A biodiverse and protected wilderness with a world-renowned park and exclusive private reserves

From a classic safari adventure at the famous Kruger National Park to the more exclusive experience at the surrounding private game reserves, the Greater Kruger Region offers a wide range of activities and remains a popular choice for travellers. This region is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 together with other rare and endangered species. Additionally, this region has a variety of bird species soaring about its vast and picturesque landscapes, which include grasslands, savannahs, woodlands, and bushveld. The Greater Kruger Region has a network of protected areas and boasts numerous camps and lodges that allow visitors to experience the beauty and wildlife of the area.


Admire the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo) roaming in their natural habitat.
Experience a range of classic safari activities like guided game drives and bush walks.
See how many of the over 100 reptiles and over 500 bird species you can spot.
Appreciate the expansive landscapes from land or sky while mountain biking or hot air ballooning.
Look out for elusive species together with rangers and trackers or on a spotlight-lit night drive.
Stay in luxury lodges and camps to have starry night sleepouts and other unique experiences.

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Best time to go to Greater Kruger Region

The best time to spot wildlife in the Greater Kruger Region is during the dry season, which typically falls between May and September. This wintertime season offers the best opportunity to spot the wildlife as the animals are drawn to the waterholes and other sources of water and the vegetation is less dense. During this time, the days are warm and the nights are cooler. The summer months have more rainfall and the green landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for photos. Plenty of young animals and their predators are present and bird watching is particularly enjoyable.

Featured Greater Kruger Region stays

Abangane Guest Lodge

An exclusive luxury lodge set in the tranquil surroundings of Hazyview
From$62 /ppn

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