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Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild Mafunyane 4x4 Adventure - Kruger camping in the wild

Enjoy the sounds and sightings at this rustic picnic spot while your picnic fire blazes, then wander off to the lookout deck...

Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight Parufi Border Camp Kruger National Park - Northern Highlight

Revel in an exclusive retreat at the new Pafuri Border Camp...

6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park 6 ways to ‘do’ the Kruger National Park

There are many different ways to experience and enjoy South Africa’s world-famous safari destination, the Kruger National Park...

Up the Elephant Coast – the perfect bush and beach break Up the Elephant Coast – the perfect bush and beach break

Of course, everyone who thinks of travelling to South Africa wants to visit the world famous Kruger National Park and Cape Town...

Meeting at Crook Meeting at Crook's Corner, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Crook's Corner is in a national park situated in the Limpopo Province, a great place for historians, bird watchers and adventures.

The Southern African transfrontier parks The Southern African transfrontier parks

In 2002 the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park was founded and the process of dropping the fence between the Mozambique and...

The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger The hide life - Lake Panic is tops in Kruger

Kruger’s hides put you at the heart of the action as birds and wildlife seek out water and do their best to avoid becoming prey...

Golden Kudus Golden Kudus

Kruger's private concessions certainly don’t come cheap, but do offer memories money can't buy...

Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km

By day, explore the endless shoreline, coves and bays that characterise the coastal section of Namaqua National Park. At night,...

South Africa Safaris South Africa Safaris

Enjoying a wild life safari in South Africa is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Plan your safari with this guide.

The Beasts are back The Beasts are back

Adele Tait explores the rejuvenation of one of our favourite African adventures. Bike4Beasts (B4B) started off as an annual ...

Extreme Kgalagadi Extreme Kgalagadi

Expectations are everything. Get them wrong and a trip to Kgalagadi, with its extreme weather conditions, great distances, ...

The Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre The Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre

Part Breeding Centre, Research and Educational Facility and Game Reserve, this arm of the National Zoo is aimed at conservation...

SanWild Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Gravelotte, Limpopo SanWild Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Gravelotte, Limpopo

The SanWild Wildife Sanctuary offers superb bush accommodation in a 6000ha game and nature reserve in Gravelotte, Limpopo...

Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Brandfort Amanzi Private Game Reserve, Brandfort

Game viewing in vehicles, on foot, on mountain bikes or on horseback & accommodation in luxury chalets or camps, near Bloemfontein

Lions Rest Game Farm Lions Rest Game Farm

The Captive Lion Breeding Programmes like that on Lion's Rest near Tweeling offer people a close up encounter with lions and cubs

Kruger Kruger's wild north

As part of his year-long expedition to 31 of SA's nature reserves, photojournalist Scott Ramsay spent five weeks exploring the ...

uMkhuze Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal uMkhuze Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

uMkhuze Game Reserve has a great diversity of habitats which combine to create a place of amazing beauty and contrasts.

eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, Zululand eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, Zululand

eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park was established in the Valley of the Kings near the old capital of Zululand, Ulundi ...

Groot Krantz Game Farm Groot Krantz Game Farm

Enjoy a relaxed quad bike safari or weekend at the Groot Krantz Game Farm just 2 hrs drive from JHB, in the sunny Free State...

Maria Moroka Game Reserve Maria Moroka Game Reserve

The Maria Moroka Game Reserve at Thaba Nchu in the Free State offers great game viewing and tradional hut self catering chalets...

Tuzigazi Waterfront, Richards Bay, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Tuzigazi Waterfront, Richards Bay, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Richards Bay Game Reserve’s location near to the largest coal handling port in the world should not put off visitors ...

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve is a Big 5 venue exceptionally rich in wildlife including cheetah and the endangered wild dog.

Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and Game Reserve Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and Game Reserve

See Lions and other big cats in the scenically splendid Eastern Free State. Lion's Rock Sanctuary is located 18km from Bethlehem

Natal Lion Park, Camperdown, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal Natal Lion Park, Camperdown, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

The Natal Lion Park, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a one-stop destination to see a wide selection of game and birds ...

Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4 Extreme Kruger - Lebombo 4X4

Abandon the guidebook to Kruger and head out in a small convoy onto tracks less travelled along the Lebombo 4x4 Eco-trail, ...

