar underneath the dining room is a treat for the avid wine connoisseur, as well as the learning amateur, and is brimming with racks of celebrated local wines. Our friendly team will assist you in choosing the perfect wine according to the menu for that evening.
The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature. Air-conditioning and overhead fans provide welcome respite against the harsh African heat. The breathtaking 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 with breathtaking views out over the bush and beyond creates the ideal setting to relax with a book or while away the afternoon with a pair of binoculars in the comfort of your air-conditioned suite, a wonderful reprieve from the heat of the midday sun.
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.
A fairly new addition to Leopard Hills, the treatment sala and gym have proved very popular among our guests. What better way to work up a sweat on our various gym machines, while looking over the bush below, or enjoy an array of massage treatments in our glass-fronted sala, which has a spectacular vantage point off the main pool deck, offering absolute privacy and spectacular views.
One of the highlights of every guests stay at Leopard Hills Game Reserve is the array of bush treatments on offer. Treatments are performed either in the newly developed Sala, or in the comfort of your suite.
The core philosophy of natural health is based on nurture, inspiration and the use of mother Earth’s ingredients, to provide you with the most invigorating treatments imaginable.
Leopard Hills Game Viewing
At Leopard Hills Game Reserve, 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!
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 Game Reserve, 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 at Leopard Hills Game Reserve 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.