Greater Kruger National Park
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GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK is a land of adventure and exploration. Lions, rhino and buffalo cross its open spaces, while leopards laze in acacia trees and herds of elephants scour the bush: this is Big 5 country. Whether you stay at a simple lodge or a luxurious tented camp, thrilling game viewing is the order of the day.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve South Africa’s oldest Big 5 game reserve boasts an incredibly high concentration of wildlife within its 65,000 hectare border. Sharing a 50km unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park, game viewing possibilities are unrestricted and the reserve is particularly well known for amazing leopard sightings. Coupled with some of the finest luxury lodges in the country, Sabi Sands offers the ultimate safari experience.
Kruger National Park At nearly 2 million hectares, South Africa’s most famous Big 5 safari destination is one of the largest national parks in Africa. With landscapes ranging from semi-arid valleys to rocky cliffs and flat bushveld, the diversity of habitats has afforded an explosion of wildlife, with over 150 recorded mammal species and 500 varieties of birds. Quite simply, Kruger is a wildlife lovers’ paradise just waiting to be explored.
Thornybush Game Reserve This 14,000 hectare fenced reserve is set in the heart of rolling lowveld savannah and is located close to the borders of Kruger National Park. As a private game reserve, visitors are able to go off-road in their escorted game vehicle to track the resident wildlife, ensuring thrilling close up encounters. As well as the famous Big 5, the reserve is also home to spotted hyenas, cheetah, hippos and over 280 bird species.
Klaserie & Timbavati Reserves Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, neighbouring Klaserie and Timbavati game reserves both offer fantastic Big 5 experiences. Steeped in history, each reserve covers approximately 60,000 hectares and are home to a diverse range of game lodges to suit all tastes. In addition to the plethora of game found in this region, Klaserie is known for its prolific birdlife and prestigious Timbavati for its resident white lions.
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