South Africa is full of private game reserves where wildlife flourishes. These game reserves are protected areas, where intimate and exclusive lodges accommodate visitors who wish to spend the night. When you set out from your lodge to encounter the wildlife, you'll be accompanied by ranger guides with expert knowledge of the local environment. You can choose to experience the safari from one of the lodge's vehicles (game drive) or on foot (bush walk).
The area around Kruger National Park is also home to a number of private game reserves, like Sabi Sands and Klaserie, where you can observe wild animals, including the “Big Five”: elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, and buffaloes, as well as numerous birds.
The beautiful Madikwe reserve, located in the northwest of the country, is also an ideal destination for observing the “Big Five”. The reserve is surrounded by diverse landscapes, including the savanna, mountains, and valleys. It's also malaria-free.
Don't miss the other regions of South Africa, like Kwazulu-Natal (home to the Mkuze Falls reserve in the Zulu territory) or the breathtaking Cape region, including the Gondwana Amakhala and Shamwari game reserves, which are located along the Garden Route. Contact one of our local agencies for advice on the best reserves to visit depending on the season and your interests.