Greater Kruger National Park

One of Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries can be found in Greater Kruger National Park. Watching wild animals in their natural habitat is deeply satisfying, exhilarating and breath taking. This is a place where vast plains of bush savannah and thicket are full with game and rivers, and waterholes abound with hippos and crocodiles. This area, a combination of private game reserves and Kruger National Park, is the ideal destination for first time Africa visitors that are looking for a holistic African safari experience. It is easily combined with the variety of experiences Capetown has to offer as well as a short excursion along the coast to take in one of the world’s apex predators, the great white shark.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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The most famous private game reserve of all. Sabi Sands Game Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world. Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after ‘Big 5’. Add a fantastic range of luxury lodges suiting all tastes and a African dream safari is born. There are no fences between Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, so wildlife roams freely in huge natural environment.

The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. The most elusive animal of the Big 5 is frequently spotted when going on a gamedrive in the reserve. As such, Sabi Sands offers the ultimate photographic safari one can think of. You can be certain to return home with some absolutely stunning pictures and memories. Besided the Big 5, other game speciec occur in great numbers, among which are more than 300 burd species. Sabi Sands possibly makes the best South African safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers alike.

Here is a sample itinerary that inlcudes a safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Timbavati

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Established in 1956, Timbavati Nature Reserve comprises of 53 000 hectares of unfenced pristine wilderness, and is bordered by the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve. As the animals are able to wander freely between the reserves, guests are likely to be treated to frequent Big Five sightings, and will have the opportunity to see a broad spectrum of animal, plant and birdlife.

Here is a sample 9 Day Itinerary  and 11 Day Itinerary that include a safari in Timbavati Nature Reserve.

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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At more than 2 million hectares the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Because of its exceptional size you can experience amazing diversity – from the scenery and ecosystems to the correspondingly amazing array of animals, trees and birds. A trip to the Kruger National Park is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience.

Here is an itinerary that includes Kruger National Park.

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden. Sweeping across 13 000 hectares of savannah and riverine forest, Kapama represents a piece of Africa as it used to be. With the mighty Drakensberg mountains in the distance and iconic Kruger National Park to the east, Kapama has distilled the finest wildlife safari offerings for the enjoyment of guests. As part of the greater Kruger area, vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope are resident on Kapama, along with plentiful predators. The reserve is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world.

The iconic and most dangerous wild animals of Africa – the Big Five – are at home on Kapama, but so too are over 40 other mammal species and 350 different types of birds. Game drives and bush walks offer fascinating encounters with wildlife, but Kapama also offers guests unique African wildlife experiences. Guided personal elephant interactions give guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants and to learn more about their behaviour and natural habitat.

It’s not only the wildlife encounters that are superb at Kapama – so, too, are its four diverse luxurious safari lodges. Vibrant River Lodge, breathtaking Kapama Karula, olde worlde-Africa Buffalo Camp and fantastical, nature-inspired Southern Camp welcome guests from around the globe to experience wild Africa in sumptuous style.

Romantic sleep-outs on the reserve and decadent African spa treatments at the Wellness Centre are other enticing offerings that encourage complete relaxation and enjoyment of the evocative surrounding environment. Yet, even without doing anything at all, Kapama’s air of natural calm will work its magic and renew your body and mind.

Activities offered are game drives, bush walks, elephant interaction, romantic sleep-out on open air platform and photografic safaris.

Thornybush Game Reserve

  • Elephant
  • Camp

Set in the heart of rolling Bushveld and home to the “Big Five” and a variety of other African wildlife species – 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. A well known destination, Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the countries finest bush experiences whilst assuring an eco-friendly operation.

We have personally chosen it for the variety and abundance of game to be experienced (sometimes at close range), extremely knowledgable guides and trackers, ease of access to the area, service and comfort, and value for your money.

Please check with us on the latest safaris in Thornybush Game Reserve.