Sable Sands

On the edge of the famous Hwange National Park, on a private concession that boasts stunning views of the dried riverbed named the ‘Dete Vlei’, stands a rustic eco lodge within the pristine Teak and Mopani forest called Sable Sands, Brian and Marleen’s pride and joy.
Situated on a forestry concession, the lodge harvests dead wood for cooking and heating water. A generator is run in the evening for guests to charge their cameras, ipads etc and after the generator makes way for the nocturnal sounds of the wild African bush, there are solar lamps in the rooms for light.
Sable Sands has 16 traditionally thatched ‘rondavels’ with en suite bathrooms, the perfect blend of ancient culture, nature and modern convenience.
All rooms are suitable for single, twin and double occupancy and we are happy to add extra beds for children. Sable Sands is family friendly.
Laundry service is provided at a cost and limited wifi is available in the evenings before and after dinner.
This forest home also has a solar powered swimming pool for those hot African days and a tree house to relax in and breathe in the pure untainted air.
In the main gazebo there is the dining area, lounge, library and bar all overlooking the beautiful solar pumped waterhole in the Dete Vlei which is frequented by a host of wildlife visitors. You have the exciting opportunity to see sable antelope, zebra and thirsty herds of elephant and buffalo, and if you are really lucky you might even spot a lion, cheetah, painted dog, jackal and more…
Hwange’s birdlife is also renowned for its incredible population of no less than 350 different species.
In front of the gazebo is a large outdoor fire pit where guests can have dinner under the stars with a glowing red campfire blazing beside them.