The iconic Kruger National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa, is world famous for offering a wildlife experience that ranks with the finest in Africa.
Stretching 50 kilometres from north to south, Kruger National Park is roughly the size of Wales and is virtually unrivalled in its diversity of life forms, with 507 bird species, 300 species of tree, 49 fish species, 33 amphibian species, 114 reptile species and 147 mammal species! Notable amongst its mammals are lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo, Nile crocodile, giraffe and both black, and white rhino.
The park is divided into the busier, southern sector with several tarred road circuits and the quieter northern sector around Pafuri where there are fewer visitors. The park is managed as a public national asset, with good value basic accommodation in 12 main camps and a network of excellent roads for self-drive wildlife viewing.
Bordering Kruger are some of Africa's most exclusive private wildlife lodges, camps and reserves which guarantee visitors a far more intimate immersion in Africa's wilderness, including one-on-one encounters with the major predators, night-time drives and private bush walks.
Ideal for viewing: African elephant, white rhino, lion, wild dog, leopard, klipspringer, southern lesser galago
Where: Mpumalanga, South Africa
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KwaZulu Natal is a true South African gem when it comes to wildlife, with a great mix of the country’s finest wildlife reserves and breathtaking scenery. Self driving allows you to follow the coast at your own pace and experience a diversity of wildlife away from the crowd.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 11 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
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With the serenity of a 19th century naturalist retreat, this luxury camp is situated in the heart of a 12,000 hectare concession within Kruger National Park, overlooking a waterhole. Accommodating a maximum of eight guests in Meru-style tents, the camp is unique in offering a tailored walking experience.