Safari holidays to Kruger offer the quintessential African experience, the chance see the legendary ‘big 5’ and soak up the silence of the African wilderness. Few experiences will top the first time you come face to face with an Elephant or hear a Big Cat roar. With the wide the variety of accommodation on offer, holidays to Kruger National Park are available for every budget and interest.
The Kruger National park is an area managed by the South African National Parks, accommodation within Kruger National Park is limited to simpler rest stops. Many visitors choose to stay in hotels close to the park entrance and take day trips, or self drive into Kruger. This offers an excellent value for money safari with high changes of seeing the ‘big 5’ and an unforgettable African wilderness experience.
The Greater Kruger Park incorporates the large area of land on the Western edge of the park which consists mainly of privately owed game reserves, generally there are no fences between the private land and Kruger and the reserves are given over to conservation. The private reserves are home to top end safari lodges which offer every imaginable comfort and convenience. Game drives are lead by highly trained rangers and trackers who have exceptional knowledge of the wildlife in the area. Additionally on private game reserves the Vehicles are permitted to drive off road if tracking one of the ‘big 5’. Driving off road dramatically increases your chances of spotting more elusive wildlife and often allows you to get much closer to the animals than would otherwise be possible.
Neighbouring Kruger to the west, in Mapumalanga, is the Lowveld escarpment, which offers breathtaking scenery and small historical gold rush towns. Highlights include the Blyde River Canyon, God’s window viewpoint, numerous scenic mountain passes and the quaint museum town of Pilgrims Rest. Other towns in the area such as Hazyview and White River make an excellent base to explore the area and to take day trips into Kruger National Park.
Enjoying unfenced boarders with Kruger National Park the Sabi Sand Game reserve covers 65000 hectares and is blessed with a remarkable bio diversity of habitat and wildlife. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is located within this wildlife oasis and offers four remarkable lodges, each with an individual style and character themed on Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Renowned as among the best lodges in A...
The world renowned Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is located in some of the most desirable land in the game rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park. Sabi Sabi is one of the few game reserves to be fair-trade in tourism accredited and offers a choice of four remarkable lodges. Each of the individual lodges offers a distinct character and ambiance on ...
The Sabi Sand game enjoys an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and is home to a remarkably diverse habitat and the accompanying spectacular wildlife including the Big 5: lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant as well as cheetah, wild dog and some 200 other animal species indigenous to the area. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve enjoys a prime location within the reserve and is hom...
The most lavish and exclusive of the lodges on Lion Sands Reserve, Ivory Lodge offers six exquisite private villas each comprising two glass fronted thatched suites, an expansive private deck and private infinity edge plunge pool overlooking the Sabie River. Decor is simplistic yet luxurious, bedrooms feature king size beds facing the Sabie River, enormous bathrooms come with free-standing baths a...
Lion Sands is located on the Southern Sabi Sand Wildtuin with 17,000 acres of pristine Big 5 territory and the only Reserve in South Africa to offer safaris in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. Lions Sands comprises four exclusive safari lodges, River Lodge is the larger of the four with 20 luxurious thatched rooms, two swimming pools, river front deck, fitness centre and spa. Each of the ...
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Selati Camp at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park. The rich biodiversity of this region make this a wildlife hotspot, and the highly-trained trackers and rangers at Sabi Sabi ensure guests have the best chance of seeing the magnificent ‘big 5’. There is a story that almost a century ago a train stop...
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