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The town of Sabie is located just 64km from the Kruger National Park, The town is named after the river which the local Shangaan called uluSaba meaning the river of fear, not only due to its flooding but also due to it being packed with fearful crocodiles.
Sabie was initially inhabited by San Khoi or bushmen – evident by the bushman paintings and artifacts discovered in the area. It was then established as a gold rush mining town when an accidental target shooting practise revealed gold specks in the rocks where a stray bullet ricocheted.
Named town of the year in 2012 Sabie is sure to provide entertainment for the entire family and there is no lack of activities to enjoy. Besides the high altitudes of the mountains and falls visitors can also opt to view them in a hot air balloon or in a helicopter flip. For the nature enthusiasts there are a myriad of hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming & fishing and for those in need of an adrenalin rush abseiling. White river rafting 4X4 trips and archery are also available.
Sabie Accommodation has budget accommodation choices or luxury accommodation establishments listed en route to the Kruger National Park through Mpumalanga. With its incredible scenery and must do tourist attractions it would be regretful not to spend time here with family and friends.
The greater Kruger Park area covers the Kruger National Park and the surrounding private game reserves. Fencing has been taken down between these game reserves to form a huge area where animals are free to roam and migrate.
The private game reserves offer excellent accommodation, a good many being rated five stars. Game viewing is also very good in the private game reserves where you are most likely to see the big 5. The Kruger National Park offers a range of different accommodation to suit the traveller from luxury 5 star to modest caravanning.
The world-renowned Kruger Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1889 to protect the wild-life of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
A flagship of South African National Parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of flora and fauna. There are also many archaeological sites worth visiting highlighting man’s occupation in this area. Bushman rock painting and restored iron-age villages add to the thrill of visiting this area.
Sabie is a quaint little town on the Sabie River, in the middle of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Like many other places in the area, Sabie was built around 1880, after the first gold discoveries, and since they did not find too much gold here at first, Sabie herself served as a timber supplier to the gold mining towns.
The name Sabie derives from the Shangaan word uluSaba – the river of fear, which the river probably received from its frequent sudden floods.
As early as 1876, Joseph Brook Shires started planting in this relatively humid warm area and today the region is by far the largest forestry area in South Africa. In South Africa, natural larger forests are only found along the Garden Route, and so Sabie still has a lot of importance as a result of this afforestation. Today, the region supplies about 50 percent of the wood needed in South Africa.
Finally, in 1895, a rich gold vein was found, and so the Glynns Lydenburg Gold Mining Company raised gold between 1897 and 1950, worth at least 1.2 million gold ounces.