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The Greater Kruger Park

Home to the Big 5 of the African bush - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo - the Kruger Park is definitely one of the world's great wildlife destinations.

Kruger Park Safari Holidays

Unforgettable safari holidays in the Greater Kruger Park.

Greater Kruger Park Offers

Save money on amazing safaris in the Greater Kruger Park.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The 65,000 hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers possibly the best game viewing opportunities to be found anywhere on the African continent.

© Savanna Private Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve

The 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 as well as many more species of predator and antelope, and this abundance of wildlife ensures that visitors to the area have an unforgettable safari.

Safaris in the Greater Kruger Park

Big 5 Wildlife, Private Reserves and Luxury Lodges

If you’re looking for really authentic safari experience in South Africa, there’s no place like Kruger National Park. It’s one of the world’s great wildlife destinations, ranking up there with the very best that Africa has to offer. Here, you can watch the sun sink over the bush while you watch giraffes and elephants graze peacefully and take adrenaline-fuelled off-road safaris to track lion prides through the long grass at dawn. If you’re after some on foot adventure, you can even try taking intrepid walking safaris through the park. It’s the Africa of your imagination and it’s there for the taking!

Covering a vast expanse of over 2 million hectares given over purely to conservation, Kruger is home to an immense diversity of wildlife featuring not only the Big Five, but 336 trees, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

There are around 100 safari lodges located either within one of the handful of concessions in the Kruger National Park itself, or in one of the adjoining private game reserves on the western side of the National Park, such as the Sabi Sands, Timbavati, Balule and Klaserie.  As if that wasn’t enough, there are also nearby fenced reserves such as Thornybush and Kapama.

Staying at one of these lodges, you’ll be treated to sunrise and sunset guided safaris in open-topped Land Rovers, giving you an incredible game viewing experience. You’ll stop for scenic coffee or sundowners in the bush accompanied by your highly skilled ranger and Shangaan trackers and roam the plains in search in wildlife. There are no words to describe the thrill of this type of safari. It’s something that will stay with you for life.

The safari lodges all take huge pride in getting their guests as close as possible to the animals and in the private reserves the guides are not restricted to the roads, meaning that you can head off-track into the depths of the bush in search of wildlife. This really is a safari like no other, as the guides and trackers can follow their professional hunches off road and give you the game drive adventure of a lifetime.

We’ve been to Kruger many times ourselves and we can’t recommend it highly enough. We’re familiar with all of the lodges that we offer and we’ll happily talk you through the differences between them. This way, you’ll get the safari holiday that you’ve always dreamt of. The only danger is that you’ll leave wanting more!

 
 
 

Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings

Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents.  Each tent has a wooden entrance door, adjustable canvas flaps for windows, and mesh to keep insects.


 

Mjejane River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

There are 10 luxury rooms in total, 2 with double beds and 8 with twin beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, and are equipped with a hair dryer, tea/coffee station, satellite TV and a mini bar fridge.


 

Africa on Foot Camp
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings

Africa on Foot Camp has 5 chalets (2 of which are family units), ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience. To truly immerse yourself in the rustic bush experience, all chalets are equipped with lanterns while plug points in the main area can be used to charge your camera batteries.


 

Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 23 ratings

Each chalet is tastefully decorated and furnished with the emphasis on outstanding comfort. Central facilities include a large viewing deck and splash pool with a 180 degree view of the river shaded by an old leadwood tree.


 

Bongani Mountain Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Bongani's rooms are ideal for families, groups or individual travellers and are set atop the Malelane Lebombo Mountains with private decks featuring magnificent wraparound views. All chalets and suites, each with 2 en-suite bathrooms and a private deck, are a subtle blend of timber and thatch, spaciously spread out across an impressive mountain ridge, within easy walking distance from the guest areas perched above.


 

Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

Kwa-Mbili offers guests a choice of accommodation. The thatched chalets are decorated in colourful African style.


 

Umkumbe Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 9 ratings

The lodge sleeps a maximum of 14 guests in 7 chalets/rooms.  The chalets have a small verandah with a sitting area, offering views over the African bush.


 

nDzuti Safari Camp

Safari Lodge

Guests have a choice of 4 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. There is a central area with a large patio, lounge and indoor kitchen area.


 

nThambo Tree Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 13 ratings

nThambo Tree Camp has 5 solar-powered tree house chalets. The chalets are raised on wooden stilts, the floor is wooden decking, the walls are canvas tent, with a thatched roof.


 

Kapama River Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings

With panoramic views of the nearby Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers a very generous bed capacity of over 60 bedrooms, all exquisitely appointed and offering unparalleled luxury. Each of the spacious 40 Standard Suites all have air-conditioning, and feature a full en-suite bathroom and enjoy uninterrupted views of the game reserve.


 

Elephant Plains Game Lodge
Travel Butlers Award Winner

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 24 ratings

The lodge offers the choice of 6 luxury air-conditioned suites, which all have large wooden decks overlooking the bush, a spacious en-suite bathroom with double basins, and a private outside shower which is perfect for cooling off after a hot game drive. The glass fronted Honeymoon Suite offers romantic elegance, total privacy and a stunning view, as well as a private splash pool.


 

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in 8 air-conditioned en-suite tents. Each safari tent is authentically furnished in colonial splendour, enhancing the ambience and comforts typical of a bygone era.


 

Jock Explorer Camp

Safari Lodge

The camp and tents have been meticulously recreated with the similar style camp beds, canvas washing basins, lanterns etc in order to transport guests back in time. There are 3 spacious campaign canvas tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each.


