Game Reserves within South Africa

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
The renowned Sabi Sand is one of the oldest and largest proclaimed private reserves in South Africa. It is well-known for exciting leopard sightings, this fact alone being testimony to the incredible wildlife experience that this healthy, game-rich area has to offer.

The Timbavati Game Reserve
The vast terrain of the Timbavati enables the wide ranging and rare wild dog to thrive. Another rarity to the area was announced in the early 1970s, with the birth of majestic white lions. By 1992 the last white lion had disappeared, most likely killed by other lions. More recently however, an awesome sighting of a lioness with two white lion cubs has once again confirmed their presence in the area. In both of these incredible game reserves, you will not only experience heart-racing encounters with Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard – but a spectacular variety of other wildlife species... Not to mention the astounding diversity of birdlife. These parks share an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park which makes them part of the ‘Greater Kruger National Park’.

Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape boasts a wealth of flora and fauna, with a wonderful range of animal species including the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo). The Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931, to save the last of the Cape elephant from extinction, and is now the most concentrated elephant reserve in Africa. However the boundaries of this originally small park are growing and many exclusive private game reserves now form part of the greater Addo Elephant National Park.

North West Province
The Madikwe Game Reserve, just north of the Pilanesberg National Park and bordering on Botswana, is the fourth largest reserve in South Africa. To its south are the Dwarsberg mountains. The reserve comprises 60 000 hectares of mostly bushveld, dotted with rocky hills. Madikwe conserves all the main African game species and has the second largest elephant concentration in South Africa, after the Kruger National Park. Madikwe is well known for the nearly extinct African wild dog.

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, acclaimed internationally for its conservation efforts, especially its pioneering work in saving the white rhino from extinction, is situated in typical bushveld country in northern Zululand, Kwazulu-Natal. The park incorporates two of Africa’s oldest reserves, both founded in 1895. Besides the ‘Big Five’, the park has an astonishing variety of wildlife, and is home to the largest population of white rhino. There are many other private game reserves within this region of fascinating diversity. St Lucia, in the south, is the gateway to the greater St Lucia (iSimangaliso) Wetland Park, a world heritage site.