Top 5 Kruger National Park Safaris

Top 5 Kruger National Park Safaris

Southern Africa is waving you closer to come and experience some of its top Kruger National Park Safaris.

And you are spoiled for choice.

Explore the heartbeat of Africa, where luxury – in the middle of the bush – meets wildlife, where you can wake up to the iconic Table Mountain in the morning and find yourself a few meters away from a lion in the afternoon in Kruger National Park, where your palate is treated to a world of flavor, where mind, body and soul get rejuvenated and where a UNESCO World Heritage Site will shower you with its magnificence.

Top 5 Kruger National Park Safaris

Embark on an adventure-filled expedition of a lifetime, an invigorating voyage of taste, jaw-dropping animal sightings, glorious sunsets and awe-inspiring vistas sprawled across a landscape of pristine wilderness, when you choose one of these top 5 Kruger National Park Safaris for your next much-deserved vacation.

1. Kapama Fly-In Safari

Only have a few days to explore but still want to experience the wild wonders of Kruger National Park? The 3-day Kapama Fly-in Safari is one of the best Kruger National Park safaris, dressed in an offering of wildlife against the backdrop of wide open spaces under the African sky.

Start your journey with a short flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, from where you will be transported to Kapama Private Game Reserve with its beautifully appointed River Lodge. After a delicious meal, your first afternoon game drive will already meet your safari expectations as your search for the big five, and more than 30 other mammal species, begin. With the Drakensberg Mountains in the distance, soak up the last hours of the day with a sundowner, and look for the nocturnal creatures before you head back to the lodge for dinner.

Two more game drives are calling your name, while a hearty breakfast, unwinding next to the pool, an afternoon high tea and another opportunity to wine and dine, will color the hours with memory-making experiences. Kapama Private Game Reserve, stretching its arms across an area of more than 30 000 acres, is a wildlife haven and with a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter the big five (and much more) during your 3-day expedition.

On your last day, before you leave the solitude of nature behind and fly back to Johannesburg, one last game drive – meandering through the vast African bush – will whisk you away.

Kapama fly in safari

2. Luxury Kruger Park & Sabi Sand Safari

Kruger National Park safaris should awaken all your senses, and the 5-day Luxury Kruger park & Sabi Sand Safari will wow you with incredible animal sightings, a high standard of luxury accommodation and a variety of activities.

After a scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Mpumalanga International Airport, you will be transferred to the wildlife-rich 5-star Lukimbi Safari Lodge, situated in the Kruger’s bio-diverse southern section, for two nights. Savor the sights, sounds and smell of the bushveld as you search for lion, leopard, elephant and more during game drives, and taste the flavors of the fine dining menu and award-winning wine list. Relaxation is the objective of this getaway and Lukimbi Safari Lodge is known for its wide range of head-to-toe spa treatments.

Your African safari is far from over. After breakfast you will be transferred to Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s Idube Game Lodge, which is set in an indigenous garden effortlessly blending in with the African bush. Postcard-perfect animal viewing opportunities are widespread at Idube, with leopard sightings abound. You can enjoy daily game drives, a guided bush walk, or enjoy a live show of free-roaming animals from the viewing platforms, the sunken hide and the suites and chalets’ private deck.

Sit down for one last breakfast, one last dip in the pool and one last morning game drive before waving the bush goodbye and heading back to Johannesburg.

safari lodge with pool

3. Sumptuous Timbavati and Sabi Sand Safari

Experience some of the best wildlife destinations in Africa, known for the highest concentration of lion and leopard in the world, on a 7-day Sumptuous Timbavati and Sabi Sand Safari.

Kick off your week-long bush adventure at Timbavati Game Reserve, a piece of unspoiled wilderness in the heart of Lowveld region of South Africa where research and conservation is the driving force behind everything. Relax and absorb nature at Kings Camp, where you will spend your first 3 nights. The lodge’s open savanna plain view – complete with a waterhole frequently visited by elephants – sets the scene from the get-go of what you can expect during bush walks, early morning and afternoon game drives. The area’s rich diversity of animals also includes the big five, the famous white lion and more. Kings Camp boast plenty of dining experiences, from traditional boma dinners to dining under the stars, and top-quality gourmet Kosher cuisine is prepared in accordance with Kashrut and Jewish laws.

