Addo Elephant National Park
Gorah Elephant Camp
Situated in the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape, the Addo Elephant National Park is a finely tuned ecosystem providing sanctuary to over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. An area of unrivalled natural diversity, with five of South Africa's seven major vegetation zones and the Big 7 (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whales and great white sharks) in their natural habitat, there are plans to expand the Park to encompass a marine protected area that includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding colonies of Cape gannets and African penguins.
Amakhala Game Reserve
Bukela Game Lodge
Hlosi Game Lodge
Situated in the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve. On Amakhala Game Reserve's 18 000 acres the animals that you are likely to encounter are: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, tortoise and plenty of antelope species. You might be lucky and see some of the more elusive and shy animals like hyena or bat eared fox. The reserve hosts five of the worlds six vegetation biomes, bushveld to savannah. For a change of pace relax on board the boat cruise while meandering lazily along the Bushman's River.
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama Main and River Lodge
Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. It is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region. Kapama Game Reserve is in Limpopo Province, an area renowned for superb safari vacations. Kapama's 13000 hectares has all the big game of Africa with 42 mammal species and approximately 350 bird species. This equates to huge natural diversity and includes the famed 'Big 5' - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Game drives are conducted through the rolling savannah grasslands and riverine forests that make up this appealing African reserve.
Karongwe Private Game Reserve
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve comprises 8 500ha of African bushveld created by private landowners. In 1998 one decided to drop fences to be able to restore the land, which has been agricultural land, back to those conditions which are believed to constitute its natural state, maintaining the balance of species and flora and fauna. The Karongwe Association was founded in 2001 and the members are also the directors of Karongwe Game who owns and protects the animal species. Currently there are over 40 mammal species in the Reserve, including the Big Five Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The Reserve maintains a clean buffalo project. Karongwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Arid Central Lowveld region, east of the Drakensberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province. Altitude varies from around 480 metres above sea level on the Makutswe River in the north to 560 metres above sea level at Beacon Rock in the central southern area. The landscape within the reserve is characterized by undulating terrain, interspersed with rocky outcrops. The main vegetation type is Mixed Lowveld Bushveld.
Kruger National Park
The world famous Kruger National Park covers over 2,000,000ha offering Big 5 game viewing & incredible birdlife.
Imbali Concession -
Hamiltons Tented Camp
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodge
This exclusive, unfenced private concession lies in the heart of the Kruger National Park & covers an area of 10,000ha. Daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit.
Lebombo/N'wanetsi Concession -
Singita Lebombo Lodge and Singita SweniLodge
Located in the Kruger National Park's southeast region, on the border with Mozambique, the Lebombo/N'wanetsi private concession is one of the most pristine wild territories in Africa. The majestic Lebombo mountain range runs diagonally across the expanse of the concession, intertwined with the N'wanetsi and Sweni Rivers.
Lwakahle Concession -
Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Situated in the southern sector of the Kruger National Park, this private concession covers an area of 15,000ha. Daily flights to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
Mpanamana Concession -
Shishangeni Private Lodge
Situated in the south-eastern sector of the Kruger National Park, this private concession covers an area of 15,000ha. Daily flights to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
Situated in the Makuleke region (formerly known as the Pafuri region), this private concession of approximately 24,000ha lies in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park, and is bordered to the north by the Limpopo and Zimbabwe and to the East by Crooks Corner and Zimbabwe. Scheduled charter flights available.
Mabula Private Game
Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Mabula Game Lodge
Just 2 hours drive from Johannesburg, this 12,000ha malaria free reserve offers homage to an abundance of wildlife and birds, including the Big 5 and stretches to the foothills of the Waterberg.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge
Thakadu River Camp
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Madikwe River Lodge
Makanayne Safari Lodge
Mateya Safari Lodge
Motswiri Private Safari Lodge
Tau Game Lodge
Tuningi Safari Lodge
Created in 1991, this 75,000ha reserve not only preserves the fauna & flora of the area, but also provides a sustainable environment for the local people. The reserve is malaria free & contains the Big Five as well as black & white rhino, wild dog, cheetah & extensive plains game. Due to the Madikwe Game Reserve's unique location of being a Kalahari transition zone, over 340 species of birdlife (both resident & migrant) are also found in the area. Daily scheduled flights into the reserve are available, alternatively travelling by road takes approximately three & a half hours from Johannesburg.
Tintswalo Safari Lodge & Manor House
The Manyeleti Reserve is bordered to the north by the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, to the south by the Sabi Sand Reserve and on the fenceless eastern boundary the reserve is open to the Kruger National Park. Charters fly in directly to Tintswalo's own landing strip. Daily flights from OT Tambo International to Eastgate and scheduled flights to the Manyeleti Reserve are also available.
Marakele National Park
Marataba Safari Company
Situated at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains, this 110,000ha Big Five reserve is a mere three hours drive from Johannesburg. Encompassing vast plains, dense bushveld, winding rivers, deep gorges and majestic mountains, the reserve is a 'place of sanctuary' for Africa's Big Five and a multitude of other animal species including rare antelope such as roan, sable and mountain reedbuck. Marataba has a private concession of 23,000ha within this malaria-free wilderness, which is also home to the world's largest breeding colony of the endangered Cape Vulture. Birdlife within the park is prolific with more than 400 species having been recorded.
