Kruger National Park and Surrounding Areas
The internationally renowned Kruger National Park and one of the largest of its kind in Africa, encompasses a two-million hectare region, stretching across the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Iconic and undoubtedly the epitome of safari in South Africa, the park is home to the Big Five and a vast array of animal species which can be explored from different settings, ranging from luxury award winning lodges in concession areas to tented camps tucked away in the African bush. Due to its vast size a wide range of habitats can be explored with open vehicle game drives and depending on your accommodation choice tourists can enjoy fine dining, plunge pools overlooking watering holes and traditional bush barbeques under the stars.
PRIVATE SAFARI RESERVES
The private safari reserves that border the Kruger National Park, such as Sabi Sands, Timbavati, Balule, Manyeleti and Klaserie, all form part of this larger eco system, and many of the fences between these areas have been removed to ensure free movement of animals and restoration of ancient migration routes. Sabi Sands and Timbavati reserves offer some of the finest upmarket safari lodges and excellent BIG 5 game viewing in the world.
Beyond the park, offering stunning mountainous scenery is The Panorama Route. Visit the grandeur of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourkes Luck Potholes, and exquisite waterfalls in the towns of Graskop and Sabie. The greater region offers much scenic diversity, with bush veld, deep valleys, mountainous cliffs, waterfalls, grasslands and rivers – beautiful surrounds in which holiday making goes far beyond reveling in the bounty of fauna and flora and includes many cultural, outdoor and adventure activities.