Inspiring • Authentic • Tailor-Made

Inspiring • Authentic • Tailor-Made

Pettitts Travel UK 01892 515966

Greater Kruger Holidays

Greater Kruger encompasses Kruger National Park and the private game reserves that border the westerly edge of the reserve – an area covering around 20 million hectares of unspoilt and unfenced protected land. The private reserves in Greater Kruger limit the number of visitors at any one time providing uncrowded game viewing experiences and a lower impact on the animals. Kruger is also at the forefront of conservation efforts in South Africa and there are ample opportunities for visitors to learn more about the programmes in place here. Kruger National Park is easy to explore, the infrastructure is well well-maintained and almost every type of terrain and environment can be experienced. The Kruger region can easily be reached by flight or car from Johannesburg and South Africa’s cultural capital or Pretoria or overland by rail from Cape Town on the prestigious Blue Train.

With so many lodges and accommodation options available in Greater Kruger, contact one of our South Africa specialists who would be delighted to assist you in choosing the right safari experience for you.

Holiday Ideas for Greater Kruger

When to visit Greater-Kruger

Best Times
Good Times

Whist the Greater Kruger is considered a year-round destination, generally speaking, the best time to visit the Kruger National Park tends to be the dry season which runs from May to October. This time of year offers the best game viewing as vegetation is sparse making it easier to spot and track animals. The winter months also provide cooler temperatures and less humidity which are excellent conditions for a walking safari. The summer rainy season between November and April is the best time for birding. January and February are particularly great months for birdwatching due to migrant species having settled and breeding birds are typically in full plumage at this time of year.

What is a Tailor-Made Holiday?

We create a holiday tailored to your specific requirements, including:

  • When you go
  • Duration
  • Time spent in each place
  • How much you want to spend

We offer our experience and knowledge to help create your perfect, tailor-made itinerary

What to do in Greater Kruger

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves on the continent and provides visitors with the quintessential African safari experience. Located in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger encompasses the national park itself as well as a swathe of land to the west that mainly comprises of private game reserves. Due to its high density of wild animals and birdlife including the ‘Big 5’ of leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, the main activity when staying in Greater Kruger is to embark on a safari. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is often taken at sunrise or just before sunset where the animals are most active. Kruger National Park also boasts a diverse range of habitats including bush plains and tropical forests, all of which have their own ecosystem allowing guests to experience unique combinations of flora. As well as vehicle-style safaris, many of the Greater Kruger lodges offer other guest experiences such as bush walks, culinary classes and biking.

Contact Us

Contact Us

01892 515 966

Speak to one of our Travel Consultants (* fields are required)

I would like to receive news and special offers