Big 5 Wildlife Safaris

Two of the most popular Safari Destinations are the Kruger National Park region and the maleria free Addo Elephant National Park region.

Getting To Kruger :

Self-drive: Pick-up your rental car at O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Another pick-up option is Hoedspruit Airport for the Northern Kruger or Nelspruit Airport for the Southern Kruger. It takes 6 hours driving from JHB to the Kruger. Vehicle rental starts from US$ 30 per day and includes unlimited Km and Super Cover insurance.

Chauffeur Shuttle: There are Shuttle Services available between Johannesburg and Kruger Region. For more info  Contact Us

Fly-In Safaries: Fly from Johannesburg & Cape Town directly to the Kruger Region.  Private Lodges offer return Airport / Lodge transfers.  For more info  Contact Us


Getting to Addo :

Self-drive: Pick Up Your rental car at Port Elizabeth Airport  and in less than 45 minutes you will find yourself in the Addo Region. Vehicle rental starts from US$ 30 per day and includes Unlimited Km and Super Cover Insurance.

Chauffeur Shuttle: There are Shuttle Services available between Port Elizabeth  and Addo Region. For more info  Contact Us




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Open Vehicle 4X4 Safaris

There is nothing more exciting than  getting up close and personal to Africa's Wildlife by experiencing a safari in an open 4x4 vehicle. Private game drives will allow you to explore away from the crowds.

Experienced Rangers will take you to see the Big Five and share with you their knowledge and expertise in all the wonders of Africa. Safety is a big concern and you will always be in good hands.






Explore The Panoramic Route

Blyde River Canyon is a favourite route between Johannesburg and the Kruger region. It  has a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. Lush sub -tropical foliage, waterfalls, glistening rivers, and lichen-covered rock formations create a striking kaleidoscope  of colour.

The best way to explore this spectacular Canyon is by driving its scenic routes or by hiking the extensive trails. Panoramic viewpoints include Three Rondavels and the aptly named God's Window.





Guided Walking Safaris

Wilderness walking safaris are led by dedicated guides with years of experience and training. With a maximum of eight people – over the age of 12 – per walk, guests are accompanied by armed guides as you explore all the wonders and intrigue of Africa

Enjoy the incredibly liberating experience of immersing oneself in nature in and around and the astounding biodiversity of the Kruger National Park and surrounding private game lodges.





  Kruger Park Region    
  Buhala  Lodge  ****  On the banks of the Crocodile Rive overlooking Kruger  Malelane
  Pestana Kruger Lodge  ****  On the banks of the Crocodile Rive overlooking Kruger  Malelane
  Nkambeni  Safari Camp ***  Siituated at Numbi Gate in Kruger National Park  Hazyview
  Rhino Post Safari Lodge  ****   Located a short Drive from Skukuza Rest Camp in KNP  Skukuza
  Tydon Safari Lodge  ****  Kruger Park Paul Kruger Gate - Sabi Sands Reserve  Hazyview
  Kruger Pak Lodge ****  Lodge & Golf Resort -10 minutes from Kruger Park  Hazyview
  Kwambili Safari Lodge ****  Thornybush Game Reserve. (40 Min from the Airport)  Hoedspruit
  Shindzela Tented Camp    ***  Timbavati Game Reserve. (90 min from the Airport)  Hoedspruit
    Addo Park Region    
  Woodbury Lodge  ****    N2 - 50 km before Grahamstown  Addo
  Safari Lodge ****   N2 - 50 km before Grahamstown  Addo
  Happy Jackal Guest House ****  5 Riverside Drive - Sundays River  Colchester
  Chrislin African Lodge  ****  Off Valentine Rd. 15 min to Addo National Park  Addo


    Kruger Park Region




Buhala  Lodge    *****


  www.buhala.co.za E : reservations@buhala.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 83 272 2150 Address:  N4 - 15 Minutes from Malelane



Buhala Lodge is an enchanting lodge situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor veranda space, offers sweeping views of the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River.

Members of the Big 5 are frequent visitors to our property along with many other species of animal including hippo and antelope.

The lodge offers 5* accommodation in 18 air conditioned rooms as well as the rare opportunity to play golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club. Safaris into the Kruger National Park are arranged as well early morning walks or night drives where very knowledgeable guides, teach guests about the African bush.

