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Leopard, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands

Kruger National Park and the adjacent private game reserves of Sabi Sands, Timbavati and Manyeleti make up the Greater Kruger National Park – one of the oldest, largest and finest national parks in the world and home to the Big Five.

The iconic Kruger National Park spreads across two provinces and shares unfenced boundaries to the north, east and west. This massive park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which, along with Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park are larger than some European countries.

Kruger is, of course, best known for its varied landscapes and diversity of wildlife species; 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptiles, 507 bird and 147 mammal species including the famed Big Five namely lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Zebra crossing, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Zebras, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Buffaloes, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Lion Paws, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Why visit Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands

  • A world-renowned safari region, home to the Big Five
  • See wildlife roaming free through the spectacular African bush
  • Choose from a wide range of accommodation, from simple bush camps to super luxurious lodges
game walks, Tanda Tula Safari Lodge, Western Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa
Tanda Tula Safari Lodge, Western Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa

When to visit Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands

Most of the park lies in the Lowveld and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with summer months hot and humid. The rainy season from November to March sees the bush lush and alive, with babies being born – closely followed by increased predator activity. During winter months of May to August, game viewing is easier as the bush is less dense and the game congregates around the waterholes. The park is a year-round destination, with strong sightings throughout the year.

Experiences

Kruger Concessions

Escape the crowds and stay in one of the Kruger’s adjoining private concessions, with no fences in between and off-road driving permitted.

Big Five Safari

Experience a Big Five safari in the incomparably vast Kruger National Park.

Leopard Sightings

Set out on game drives in the Sabi Sands, arguably the best place in Africa to see leopards. Capture that perfect shot of these incredibly photogenic animals.

Rhino Darting

Join a vet as they dart and microchip a rhino. Get hands-on with this important conservation work, which helps protect these heavily poached animals.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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