Little Sabie sits in beautiful hilly, forested surroundings and is a terrific base from which to explore Kruger National Park, 64 kilometers east; Blyde River Canyon and the Panorama Route. There are several waterfalls in the area to discover with beautiful views from Long Tom mountain pass, 9 kilometers south-west on the road to Lydenburg. The town itself is small enough to discover on foot and is full of history. A late 19th century gold rush established the town and there are still a few of the old buildings standing, notably the Trading Store. The Trading Store was built in 1921, St Peter's Anglican Church, dedicated in 1913 and the Huntingdon Residence, built in 1893. The tourist office in Market Square is very useful for local maps, helpful advice and the website http://www.sabie.co.za has information on walks, hikes and biking routes in the area. There are two supermarkets, several international ATMs and plenty of accommodations for all budgets. Sabie even has its own brewery, producing hand crafted beers (http://www.sabie.co.za). Tours around the brewery are available but book in advance, they need a minimum of four people.
There has been a bit of upheaval as far as backpacker places are concerned in Sabie. As of October 2016, Sabie Backpackers is now closed, as the owner died. The hostel is now up for sale. Billy Bongo, that closed in 2014, has now re-opened on its previous site to fill the void. Sabie really does need a backpackers' because of its location so, chances are, there will be another one which will open! Probably best to book ahead in this case. Billy Bongo Backpackers is in the north-west of town, about a 20-minute walk from the center on the road to the Bridal Veil, Horse Shoe & Lone Creek waterfalls. There is free WiFi and the new place is very comfortable, having been fully refurbished.
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