The Kruger National Park is the ultimate South African safari destination and lies in the northern part of South Africa and shares a border with Mozambique. The Kruger is made up of government run National Park and numerous private reserves, Sabi Sands being the best known. The Kruger National Park is outstanding Big 5 game viewing territory, with close encounters like nowhere else in the world! Enjoy open vehicle wildlife game drives, morning and evening, and expert animal guiding and tracking. The Kruger National Park is also a destination where you will find some of the most exclusive African safari accommodation in South Africa. Kruger National Park is the flagship of South African Parks and covers an area of nearly 2 million hectares!

Unrivalled in diversity of species, it is home to some 147 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 49 fish and 336 trees. Kruger National Park has a subtropical climate with summer day temperatures often above 35 degrees Celsius (95F). Winter days are lovely and warm and the mornings and evenings are cold and crisp – the best time for game viewing! The Kruger National Park enjoys a summer rainfall with electric afternoon thunder storms from October to April.

The Kruger National Park consists of numerous private reserves which are independently operated. Most share unfenced borders with the National Park. Unfenced borders allows for unrestricted movement of wildlife between the Kruger Park and Private Reserves. Within these private reserves like Sabi Sands or Timbavati, you find many of the luxury private lodges. There are private concessions independently operated within the government run Kruger National Park. Luxury African safari lodges in these concessions also offer complete privacy. The vegetation in the Kruger National Park is quite diverse. From open savannas and grasslands to the traditional thornveld and mountains and rivers. The wild beauty that you experience in this magic land would not be complete without an iconic African sunset to close off the day’s adventure at Kruger National Park!



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Located on a private land concession in the heart of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve is internationally renowned for its incredible game viewing and luxury accommodation. Most famous for its regular leopard sightings, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the greater Kruger Park so the abundance of wildlife is free to roam through it as they please. Singita Ebony Lodge is a five-time winner of the Conde Naste Hotel of the Year Award, so the discerning traveller with be well looked after by the Sabi Sand family. Read More


Drawing on the extremely successful model of our neighbors in Botswana, the South African Government leases land around the Kruger National Park to private operators in order to sustainably maintain the pristine natural environment and wildlife of the area. The privately managed Kruger Private Concessions share unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, so the abundance of wildlife roams freely throughout – just as nature intended. With a range of accommodation options available, guests are able to choose from camps with only basic amenities to luxurious five star camps with exceptional cuisine and highly trained staff. Read More


The largest of the private game reserves bordering the Kruger National Park, Timbavati is also one of the best known. World renowned for both exceptional game viewing and the standard of its lodges, Timbavatis conservation endeavors are ongoing as the reserve constantly expands by returning farmlands and hunting areas to their natural ecological state. With expert safari guides and trackers, Timbavati offers visitors the unique opportunity to view the rare white lions of the region - a product of recessive genes, their beauty is almost worth the visit alone. Along with the white lions, Timabavati is home to over 40 other mammal species, including all of the Big Five. Read More


Considered by many in the know to be one of South Africa’s ‘undiscovered’ gems, Thornybush Game Reserve is a private reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The rugged woodland savannah is home to a rich variety of wildlife, with over 700 species of mammal, reptile and bird life. Thornybush also boasts South Africa’s only certified Master Tracker – Mr Wilson Masiya – who operates from the Royal Malewane lodge. The eighty luxuriously appointed lodges are all managed with environmentally sound practices that are lauded as being amongst the best in South Africa, earning Thornybush plaudits as a champion of sustainable ecotourism. Read More


The largest of the single-owner reserves in the Kruger National Park private concessions, Kapama lies south of the picturesque Drakensberg Mountain Range and offers easy access due to the proximity of Eastgate Airport. Named after the river that runs through it, Kapama Private Game Reserve enjoys excellent game spotting opportunities – particularly of rare species such as the King Cheetah, African Wild Dog, serval and black-footed cat. There are four luxury lodges within the reserve, all with superb spa facilities for a truly rejuvenating experience. Read More


Another of the famed private concessions within the Kruger National Park, Manyeleti (meaning ‘Place of the Stars’) is owned and managed by the local Msinsi tribe and consists of three beautifully appointed lodges – Tintswalo Safari Lodge, Honeyguide Khoka Moya and Honeyguide Mantobeni. Well off the beaten track, guests at Manyeleti enjoy a real sense of privacy and seclusion. With excellent game viewing opportunities and well over 300 species of birds, Manyeleti is a great choice for the wildlife enthusiast looking to soak up Africa in relative solitude. Read More