Monate Private Game Reserve
Monate Game Lodge
Monate private game reserve is set in 1839 hectares of bush, open plains and a variety of interesting koppies – home to leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, giraffe, zebra, brown hyena and a large variety of antelope. Our professional and enthusiastic Game Rangers keep guests intrigued during early morning and afternoon game drives, exploring the various habitats and their many inhabitants. Share their knowledge about our Cheetah Re-wilding (in conjunction with de Wildt) and Brown Hyena research projects. Being close to Nylsvley Nature Conservancy, home to 46% of the bird species in South Africa, sightings are prolific.
Pilansberg National Park
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Pilanesberg Game Reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province, adjacent to Sun City. Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the Park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa (it is in fact the fourth largest park) and covers an area of 55 000 hectare. The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets. Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabitation with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.
Pongola Game Reserve
White Elephant Safari Lodge
The Pongola Game Reserve was first proclaimed in 1894 and is the second oldest reserve in the world. It is a sanctuary to a large variety of wildlife, including giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, impala, hyena, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Exactly 100 years ago after the last sighting of elephant in the Pongola area, two breeding herds were reintroduced. Birdlife is prolific due to the diversity of habitats, with in excess of 350 species recorded.
Pongola Game Reserve is a co-operative conservation project between private landowners, tribal communities and government conservation services, and aims to form the heart of a large ecological and socio-economically viable "Big Five" reserve. Allied to this quest the "Space for Elephant" Foundation has been formed to realise the goal of a biosphere large enough to viably sustain an elephant population of a thousand elephants and allow the re-establishment of the ancient elephant migration routes.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Idube Private Game Reserve
Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve
Londolozi – Varty Camp
Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodge
Singita – Boulders & Ebony Lodges
Ulusaba Safari & Rock Lodges
Dating back to 1950, this 65,000ha private wildlife sanctuary forms part of the greater 2,3 million ha Kruger National Park game preservation area. No fences exist within this area & animals are free to roam unhindered through this enormous conservancy. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares a common 50 kilometre, unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park in the east. Such is the environment within the reserve, the wildlife, save for the migratory birds, remain in their territories all year round. Daily scheduled flights are available to various airstrips within the Sabi Sand.
Samara Private Game Reserve
One of the largest private reserves (28 000 hectares/70 000 acres) in South Africa, Samara has a wonderful sense of space, a reminder of the insignificance of humans in the vast beauty of the Karoo. The reserve encompasses the southern flank of the Sneeuberg mountain range and Karoo Lodge sits below the escarpment. The reserve is both below and on top of the southern portion of the Karoo Mountain Complex, which is, in turn, part of the Great Escarpment. The mountains of the reserve are represented by the Tandjiesberg (1 424 m) on the extreme western boundary, the Aasvoelberg (1 379 m) in the centre of the reserve, Spioenkop (1 450 m) on the northeastern boundary and the Bouershoek (1 390 m) on the eastern part of the reserve. The reserve is separated North/South by the Apieskloof/Melkriver drainage system. In the southwestern and southeastern parts of the reserve, there are extensive flat Karoo plains characteristic of the Camdeboo area. The area is free from malaria and other tropical diseases.
Thornybush Private Nature Reserve
Comprising over 11,500ha of pristine African bushveld, nestled in the heart of Big Five country adjacent to the greater Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal & bird species. Daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit.
Thula Thula Private Game Reserve
Thula Thula, the oldest private game reserve in KwaZulu Natal and boosts a unique diversity of landscapes, from riverine bush, savanna and forest. Thula Thula is home to a diverse African wildlife population, including elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, giraffe, zebra, nyala, hyenas, crocodile, kudu, wildebeest and a spectacular variety of other indigenous species, great and small. Birdlife is prolific with over 350 identified species, including raptors. Thula Thula, with its centuries of cultural and wildlife heritage, takes pride in tracing back its origin to the private hunting grounds of King Shaka, founder of the Zulu Empire.
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Motswari Private Game Reserve
Bordering the unfenced greater Kruger National Park, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is home to the famous white lion. This Big 5 reserve covers more than 65,000ha of unspoilt bushveld offering a wealth of bio-diversity. In addition to spectacular game viewing, birdlife in this region is reputed to be a major drawcard. Daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit.
Welgevonden Private Game Reserve
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway
Ekuthuleni & Tshwene Lodges
Nungubane Game Lodge
Shibula Lodge & Bush Spa
Located in the Waterberg biosphere, adjoining Marakele National Park, the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is a Natural Heritage Site comprising 36, 000ha of pristine malaria free bushveld & is home to Africa's Big Five. In addition it offers 39 large mammal species including 16 antelope species, over 70 white rhino, wild dog, brown & spotted hyena, cheetah & some 250 bird species. The reserve adjoins Marakele & the greater Game Reserve now comprises more than 110, 000ha. The reserve is situated 2,5 hours from Johannesburg.