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