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  • Game Reserves

    Kruger National Park

    South Africa's Kruger National Park is probably one of the most renowned game reserves in the world. Encompassing 20 million hectares of African flora and fauna, the Kruger National Park Game Reserve is a rich blend of natural wonders, historical heritage and archaeological sites, offering an authentic African wildlife experience that no tourist should miss.

  • Game Reserves

    Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve abounds in natural, historical and cultural heritage. Located within Zululand, Hluhluwe is Africa's oldest game reserve known for the great Zulu kings Shaka and Dingiswayo who cared for the land. Because of decades of conservation, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is home to a diversity of wildlife including the renowned Big-5.

  • Game Reserves

    Kariega Game Reserve

    Kariega Game Reserve, with its untouched scenery, peaceful surroundings and natural beauty, is situated in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A Big-5 game reserve, Kariega offers a magnificent African wildlife experience, complete with all the conveniences and comforts.

  • Wildlife

    Leopard

    A mysterious and beautiful animal, the leopard is rather elusive and is therefore rarely spotted. It is amazingly powerful, an accomplished climber, is fearless and has the ability to kill animals far larger than itself. The spectacular coloring of the leopard is made up of either white or golden brown with black spots and rosettes.

  • Wildlife

    Elephant

    Widely recognized as the most impressive animal in Africa, the African Elephant measures between 3.2 and 4 meters at the shoulder and weigh an average of 6.5 tons. The elephant's trunk serves as a multipurpose tool for eating, cleaning, signaling, drinking water, digging, dusting and even as an extra limb when needed. Capable of ...

  • Wildlife

    Buffalo

    The statuesque bovine buffalo has an imposing presence which demands a level of respect. Reaching a height at its shoulders of 1.5meters, the buffalo weighs on average a hefty 750kg's. Whilst both the male and female buffalo have horns, the male buffalo's horns are thicker and point upwards at the tips. The female buffalo's horns are slightly more 'dainty' but nevertheless just ...

  • Attractions

    Game Reserves

    As home to the famed 'Big Five' – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – South Africa is renowned throughout the world for its magnificent diversity of wildlife and its game reserves. Game viewing is a popular pastime for both local and international tourists and South Africa has an abundance of public and private game reserves, encompassing an amazing variety of landscapes, from ...

  • Attractions

    Wildlife

    Game reserves and conservation organizations in South Africa give visitors the opportunity to explore the diverse and breathtaking wildlife of the country. Hundreds of reptiles, mammals, insects, birds and marine creatures call South Africa home, and with its unique landscapes and various ecosystems, there is a new wildlife discovery waiting for visitors around every corner. Along with the ...

  • Wildlife

    Lion

    The lion is Africa's largest carnivore. Weighing in at a hefty 190kg's, the male lion is larger than the female African lion and also sports a beautiful mane of long hair on the head and face that extends down to the shoulders.

  • Wildlife

    Rhino

    The rhino, one of Africa's biggest mammals, was almost on the brink of extinction a few years back. Since the 70's, rhino numbers have dwindled some 90%. Of the rhino species remaining today, all are on the endangered list. Africa is home to two of the five rhino species: the white and black rhino.