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Sable Sleepover Hide

Sable Sleepover Hide, situated approximately 10km from of Phalaborwa Gate, is a unique accommodation facility where guests can feel part of nature.

A bird hide by day, it transforms into a primitive overnight dwelling by night, where a select few can experience the Kruger National Park nightlife first hand. The hide overlooks the Sable Dam where an abundance of animals gather to drink. Hear the lion roar and the hippo grunt meters away from where you are sleeping and know this is a true African experience.

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Activities

No organised activities available from Sable Sleepover Hide.

See the Park’s Activities for a comprehensive list.


Facilities

  • No water (drinking or bathing) available at hide
  • No electricity
  • One light that operates for about 5 hours (on request)
  • No shop or restaurant available
  • No Reception office at hide
  • No cellphone reception available
  • The nearest facility is Phalaborwa Gate (approximately 10km)

See the Park’s Facilities for a comprehensive list.


Travel Information

Travel routes and times from central Gauteng

Phalaborwa Gate

Take the N1 toll-road to Polokwane (Pietersburg). 40km before Polokwane turn right onto the R71 and head for Tzaneen. After Tzaneen head towards Phalaborwa and the gate. Allow between 6 to 7 hours for the trip to the gate. Sable Sleepover Hide is approximately 10km away from the gate. Allow about 30 minutes for the drive to the hide, however if you want to enjoy the game viewing possibilities give yourself more time!


Fauna & Flora

The Mooiplaas Ranger Section area that Tsendze falls in is known for its very large buffalo herds and many elephant bulls.

The area has been and still is, home to large tuskers and some of the more well known ones, now unfortunately dead and gone, were ‘Nshawu’, ‘Shilowa’ and ‘Mabarule’. A current tusker with rather impressive ivory is ‘Alexander’ who is often encountered on the main tarred route between TRC and Mopani Camp.

With its abundance of huge trees in the campsite TRC offers great birding opportunities right in camp and the surrounding area offers an interesting list of birds previously recorded.


5 Things To Seek

  1. Hippo
  2. Lion
  3. Elephant
  4. Wild dog
  5. Hyena

Contact

  • Telephone and Fax: +27 (0)13 735 3547/8

See Camp Contacts for more information.


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