Sandveld Nature Reserve, Northern Free State Sandveld Nature Reserve, Northern Free State

The Sandveld Nature Reserve on the border between the Free State and the North West offers superb angling, bird and game viewing

Templehof Game Farm, Ficksburg Templehof Game Farm, Ficksburg

Enjoy private game drives in the fresh air and beauty of the Maluti Mountains foothills 12km from Ficksburg, Free State Highlands

Spitskop Nature Reserve, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape Spitskop Nature Reserve, Green Kalahari, Northern Cape

The Spitskop Nature Reserve, near Upington, is a great place to stay en-route to Kalahari Gemsbok. Cycling, hiking, wildlife ...

Rooipoort Private Nature Reserve, Kimberley, Northern Cape Rooipoort Private Nature Reserve, Kimberley, Northern Cape

Not only is the setting beautiful at the Rooipoort Nature Reserve near Kimberley, it is stocked with wildlife and over 310 bird ..

Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo Aquila Safari Lodge and Game Reserve, Touws River, Karoo

If you want to see the big 5 in a malaria free area, close to Cape Town, then the Touws River Aquila Safari Lodge is a good option

The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks The pros and cons of Kruger and trans border parks

Gary and Sandra Hughes love to travel, usually to remote places. But when an opportunity came up to explore the Kruger Park ...

Sanctuary of superlatives - the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Sanctuary of superlatives - the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

You can swim with dolphins in the morning and photograph rhinos in the afternoon at iSimangaliso (Lake St Lucia) in KwaZulu Natal

See video of mother elephant saving her baby from drowning See video of mother elephant saving her baby from drowning

Mother elephant rescues baby from drowning in a waterhole and then gets stuck herself. Letaba, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Hippo Wars Video at Sunset Dam in Kruger Park, South Africa Hippo Wars Video at Sunset Dam in Kruger Park, South Africa

Watch hippos have a set to at the Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, Hectorspruit Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, Hectorspruit

Kwa Madwala Private Reserve offers vehicle, walking, day, night, elephant-back, horse-back and air safaris and tours to Mozambique

Mjejane Game Reserve, Hectorpsruit Mjejane Game Reserve, Hectorpsruit

The Big 5 Mjejane Game Reserve near Hectorspruit offers the ultimate in private game viewing on the banks of the Crocodile River.

Mkhomazi Wilderness Area,  uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park Mkhomazi Wilderness Area, uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

The Mkhomazi Wilderness Area covers 54000 Ha of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Access is via the KwaZulu-Natal towns of ...

Black Leopard Camp at Thaba Tholo Wilderness, Lydenburg Black Leopard Camp at Thaba Tholo Wilderness, Lydenburg

Named after the elusive Black Leopard of the Sabie/Lydenburg area, a luxury safari experience awaits just of the Long Tom Pass

Luiperdkrans Private Game Reserve Luiperdkrans Private Game Reserve

Luiperdkrans Private Game Reserve near Middelburg on the Mpumalanga Highveld packs plenty guaranteed sightings in a 500ha area

De Voedpadkloof Nature Reserve De Voedpadkloof Nature Reserve

Affordable bush safaris, family accommodation and camping, hikes and walks and game viewing in the bushveld of the Loskop Valley

Manyeleti Game Reserve Manyeleti Game Reserve

Luxury Manyeleti Private Game Reserve on the outskirts of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga is part of the Greater Kruger National Park

Boskop Dam Nature Reserve, Potchefstroom Boskop Dam Nature Reserve, Potchefstroom

Just north of Potchefstroom, the Boskop Dam Reserve offers great angling, birding, game viewing, camping and outdoor recreation

Borakalalo National Park Borakalalo National Park

Borakalalo offers 3 star tented camps in acacia woodland and riverine bush, with excellent fishing, birding and game viewing

Molopo Game Reserve Molopo Game Reserve

Tucked away in the far north-west of the North West Province, Molopo borders on Kgalagadi and offers a remote safari experience

Wolwespruit Nature Reserve Wolwespruit Nature Reserve

Wolwespruit is offers a quiet river-front game reserve offering camping, hikes and walks but particularly angling for yellowfish.

Botsalano Game Reserve Botsalano Game Reserve

Game Reserve on the Botswana border and Breeding Centre for other game parks, offering game viewing, bush camps, hiking & MTB...

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, north of Ceres Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, north of Ceres

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is a private game reserve just 2 ½ hours from Cape Town. With great feedback on Tripad ..

Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West Province Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West Province

Madikwe is a malaria free Big 5 safari destination and is often considered as an alternative destination to the Kruger Park

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, Zululand, Natal Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, Zululand, Natal

The home of the Elephant Whisperer and his Elephant herd family, 'Thula Thula' offers luxury safaris packages in a unique reserve

Olivewoods Hunting Game Ranch, Bedford Olivewoods Hunting Game Ranch, Bedford

Set in the historical heartland of the East Cape, Olivewoods hunting and game ranch is over 5500 hectare (13585 acres) in size ..

JAK Strydom Nature Reserve, Aliwal North JAK Strydom Nature Reserve, Aliwal North

The private JAK Strydom Nature Reserve is malaria-free and offers 1000 hectares of indigenous beauty. Close to Aliwal North ...

Khamkirri Adventures and Reserve, Kakamas, Northern Cape Khamkirri Adventures and Reserve, Kakamas, Northern Cape

The Khamkirri Nature Reserve offers many outdoors and adventure activities from white-water rafting to fly-fishing to 4x4 trails

The Rhino and Lion Reserve, Gauteng The Rhino and Lion Reserve, Gauteng

40 kms north of JHB, the Rhino & Lion Reserve offers many facilities and activities for young & old and great wildlife encounters

Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

The Tsolwana Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is an 8500 hectare reserve situated on the edge of the Winterberg Mountain range ...

Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand

Goegap Nature Reserve offers 15000ha of spring wildflower profusion, bat eared foxes and other small game, eagles and quiver trees

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, Limpopo Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, Limpopo

The Hans Merensky Nature Reserve features hiking trails, walking safaris and hot mineral springs between Phalaborwa and Tzaneen

Makutsi Safari Springs, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo Makutsi Safari Springs, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo

Makutsi Safari Springs is a private Big 5 game reserve featuring natural mineral spring pools and a relaxed safari experienc

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Nieuwoudtville Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Nieuwoudtville

The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve has unique flora and fauna, deep ravines, rock art, pools, waterfalls and great hiking trials

Blouberg Nature Reserve, Soutpansberg, Limpopo Blouberg Nature Reserve, Soutpansberg, Limpopo

Basic and very affordable but rich in wildlife and birds, Blouberg Nature Reserve offers a really wild game and vulture safari

Lalibela Game Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape Lalibela Game Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape

Lalibela Game Reserve an excellent choice for a Big 5 game experience on a Garden Route vacation. Just north of Port Elizabeth ...

Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Limpopo Mapungubwe National Park & World Heritage Site, Limpopo

Mapungubwe National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site was declared to protect extensive wildreness and an extraordinary history

Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape

The Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, only 12km from Grahamstown, off the N2 towards Port Elizabeth, is ideal for a day trip to enjoy

Great Fish River Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape Great Fish River Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape

The Great Fish River Reserve is 45000ha of pristine wilderness offering big game, hiking, bird watching in the Eastern Cape ...

Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape

Conveniently close to Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park offers the most affordable wildlife viewing in the Eastern Cape.

Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

No fewer than seven 5-star luxury lodges on the 25 000ha Big 5 Shamwari Game Reserve offer unbeatable game viewing experiences

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Near Grahamstown, Kwandwe is a lush and beautiful Big 5 and Chateau and Relaix safari destination with strictly private options

Moholoholo Game Farm, Hoedspruit, Limpopo Moholoholo Game Farm, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Moholoholo offers upmarket family game farm accommodations with extraordinary wildlife experiences near Hoedspruit and Kruger Park

Balule Private Game Reserve, Limpopo - Kruger National Park Balule Private Game Reserve, Limpopo - Kruger National Park

Part of Greater Kruger National Park, the Big 5 Balule Private Game Reserve offers 10 safari lodges, a camp and safari packages

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, Northern Cape Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, Northern Cape

Conservation, research and guest hospitality is taken very seriously at the 100 000ha Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve near Kuruman

Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve, Northern Cape Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve, Northern Cape

Just 35km south of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari Trails Nature Reserve offers vehicle and foot safaris on the red dunes

Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

The Richtersveld offers unique mountain desert biome, 'half-men' trees, life giving mists, and an incredible endemic biodiversity

Mokala National Park, Kimberley, Northern Cape Mokala National Park, Kimberley, Northern Cape

The Tourism award-winning Mokala National Park near Kimberley is home to highly endangered Roan Antelope, and Black & White Rhino

Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

The 3.6million ha Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park offers vastness, 4x4 trails, dunes, gemsbok, black-maned lions & raptors

Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

Uniquely beautiful, the Golden Gate National Park near Clarens is the only one in South Africa proclaimed to protect scenery

Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park

The beautiful 22 000 ha Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve and Game Park is situated east of the town of Bethulie on the Gariep Dam

Windy Brow Game Farm and Nature Reserve, Cullinan Windy Brow Game Farm and Nature Reserve, Cullinan

The Windy Brow Game Farm and Nature Reserve 5km from Cullinan is known for its 'Bankendveld' biodiversity, hiking and MTB trails

The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, Eastern Cape The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, Eastern Cape

The Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve is a biodiversity project to create a 400 000ha protected area across 250km of the Eastern Cape

Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

This reserve holds the distinction of being the only fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming big five game as well an ...

Garden Route Game Lodge Garden Route Game Lodge

View giraffe, white rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, cheetah, wildebeest and more that make up over 400 animals at this ...

Botlierskop Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route Botlierskop Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Botlierskop is Africa in the Garden Route. Malaria free, this private nature reserve has big game, birding, elephant rides and ...

Waters Meeting Nature Reserve, Bathurst Waters Meeting Nature Reserve, Bathurst

The Waters Meeting Game Reserve offers hikes through thick coastal bush but is only accessed by boat or canoe from the Kowie River

Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province

One of the largest National Parks in South Africa, the 55000ha Pilanesburg Reserve shares an ancient volcano crater with Sun City

Selati Game Reserve,  Limpopo  - Volunteering in Africa Selati Game Reserve, Limpopo - Volunteering in Africa

The Selati Game Reserve in the Limpopo is completely non-commercial, but can be accessed through a min 2 week volunteer programme

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve, Limpopo

The Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve in the Limopopo Wolkberg offers hiking, birding,4x4 and guided walks through mountain paradise

Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Limpopo

The Karongwe Game Reserve south of Tzaneen hosts a number of luxury and family game lodges and safari options to view the Big 5

Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo Kapama Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

The 13000ha Kapama Private Game Reserve features four luxury lodge options and the Big 5 at the foot of the Limpopo Drakensberg

Modjadji Cycad Reserve, Modjajiskloof, Limpopo Modjadji Cycad Reserve, Modjajiskloof, Limpopo

The Modadji Cycad Reserve protects a unique and uncredibly ancient giant cycad forest. It is also the misty home of the Rain Queen

Letaba Ranch Provincial Park, Phalaborwa, Limpopo Letaba Ranch Provincial Park, Phalaborwa, Limpopo

Letaba Ranch Provincial Park is a 42000 ha reserve adjoining the Kruger Park, and is known for large herds of elephant and buffalo

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve covers 60 000ha on each side of the Klaserie River in Mpumalanga - accessed from Hoedspruit

Makalali Private Game Reserve, Limpopo Makalali Private Game Reserve, Limpopo

The Makalali Game Reserve near Hoedspruit and Kruger Park is one of Africa's largest privately owned reserves, featuring the Big 5

Mafikeng Game Reserve, North West Province Mafikeng Game Reserve, North West Province

Drive the small Mafikeng Game Reserve just outside in the North West - 'the home of the White Rhino' - almost guaranteed sightings

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Magaliesberg near Rustenburg Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Magaliesberg near Rustenburg

The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve just south of Rustenburg offers great birding, hiking and sightings of the endangered Sable Antelope

Polokwane Game Reserve, Limpopo Polokwane Game Reserve, Limpopo

Hikes and walks allow game viewing on foot in the Polokwane Game Reserve, home to a number of the threatened 'white' rhinoceros

Marakele National Park, Waterberg, Limpopo Marakele National Park, Waterberg, Limpopo

The beautiful Marakele National Park in the Waterberg, Limpopo, has the Big 5 and the largest colony of Cape Vulture in the world

Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Kwantu Game Reserve has The Big 5, an Elephant Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation centre and an educational and reptile centre

Kouga Wilderness Area, Langkloof, Eastern Cape Kouga Wilderness Area, Langkloof, Eastern Cape

Outdoors activities,4x4, great camping, hikes, climbs, trails & MTB - the Kouga Wilderness Area is an outdoors enthusiast's dream

Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve, Lady Grey

Known for its breathtaking beauty, mountain-biking trails and activity offerings, Lammergeier is a destination for a week at least

Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape

Encompassing both plains and mountain terrain, the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock protects the rare Cape Mountain Zebra

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Cape Overberg De Hoop Nature Reserve, Cape Overberg

De Hoop Nature Reserve ranks as one of best whale watching spots in South Africa. The setting is far from the madding crowd ...

