Greater Kruger

The Greater Kruger region lies on the boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The Greater Kruger comprises many large private game reserves: Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati and Manyeleti are some of the more well-known private reserves.

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Elephant herd, Greater Kruger.

These outlying areas comprise of untouched pristine land that contains rich vegetation ideal for grazing herds. With the herds roaming, they naturally attract the big predators, making the Greater Kruger a prime location for frequent game sightings.

While on safari in the Greater Kruger a private guide and tracker who are both highly trained experts in all things safari would accompany you, be it a game drive, bush walk or birding trail they will show you the best spots to view the amazing variety of wildlife. As many of the lodges in the region are private, they cater to folks seeking more comfort and authentic wildlife encounters.  

The Greater Kruger forms part of one of the most biologically diverse wilderness regions in the world, where game are free to roam in protected ecosystems that are a priority to conserve. 

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MalaMala Game Reserve

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Manyeleti Game Reserve

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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Singita Private Game Reserve

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Thornybush Game Reserve

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Timbavati Game Reserve

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