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A sleepover hide is a unique overnight experience, exclusively available for guests from half an hour prior to gate closing times.

It provides the opportunity for guests to enjoy complete privacy as the hide must be reserved in entirety (minimum of 2 and maximum of 9 guests at one time). Sable sleepover hide must be vacated half an hour after gate opening times.

Sleeping Units

  • Sleeping units are contained in wooden structures that are locked to the inside wall of the hide by day.
  • At night these structures fold down to construct a light bed base. Mattresses can be found in the cupboard at the hide. If required, bedding is available at Reception on payment of a deposit.  Each bedding bag consists of a duvet, pillow, duvet cover, sheet, mattress protector, pillowcase and mosquito net.
  • An environmental toilet is available for the overnight guests in a separate area on the hide perimeter.

Living Area

  • The living area comprises of boma with braai (barbeque) facilities. There is no electricity.  (One light, that operates for about 5 hours, is provided on request.)  Please bring your own lighting.
  • Only the very perimeter of the facility is fenced and guests are advised to exercise caution at all times. Your vehicle may be pulled into the lapa at the hide during the night for safety purposes.  Do not leave the enclosure at night.
  • No cooking utensils such as cutlery, crockery or any other cooking equipment is provided.  The hide is fully self-catering and guests are advised to bring their own food, wood and water.

Sable Sleepover Hide is managed form Phalaborwa Gate and has no Reception area. 

Guests are required to report to Phalaborwa Gate for check-in to acquire keys, bedding, braai grid and light. Accommodation at Sable hide is well suited for adventurous Guests who are looking for a primitive, close to nature, self-catering bushveld experience.

Community Levy

A community fund of 1% will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations arriving on or after the 1st of June 2012.


Booking for this accommodation can only be done via telephone, fax, e-mail or in person.

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Did You Know?

  • The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realised when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting.

KNP Emergency Hotline

  • Report rule breakers and other incidents to KNP's Emergency Call Centre on 013 735 4325



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