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"Escape to the wild"


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.

5 Things To Seek

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

Contact Phalaborwa Gate

  • Tel and Fax: +27 (0)13 735 3547/8

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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

Living Area

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.


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

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Activities & Facilities


No organised activities available from Sable Sleepover Hide


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How to get there

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!

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Accommodation & Camping Tariffs

General Tariff Information

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People with disabilities

The ablution blocks in this campsite offer facilities for the wheelchair access.

Please see additional information on Wheelchair Accessibility

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