Kruger area

The best-known reserve in South Africa is the large Kruger National Park, roughly half the size of Switzerland.

The Kruger National Park lies in the northeast of the country and borders Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The southern part is rich in water, vegetation and animals whereas the northern part is drier with less flora and fauna but lots of birds.

In 1926 it became South Africa’s first National Park. Bordering the park are many private reserves like Sabi Sand and Timbavati, which have open borders to the Kruger park in order for the wildlife to roam freely.
There are also excellent private game reserves in the province of Mpumalanga and Limpopo with an abundance of animals not directly bordering Kruger.

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Tangala – Thornybush

Tangala exists since 1944 and lies in the renowned Thornybush Private Game Reserve. This owner managed authentic safari camp is without electricity, an intimate and unfenced camp - and guests enjoy camp fires, paraffin lamps, home-cooked Boer meals and no...

Rhino Post & Walking Safari

Rhino Post Safari Lodge also called the Main Camp, is situated at the southern end of a 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession inside the Kruger National Park, and shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve. The...

Arathusa – Sabi Sand

Arathusa Safari Lodge – at the water’s edge – flanks a large waterhole within the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which is adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. The waterhole features resident hippos and attracts a large number of other game that come here to...

Nkomazi

The Komati Tented Camp is the only lodge in the large, malaria-free, Nkomazi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, south of Nelspruit. The Reserve is of outstanding and diverse natural beauty: surrounding mountains, broad river valleys and vast...

Pafuri Walking Safari

Pafuri, or the Makuleke Wilderness Concession, lies in the far north of the Kruger National Park, on the border to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is considered as the best walking area in South Africa’s most famous National Park, and the walking safari is 3 nights (4...

Tanda Tula – Timbavati

Tanda Tula Safari Camp is in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed. It is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a waterhole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. Timbavati shares open borders...

Earth Lodge – Sabi Sabi

The stunning Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the Southwestern section and shares a 50 km long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The diverse habitat is home to spectacular wildlife including the famous Big 5: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino...

Little Bush Camp – Sabi Sabi

The stunning Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the Southwestern section and shares a 50 km long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The diverse habitat is home to spectacular wildlife including the famous Big 5: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino...

Bush Lodge – Sabi Sabi

The stunning Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the Southwestern section and shares a 50 km long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The diverse habitat is home to spectacular wildlife including the famous Big 5: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino...

Selati Camp – Sabi Sabi

The stunning Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the Southwestern section and shares a 50 km long unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. The diverse habitat is home to spectacular wildlife including the famous Big 5: Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino...

Kambaku – Timbavati

Kambaku (meaning Solitary Bull Elephant) is nestled in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which lies in the Greater Kruger National Park. The fences between Timbavati and Kruger have been removed to allow free movement of the animals. Kambaku  consists...

Garonga – Makalali

Garonga and Little Garonga are 2 smaller exclusive camps in the greater Makalali Conservancy  situated west of the Kruger park. Lovely relaxed and unhurried environment, offering “safaris for the soul”. Garonga Safari Camp is a proud member of Classic Safari Camps of...

Although you can do self drives in the park, we recommend spending some days in one of the many great lodges that offer safaris in open safari vehicles.

With an expert guide you are likely to see more animals and we are sure you will thoroughly enjoy – like we always do – learning a lot about the fascinating fauna and flora!

There are a number of private reserves that form part of the Greater Kruger Park. Some of these share unfenced borders with the National park, which means that the wildlife roams freely between the parks.
But there are also several reserves in the same province that are not adjacent to the Kruger Park, who also offer excellent game viewing, fantastic landscapes and luxurious accommodation.

The advantage of these private parks is that the safari vehicles can also track game off-road, i.e. more into the bush and drive before sunrise or after sunset, which gives you the chance to see the nocturnal animals too.

Close to the Kruger park where the high veld (highlands) drops to the low veld (lowlands), lies the Blyde River Canyon area.

It is a part of the country rich with forests and of great natural beauty – also well worth a visit! Near the small town of Graskop you find sheer endless views from the escarpment over the lower lying regions, impressive waterfalls and the gorge and water eroded circle pools of the Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

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