Why a Private Game Reserve?


The best game viewing and the best lodges...


It is important to understand the difference between a private safari and a self-drive in one of the national parks. The general rule about the safari experience is that you get what you pay for. If it seems cheap, then it's probably cheap for a reason...

Why you should choose a Private Game Reserve?

  • It’s private! There are no other cars or hoardes of tourists.
  • The best accommodation, service and comfort.
  • Safari vehicles can go off road. In a national park you will be limited to animals visible from the main roads.
  • The best and most knowledgeable rangers in the business work at the private game reserves.
  • Rangers are not restricted to national park hours, which means that they can go on night drives. It also means that you can stay as long as you want on a sighting!
  • Elevated, open-top safari vehicles give you the best view possible so you can get the perfect photo.
  • Rangers can also lead walking safaris.

You might often hear about about traversing rights in reference to your safari experience. So what are traversing rights? Traversing rights allow neighbouring lodges to drive on each others’ land which means more space for you to explore and find animals. The larger the traversing area the better! More land = more biodiversity. Each ecosystem attracts a unique variety of life.

The private game reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park are well-known for their array of decadent lodges and exceptional game viewing. If you have the time to spend more than a couple of days in the Kruger, we suggest that you split your time between various reserves. This will give you a sense of the variety and magnitude of the area. There are no fences between the private reserves and the Kruger so the animals are free to move across their borders.

Some of the most popular private games reserves include: the Sabi Sand Region, the Timbavati Game Reserve, Manyeleti Game Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve. There are also several Kruger Private Concessions in the Kruger National Park itself where the same priviliges are available such as night drives and off-road driving with experienced rangers. The most enticing and luxurious private concessions in the Kruger Park are Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni.

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