Kruger National Park, South Africa

As famous as Tanzania’s Serengeti and Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the Kruger National Park is South Africa’s finest game reserve, with outstanding game viewing and plenty of big five.  The Kruger’s fame however has come with a price; the sheer volume of tourists means this is one of the continent's most visited parks. There are quieter areas: the Sabi Sands in particular where both the game viewing and the quality of accommodation are world class.  However, safari purists will object to the fenced boundaries here and will prefer to look elsewhere.  
Safari in the Kruger certainly splits opinion. The big five game viewing is arguably the best in Africa, but the easy access from Johannesburg (and resulting crowds) and the fact that a network of tarmac roads covers much of the park, mean that this undeniably excellent game viewing is tempered by a lack of the true wilderness that we believe Africa is really all about.  However, the Kruger is perfect if you want to guarantee viewing lots of big game within a limited period of time.

The major advantage of safari in South Africa is the very high quality of the accommodation on offer; some of the continent's most luxurious lodges are to be found here. 


  • Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Wild Dog and Cheetah. This park has 7 out of our Big 7  icon
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Kruger National Park - Reviews

Singita Lebombo: For the first drive and a bit we were driving around not seeing a whole lot. I understand that can happen but neither the guide nor the tracker seemed to be pro-actively trying/looking for anything.  It did improve and if we had only gone to Singita or went there first I am sure we would have been truly amazed too.
The accommodation and food at Singitta were spectacular. A definite notch or two above Kirkmans. Also the gym was very useful.
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