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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

Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park

Big Five in the Kruger National Park

Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard

$ 1,510

£ 1,186

R 19,424

1,349

per person

3 days
Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari itinerary

Two weeks in South Africa - a luxury rail safari itinerary

Experience the best that South Africa has to offer: it's white-sand beaches, lush green wine-lands and find the Big Five wildlife in the Kruger National Park.

$ 5,773

£ 4,535

R 74,260

5,159

per person

14 days
Big Five South African safari

Big Five South African safari

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

$ 5,330

£ 4,187

R 68,571

4,763

per person

7 days
Romantic view

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

$ 5,902

£ 4,636

R 75,920

5,274

per person

11 days
South Africa Big Five safari and Zimbabwe luxury Itinerary

South Africa Big Five safari and Zimbabwe luxury Itinerary

Explore Johannesburg and spot the Big Five in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve as well as enjoy Victoria Falls ‘The Smoke That Thunders’.

$ 3,680

£ 2,891

R 47,340

3,289

per person

8 days
Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

You'll trek Africa's Big Five members in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

$ 2,465

£ 1,937

R 31,715

2,203

per person

4 days
South African bush and beach safari

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the jewel in the crown of Cape Town’s glamorous and encounter the Big Five members at the Kruger National Park

$ 4,021

£ 3,159

R 51,724

3,593

per person

10 days
15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

Spend your days discovering the fine beaches of Cape Town, enjoying the remarkably untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park and swimming the pristine beaches of Mauritius.

$ 7,109

£ 5,585

R 91,450

6,353

per person

15 days
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta safari

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta Safari

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

$ 4,825

£ 3,790

R 62,069

4,312

per person

8 days
Big cat safari in the Kruger National Park

Big cat safari in the Kruger National Park

Discover the Big Cats in the Kruger National Park and enjoy the bustling harbour, world-class beaches and top-notch vineyards in Cape Town

$ 3,671

£ 2,884

R 47,222

3,280

per person

7 days

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

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.

More on Kruger National Park (Greater Region) holidays

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 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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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…

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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

We visited Madikwe and Madagascar for our honeymoon in 2014. It was a dream trip that was made possible by Discover Africa. The best part of their service was the ease with which it was handled. Their website is very clear and full of…

Lexi Spheris

from South Africa

I am giving below my feedback about all aspect of the trip from 24th May to 5th June, 2016. a) Accommodation at Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park and Cape Town was well located with comfortable rooms as…

Asit

from India

Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…

Saldrix

from South Africa

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