Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest reserve, the Kruger National Park spans nearly two million hectares (roughly the size of Israel or Wales!). To the west of the park lies the Sabi Sands and other privately owned Kruger reserves, while within the park are exclusive-use areas such as the Singita concession.

The Kruger Park is home to a staggering diversity of animals, and is one of the best places in Africa to see the Big 5 including the normally elusive leopard. Our favourite luxury lodges lie in the private reserves and concessions, which allow off-road driving so your ranger can get you up close to Kruger’s formidable prides and herds.

Getting there is easy as regular flights connect Kruger to Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Mozambique coast. Several lodges also have their own airstrips.

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Highlights in Kruger National Park

  • South Africa’s biggest and best known wildlife park
  • Excellent chance of seeing Africa’s Big 5
  • Wide selection of lodges and luxury camps
  • Private reserves and concessions allow off-road driving
  • Bird watchers’ paradise with around 500 species recorded

Featured Accommodation

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Rock Lodge has 10 individually designed rooms and suites perched high on a “koppie” (rocky hill) with the best views in the Sabi Sands! Add to that the thrilling game viewing, wining and dining, and star gazing at the Bush Observatory – and you have a safari you’ll be talking about for years to come. Other facilities worth mentioning include Ulusaba’s infinity pool, wine cellar and Aroma Boma Spa.

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Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Sir Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Safari Lodge is on the edge of a dry riverbed in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The rooms include a Treehouse Suite overlooking a nearby dam while other rooms have their own private plunge pools. All rooms afford amazing views of the scenic surrounding landscape and animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. Lodge facilities include swimming pools, gym, a wine cellar, spas with panoramic views, tennis courts and bush observatory perfect for stargazing.

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Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Ulusaba Cliff Lodge lies in the far west of the game-rich Sabi Sands. Rock Lodge is perched high on a koppie with panoramic views over miles of bush. Great for families, children of any age are welcome at Rock Lodge.

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Singita Sweni Lodge

Singita Sweni Lodge

Sweni Lodge exudes a sense of intimacy and seclusion in the dappled shade on the banks of the Sweni River. Sweni is soft and intimate, the small and cozy yet modern lodge is cocooned in tranquility and nestled on the banks of the Sweni River.

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

Savanna Private Game Reserve

An exclusive 5-star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where Big Five sightings are so frequent; It’s common to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive.

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi is one of the world’s top ten safari destinations. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is a classic and traditional African safari lodge. To maintain privacy and intimacy, the lodge has 25 suites in total including 2 luxury villas. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings.

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Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Lukimbi Safari Lodge is found in the southern section of the Kruger National Park and is built along the Lwakahle River, a very popular spot for elephants and buffalo. There are 16 suites each with its on bathroom, lounge and deck. The suites have their own laptop and telephone connections. There are 2 luxury suites at the lodge, each has its own private pool, dining area and 2 bathrooms. There is a conference and business centre at the lodge along with a library, swimming pool, a gym and curio shop. There is a wide variety of game including the white and black rhino.

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Londolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi Varty Camp offers a Big Five safari experience and incredible leopard viewing in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with 10 chalets. This reserve is a private 64000-hectare extension to the Kruger National Park. Managed by the same family for 90 years, all rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children over six years of age always have a place at Varty Camp. There’s also a boutique shop, gym, yoga deck and massage treatment room onsite.

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Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Built for exclusivity, Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites are designed for just 6 guests. The lodge is flanked by granite rocks, and the suites’ interior design is a mix of contemporary and elegant. The suites blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature with large doors and windows opening directly onto the Sand River. Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.

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Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Set amongst ebony trees, Pioneer Camp has three luxury suites and generous common area. It is the most secluded of Londolozi’s camps. The 3 private suites have superb river views and are perfect for honeymoons and private getaways. Focused on multi-generational family travel, this adaptable camp can be converted into a private bush home for family groups of 6-12 people. Glass sky walkways link interconnected luxury family suites.

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Londolozi Founders Camp

Londolozi Founders Camp

Londolozi offers the essential bushveld experience. Set among some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region are five exclusive camps, and Londolozi Founders Camp is enchanting, intimate and child-friendly. Founders Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. The 10 chalets are set under ancient matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. Three of these superior chalets have been especially designed to accommodate families on safari with a convertible children’s room.

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Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Luxurious Narina Lodge, in the Lion Sands Reserve, has a prime location in the Kruger National Park, with access to both the Sabie and Sand Rivers. If you want to see an abundance and diversity of game viewing, guaranteed to give you a superb safari experience. Various activities include off-road, open vehicle safaris and guided bush walks. With 9 luxury suites, this is all about privacy and the spa will ensure you’re rejuvenated.

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Featured Tours in Kruger National ParkDiscover our tailor-made tours

Romance in Southern Africa

Romance in Southern Africa

Spend 15 days on a luxury safari in the most romantic lodges in Southern Africa. Kick off your journey in the metropolis Cape Town and explore the city, and the Cape Winelands’ culinary delights and famous wines. Fall in love with the Big Five and Africa’s lush bush on a private game reserve. End your trip soaking up the sun on a romantic island off Mozambique’s coast.

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Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Get the best of both worlds: top game viewing in South Africa and an island getaway in Mozambique. This 11-day itinerary starts at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination, famous for its leopard viewing. You’ll then hop over to the Bazaruto Archipelago that consists of five idyllic islands. These small, sandy and exquisite islands have some of Africa’s best beaches and luxury lodges.

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Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Ultimate Luxury in Southern Africa

Indulge in the best that Southern Africa has to offer on this tailor-made 14-day luxury safari. This superior itinerary will let you experience beautiful scenery and incredible experiences as you journey from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Escape the hustle and bustle of life – and delight in an exclusive safari experience.

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Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

Luxurious Sabi Sand Safari & River Adventure

This is truly ‘Old Meets New’ as the pioneering days of the African wilderness meet the luxurious exclusivity of a private lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This 8-day safari then continues to Livingstone, where you’ll experience Victoria Falls and the Chobe River in Botswana.

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Culinary Journey through South Africa

Culinary Journey through South Africa

Taste the culinary delights of South Africa from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 12 days. You’ll explore the exquisite cuisine that Cape Town and the Cape Winelands have to offer. You’ll be seduced by South Africa’s most famous wines. Leaving the city for the bush, you will see the Big Five and experience Africa’s vast bushland with its unique food offerings and delectable menus. This safari is perfect for foodies and wine lovers.

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