Wildlife in South africa

Memorable safaris at the Kruger
Private Game Reserves





                  Mala Mala at Sabie Sands
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At the Kruger private game reserves you'll get special guided wildlife safaris and 5 star lodge acommodation, with facilities to match.

There are several private game reserves adjoining the western border of the Kruger National Park. Each of them offer top class accommodation  together with the opportunity to enjoy memorable close up wildlife safaris.

I've written a short piece about each of these private reserves  and included links to further information about them.

Going to the Kruger Park? Download a Kruger Park Travel Guide

Sabie Sands. If you're looking for an exclusive luxury safari, come to Sabie Sands. It's one of the most well known private game reserves in the country and shares an open boundary with the Kruger Park. A range of exclusive lodge accommodation is offered at Sabie Sands, together with guided close-up safaris by experienced rangers. Some of the lodges also offer night drives, bush walks and offroad vehicle trails.

Yes you'll see the Big 5 at Sabie Sands. The landscape is especially suitable for lion and leopard. Sabie Sands Game Reserve

Lodge accommodation and safaris in private reserves: Kruger Lodges

Kruger private game reserves

Timbavati. Another popular private game reserve on the border of the Kruger Park, offering exceptional wildlife safari experiences and 3 -5 star luxury lodges. The reserve is scientifically managed with the emphasis on conservation of wildlife and restoration of their natural habitat. There is also an outdoor education centre where environmental programmes are arranged. Timbavati

Mthethomusha. 8000 hectares of mountain terrain. You'll see an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 - Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Also plenty of birdlife. Luxury accommodation at the 3 star Bongani Mountain Lodge. Nature safari walks, San rock art sites, cultural visits to local villages. Mthethomusha

Kruger private game reserves

Thornybush. One of the best reserves for your South African safaris. The Big 5 and many other varieties of game can be seen. Experienced trackers enhance your wildlife game viewing. Lots of other activites on the reserve including ballooning, golf and helicopter rides. There are 3 luxury lodges at Thornybush ranging from 3-5 star.

Kapama. One of the largest private reserves on the border of the Kruger Park. Stretches to the Northern Drakensberg mountains. This game reserve of grasslands and forests offers a huge range of diversity in terrain, animals and birdlife. You get personalised safari and accommodation services. Activities include safari game drives, bush walks, elephant safaris and golf. 2 bush lodges and a
luxury tented camp. Close to Eastgate Airport. Kapama

Kruger private game reserves

Manyeleti. Provides a secluded African bush safari experience with magnificent clear views of the night sky. Many species of animals to see including the Big 5. You get safari game drives in open vehicles, bush walks and a wellness spa. Accommodation in 2 tented bush camps and 2 thatched chalets. Manyeleti

Lodge accommodation and safaris in the private reserves: Kruger Lodges

More about Kruger. Here's an interesting Kruger Park Travel Guide



Read my information page before your safari: Kruger Park Information

Here's my page about lodges in the Kruger Park: Kruger Park Lodges

Go here for more general details on: Kruger Park Accommodation

Here's a clickable map of the kruger Park: Kruger Park map

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