A fully licensed bar and restaurant on the property, offers guests fine cuisine under the stars or in our gracious dining room, and only the best wine South Africa has to offer.

Buhala Lodge has four room types namely Standard room, Kruger Park River rooms, Kruger Park Balcony rooms and Elephant Garden suites.






  Pestana Kruger Lodge    ****

Situated at the KNP Malelane Gate


  +27 (0)828717513 



Pestana Kruger Lodge in Greater Kruger Park is a tranquil resort situated next to the Malelane gate that enters the Kruger National Park.

Overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park, Pestana Kruger Lodge Safari and Spa Resort is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.

Guests are accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms featuring room amenities including air-conditioning, satellite TV and hair dryers.

The lodge in Greater Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options available, from standard rooms to luxury suites.

Explore the Kruger National Park while searching for South Africa's Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard).

After game viewing, guests can relax with a soothing treatment at the spa or enjoy a delicious dinner at Buhlebethu Restaurant.  





Nkambeni Safari Tented Camp    ***

Situated at the Numbi Gate - Kruger Park


  +27 (0)828717513 




At Nkambeni Safari Camp we are committed to the preservation of pristine wilderness areas. Our suites are designed and constructed to guarantee minimum impact on the natural habitat. For that reason the suites have been built on wooden stilts.

Nkambeni offers a lot of activities in and around the Kruger National Park and to experience the wonderful scenery of the Lowveld of Mpumalanga.  

We offer a wide range of outstanding facilities to make your stay in the Kruger Park an enjoyable experience. The accommodation consists of 150 beautifully appointed luxury timber and canvas tented suites. 2 extra length beds, 2 fold out bunk beds for the kids, bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, air conditioner, coffee station in each room.

No concrete and no foundations means no damage! In addition, the construction is low maintenance and this means that annual levies will remain well below industry norms. Combine these principles with luxury and comfort and enjoy the accommodation at Nkambeni Tented Camp.














Rhino Post Safari Lodge   ****

Kruger National Park


  +27 (0)828717513 




Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated at the southern end of our 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park. The concession shares a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve with an abundance of wildlife moving freely between the two reserves.

The concession and surrounding areas is noted as an excellent game viewing area, home to all of the Big Five as well as a variety of other mammals, reptiles and birds.

The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Safari Lodge was built using natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create an authentic bush ambience.

Each luxury suite is decorated and includes a spacious bedroom with impressive views of the riverbed from the bathroom, outdoor shower and patio deck.

Twice daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, both on private gravel concession roads and Kruger National Park roads, even after dark when KNP Park Camp gates have closed.





Tydon Safari Lodge   ****


  www.tydonsafaris.com E :  gavin@tydonsafaris.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 83 462 5596 Address: R 536 - Sabi Sands Reserve



Nestling in the shade of indigenous trees, this visual oasis of inspirational elements combines to cumulate in a magnificent Tented Safari Camp in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve.

Intimate and comfortable, yet simplistic combined with excellent service, the Camp creates a traditional African Safari feel to your journey, and you can be forgiven for thinking you were transported back in time to an unspoilt and unexplored Africa.

We share our borders with the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region which has unfenced unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park .

Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity of staying in permanent semi luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks in the Sabi Sand as well as the Kruger National Park.

We offer a return shuttle service between Johannesburg and our Kruger Camps.






Kruger Park Lodge   ****

Route 536 in Hazyview


  +27 (0)828717513 



Tucked away amidst untamed bush lies an oasis of lush green lawns, flowing water and all the luxuries of a gracious lifestyle. It’s called Kruger Park Lodge. Built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens abundant with bird life, impala and hippo, the lodge has something for everyone.

Enjoy walking along our nature trail, or relax around one of our three swimming pools or, better still, rise to the challenge offered by our 9-hole Gary Player designed golf course.

The Restaurant at Kruger Park Lodge offers breakfast and dinner à la Carte as well as a buffet menu. A snack menu is also available throughout the day.

Enjoy watching the hippos in our hippo dam from the hide. Resident monkeys and roaming impala and nyala will create the feeling of being in the heart of nature. 






Kwambili Safari Lodge   ****


  www.kwambilisafarilodge.com E :  safaris@kwambili.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 660331025 Address: Thornybush Game Reserve




KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area.

The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species. This means good sightings, either while out on game drive or on foot during bush walks. KwaMbili means �Place of Two� in the local Shangaan language.

 Our knowledgeable rangers will introduce you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a window into the secrets of the African bush. We offer game drives with trained ranger and tracker in open 4×4 vehicles as well as bushwalks.

A shaded camp hide allows safe observation of animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, or at the dam further away. The secluded swimming pool provides a relaxing spot for cooling off on warm days







Shindzela Tented Camp  ***


  www.shindzela.co.za E : res@shindzela.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0)  823079493 Address: Timbavati Private Game Reserve




Established  as a mere walking trails camp, Shindzela has grown into the wonderful tented product that is before you. Situated within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, Shindzela offers guests an authentic African wildlife experience.

The eco-friendly (solar-powered) and unfenced, a place where one can feel part of the bush. We are passionate about conservation and our staff strive to make guests feel right at home. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and fulfilling experience in an exceptional wilderness area.

Shindzela is situated on a private concession area within the Timbavati Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park. This means there are no fences between the areas traversed by our guides and the Kruger National Park!

We are lucky enough to drive off-road into the bush following  any of the Big five animals.





             Addo Park Region 




Woodbury Lodge - Amakhala    ****


  www.amakhala.co.za E :  centralres@amakhala.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0)  42 235 1107 N2 - 50 km before Grahamstown




Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best.

It is the ideal place for families to relax and enjoy the bush together.

Guests are often thrilled by the late afternoon sighting of the elephant herd passing by. 

All rooms have private decks and large bathrooms with a view over the plains. Child minding facilities available. A range of game viewing and other activities such as the river cruise and bush walks are on offer, or you could just recline around the communal swimming pool and enjoy some sun while the birds keep you company.

Guests are accommodated in 6 comfortably appointed stone–and–thatch sleeping lodges, each with air–conditioning and en–suite bathroom, including 2 family suites.







Safari Lodge - Amakhala    ****


  www.amakhala.co.za E :  centralres@amakhala.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0)  42 235 1107 N2 - 50 km before Grahamstown





This intimate thatched lodge with its unique air conditioned safari huts and signature stone capped roof tops, offers all the comforts of a luxury Safari lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature.

Canvas drop blinds open up the safari huts and lounge areas to views of the waterhole where monkeys come to play and antelope and zebra to quench their thirst.

Upon arrival our friendly staff will make you feel at home, while you slowly sip away on a refreshing drink. Indulge in sheer relaxation as you unwind next to the pool overlooking the lush African bush-veld before we usher you away on an exciting BIG 5 game drive where you will be served delectable sundowners in the bush.

An exclusive boat cruise through the majestic Bushmans River will leave you in awe of our magnificent scenery.







Happy Jackal Guest House   ****



  +27 (0)828717513 






The Happy Jackal offers Addo Accommodation with a choice of six luxurious double en-suite rooms some with stunning river views. All rooms enjoy upmarket facilities and are very  well furnished and luxurious.

We try to be as “Green” as possible with our use of solar power, organic gardening and recycled water. In accordance with this, the Happy Jackal has a no-smoking policy for indoors.

On fine, calm mornings take time to enjoy at leisure, a full English or  health breakfast, whilst watching the antics of our resident Egyptian geese and Hoopoes. Bushbuck and Kudu have often been spotted across the river.

Our breakfasts boast home-baked bread, fresh each morning: preserves and jams made from the fruit from our garden: free-range eggs and farm milk.

Dinner is available on request.







Chrislin African Lodge    ****


  www.chrislin.co.za E :  info@chrislin.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 82 7833553 Off Valentine Rd Addo




Chrislin Addo Lodge is a tranquil retreat surrounded by Addo citrus farms in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Situated in the heart of malaria-free Addo we are 12 km from the main gate of the  Addo Elephant National Park.

The tranquil Eastern Cape setting is described as paradise, by nature and bird lovers alike. Explore one of the many nearby Addo game reserves, or spend time relaxing alongside the pool and in the lounging lapa.

Emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Attention to detail blends with true African decor and style, reflected in Chrislin’s unique natural architecture.

Start the day with a delicious full farmhouse breakfast. Tasty dinners are available by prior arrangement. Enjoy the thatched lounge next to the sparkling swimming pool while soaking up the sunshine or enjoying a sundown cocktail.





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