 

Kapama Southern Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings

Southern Camp’s 10 standard rooms are simple en-suite bedrooms, and their bathrooms have only showers.  The luxury suites have full en-suite bathrooms with picture windows to enjoy the surrounding scenery and birdlife.


 

n'Kaya Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Combining luxury with natural simplicity, n`Kaya offers 4 spacious air-conditioned double suites, each with private lounges and twin en-suite amenities that ensure optimal space for the astute guest. Stylishly decorated in warm earthy tones and indigenous woods, n'Kaya Lodge blends luxury with natural ease.


 

Monwana Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Monwana Game Lodge is designed with Africa in mind, from draped bed posts to wraparound wooden verandas. There are 5 suites in total - 1 Family Monwana Suite, 3 luxury Kingsize Suites and 1 elegant Honeymoon Suite, each with its own private deck or patio overlooking rugged bushveld or the peaceful Monwana watering hole.


 

Umlani Bushcamp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings

Umlani's traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment.  Each hut has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower fuelled by wood fires.


 

Serondella Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings

Serondella Lodge can accommodate guests in 3 suites and one family suite (with 3 bedrooms), all under deep African-style thatch and lining the banks of a dry riverbed nestled amongst magnificent tall trees.  Suspended wooden walkways link treetop hides to the luxuriously appointed suites.


 

Kapama Buffalo Camp

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings

Ten luxury canvas tents, each sleeping 2 guests, are set on stilts in the upper reaches of tall trees, overlooking a seasonal river. Each tent has air-conditioning and private bathroom facilities, interconnected to other tents by wooden walkways high above a sandy river bed.


 

Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Safari Lodge

Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings

An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo-Hoyo offers luxury in 6 beautifully furnished suites with views over the river and bushveld.  All rooms have large kingsize beds, with en-suite bathrooms with antique-styled baths.


 
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Kruger Park Safaris

Kruger At A Glance

  • Iconic Wildlife Destination
  • Over 2 Million Hectares
  • Oldest/Largest Park In South Africa
  • Big 5 Safaris
  • 147 Species of Mammals
  • 517 Species of Birds
  • Wide Choice of Safari Lodges
  • Self-Drive Safaris
  • Malaria Area
  • Good Transport Connections

Special Offers

Selected Special offers for Greater Kruger

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

Valid:   20 January 2014  -  20 December 2014.

Ngala Safari Lodge - Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2015.

Ngala Tented Camp - Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

Exeter Leadwood Private Game Lodge- Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

Exeter River Private Game Lodge- Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

Confused?

It's great to have choice, however sometimes it can all be a litte confusing when you are planning your first trip to an unfamiliar area.

If you'd like to talk to one of our friendly experts, then please give us a call on +44(0) 1932 428380 or alternativley you can enquire via the website.

When to Visit

There is never a bad time to visit Kruger, but each of the two major seasons has it's advantages.

During the winter months of May to August, the temperature is cooler, and it is easier to find the animals as they tend to congregate around waterholes and rivers.  This is also ofen the best time to find a special offer or lower price as a safari lodge.

During the summer months of October to April, heavy rain showers and storms are frequent. As a result of the rain, the grass is lush and green, and many animals give birth at this time as there is plenty of food and water around. The downside is that the lush green vegatation can make game viewing more difficult. 

Find out more about when to visit Kruger.

Getting There and Away

There are excellent flight connections from Johannesburg to a number of airports near the park, and there are also regular direct flights from Cape Town and Victoria Falls.

If you are staying at a lodge, you may also be able to take a shuttle flight directly from Johannesburg to an airstrip in the park. Please ask us for details if you are interested in doing this.

If you have a hire car you can drive to Kruger from Johannesburg - it is a strightforward drive, but you would need to allow up to 6 hours for the journey.

You can find out more about the travel options here.

Top Tip: If you book with Travel Butlers, we will ensure you have the most appropriate transport arrangements for your safari.

self-drive safaris

Most overseas visitors choose to stay in a safari lodge to enjoy the wonderful game viewing and accommodation that they offer.

For anyone with an adventurous streak who is happy to drive themselves around the Park and stay in more basic accommmodation, an alternative option is a self-drive safari staying at rest camps.

the Lowveld

With attractions including the Blyde River Canyon, the well known 'Panorama Route', and some of excellent animal rehabilitation projects, there is plenty to do in the Lowveld area around Kruger.

Malaria Risk

The Greater Kruger Park is a malaria area, so we strongly advise that you check with your doctor to find out what malaria tablets you will need, and when you should commence the course.

If you do not want to have to take malaria tablets then have a look at our guide to safaris in  malaria-free areas.

Holiday Ideas

Africa within your Reach
Shindzela Tented Safari Camp

Timbavati Game Reserve and Cape Town.

7 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 951 US$ 1,503 ZAR 16,408 EUR 1,189 pp*

Discovering Cape Town and Kruger
Africa on Foot Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve, Cape Town, Hazyview and Kruger National Park.

14 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,209 US$ 1,910 ZAR 20,854 EUR 1,511 pp*

White Sands And Safari Adventure
Africa on Foot Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Mauritius.

11 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,329 US$ 2,101 ZAR 22,934 EUR 1,662 pp*

A Classic Adventure
Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Port Elizabeth.

12 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,385 US$ 2,188 ZAR 23,887 EUR 1,731 pp*

Safari to Cape Experience
Kapama Buffalo Camp

Kapama Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route, The Cape Winelands and Port Elizabeth.

14 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,697 US$ 2,681 ZAR 29,270 EUR 2,121 pp*

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