Valid: 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2015.
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!
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
The 6 luxurious thatched suites all grace the banks of the Mabrak River. Each has indoor and outdoor showers, their own private deck and a private pool.
Each of the immaculately furnished en-suite thatched chalets and executive suites all have glorious river views. Each is equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito nets, telephone, and beautifully appointed bathrooms.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Singita Sweni has just six secluded suites, with tactile furnishings, have been carefully created to bring in the textures and shades of the bush. Designed with open-plan living in mind, your suite flows from the bathroom area, through to the lounge and into the bedroom.
Singita Sweni Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 16 January 2015 - 19 December 2015.
Londolozi is world-renowned for its exceptional safari accommodation and was the first private game reserve in the world to be awarded prestigious Relais & Chateaux membership.Each of the 5 chalets and one suite are air-conditioned, and all feature a beautiful glass-walled bathroom with enticing wilderness views.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Savanna has 4 luxury tented suites and 3 spacious executive tented suites. Rustic reed blinds, coir carpets, a draped canvas ceiling and built in lounge area all combine to create the most luxurious tents in Africa.
This gracious, colonial-style safari lodge is renowned for its superb accommodation. The 20 thatched chalets each have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, and a private veranda.
Ngala Safari Lodge - Honeymoon SpecialValid: 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2015.
Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings
Accommodation consists of 8 luxury en-suite safari tents and 3 thatched family chalets. The tented accommodation offers generous bush or water views from your own private viewing deck.
Simbavati River Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 1 January 2015 - 30 June 2015.
Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Nestled inconspicuously among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees lie 7 individually hand crafted suites sensitively designed to blend with the environment and carefully positioned to enhance privacy. Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views over the dry riverbed from the unique en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks.
Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 14 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.
Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 10 ratings
There are 5 Superior suites at Kapama Karula, each enjoying their own exquisitely decorated and generous private space. The big glass sliding doors that wraps around the suites, offers the opportunity to have unrestricted views over the Klaserie river and all it's inhabitants.
Imagine a seamless blend of authentic African design with eclectic European elegance, and you will conjure up the unique style and character of Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge. Hidden among the lush gardens, 6 individually, artistically styled suites each have a private plunge pool, and exude an air of bygone romance combined with unfaltering luxury.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 15 January 2015 - 15 December 2015.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
The camp has 6 secluded, elegantly appointed, luxurious suites. Each has an individual splash pool and private viewing deck, lounge with fireplace, air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans, Victorian bath and outside shower.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings
Cocooned in natural bush, the 4 luxurious suites are distanced from each other to offer solitude and serenity. Interiors are uncluttered yet contemporary, restrained yet cosseting.
Singita Ebony Lodge offers 12 luxurious double suites, each set on the banks of the Sand River amongst the giant ebony trees. The decor speaks of art, culture and tradition of Africa.
The lodge can accommodate a maximum of 12 people in 6 stylish yet homely en-suite thatched chalets that offer comfortability with a difference. All the bathrooms are individually decorated and are very spacious.
Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings
Shindzela hosts a maximum of 12 guests in canvas tents. All tents have a thatch roof and porch, designed to cool the tents in summer.
This intimate camp has just 8 luxury thatched suites, each with a full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower. The camp's premier accommodation is the sumptuous and spacious Ivory Presidential Suite, which offers colonial grandeur and a private pool and safaris.
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.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
The lodge has 3 standard chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each standard chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme, and all have en-suite bathrooms (with a shower overlooking the river), air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.
Lion Sands River Lodge has 20 luxurious thatched chalets, each with an en-suite bathroom with outdoor and inside showers, and a private wooden viewing deck with a view of the river. The bedroom area is air-conditioned with an over-head fan.
Book 3 nights on Safari and get 2 nights free in Cape TownValid: 12 January 2015 - 17 December 2015.
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
Selected Special offers for Greater Kruger
Valid: 1 May 2014 - 31 July 2015.
Valid: 1 September 2015 - 30 September 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kruger National Park.
2 day itinerary.
Prices from GBP £ 481 US$ 717 ZAR 8,055 EUR 640 pp*
Hazyview and Kruger National Park.
3 day itinerary.
Prices from GBP £ 749 US$ 1,115 ZAR 12,540 EUR 996 pp*
Klaserie Game Reserve and Cape Town.
7 day itinerary.
Prices from GBP £ 1,013 US$ 1,509 ZAR 16,967 EUR 1,347 pp*
Timbavati Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Port Elizabeth.
12 day itinerary.
Prices from GBP £ 1,479 US$ 2,203 ZAR 24,767 EUR 1,967 pp*
Klaserie Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Mauritius.
11 day itinerary.
Prices from GBP £ 1,533 US$ 2,284 ZAR 25,678 EUR 2,039 pp*
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