Mpumalanga Nature & Game Reserves

Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations and is home to the world renowned Kruger Park. Show on Map

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Game Reserves in South AfricaMpumalanga Nature & Game Reserves

The private game reserves of Mpumalanga are arguably the best destination in South Africa for anyone seeking an exceptional wildlife safari. The private game reserves lie along the western border of the Kruger National Park and recently, much of the fencing that once separated these reserves from Kruger have come down, allowing the wildlife to roam freely between the private Game Reserves and the Kruger Park. Although the game is essentially the same, there are differences in the overall game viewing experience. In the Kruger Park only closed vehicles are permitted and off-road driving is forbidden ... [cont.]

In the Kruger Park only closed vehicles are permitted and off-road driving is forbidden. Night drives in Kruger may only be conducted by park rangers in large park vehicles. In the Private Game Reserves, day and night game drives are conducted in open vehicles. The biggest advantage of the open safari vehicles is that you get a better view and also a much better feel for the bush than in a closed vehicle.

At camps in the private reserves, the driver and tracker who accompany you on excursions are expert rangers and they are in contact with the other vehicles on game drives, greatly increasing your chances of finding the wildlife that you most want to see (including the 'Big 5'). Vehicles in the private game reserves may also leave the road to follow animals into the bush and provide much better opportunities to witness animal behaviour and interactions. Night drives in the private game reserves are also exceptionally good opportunities to spot game not usually seen during the day. [close]

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Mpumalanga is one of South Africa's top tourist destinations, largely due to the popularity of game viewing activities with travellers. The same natural beauty which houses numerous game reserves, is also home to a number of natural landmarks, all tourist attractions in their own right. has been assisting travellers with their South African holiday plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap