“Crocodiles are easy.they try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first,” Steve Irwin was once quoted.the local Shangaan people who first inhabited the Sabie region in Mpumalanga must not have shared the late Irwin’s sentiments on this matter, deeming the river which ran through the town ulusaba, meaning “the river of fear”, because it was once teeming with crocodiles.the town of Sabie inherits its name from these humble beginnings, and has since developed into a booming forestry dorpie that is just begging to be explored.the town lies 360 km east of the Johannesburg International Airport, and 64 km west of the Kruger National Park. It offers great spots for hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, white-water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, bird watching, 4×4 trips, and curios shopping. For more information on things to do in the town, visit www.sabie.co.za.