is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa
but still relatively unknown. Covering 750 km², it’s one of the best conservation areas in Africa, offering all the major species, including lion, leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes, white and black rhinos along with almost all the plains antelope species. The best bit is it's malaria-free and some lodges offer private-use game vehicles, opening up the safari experience to even the smallest explorers!
Fly into: Johannesburg
and rest your head at the uber relaxing The Peech
1 hour by air, 4-5 hours by road
Kids on safari:
amazing kids programmes aside, most lodges will let children aged 5+ join game-drives. If you're travelling with under 5s, talk to us - there are options for private game-drive vehicles, kiddie bumbles and great lodge based child-minding
Where to stay
Starbed Suite anyone?
Stay at Jaci's Safari Lodge
for an out-of-this-world, under-the-stars stay that will be imprinted in your memory for ever more
Want to be in the thick of things:
stay at Impodimo
, on the animal highway, but unfenced! Don't worry, your trusty ranger has your back at all times!
Under canvas? Thakadu River Camp
has some great family tents for that authentic experience and is community owned and run.
The best seat in the house?
Surely, overlooking the frankly jaw-dropping waterhole at The Royal Madikwe
Visit the incredible hide at Tuningi
. We spotted leopard. Just saying.