The Greater Kruger Park

What is The Greater Kruger Park? The Greater Kruger National Park, is a joint venture between the Kruger National Park and the surrounding associated Private Nature Reserves within Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Together they have an area of more than 20 000 000 Hectares (or more than 20.000 km²), under their joint conservation.

The ‘Greater Kruger’ refers to 344,000 hectares (860,000 acres) of protected land to the west of Kruger National Park that provides a more substantial area for wildlife to roam freely. Private and local community property owners own this additional land, and most is utilised for commercial purposes

The Greater Kruger region lies on the boundaries of the Kruger National Park. The Greater Kruger comprises many large private game reserves: Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati, Klaserie and Manyeleti are some of the more well-known private reserves.

These outlying areas comprise of untouched pristine land that contains rich vegetation ideal for grazing herds. With the herds roaming, they naturally attract the big predators, making the Greater Kruger a prime location for frequent game sightings.

While on safari in the Greater Kruger a private guide and tracker who are both highly trained experts in all things safari would accompany you, be it a game drive, bush walk or birding trail they will show you the best spots to view the amazing variety of wildlife. As many of the lodges in the region are private, they cater to folks seeking more comfort and authentic wildlife encounters.  

The Greater Kruger forms part of one of the most biologically diverse wilderness regions in the world, where game are free to roam in protected ecosystems that are a priority to conserve. 

Balule Nature Reserve

Balule Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve located in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park and is part of the Greater Kruger Park area….more

Greater Kruger Prime Location

The Greater Kruger offers some of the most luxurious accommodation and lodges for visitors. It is one of the prime wildlife tourist attractions in South Africa today, and the entire region shares unfenced borders allowing the wildlife to roam freely…more

Kapama Private Game Reserve

The Kapama Private Game Reserve is located in the Limpopo province of South Africa and falls part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to numerous wildlife and plant species….more

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Established in 1969, the Klaserie Private Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is home to an abundant population of wildlife and nature….more

MalaMala Game Reserve

The MalaMala Game Reserve is located between the private Sabi Sands Nature reserve and the famous Kruger National Park. The reserve comprises of 15 000 hectares of land and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger Park….more


Malelane is a peaceful farming town situated just on the N4 in the Mpumalanga Province. It is also known as the gateway to the Kruger National Park….more

Manyeleti Game Reserve

The Manyeleti Game Reserve borders the Kruger National Park and lies between the Sabi Sands and Timbavati Reserves. Manyeleti Game Reserve lies upon 23,000 ha of untouched land that is home to around 105 mammals and 450 bird species….more

Marloth Park

Marloth Park is a wildlife sanctuary located on the Southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and 390 km from Pretoria. The mighty Crocodile River courses through Marloth Park which brings in an abundance of wildlife to its banks….more

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a prestigious private reserve located adjacent to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Its placement and vast, unfenced terrain allows wildlife to freely roam from the Kruger to Sabi Sands….more

Singita Private Game Reserve

Singita Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park. Spanning more than 45 000 acres…more

Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve is a private game reserve, located near Hoedspruit in Limpopo, Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. By virtue of its location, this reserve promises great wildlife sightings, including the Big Five….more

Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve covers approximately 53,000 hectares of unspoiled South African nature. It is located on the western edge of the Kruger National Park, bordering Hoedspruit in Limpopo and Acornhoek in Mpumalanga….more