The Greater Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s most renowned and iconic wildlife destinations, an expansive wilderness that together with the adjoining unfenced private reserves covers around 1 800 square kilometers.

The Kruger National Park, One of The Oldest National Parks in The World

An African legend, the Kruger National Park was first proclaimed in May 1926 yet the history of the area dates back millennia, with archaeological sites showing early man having lived here half a million years ago.  The Tsonga people settled in the area some 300 years ago, engaging in simple agriculture and the grazing of livestock. Colonial farmers arrived around 170 years ago and with them came a steady depletion of this game-rich area through hunting. By 1898 the situation had become so critical that President Paul Kruger proclaimed the 4,600 square kilometres Sabie Game Reserve, an area spanning the gap between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers, as protected. He subsequently added a second reserve that stretched between the Shingwedzi and Luvuvhu Rivers. These formed the core of today’s park, which covers some 20,000 square kilometres with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in southern Africa.

Exclusive Safari Experiences in the Manyeleti, Thornybush, and Timbavati Reserves

The Greater Kruger National Park is a joint venture between the Kruger National Park and the surrounding associated Private Nature Reserves within Limpopo and Mpumalanga placing the land joint conservation. The Manyeleti, Thornybush, and Timbavati Private Game Reserves bordering Kruger National Park offer an exclusive and intimate safari experience. These private reserves are unfenced, opening up to the Kruger National Park and allowing game to roam freely. Traverse the reserves’ landscapes on guided game drives, where you’ll have the chance to encounter elusive predators, diverse birdlife, and a range of plains game. The reserves’ commitment to conservation ensures a sustainable and responsible approach to tourism, allowing you to appreciate the natural wonders of this region while supporting its preservation. 


Kruger National Park and its adjacent private game reserves offer a wide range of accommodations from which we have selected the best. Whether you choose to stay within the park itself or opt for private concessions, you'll find options ranging from luxury lodges with all-inclusive packages to more authentic bush camps