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Greater Kruger region safaris, tours & holiday packages

A transfrontier wilderness larger than Belgium

Centred on the world-famous Kruger National Park, the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park spans three countries and is abutted by several prestigious private game reserves  

Extending across 35,000 square kilometres, the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was created in 2001 when South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe signed a memorandum of understanding amalgamating the Kruger National Park with the cross-border Limpopo and Gonarezhou National Parks.

The transfrontier park also unofficially incorporates several small and exclusive private reserves that run along the Kruger's western border, unimpeded by fences, which were taken down in the 1990s. More than 160 mammal species have been recorded, including all the Big Five, and the protected area supports the largest extant populations of white and black rhino. 

Popular Kruger National Park (Greater Region) safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 5,596

£ 4,402

R 81,490

4,944

per person

11 days

Big Five in the Kruger National Park

Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard

$ 1,178

£ 926

R 17,150

1,040

per person

3 days

Thornybush Game Reserve Safari

Enjoy the city life in Johannesburg and track the Big Five in the Thornybush Game Reserve

$ 1,425

£ 1,121

R 20,750

1,259

per person

4 days

Sabi Sands & Madikwe Combo

Our selection of South Africa's top safari lodges and game reserves are guaranteed to suit every taste and budget. Consider this exciting safari package

$ 4,858

£ 3,822

R 70,750

4,292

per person

7 days

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe safari

Spot the Big Five in Thornybush Private Game Reserve and enjoy the majesty of Zimbabwe's roaring Victoria Falls

$ 3,535

£ 2,781

R 51,485

3,123

per person

8 days

Pafuri Walking Trail, Kruger National Park

A four-day walking trail offering bush lovers the opportunity to explore the remote northern corner of the Kruger National Park

$ 536

£ 421

R 7,800

473

per person

4 days

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden Route and finally the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 2,912

£ 2,291

R 42,400

2,572

per person

10 days

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta Safari

Explore the famous reserve that offers exceptional game viewing and sight the elusive Sitatunga antelope

$ 3,863

£ 3,039

R 56,255

3,413

per person

8 days

South African safari

Experience the best that South Africa has to offer, with a holiday tailor-made for you

Price on Request

per person

14 days

Big Five South African safari

Get the best possible chance to see the Big Five wildlife in the iconic Kruger National Park

$ 3,543

£ 2,787

R 51,590

3,130

per person

7 days
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Steve Conradie says

Kruger was the first game reserve I visited, and it remains one of my firm favourites. For first-time visitors, a recommended approach is to start with a few days of relaxed, self-drive exploration, followed by a night or two of more intensive game viewing at a private game reserve.

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The main tourist focus is the Kruger itself. Founded in the 19th century, this vast national park extends for 350 kilometres from north to south and spans two provinces, i.e. Limpopo and Mpumalanga. It is better suited to affordable self-drive exploration than any other African destination, thanks to its extensive network of good tar roads and inexpensive rest camps. These are mainly concentrated in the park's southern third, within Mpumalanga, about four hours' drive east of Gauteng and OR Tambo International Airport.

At the opposite end of the cost, the scale is the bloc of private reserves along the Kruger's western border. These include such exclusive upmarket bush retreats as MalaMala, Londolozi, Singita and Sabi Sabi, which host a concentrated, all-inclusive safari experience in open 4x4s manned by knowledgeable guides and trackers. Rather less well developed are the transfrontier park's Zimbabwean and Mozambican components. However, the recently opened Giriyondo border post does allow direct road access to Limpopo National Park, which has one small private camp offering canoeing and foot safaris. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kruger National Park (Greater Region)

When is the best time to visit Hell’s Gorongosa National Park?

The best and only time to experience the thriving Gorongosa National Park is during the dry season - which runs from April to November. However, during the rainy season of December to March, the roads are closed due to flooding. Hence the… go there.

When is the best time to travel through Mozambique?

The dry month of June to September is the best time to travel through Mozambique - when the bush has thinned out and the wildlife is concentrated around the waterholes and the rivers. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

They delivered on all promises timely and accurately! Matthys was our agent and he was wonderful about communicating with us. We had never done a trip like this before and we're nervous about traveling so far from home. Also my wife had…

Ron

Everyone was so helpful in making the arrangements. The booking people helped in all the questions we had, they were polite and helpful. The tour and lodge were amazing. Everyone was helpful and very interesting to talk to. They made our…

Sheila

We worked with Alice to plan the safari portion of our South Africa trip. Alice was wonderful to work with. She was very helpful with finding two safari locations within our budget. We considered both Botswana and South Africa, and she…

Alyson Esteves

from South Africa

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

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