Djuma Private Game Reserve boasts an excellent location in the sublime Sabi Sands Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with South Africa’s flagship—the Kruger National Park. Spanning over 17,000 acres, Djuma Private Game Reserve offers fantastic wildlife viewing and panoramic views of the African bushveld, so safari-goers opting to stay here will enjoy an authentic safari experience. Djuma boasts a primarily woodland savannah with thick vegetation, which rarely interferes with wildlife sightings, as the on-site guides and trackers can drive off-road to find the animals. Furthermore, safari-goers will notice rolling Lowveld thicket and scrub, rich riparian forests and seasonal rivers and streams.
Because of the open borders with the world-famous Kruger National Park, Djuma affords safari-goers a unique experience in the wilderness, where the iconic Big Five and big cats, including the elusive leopard, are commonly spotted. The Djuma Private Game Reserve is located within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve near the Gowrie Gate entrance. There are numerous chartered flights and commercial airlines that fly to this region. Direct air chartered flights to the reserve are followed by a 20-minute road transfer. Commercial airlines fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit and Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit.
Djuma is located in a designated low-risk malaria area. Although the risk of malaria is reduced in the winter months when it is very dry, it is wise to take precautions during your visit and talk to your doctor before travelling.
South Africa’s electricity supply is generally 220/230 volts and AC 50 Hz. Most plugs have three round pins but some plugs come with two smaller pins.
A stay at one of the lodges in Djuma Game Reserve means a spectacular wildlife experience. The family-owned reserve affords the chance to see all big safari animals, including the Big Five and cheetahs. The ever-elusive leopard has often been spotted and is quite habituated throughout the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Night game drives are great for spotting nocturnal species such as porcupine and lesser galago. Those who love bird watching can expect to spot notable species such as the black-bellied bustard, the bateleur, the Burchell’s coucal, and the African hawk-eagle.
The best time for game viewing at Djuma Game Reserve is in winter when the vegetation is sparse, dry, and open, making it easier to spot wildlife. The winter months are dry, so between May and September the animals tend to gather around water sources. No matter the time of year though, Djuma has excellent game viewing throughout any season due to its location and game concentrations in the surrounding areas.
Djuma Game Reserve sits within Sabi Sands, meaning safari-goers opting to stay here will enjoy an unrivalled experience in nature. With over 17,000 acres and unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, the resident wildlife is awe-inspiring, and the private reserve offers a variety of ways to spot them. Guided game drives are by far the most popular way of game viewing and led by professional guides and trackers. The Djuma safari game drive is hosted in an open safari vehicle, allowing everyone the opportunity to admire the wildlife without any obstructions. Bushwalks provide a great opportunity to see the area's birdlife and learn about local culture, as well as the fauna and flora of the area.
Djuma Game Reserve features two lodges, both of which are self-catering and can only be booked as a private group. From incredible game-viewing opportunities to fine-dining and relaxation, safari-goers staying at one of these lodges can get back in touch with nature without sacrificing comfort.