Move your binoculars in a southern direction, to a different view, vegetation and variety for the last half of your trip where you will be treated to refined luxury at Leopard Hills in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. It starts with an afternoon game drive – the perfect opportunity to spot smaller carnivores and see predators on the hunt – and then a decadent dinner awaits, either in the dining room, upper deck or in the privacy of your suite’s deck. Over the course of the next two days you can brush up on your wildlife photography skills and go on more game drives and walking safaris, exploring the diverse ecosystems.

safari lodge deck and plunge pool

4. Luxury Kruger, Victoria Falls & Cape Town

The 11-day Luxury Kruger, Victoria Falls & Cape Town tour is a combination of bucket list worthy sights to explore, from the world-renowned Kruger with its big five and the Victoria Falls – a UNESCO World Heritage site, to Cape Town with its iconic Table Mountain and vibrant atmosphere.

It all starts at Lion Sands River Lodge in Kruger National Park, situated on the banks of the Sabi River where you will be encapsulated by the warmth, African spirit and nature during your stay. See why this tour is one of the top 5 Kruger National Park safaris as you discover the wonders of the area on game drives, a bush walk, and if you want you can partake in an interactive visit to a local community. Put your feet up and relax by the pool, take your taste buds on a journey of flavor and treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment while staying at Lion Sands River Lodge.

On the fourth day the thundering waters of the mighty Victoria Falls beckons you closer. After arriving at Zambia’s Livingstone Airport you will be transported to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge, situated on a dramatic bend of the awe-inspiring Zambezi River within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. During the next two days you can explore the park, visit the falls, forest and all the viewpoints and dive into an array of activities from cruising on the Zambezi next to hippos to going on a game drive.

After waving the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ goodbye, it is time for a city break in Cape Town. Victoria & Alfred Hotel, your accommodation for your last few nights in South Africa, is situated within the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa’s most visited places and home to numerous world-class eateries, activities and shops. Explore the best the city has to offer: visit the Cape Peninsula, make your way up Table Mountain, taste the award-winning wines of the Cape Winelands and go to Boulders Beach, home to a breeding colony of penguins. Your options are endless, and we can help you plan your itinerary.

guest and guide standing in front of victoria falls

5. Cape Town, Wine and Wild Sabi Sands Safari

Jump on the opportunity to experience one of the most outstanding Kruger National Park Safaris and dip your soul into an adventure of wildlife, wine galore and city wonders.

The 9-day Cape Town, Wine and Wild Sabi Sands Safari stars in what has been voted – on numerous occasions – the best city in the world. Welgelegen Boutique Guest House is your Cape Town home away from home for the first 3 days. Included in the Cape Town leg of your trip is a half day city tour, and a full day Cape Peninsula tour which includes a visit to Table Mountain and the penguin-rich waters of Boulders Beach. Whether you want to immerse yourself in culture or adventure, the city is your oyster and you can consult with one of our travel experts to add more to your itinerary.

It’s wine o’clock in South Africa and the picturesque town of Franschhoek wants to give you a taste of its greatest. You will overnight at the wine farm Babylonstoren which also has impressive fruit and vegetable gardens. Journey through the harvest years when you go wine tasting, explore more wine farms when you board the wine tram, have a fine-dining food experience at one of the award-winning restaurants, visit the vintage car museum, taste local cheese and chocolate, or go horse riding.

Unwind in Kruger at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp and breathe in a slice of nature in the lap of luxury. Secluded on the banks of the Msuthlu riverbed, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp will not disappoint your wildest wildlife fantasies. Embark on dawn and dusk open-vehicle game drives, bush walks, learn more about the area and reminiscence about your day around the camp fire at night.

Bid farewell to your South African experience and the pristine wilderness with one last game drive before you head back to Skukuza Airport and fly to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.

lion walking ahead of game vehicle