Kruger, Hoedspruit & surrounds
Many years ago the fences that once ran along the border of Kruger National Park were taken down to allow the wildlife to roam freely between the National Park and the private game reserves, or concessions, to the west. These border reserves, such as the Timbavati, are privately owned and now form part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserves are home to an amazing array of wildlife including giraffe, zebra, many species of antelope, buffalo, elephant, the big cats, including lion, cheetah and leopard, and endangered rhino. Game viewing is with professional guides, often accompanied by a tracker, in open 4WD vehicles with the opportunity to walk and learn about the smaller animals, birds, flora and different ecosystems of the area. Camps and lodges in the reserves range from rustic bush-luxury chalets to luxurious safari suites with enough variety to suit every style and budget. The gateway to the northern reserves is Hoedspruit Airport.
Why we like it
- Big Five game viewing
- Diverse accommodation offerings
- Easy access from Johannesburg
- Exceptional guides & trackers
- Exclusivity on private concessions