Overview – Djuma GR
Sabi Sand Game Reserve is home to several luxurious private reserves, including Djuma. Sharing open borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park, Djuma affords visitors a very real experience of the wilderness. The wildlife viewing is superb, and the Big Five and big cats (including the elusive leopard) are routinely spotted.
Djuma has two lodges, and both are self-catering and can only be booked as a private camp for up to 10 people. The 5-star Vuyatela Lodge has a funky modern African design and its rates include a chef to prepare your food. In the 4-star Galago Camp, all catering is normally done by the visitors, but a chef can be arranged at an extra cost. Djuma is a medium-sized property within Sabi Sands and has traversing rights with some neighboring properties. This can create congestion and time pressure around sightings as only three vehicles are allowed at any particular wildlife sighting.
- Size Sabi Sands*:
- 650km² / 250mi²
- Altitude Sabi Sands*:
- 272-479m / 892-1,572ft
Pros and Cons
- Wildlife viewing is excellent with all of the Big Five represented
- Off-road driving means close encounters with wildlife come easily
- Skilled guides offer walking safaris, as well as day and night drives
- Two luxury, self-catering safari lodges with different styles
- Relatively inexpensive for a group of 8-10 people
- Great for families or groups that want to dictate their own program
- Lodges can only be booked in total (max 10 people)
- You need to bring all food and beverages
- There can be congestion and time pressure at wildlife sightings
Djuma's excellent wildlife viewing affords the chance to see all big safari animals – including the Big Five and cheetah – easily. You are practically guaranteed leopard sightings. These elusive cats tend to be very relaxed throughout Sabi Sands. Although various antelope species are present, they tend to be ignored in favor of more exciting species.
Djuma's terrain is primarily woodland savannah. Thick vegetation is present but rarely interferes with sightings as off-road driving is permitted and the guides and trackers are very skilled.
See Sabi Sand Game Reserve for more info
Djuma is part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. See the links below for more info about Sabi Sands.
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Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.
Quiet private reserve with bags of character
Character and authenticity take precedence over luxury at Djuma, a private reserve in the far northeast of the Sabi Sand Reserve, just west of Kruger National Park. I adore Djuma’s Vuyatela Lodge for its distinctive, vibrant style. Jaunty...
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Friendly staff and five star acommodation. Hands down the best game reserve I've ever been to!