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Warmwaterberg, R62 Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Warmwaterberg, R62

Sanbona Big 5 Wildlife Reserve is only 3 hours from Cape Town, at the foot of the Warmwaterberg, between Montagu and Barrydale ...

Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, South Africa Karoo National Park, Beaufort West, South Africa

The scenic Karoo National park near Beaufort West, is home to a diverse range of animals, birds and the once extinct quagga ...

Bontebok National Park, Swellendam Bontebok National Park, Swellendam

Bontebok National Park is a place of simplistic beauty and peaceful charm. The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a ...

Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve, Goldfields, Free State Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve, Goldfields, Free State

Just 45kms from Bloemfontein in Motheo, Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve offers a lion enclosure, herds of game and great camping

Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesberg Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesberg

The Mountain Sanctuary Park is a privately owned Nature Reserve 120km north-west of Johannesburg in the magnificent Magaliesberg

Franklin Game Reserve, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein Franklin Game Reserve, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein

The Franklin Game Reserve on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein is the only game reserve in the world to be located within a city centre

Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape Camdeboo National Park & Valley of Desolation, Eastern Cape

The ancient and unique Karoo Heartland has proclaimed protection in the Camdeboo National Park and in the Valley of Desolation

Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, Free State Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, Free State

The 12 000ha Willem Pretorius Game Reserve near Ventersburg in the Central Free State is known for its diverse game and birdlife

Hiking at the KlipKop Wildlife Sanctuary, Pretoria Hiking at the KlipKop Wildlife Sanctuary, Pretoria

The Klipkop Wildlife Sanctuary near Pretoria is a 2200ha Brakenfeld conservancy with two beautiful and easy walking hiking trails

Mt Everest Private Game Reserve (Eagle Mountain), Harrismith Mt Everest Private Game Reserve (Eagle Mountain), Harrismith

Mt Everest Private Game Reserve, formerly Eagle Mountain, is a great rock climbing destination with many sandstone formations

Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve

Moolmanshoek is private game reserve, nature conservancy and horse farm in the Malutis, offering horse trails and other activities

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Xhariep, Free State Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Xhariep, Free State

The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve is famous for the largest herd of Springbok in South Africa and the very rare Cape Mountain Zebra

Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

The Sterfontein Dam Nature Reserve near Harrismith encompasses South Africa's third largest dam. A great boating and fishing area

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is set in the beautiful vegetation of the Klein Karoo. An enormous natural waterhole is directly in front

Kamberg Nature Reserve, Rosetta, Midlands Meander Kamberg Nature Reserve, Rosetta, Midlands Meander

The Kamberg Nature Reserve is nestled in the foothills of the Umkhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site.

Tillietudlem Game and Trout Lodge, Boston, Midlands Meander Tillietudlem Game and Trout Lodge, Boston, Midlands Meander

Tillietudlem is a special discovery on the Midlands Meander, and a place that will certainly work its magic on you...

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander

The beautiful Umgeni Valley lies in the heart of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, created by the Umgeni River as it cascades over...

Lake Eland Game Reserve, Oribi Gorge, Kwazulu-Natal Lake Eland Game Reserve, Oribi Gorge, Kwazulu-Natal

Lake Eland Game Reserve is named in honour of this magnificent African antelope and its symbolism to the San people...

Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal

The Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg is the hiking and walking mecca of South Africa...

Ndumo Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Ndumo Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Ndumo Game Reserve has the highest bird count of any reserve in South Africa, with an astonishing 430 species...

Ithala Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal Ithala Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

The magnificent Ithala Game Reserve in Zululand is home to some of the world's oldest rock formations...

Tembe Elephant Park, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal Tembe Elephant Park, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Tembe Elephant Park is a 300 sq. km. Big 5 game reserve on the northern border between KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique ...

Zululand Rhino Reserve, Zululand KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Rhino Reserve, Zululand KwaZulu-Natal

The Zululand Rhino Reserve is world-renowned for its efforts in Black Rhino conservation...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal

isiMangaliso Wetland Park is a World Heritage site for it's natural beauty and conservation value...

