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Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Set in the North East corner of South Africa…

…the Greater Kruger Park boasts an area of over 3.5 million Hectares (approximately 8 million acres). Kruger National Park dates back to the late 1800’s where well known controversial president Paul Kruger proclaimed an area to be protected against hunting and farming.

Kruger Park is South Africa’s most exciting African safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife.

Plan your Kruger Park safari trip from our recommended safari tour options, which range from exclusive private safaris to affordable group safaris. Take a journey of exploration to find Africa’s Big Five : Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, you will discover unique wildlife on a real safari in Africa.

With a variety of activities to do for everyone such as Honeymoon couples to families to Business groups. Private Game Reserves offer exclusivity at the best five-star lodges in Africa where one is treated like royalty. The area offers fantastic activities such as game drives, walking safaris, birding tours, star gazing, bush dining, spa treatments and so much more.

We recommend at least three nights at a lodge that best caters for your individual needs. Adventures Africa has personally visited the recommend lodges and we entrust these establishments to ensure your every need for a safari adventure. Not only does this part of South Africa accommodate safari goers, Mpumalanga has more to offer. Explore the beautiful Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Potholes and God’s Window.

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Hotels in Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Dulini Lodges

Dulini Leadwood Lodge captivates its guests by taking deep root in their hearts, much like the ancient trees after which the Lodge is named.

Dulini Lodges

Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition.


Warm African evenings under the stars make Thornybush Game Reserve your home away from the world. The sheer enjoyment of unspoiled nature, the invigorating air and the spectacular open vistas will leave you relaxed and energized for your return to civilization.

Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Located in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, in 1976 Tanda Tula Safari Camp became the first East African styled, luxury tented safari camp in South Africa.
Today, Tanda Tula consists of two exclusive tented camps: Tanda Tula Safari Camp and Tanda Tula Field Camp.
The Timbavati reserve hosts phenomenal concentrations of Africa’s game including the famous ‘Big Five’ in one of the most beautiful parts of the continent. Much of this game make their way through both camps, offering guests an opportunity to get even closer to nature.
The Tanda Tula tented camps are renowned for offering a luxurious and authentic safari experience where guests are welcomed with warmth and genuine pleasure.

Motswari Private Game Reserve

With 15 luxury-appointed en-suite bungalows, each with air-conditioning, and all offering unrivalled bush views, guests enjoy a high level of comfort which complements the lodge’s level of service excellence.
150km² of untamed wilderness guarantees prolific game viewing of South Africa's Big Five, the Little Five, and more.

Mala Mala Main Camp

MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator!
The Safari Industry's blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927.
MalaMala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.


Londolozi Founders Camp - Ten Superior Chalets.
Londolozi Pioneer Camp - Three Suites (that can be converted into a private family homestead for 12 )
Londolozi Private Granite - The Private Granite Suites offer an extraordinary experience for the exclusive use of six Guests.
Londolozi Tree Camp - "The most stylish family run camp in Africa..."
Londolozi Varty Camp - "The heart and soul of Londolozi.." Eight chalets and two superior chalets.


Boulders Lodge has a contemporary air of tranquillity that honors Africa in an authentic way. Inspiring the name Boulders was an enormous boulder that sat right in the middle of the place where the wine cellar was to be built. A simple decision was made to build the cellar around the boulder!
Ebony Lodge has a commanding presence and an essence that evokes an intense feeling of familiarity - as if visiting a congenial family home. Sumptuous coziness is simply the order of the day - tempting you into relaxation and reflection.
Get up close and personal to astonishing African wildlife at Singita Lebombo Lodge - just by getting out of bed.
Sweni Lodge exudes a sense of intimacy and seclusion in the dappled shade on the banks of the Sweni River.

Lion Sands

Lion Sands is a place that enriches one’s soul and promises life-changing moments and opportunities that will leave you with memories of unforgettable experiences.
It is an extraordinary gift passed down over generations and even for those of us who have known its sweeping landscapes since birth, it remains a place of overwhelming beauty and discovery.
Our family is one of the most fortunate in the world to have the privilege of being the custodians of one of Africa’s truly unspoiled wilderness areas. In the heart of the game-rich Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we have created an iconic destination, which is as close to perfection as any place in Africa can take you. At Lion Sands you have the opportunity to view spectacular wildlife whilst preserving the balance of our “bushveld”, and the privilege of being in the company of people with an insatiable enthusiasm both for the bush and for the people who come out to visit us.

Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for the Big Five game viewing.
Jock Safari Lodge is carefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.
Morning and evening game drives are performed in covered 4x4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers in the legendary Kruger National Park.
Other activities include game walks, bird watching, stargazing, visits to rock art sites and spa treatments at the Prilgrims Rest Relaxation Retreat.

Hamiltons Tented Safari Camp

Situated within a private concession in the Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitome of luxurious living. Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “Out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari.
Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Six magnificent canvas tents complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees.
Uncompromising elegance and breathtaking beauty indentifies Hamiltons Tented Camp.

Sabi Sabi

Sculpted into a slope of the earth, Earth Lodge’s organic architecture awakens the senses with a masterful use of texture, space and light. Everywhere there is evidence of nature at work, with almost every facet of the lodge inspired by the surrounding environment.
The clean lines and natural finishes are the perfect foil for the luxury, grandeur and lavish touches that epitomise Earth Lodge – individual splash pools for each suite, a butler, ultra-luxurious bathrooms, magnificent wooden carvings, sculpted furniture and an underground wine cellar that is home to over 6,000 bottles of rare, special wines. Everything is inspired by nature – impala horn shapes for table legs, water lily leaf shapes for table designs, tree branches for countertops. As in Nature, everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and visitors are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restorative spirit.
Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of elegance, futuristic style and luxury. Each suite features a private pool, butler, en-suite glass fronted bathroom, outdoor shower and specially commissioned furnishings. The indoor-outdoor dining area overlooks a waterhole and unending bush, and the lodge has a library, underground wine cellar, Zen garden and Amani Spa.
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