66 The Best Sa­fari Ex­pe­ri­ence

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The mag­nif­i­cent Kruger Lowveld re­gion prides itself on be­ing the Out­door Cap­i­tal of South Africa, with more than 100 dif­fer­ent activities, all within 100 km.

A high num­ber of vis­i­tors flock to the Kruger Lowveld, es­pe­cially to visit the iconic Kruger Na­tional Park and the sur­round­ing pri­vate game re­serves.

Very few places on Earth can beat the un­spoiled, nat­u­ral beauty, ex­pan­sive vis­tas, and di­ver­sity of the Kruger Na­tional Park. Cov­er­ing an area of close to 20,000 km², and ex­tend­ing 360 km from north to south, the park is the flag­ship of the na­tional parks in South Africa, and is con­sid­ered one of the largest and most di­verse wildlife re­serves on the African con­ti­nent.

With an ex­ten­sive and ex­cel­lent road net­work, most vis­i­tors can ex­plore the park on their own eas­ily and safely.

For the not so ad­ven­tur­ous, as well as sa­fari novices, guided tours on open sa­fari ve­hi­cles are avail­able. They are also avail­able for vis­i­tors stay­ing out­side the park. For the more out­doorsy types, wilder­ness trails, back­pack trails, and a guided 4×4 trail along the en­tire eastern bound­ary of the park are avail­able.

The pri­vate game lodges in the Kruger Lowveld re­gion are world-class. They are si­t­u­ated pri­mar­ily within the worl­drenowned pri­vate game re­serves along the western bound­ary of the Kruger Na­tional Park, with some in­side the Kruger Na­tional Park itself. While many of them are award-win­ners in the five-star lux­ury cat­e­gory, these lodges of­fer a va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tion options to suit what­ever guests are look­ing for in a sa­fari hol­i­day.

A visit to one of these pri­vate game lodges in the Sabi Sand, Tim­ba­vati, Thorny­bush, Klaserie, or Manyeleti re­serves, or within the Kruger Na­tional Park, is a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence. It can­not be com­pared to most other pri­vate sa­fari ex­pe­ri­ences in the coun­try – the game view­ing is com­pletely au­then­tic as the re­serves are vast and un­fenced; guides and track­ers are ex­tremely skilled and knowl­edge­able. Add to this the ex­tra­or­di­nary hospi­tal­ity, and you have a recipe for mean­ing­ful mem­o­ries that will stay with you for­ever.

Sa­fari and bush lodge get­aways are not only about ex­plor­ing na­ture and com­ing face-to-face with the wildlife of Africa, they are also about sit­ting back, putting your feet up, en­joy­ing fan­tas­tic food and ser­vice, and tak­ing the time to un­wind from the stresses and wor­ries of ev­ery­day life.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.kruger­lowveld.com.

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