Silaka Nature Reserve, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape Silaka Nature Reserve, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape

The 400ha Silaka Nature Reserve lies in a beautiful indigineous-forest valley just south of Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape...

Hey, good looking! Hey, good looking!

The Limpopo's 1,5-million-hectare Waterberg offers brooding good looks, a rugged body and a sunny disposition. It's no wonder ...

Namaqua National Park Namaqua National Park

The winter rains transform Namaqua National Park into shades of pinks, yellows, oranges and just about any colour imaginable ...

Kruger National Park - real adventure in real Africa Kruger National Park - real adventure in real Africa

The Kruger National Park is one of the last true wildernesses in South Africa, and it makes a great place for real adventure...

Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park Crocodile Bridge Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park

Crocodile Bridge was the headquarters of the old Sabie Reserve, which would later become the Kruger National Park...

Camping at Groen Spoeg, Namqua National Park, Namaqualand Camping at Groen Spoeg, Namqua National Park, Namaqualand

Groen Spoeg is a wilderness camping experience second-to-none in the Namaqua National Park, one of the wildest places...

Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Lower Sabie Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Lower Sabie Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is rated as one of the best places in the park to spot the Big-Five.

Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is the park's administrative headquarters and the largest camp in the park...

Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Built on the site of prehistoric settlements, Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park is on of the park's favourite...

Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Pretoriuskop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Pretoriuskop is the oldest rest camp in the Kruger National Park and is full of rich and interesting history...

Talamati Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park Talamati Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park

The Talamati Bushveld Camp is rated as the Kruger Park's best bush camp and wins awards annually...

Balule Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Balule Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Balule Rest Camp provides a unique back-to-basics wilderness experience for visitors to the Kruger National Park...

Letaba Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Letaba Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River in the central section of the Kruger National Park...

Orpen Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park Orpen Rest Camp Complex, Kruger National Park

The Orpen Complex in the central section of the Kruger National Park is home to three very attractive and popular rest camps.

Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Satara Rest Camp in the central section of the Kruger National Park is one of the most game-rich areas in the entire park...

Boulders Bush Lodge, Kruger National Park Boulders Bush Lodge, Kruger National Park

Boulders Bush Lodge in the Kruger National Park offers a unique bush lodge experience with units built on stilts...

A shimmering beauty A shimmering beauty

For decades the Tankwa Karoo National Park south of Calvinia was more or less off-limits to visitors while the veld was given ...

Olifants Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Olifants Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

The Olifants Rest Camp in the central section of the Kruger National Park is one of the smallest, but most popular camp sites...

Tsendze Rustic Camp Site, Kruger National Park Tsendze Rustic Camp Site, Kruger National Park

Tzendze Rustic Camp Site in the northern section of the Kruger National Park provides one of the most rustic experiences...

Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park Bateleur Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park

The Bateleur Bushveld Camp in northern Kruger National Park is the oldest and smallest of the park's bush camps...

Mopani Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Mopani Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Mopani Rest Camp in northern Kruger National Park is situated on the banks of the Pioneer Dam, giving it a relaxed atmosphere...

Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Shingwedzi Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Shingwedzi Rest Camp in northern Kruger National Park is situated in one of the best game viewing areas in the entire park...

Punda Maria Rest Camp, Kruger National Park Punda Maria Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Punda Maria Rest camp is the most popular rest camp in the northern section of the Kruger National Park...

Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park Sirheni Bushveld Camp, Kruger National Park

Sirheni Bushveld Camp is an oasis on the Mphongolo River in the northern section of the Kruger National Park, in the Limpopo...

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga is a Kruger Park concession and one of South Africa's favourite...

The Kruger National Park The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is South Africa's most iconic and renowned national park. Stretching over two million ha...

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Mpumalanga is one of the most exclusive private game reserves in South Africa.

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, Carolina, Mpumalanga Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, Carolina, Mpumalanga

The Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve in the Mpumalanga grass and wetlands area is home to the magnificent Nooitgedacht Dam...

Nkomazi Game Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga Nkomazi Game Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Nkomazi Game Reserve is situated in the Makhonjwa mountains, known as the 'holy grail' of the worlds' geological sites...

Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga

2200ha of beautiful Drakensberg escarpment fauna and flora, near Lydenberg ands next to the scenically spectacular Long Tom Pass

Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Ohrigstad Dam Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga comprises 2500ha of pristine Lowveld bush, and is home to the Ohrigstad Dam...

