Why choose a Private Game Reserve?

An African safari is the ultimate bucket list experience! Seeing the Big 5 in their natural habitat is an unforgettable adventure. Known for its beautiful wildlife and more specifically the magnificent lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. A private game reserve has a limit on the number of guests on the reserve at any one time meaning you can fully enjoy the wildlife in their natural habitat.

The ability to drive off the main roads

Giraffe - South Africa

Private Game Reserves use their own specially designed vehicles that are usually open top allowing you to have better unobstructed sightings. They are often 4x4 vehicles allowing you to get off the beaten track onto dirt roads getting you closer to the animals. In a national park you will be limited to seeing animals only visible from the main roads. Seeing such magnificent animals in such close range is breathtaking. 


The accommodation on offer within Private Game Reserves such as Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve or Amakhala Private Game Reserve are luxurious 4- and 5-star properties with amenities at your leisure. Enjoy spa treatments after a long day of game viewing, enjoy world-class cuisine or simply watch the world go by from your private balcony.

A relaxed, uncrowded feel

Most private game reserves do not allow private game viewing, so the game reserve’s vehicles are the only ones in the wild, ensuring less traffic, less tourists and more sightings. Private reserves usually limit the number of vehicles that gather at a wildlife sighting to 2 or 3, creating a more peaceful feel and reducing the likelihood of other people and vehicles in your photos – not to mention being less likely to stress the animals or change their behaviour.

Most importantly, it's private!

Some of the most popular private games reserves include the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, Amakhala Private Game Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve. All offer sightings of the Big 5: lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard. Enjoy world-class standards in luxury accommodation, exceptional close wildlife encounters and delicious cuisine in Private Game Reserve.

Download our South Africa brochure packed with an inspirational range of itineraries, from 11 incredible guided tours, 9 spectacular self-drives, 11 world-renowned lodges and reserves, 4 luxurious rail journey and a range of carefully handpicked hotel and sightseeing options.

Be inspired and start planning your South Africa holiday, contact us on 0161 888 5632 today.

Posted on 30th May 2022


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