Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands Safaris

Along with adjoining private reserves such as the Sabi Sands, the Kruger National Park offers some of the best game viewing to be had on a safari holiday as this huge expanse contains diverse landscapes and a fascinating diversity of wildlife.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • The Kruger National Park is home to 147 mammal species compared to just 65 in the UK
  • The array of game is particularly wonderful for first time safari-goers

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Together with neighbouring parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Kruger Nature Reserve and private reserves form part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, with a combined area the size of Portugal.

All of the 'big five' - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - are present, as well as dozens of species of plains game and several hundred different bird species.

Original Travel has visited and recommend several of the finest luxury lodges in South Africa, offering the usual safari activities coupled with outstanding accommodation, gourmet cuisine and five-star facilities such as spas.

Quite simply there are a few better places in Africa to enjoy the safari experience in style than on a luxury safari in South Africa.


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The game viewing here is second to none, with expert guiding to match. What might really blow your mind, though, is the sheer luxury of some of the lodges here.

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A note on price

South Africa’s USP is the sheer variety of experiences it offers (from food and drink to diving to safari), which makes it tricky to provide guide prices. A combination of Cape Town and the Winelands could cost around £2,000 per person, while upgrading to the best hotels and combining that with a luxury safari could add a few thousand to the bill. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 22°C / 71°F
  • Rainfall — 2cm / 0.8 inches
  • Water Temp. — 19°C / 66°F
Flight from London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +2 hrs

Top picks for Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

The river deck at Lion Sands, luxury hotel in South Africa

Lion Sands

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Family owned and managed since 1933, Lion Sands private game reserve is located in the finest territory of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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The main lodge at Singita Boulders, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Singita Boulders

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

On the banks of the Sand River in the Singita Private Game Reserve, Boulders Lodge takes contemporary African style - inspired by the striking boulders on site - to new levels.

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Ngala Tented Camp

Ngala Tented Camp

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Ngala Private Game Reserve was the first reserve to be incorporated into the game rich Kruger National Park (all 36,500 acres of it), and the tented camp gives guests an authentic safari experience, surrounded by wildlife.

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Dining at Nottens Bush Camp, luxury safari camp in South Africa

Notten's Bush Camp

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Eight beautifully decorated private suites, with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor facilities, lead onto private decks and have stunning views over the bush. The use of electricity is kept to a minimum, with paraffin lamps and candles replacing electric lighting.

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Tanda Tula

Tanda Tula

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Tanda Tula is situated in the heart of the Timbavati Game Reserve adjoining the northern section of the Kruger National Park.

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Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

Garonga is an exclusive 14-bed safari camp in the private Makalali Conservancy, situated west of the Kruger National Park in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

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