Sterkspruit Nature Reserve, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga Sterkspruit Nature Reserve, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga

This small but very scenic reserve is situated on the Long Tom Pass and offers hikes and walks, trout fishing and game viewing

Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga

The Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve is an important reserve for the protection of the endangered, wetland-dependent Wattled Crane...

Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Loskop Dam in the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is the largest dam in the Southern Hemisphere...

Blyde River Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Blyde River Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

The Blyde River Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the magnificent Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga.

Ligwalagwala Conservancy, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga Ligwalagwala Conservancy, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga

The Ligwalagwala conservancy was formed as part of a co-operative effort to reintroduce lions into smaller reserves in Mpumalanga.

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim Mount Sheba Nature Reserve, Pilgrim's Rest, Mpumalanga

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is nestled amongst the mountains and indigenous forests above Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga.

Songimvelo Nature Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga Songimvelo Nature Reserve, Barberton, Mpumalanga

The Songimvelo Nature Reserve in Barberton, Mpumalanga is the largest provincial nature reserve in South Africa and home to...

West Coast National Park West Coast National Park

The azure water of the Langebaan Lagoon is the focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds ...

Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve, Western Cape Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve, Western Cape

Kagga Kamma is located in an untouched wilderness area south of the Cederberg. It is an ideal safari experience en route up the...

Bushman Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve, Western Cape

Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape is a South African World Heritage Site for both Bushmen rock art and flora

Southern Africa Southern Africa's top 21 parks

Southern Africa has some of the finest wildlife parks in the world. Getaway has rounded up the top 21 parks .....

Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park

Known as the birding mecca of South Africa, the Punda Maria-Pafuri region of Kruger is the jewel of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park....

Best park for culture: Mapungubwe Best park for culture: Mapungubwe

Combine heritage, mystical scenery, animals and birding when you visit this park in Limpopo.

Madikwe Game Reserve Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe: big skies, wide open plains the meeting of Bushveld and Kalahari and all the mercurial diversity this entails. It's an enchanting...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The largest land mammal shares an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish and biggest marine mammal in iSimangaliso Wetland Park....

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi has a long and chequered history. Once the exclusive hunting preserve of Zulu kings, the land was protected before any formal conservation existed...

West Coast National Park West Coast National Park

This is a bay for all seasons with a history longer than memory and a sense of the spectacular....

Addo Elephant National Park Addo Elephant National Park

Conveniently close to Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park offers the most affordable wildlife viewing in the Eastern Cape...

Mountain Zebra National Park Mountain Zebra National Park

Up until fairly recently, graceful, cheeky mountain zebras were the undisputed lords of this beautiful Karoo park near Cradock...

Karoo National Park - space, glorious space Karoo National Park - space, glorious space

Space glorious space...If you'd been standing anywhere in the Karoo National Park a few hundred million years ago, you'd be drowning...

De Hoop Nature Reserve De Hoop Nature Reserve

There are the dassies which eyeball you along the cliff edge, eland that come visiting and the occasional baboon troop...

Luxury for less - Game reserves Eastern Cape Luxury for less - Game reserves Eastern Cape

If you think private game farms cater only for euro-laden tourists, it's time to look east. With a little careful planning .....

Bontebok National Park Bontebok National Park

This national Park is the smallest in the country, but offers all of us, including the bontebok, some space and tranquillity...

Kruger National Park Kruger National Park

Kruger is South Africa's most iconic Kruger National Park is simply enormous. It comprises nearly reserve. It's a pristine wilderness that's practically...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

The vast, silent Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, declared in 1990, is one of the last conservation areas of this scale in the world....

Best South African Park for Birding: Ndumo Best South African Park for Birding: Ndumo

If you enjoy birding, there's one park that should be at the top of your list....

Bontebok National Park Bontebok National Park

Just beyond Swellendam the Breede River eases itself past hillsides dotted with aloes and rare renosterveld shrubs. Tucked away above a bend...

A giant in hiding A giant in hiding

It may not be the best known of our parks, but the West Coast National Park is full of historical and wildlife wonder, and is just waiting to be discovered ....

The Game of the Name at Buffalo Hills The Game of the Name at Buffalo Hills

This Garden Route game reserve has adopted a different approach to pleasing visitors. Nestling in a verdant...

Adding Up Addo Adding Up Addo

From a humble sanctuary for 11 elephants Addo Elephant National Park has shot up...