Safaris in the Kruger National Park

Set in the far north-eastern corner of the country, South Africa offers an African Safari adventure of a lifetime at the Kruger National Park.  The nearly 2 million hectares of land is known for having the highest population density of the Big 5 in South Africa with ample opportunity to see lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and African buffalo.  Divided into no fewer than six ecosystems the Kruger National Park boasts untouched African landscapes with a mixed terrain from wild bushveld, sandveld, and mixed acacia thickets to rivers and riverine forest. The main park is open for self-drive excursions to the public and can get crowded.  However, for a truly extraordinary African safari experience, we recommend embracing the unique offerings of the Kruger’s private reserves.  These game reserves are privately owned and managed and offer exclusive-use conservation areas where you are guaranteed Big 5 sightings.  Expert guides assist in tracking the animals and offer additional guided walking safaris.

 

The exclusive game reserves in the Kruger are home to some of the best luxury safari accommodation in the world, striving to create a unique and luxuriously comforting adventure for each guest. Besides game viewing the area is an activity-rich hub for adventure and solitude seekers alike.  From hot air ballooning to golf, cultural village visits, kids’ activities, and spa treatments to romantic bushveld dinners under the stars, there is something for everyone.

Malaria:

The Kruger National Park is a malaria area.

Location:

The Kruger National Park lies in the north-eastern corner of South Africa.

Getting there:

By Road

The reserve is a 5- to 6-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 and N4 highways. Road transfers to the reserves from Hoedspruit Airport range between 30 and 90 minutes.

 

Flying

Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport. Private charters can be arranged to selected reserves.

 

Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit 2 hours 30 minutes

Wildlife:

Highest population density of the Big 5 in South Africa with ample opportunity to see lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and African buffalo among an abundance of wildlife.

Highlights:

  • Exclusive private game reserves are home to award-winning safari accommodation and are well renowned for spectacular Big 5 game drives with some of the best game rangers and trackers on the continent.
  • Night game drives, guided bush walks, and off-road game drives.

Reason to go:

  • Ideal for families, groups of friends, and honeymooners, as well as conservation activists and keen photographers.
  • Authentic remote African safaris with incredible wildlife and Big 5 sightings.
  • World-class luxury accommodation and luxury safari tents.
  • Great year-round weather for safari holidays.
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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Balule Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R4500 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Becks Safari Camp

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

  +12 years

From R7600 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Kambaku Safari Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R5950 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R8000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Manyeleti Private Game Reserve

+9 years

From R11985 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Makumu Game Lodge

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R7280 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Kambuka River Sands Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R9700 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Balule Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R4660 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Saseka Tented Camp

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R15805 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Garonga Safari Camp

Makalali Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R7450 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

The Last Word Kitara full camp

The Last Word Kitara

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R13900 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Makalali River Lodge

Makalali Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R6225 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

Hi'Nkweni Villa

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

+6 years

From R67705 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R4000 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Shumbalala Game Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

From R11175 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Kuname Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R5910 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Game Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R67705 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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River Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R4060 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Jackalberry Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R7140 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Waterside Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R8112 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Mulwati Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R4875 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Monwana Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R7140 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Mulwati Private Game Reserve

+12 years

From R6936 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Imbali Safari lodge

Mulwati Private Game Reserve

+8 years

From R5486 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Chismo Safari Camp

Karongwe Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R4060 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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The River Lodge

Thornybush Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R15609 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Klaserie Drift

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R15609 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

Kapama Buffalo Lodge

Buffalo Camp

Kapama Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R3450 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

Kapama

Karula Lodge

Kapama Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R5500 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

Kapama River Lodge

River Lodge

Kapama Private Game Reserve

  All ages

From R2500 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Narina Lodge

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R15385 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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Tinga Lodge

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve

+10 years

From R15385 per person per night

Includes 2 daily game drives, meals, beverages…

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