A unique feature of the Sabie is that there are no human populations within the area's boundaries. Seems the title owners had worked out an agreement with the local people seven years ago, moving them outside of the Sabie in exchange for access to the Sabie's water sources for their cattle. So, there is some movement of livestock around the rivers and the lake on the boundaries of the area. Also part of the agreement is that a portion of the fees and all meat goes to the communities.
The habitat in the Sabie ranges from lake frontage to a small mountain range called The Lebombos. Among the species available are Cape buffalo, lion, leopard, waterbuck, impala, kudu, zebra and wildebeest. The quota is small, so the hunting here will be rather limited. The upside is that the quality of the trophies is good. Kroeker was there on an exploratory hunt this past October, and he reports seeing a large quantity of buffalo and took a 44-inch bull. He also took a very large, black-maned lion. (See photos in the Trophy Gallery section of our web site.) The cat green-scores well enough to rank among the top three in the SCI record book. The second safari with some hunters from Spain produced a 75-pound elephant and two 41-inch buffalo. All the hunting is on foot, and getting to the area does not require a charter, as it is only a two-hour drive from........(continued)