Sable Sands

Sable Sands is a family run ‘eco-friendly’ safari lodge that offers memorable and fist class experiences’ to its guests. Here you get a wonderful unique and personailsed experience complete with a passionate team, excellent food and incredible wild encounters with the local residents. Overlooking the riverbed, not only is the lodge 8km from the famous Hwange National Park but 200km is Vic Falls; opportunity to see two of Africa’s spectacles.

Why we love Sable Sands!

On a private concession just outside the park, this is a stunning location that often has lion vs buffalo encounters; lions killed a buffalo on the vlei in front of the lodge. MC the manager is a great guy and always happy to go the extra mile. Food was very good. Great new vehicles and all in all a good value product.

Mike Varndell, April 2019

Fast Facts


Hwange National Park


16 thatched rondavels

Great for

Elephant Encounters

Children welcome

Yes – of all ages


All year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 nights




Limited network available

(Rates 'from' pppn)

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Lodge Key Features

The Rondavels

The lodge offers 16 spacious, open planned rondarvels; a traditional round Zimbabwean home. They are simple but beautifully styled and furnished to created traditional culture with nature and you get a sense of ‘home away from home’ feel throughout. The classic rooms, built in 1989 are nestled into the forest and a further 5 moderns rooms which were built later overlook the waterhole; take your pick of the gorgeous surroundings, you won’t be disappointed with either views from your very own veranda.

Home cooked meals

The owners are from a food background so you are guaranteed lovingly wholesome home cooked meals during your stay at Sable Sands. They have a passion for food and these delicious and beautifully prepared meals are a real highlight describing themselves as a ‘food loving home’. They supply locally sourced ingredients when they can from their very own garden. For those with dietary requirements they will cater to anyone, just be prepared to let them know in advance so they can ensure they have everything you need when you arrive.

The main area, treehouse and pool

Near the main area sits a quaint treehouse and solar powered pool, this allows for guests to cool off during those warm days. The main area itself has glorious views over the ‘Dete Vlei’ which is frequented by antelope, elephant, buffalo and so much more wildlife. Also, a birders paradise with over 350 species around. At the lodge you can experience your own little safari as well as ultimate luxury, it’s a peaceful oasis that exudes charm and each day holds something new.

Client Reviews

  • We really loved this place

    Imagine a very very big heard of buffaloes right outside your roundovel early in the morning before sunrise and the noice from that heard. Imagine a heard of elephants taking a mud bath about 75 meters from your roundovel. Imagine a heard of sables approaching you when sitting outside your roundovel. This and much much more was Sable Sands for us. During our daily safari tours we saw lots of animals, among them wild dogs, tsessebes, giraffes, many elephants, many sables, roans, reedbucks, duikers and many others. The food was very good and the staff was wonderful.

  • Right in amongst the wildlife

    We were made so welcome here. Brian was an excellent host, always making time to talk to us. His wife was away. The staff were excellent, obviously well trained but also genuinely charming people. Munya (spelling?) the safari guide was so knowledgeable and always wanting to give us the best experience based on what we were looking for. The food was excellent too and the rooms were large and very comfortable.

  • Safari / road trip

    Overlooking a beautiful valley full of wildlife well kept cabins surround a straw roofed restaurant. Brian, Marleen and their staff really make you feel at home. Food is great. The bed is excellent. Game drives are included and quite an experience. The place is pure but very comfortable, luxury without being posh. They arrange transport from Victoria Falls Airport.
    Lonely Planet voted Zimbabwe nr 3 top destination in 2019 so go now before it gets crowded.


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