Safaris: Places to Explore


  • Addo Elephant National Park

  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    If you're looking for true wilderness, remoteness, and stark, almost surreal landscapes and you're not averse to forgoing the ultimate in luxury and getting sand in your hair, then this amazing,...

  • Kruger National Park

    There's no getting away from it, and it's worth repeating: visiting Kruger is likely to be one of the great experiences of your life. Founded in 1898 by Paul Kruger, president of what was then the...

  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

  • KwaZulu-Natal Parks

    The province of KwaZulu-Natal is a premier vacation destination for South Africans, with some of the finest game reserves in the country, including the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. The reserve...

  • Manyeleti Game Reserve

    This public park, covering more than 54,000 acres, is owned by the Msini tribe with private concessions to the various lodges in the reserve. Manyeleti means "place of the stars" in Shangaan....

  • Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve

  • Pilanesberg National Park

  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    This is the most famous and exclusive of South Africa's private reserves. Collectively owned and managed, the 153,000-acre reserve near Kruger is home to dozens of private lodges, including the...

  • Samara Private Game Reserve

  • Shamwari Game Reserve

  • Thornybush Game Reserve

    This small game reserve, 35 acres of pristine Limpopo bushveld, is known for its fine lodges and good game sightings. It abuts the western boundary of Timbavati and Kruger.

  • Timbavati Game Reserve

    The 185,000-acre Timbavati, the northernmost of the private reserves, has been collectively owned and managed since 1962 by the Timbavati Association, a nonprofit organization that strives to...

  • Tswalu Kalahari Reserve


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