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Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

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Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Hi everyone,

We are interested in visiting game reserves where the animals are completely free- roaming and not fenced in. (I understand all of the issues/reasons why animals are sometimes contained so I don't need an explanation of that here....) Can anyone tell me whether Sabi Sands is fenced? Is so, are there other private reserves in the area that are not?

Thanks in advance for any info you might be able to provide.

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1. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

All game reserves in South Africa are fenced. Otherwise, we would have lions wandering around in our cities.

Sabi Sands is however open to Kruger National Park, which is an area of 2 million hectares / 5 million acres.

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2. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Thanks so much for this info, lamlee. So I take it that Kruger N.P. (all 5 million acres of it) is fenced as well?

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3. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Another quick question for you, lamlee..... is it pretty easy for a person to find out how big each reserve is? Is there a website, for example that provides info on the size of the reserve and the number of lodges situated there?

Thanks!

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4. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

http://www.greatlimpopopark.com/

Some info there on one of the great developments in recent years - transfrontier national parks. Others cross Namibia and Botswana borders.

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5. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Thanks, Peter. This is a very interesting article. Sounds wonderful.

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6. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

It's not clear whether Sabi Sand has been fully explained to you. This map - eyesonafrica.net/south-african-safari/sabi-s… - shows the entire reserve and how it is divided among the various smaller reserves. Each conducts game drives on specific areas. Some of them - such as Mala Mala, Londolozi, Lion Sands, Sabi Sabi - do game drives only on their own reserves. Others - especially in the western part of Sabi Sand - drive over a large area that includes several reserves. Example: Ulusaba, Exeter, Inyati, Savanna, Leopard Hills - they drive over all of those reserves as if it were one big property. Sabi Sand is fenced on three sides - north, west, and south. Open to Kruger on the east side. There are no fences within Sabi Sand, so the wildlife goes all over with no impediments.

And to put a number to it - Sabi Sand is 250 square miles.

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7. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Thanks so much, bwanadave. This map and your explanation are very informative and helpful. I'm trying to learn all that I can about how these reserves are set up, to help us decide which one(s) will be best for us to visit, given our interests.

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8. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Try Moremi Reserve in Botswana -you will not be disappointed. No fences.

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9. Re: Are there fences at Sabi Sand?

Except for Botswana's Veterinary Fence which stretches across the entire country.

folk.ntnu.no/skjetnep/owls/fences/index.html

botswana.co.za/Botswana_Travel_Articles-trav…

http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/image/44206847

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