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Big Five South African safari

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

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Start your South African safari at South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination. The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve offers exceptional game viewing and equally exceptional accommodations. The success of leopard viewing within the Sabi Sands is legendary. However, expect to spot elephants, lion, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope as well as other species that can be closely observed in their natural environment.

At more than two million hectares the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves. Experience the amazing diversity - from the scenery and ecosystems to the correspondingly amazing array of animals, trees and birds. Witness the Big Five members - including elephant, lion, cheetah, rhino and buffalo. 

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges


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Welcome to your Big Five safari

Today you depart on your Kruger and Sabi Safari, flying in from Johannesburg Airport direct to Sabi Sands Game Reserve.On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met and transported to the Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. The lodge is Situated in the heart of the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve within the Kruger National Park. This will be your home for the next three nights with all your meals included. Sabi Sabi is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife - including 200 mammals and 300 bird species.

Enjoy game drives and nature that will get the opportunity to encounter the Big Five members closer. Spot animals such as zebra, giraffe, zebra, lions and birdlife.

Meals: Full Board

Transport: Included


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Explore the Kruger National Park

Enjoy your last morning game drives in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, before you return to the lodge for breakfast. You will be transferred to the Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp. The lodge is located in the heart of the Kruger National Park and is home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900’s objet d’art - whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot.

The park is home to approximately 147 mammals, 114 reptile and 34 amphibian species including Africa’s Big Five. With some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, bird life and plant life within the concession - each safari experience is unique.

Enjoy morning and afternoon safari game drives. The early morning safaris are very rewarding with light for photography. Lions are still lively and on the move, antelopes are more energetic and an abundance of birds may also be seen. However, the afternoon safaris provide an opportunity to see nocturnal animals and perhaps even the elusive leopard. Explore guided bush walks - which will allow you to get an up-close and have an intimate experience of the local flora and fauna.

Meals: Full Board

Transport: Included



See you on your next visit

Depart on your early morning game drive for your last opportunity to view the incredible game and hopefully spot some of the Big Five. Return to the camp for breakfast and check-out. You'll be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your return flight back to Johannesburg where your journey ends. 

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