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Bush breakfast, Kings Camp, Western Kruger Private Reserves

Safari through the Greater Kruger



9 Days

Prices Start from

$7,050pp (ex. flights)

Combine three beautiful lodges for the ultimate Greater Kruger National Park safari. This journey takes you across one of South Africa’s last great wildlife areas, staying in the remote northern reaches, as well as two private reserves.

This holiday to South Africa focuses on an area rich with wilderness and wildlife. Combining three fantastic reserves, it offers an all-encompassing safari experience, allowing for an in-depth exploration of the Greater Kruger. Each of the three camps provides a wonderful – albeit individual and different – experience. But, perhaps most importantly, they sit in areas away from the crowds, allowing for unspoilt and exclusive wildlife encounters.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Looking out over the park, The Outpost, Kruger National Park 1

Northern Kruger

Admire the rugged landscape of the Luvuvhu Valley from The Outpost’s stunning suites.

Elephant on safari, Kruger National Park, South Africa 2

Game Drives

Explore by open-topped safari vehicle in search of predators and prey, large and small.

Walking, Pafuri, South Africa 3

Bush Walks

Explore private reserves on foot, led by expert walking guides.

Suite, Leopard Hills, Sabi Sands 4

Leopard Hills

Finish at the stunningly positioned Leopard Hills – offering privacy and seclusion.

Explore our suggested itinerary

South Africa on your wishlist? Talk to our experts about tailoring this trip for you.

  • Day 1

    Johannesburg - Polokwane - Kruger National Park

  • Days 2 - 3

    Kruger National Park

  • Day 4

    Kruger National Park - Timbavati Private Reserve

  • Days 5 - 6

    Timbavati Private Reserve

  • Day 7

    Timbavati Private Reserve - Sabi Sands

  • Day 8

    Sabi Sands

  • Day 9

    Sabi Sands - Skukuza - Johannesburg

Day 1

Johannesburg - Polokwane - Kruger National Park

Fly from Johannesburg to Polokwane airport where you will be met and transferred approximately three and a half hours to your accommodation in the Kruger National Park.

Days 2 - 3

Kruger National Park

Spend two days exploring the northern part of the Kruger National Park – two game drives per day are included in your lodge stay at The Outpost.

Day 4

Kruger National Park - Timbavati Private Reserve

Transfer overland to Timbavati Private Reserve and your accommodation, a journey of around six hours.

Days 5 - 6

Timbavati Private Reserve

Spend two days exploring by open-topped safari vehicle in search of predators and prey, large and small. Explore private reserves on foot, led by expert walking guides.

Day 7

Timbavati Private Reserve - Sabi Sands

Transfer overland to your accommodation in Sabi Sands, a journey of around four hours.

Day 8

Sabi Sands

Game drives allow for up-close encounters with big cats, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. as well as a raft of birdlife.

Day 9

Sabi Sands - Skukuza - Johannesburg

Transfer to Skukuza airstrip for flights to Johannesburg and onward travel.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

More details

game drive, Kruger park, South Africa
South Africa

Kruger National Park

Begin in the wild northern landscape of the Kruger National Park, amongst acacia thickets, baobab-dotted grasslands and mopane forests. This is one of the quietest areas of the national park, thanks to its remote location.

Stay at the Outpost, which sits in isolation, atop a scrub-dotted escarpment, with its modern, open-fronted suites offering fantastic views of the river valley below. Explore this wilderness in search of big game, making use of small tracks that were previously reserved for official use by park employees.

Male Lion, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park, South Africa


Fly on from the Kruger and into the Timbavati Private Reserve, famed for its rare white lions. Here, Kings Camp provides an opulent base for exploration and game viewing. Looking out over a savannah landscape, this elegant camp offers access to 100 square kilometres of pristine bush.

The reserve’s boundary with the Kruger is unfenced, meaning the wildlife wanders freely back and forth. The viewing is fantastic, with lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos amongst the many species regularly spotted.

game drive with leopard, South Africa
South Africa

Sabi Sands

Located to the south of Timbavati, Sabi Sands is one of the most famous private reserves. Continue to Leopard Hills, found in the far west of this exclusive concession. Beautifully appointed, this elegant camp offers privacy, fantastic wildlife viewing and wonderful views.

Looking out over the Mabrak River, the camp benefits from a well-frequented waterhole that sits below its hilltop position. Suites are spread out across the ridge, each featuring a private veranda and recessed plunge pool. Game walks are wonderful here – offering a closer and more intimate interaction with the reserve’s habitat and inhabitants.

Old Home of Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Possible Extension: Time in the City

This trip can easily be extended with time before or after in Johannesburg. This modern city, rich with contemporary culture and ever-changing urban landscapes is the perfect compliment to the wilderness and wildlife of safari.

The best way to explore the city is in the company of a local. One of our recommended guides is James Delaney, who is a Johannesburg native. An artist and sculptor, he can guide you around the neighbourhoods that form his canvas and also serve as his inspiration.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

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