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National parks, game reserves and travel attractions in South Africa including Addo Elephant Park, Cape Point, Drakensberg, Hluhluwe Umfozi, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kruger National Park, Madikwe, Phinda, Sabi Sands, Table Mountain, Timbavati

The Kruger Park is truly one of the primary destinations within South Africa and in fact is regarded as the flagship of South African National Parks.

Reserves & National Parks Guide


Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
In the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, bordering Mozambique.

Size & Location: 18,989 square km
When to visit: Drier, cooler months (April - Sept) preferred for game viewing
Climate: Subtropical climate has hot rainy summers
Rainfall: Unavailable
Altitude: Unavailable

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Adjoins the south western side of the Kruger National Park.

Size & Location: Bordering the Kruger National Park covering an area of 56,000 Ha
When to visit: Year round
Climate: Subtropical, humid rainy summers. Daytime temps. up to + 35°C
Rainfall: 500mm per annum
Altitude: 140m - 600m (approx.) above sea level

Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve
Offers numerous species of game and birdlife abound in the Reserve.

Size & Location: 680km² bordering the Kruger National Park
When to visit: Drier, cooler months (April - Sept)
Climate: Temperatures up to 30°C in summer and below 10°C at night in winter
Rainfall: 500mm per annum
Altitude: 140m - 600m above sea level

Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain National Park
Stretching from Cape Town through to Cape Point.

Size & Location: A distance of some 60km stretching from Cape Town through to Cape Point
When to visit: September - April are the better known summer months
Climate: Mediterranean-type climate temperaturesfrom5°C to 29°C
Rainfall: 248mm to 485mm per annum
Altitude: 1086m above sea level

Cape Point National Park

Cape Point National Park
The thin stretch of land at the end of the world famous Cape Peninsula 1/2 hour drive from Cape Town.

Size & Location: 78km² At the tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60 km south-west of Cape Town
When to visit: September - April
Climate: Mediterranean-type climate temperaturesfrom5°C to 29°C
Rainfall: 248mm to 485mm per annum
Altitude: Sea level to 280m high cliffs above sea level

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve
360 km from Johannesburg, in the North West Province (bordering Botswana).

Size & Location: 750km²
When to visit: Drier months (May - September)
Climate: Hot, humid (31°C) during summer rainy season and cold, freezing winters
Rainfall: Approx. 500mm per annum
Altitude: 950m - 1328m above sea level

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park
The Addo Elephant was proclaimed in 1931, as a safeguard for the last 7 wild elephants roaming the area.

Size & Location: 800km²
When to visit: Throughout the year
Climate: Fierce summers and cold winters. Avg. temp range from 5°C to 32°C
Rainfall: 450mm per annum
Altitude: Less than 500m above sea level

Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains
Along KwaZulu-Natal's western boundary with Lesotho.

Size & Location: Running for 1000km along KwaZulu-Natal's western boundary
When to visit: All year round
Climate: Night temp drops below 0°C, heavy snowfalls in winter. Hot summer days (32°C)
Rainfall: Approx. 740mm - 1000mm per annum
Altitude: Up to 3482m above sea level

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve
In Zululand (Northern Kwa-Zulu natal), 280 km from Durban.

Size & Location: 1000km² in Zululand South Africa
When to visit: Year round
Climate: Sub-tropical area with hot and humid summers and cool winters
Rainfall: 750mm - 1000mm per annum
Altitude: 450m - 1450m above sea level

Phinda Game Reserve

Phinda Game Reserve
In the Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Size & Location: 175km² in the Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal
When to visit: Drier, cooler months (April - Sept)
Climate: Subtropical, humid rainy summers. Daytime temps. up to 30°C
Rainfall: 500mm per annum
Altitude: 350m (approx.) above sea level

  • Kruger Park Lodges

  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Visit the world renowned "Big 5" wildlife region of the Kruger National Park. A must-do must-see safari destination for all that visit South Africa, stay within the Park itself or one of the surrounding private Game Reserves. Game drives and bush walks are guaranteed to offer some of the finest wildlife sightings in Africa.
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  • Kruger Park Lodges
  • Cape Town Hotels

  • Cape Town Hotels
  • Cape Town as a destination has earned a reputation as one of the top cities in the world to visit, and with good reason. A few of the awards and accolades the city has earned: Best Beach Destination in Africa, World Travel Awards 2012; Table Mountain announced as a New7Wonder of Nature; World Design Capital 2014 to mention only but a few. Cape Town is a must.
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  • Cape Town Hotels
  • Cape Winelands Hotels

  • Cape Winelands Hotels
  • The Cape Winelands region is a mere 45 minute drive from Cape Town offering up award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine, local art galleries all within the surrounds of high mountain peaks and sun drenched valleys. Self drive the area or spend a few nights here but one thing is certain, you will fall in love with the winelands of the Cape.
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  • Cape Winelands Hotels
  • Madikwe Lodges

  • Madikwe Lodges
  • A short charter flight or a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg lies the countries best kept secret when it comes to wildlife and luxurious accommodation. The Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect safari destination for the entire family as the area is Malaria Free, most of the lodges offer child friendly facilities all within a Reserve that offers up the "Big 5" and Wild Dog.
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  • Madikwe Lodges
  • Natal Lodges

  • Natal Lodges
  • "Locals always know best" a phrase that is very true when it comes the the Natal Province of South Africa. Natal as a destination offers it all, the Drakensberg Mountain Range, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Spioenkop Battlefields to "Big 5" Game Reserves and National Parks to some of the best beaches in the country.
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  • Natal Lodges