Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

Built on a hill, overlooking a natural waterhole, Leopard Hills is so named after its local inhabitants, as well as other big game animals that frequent this reserve! An outstanding lodge, it offers very comfortable accommodation, outstanding cuisine and an extensive wine cellar for the connoisseur. With just 8 luxurious glass-fronted suites, with their own private verandah and rock plunge pool, Leopard Hills offers as much privacy as you require in one of the most picturesque corners of the Sabi Sand Reserve. There's also a fantastic range of amenities, including a pool for cooling off in and a glass-walled treatment sala where you may spot a leopard or 2 as you're being pampered!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Close to the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. 7-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Hotel information

8 luxurious glass-fronted suites with superb views of the bushveld beyond, sun deck with hammocks and sunloungers, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, lounge, mini-bar, double indoor and outdoor showers, heated rock plunge pool and bathrooms with ball and claw baths, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Full Board includes: three meals per day, tea/coffee, all beverages excluding premium wines from the cellar. Laundry and road transfers from Leopard Hills airstrip to the lodge.

Main viewing deck, open-air verandas, dining room, bar and lounge, traditional Shangaan boma, wine cellar. Swimming pool, glass-walled treatment sala* and gym. Library with Internet, TV and DVDS. Curio shop. Activities include twice-daily game-drives in 4x4 safari vehicles and walking safaris.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children are not permitted at this lodge. If you are flying directly into Leopard Hills, a departure tax is payable locally on departure from Johannesburg (approx R47).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An incredible experience!

Jan 17, 2020 Mrs_LD_0 California

It is hard to describe how amazing our time at Leopard Hills was! Every single person we interacted with on the property was outstanding! From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Kiara for a drink and then shown to our beautiful room! The game drives with Johan and Walter were incredible - the animals we saw were breathtaking:… Read more
It is hard to describe how amazing our time at Leopard Hills was! Every single person we interacted with on the property was outstanding! From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Kiara for a drink and then shown to our beautiful room! The game drives with Johan and Walter were incredible - the animals we saw were breathtaking: leopards, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffalo and so many more! Unfortunately the lions had moved off the reserve when we were there but it just leaves something to come back for! The food, drink and service were all exactly what you would expect from a resort of this caliber - it was our first safari and it far surpassed our expectations. During our time at Leopard Hills I became very sick (NOT from anything at the resort it was a cold I had before arrival that progressed to pneumonia). The kindness of the Leopard Hills staff is something I will never forget - they brought in the bush paramedic to examine me and he determined I needed to go to the hospital right away. Evert drove my husband and me to a doctor in the closest town (Hazyview, an hour away) for medical attention. When we arrived back at the property all of the staff asked how I was doing and what they could do for me, bringing meals to my room etc. I searched for a very long time before deciding to book at leopard hills and I am confident we made the right decision - I even booked 2 years out since they only have 8 rooms, I didn’t want to miss our chance! We will forever remember this experience and we hope to go back one day! Thank you thank you to Duncan, Louise, Megan, Kiara, Johan, Walter, Steve and the entire staff! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great safari camp near Kruger natl park.

Dec 30, 2019 Ghensl Frisco, Texas

A top property. With great guides, great accommodations, and wonderful animal sightings. Guides really work hard to be sure you have a great experience. Accommodations were wonderful, food was wonderful ,it was our most exciting animal experience, where we saw a leopard drag her kill up a tree with a crocodile in chase. Guide said he had never… Read more
A top property. With great guides, great accommodations, and wonderful animal sightings. Guides really work hard to be sure you have a great experience. Accommodations were wonderful, food was wonderful ,it was our most exciting animal experience, where we saw a leopard drag her kill up a tree with a crocodile in chase. Guide said he had never seen, nor did he expect to see it again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best Safari experiences

Dec 30, 2019 ramakantap2017

We had a great experience at Leopard Hills. The staffs are very courteous, friendly & walked the extra miles to make us feel at home. The Ranger and tracker were friendly, knowledgeable. We had one of the most amazing safari experiences with great viewing of variety of animals including Leopards, lions, Hyenas, wild dogs, Rhino , elephants, hippos… Read more
We had a great experience at Leopard Hills. The staffs are very courteous, friendly & walked the extra miles to make us feel at home. The Ranger and tracker were friendly, knowledgeable. We had one of the most amazing safari experiences with great viewing of variety of animals including Leopards, lions, Hyenas, wild dogs, Rhino , elephants, hippos etc. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lasting memory of Africa thanks to Leopard Hills

Nov 19, 2019 Ross H

Our time at Leopard Hills was absolutely fantastic. The staff are very welcoming and personable, the food is top notch and the rooms are very comfy with stunning views. Game drives every morning and late afternoon/evening with Stuart show off all the wildlife Africa is famous for. Leopard Hills was an amazing experience, you will want for nothing… Read more
Our time at Leopard Hills was absolutely fantastic. The staff are very welcoming and personable, the food is top notch and the rooms are very comfy with stunning views. Game drives every morning and late afternoon/evening with Stuart show off all the wildlife Africa is famous for. Leopard Hills was an amazing experience, you will want for nothing and yes, we will return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing lodge

Oct 19, 2019 Steph10390

My husband and I stayed for three nights as part of our honeymoon. We had an absolutely perfect stay. The staff, service and amenities were impeccable. The location is great as there is a large watering hole visible from the deck where we watched different animals for hours. Our entire stay felt truly special and personal. The food was AMAZING.… Read more
My husband and I stayed for three nights as part of our honeymoon. We had an absolutely perfect stay. The staff, service and amenities were impeccable. The location is great as there is a large watering hole visible from the deck where we watched different animals for hours. Our entire stay felt truly special and personal. The food was AMAZING. Our guide and tracker Johan and Walter were superb - very knowledgeable. I cannot say enough good things about this place - we cannot wait to return Read less