About Sabie

Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The name Sabie is derived from theTsonga Shangaan word Ulusaba which means fearful. The Shangaan called this river Ulusaba because the river was once teeming with dangerous Nile Crocodiles and as a result, the Tsonga Shangaan people dubbed it Ulusaba (fearful river). The word Ulusabawas corrupted by the Afrikaner colonialists who changed it from Ulusaba Shangaan into Sabie Afrikaans Version. The town was started after HT Glynn and JC Ingle found gold here and formed the Glynns-Lydenburg Gold Mining Company