Villa Ticino
Villa Ticino

Traveling down the 2150m high Long Tom Pass, one of the most beautiful and highest mountain passes in South Africa, in the direction of the picturesque mountain village of Sabie, a fantastic landscape with lush green hills and large forests is visible nestling in an idyllic valley.


Sabie is a centrally located tourist town on the Escarpment and the Panorama Route welcomes every visitor. Nestled in the Mpumalanga Drakensberg Mountains, surrounded by waterfalls and forests, lies the malaria free village at the foot of Mount Anderson about 1150m above sea level. Sabie nominated "Town of the Year 2012” is situated in the most diverse and beautiful province of Mpumalanga translated as "Land of the Rising Sun".


Whether you spend two nights or a week here, Sabie is an ideal base for conveniently exploring the many interesting sights such as the Blyde River Canyon, Escarpment, the Lowveld as well as other attractions. The famous Kruger National Park can also be reached in 40 minutes by car. The Forestry Industry Museum is the only museum of its kind in South Africa and therefore worth a visit. On the post office wall a colorful handmade mosaic from 1926 depicting animals from the Kruger National Park can be viewed. Opposite one can see the St. Peter's Church, built in 1913, which was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Near Sabie there are several waterfalls that invite you to take a trip, as well as the Sabie Country Club with its 9-hole golf course, which is just a 5-minute walk from Villa Ticino.


Everything you need to make your holiday a relaxing one is found around the beautiful town of Sabie. A supermarket, various retail shops, coffee shops, restaurants, banks with ATM’s, bookshop, laundry, post office and pharmacy to name a few. There is also a doctor and a small hospital in Sabie. At the road side local artists display their handmade goods for sale. Most shops are located in the immediate vicinity of the Villa Ticino Guesthouse and are easily reached on foot. Enjoy and experience the mixed-cultural atmosphere of Sabie. Come to South Africa and be enchanted by the charm of this province.




We are proud to announce Sabie as a gastronomic highlight for delicious venison specialties and quality steaks. Enjoy the variety of culinary African offerings and restaurants that are located in the immediate vicinity and finish off your evening with a fine bottle of wine.

Listed below are restaurants within 80 meters walking distance from Villa Ticino:

The Wild Fig Tree Restaurant & Coffee Shop
Directly next door to Villa Ticino (10 meters)
A cosy restaurant with a nice ambiance and covered terrace for warm evenings. They offer a veriety of game dishes, steaks, trout, salads, vegetarian dishes as well as pizzas. The Wild Fig Tree also has a good selection of wines. Specialities are announced on a board. After ordering your meal you can browse in the upmarket shop which has an array of specially selected handmade items.
The African Elephant Restaurant & Coffee Shop
Opposite Villa Ticino (20 meter) with WIFI 
Offering a wide variety of steaks, venison, burgers, chicken, pasta, and South African dishes as well as selection of coffees, cakes or desserts. Good extended wine list. Seating inside and outside with mountain views and sunsets.  
The Woodsman Pub & Restaurant
94 Main Street (30 meters) With Internet Café & WIFI
The Woodsman consists of a bar, restaurant and huge covered deck for outside sitting on a balmy evening. A big variety from steaks, ribs, fish dishes, salads, light and vegetarian meals as well as the house speciality, Cypriot food, is offered. The selection from the wine list is good and the Woodsman also offers draught beer. Pub with sports channels.
Smokey – The Train Restaurant
Off Main Street behind BP petrol station (80 meters)
One can dine in the railways waiting room, the compartment or outside on the covered deck. A large selection of food is served from pizzas, hamburgers, pancakes to potjies. The atmosphere and music is mainly golden oldies which is relaxing and enjoyable. Smokey’s is closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.
Sabie Brewing Company
Main Road (80 meter around the corner from Villa Ticino)
A small brewery offering naturally brewed, unfiltered and unpasteurised beer. All beers have historic names from the area. Bistro-style restaurant with seating in- and outside as well as mountain view.
All menus are displayed at our information area, and we gladly assist guests in making the perfect choice for spoiling their taste buds.


Villa Ticino
Address :
Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Cell: +27 76 858 3509 Telephone & Fax : +27 13 764 2598  Email:,
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