Big Five Safari in South African Nature Reserves

These Big Five nature reserves in South Africa offer amazing Big Five safaris. Spot Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Lion during an open vehicle game drive in the African bush.

Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Big Five safari destination in South Africa. 3 hours from Durban. Oldest reserve in Africa. Located in the KwaZulu-Natal province. North of Imfolozi Game Reserve. Viewing hides are overlooking waterholes. Game drives in open vehicles.

Imfolozi Game Reserve

Imfolozi Game Reserve Big Five safari holiday. White Rhino conservation. South of Hluhluwe Game Reserve. South African game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. 3 hours from Durban. Self-guided foot trails, open safari vehicle game drives.

Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve

Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve Big Five safari experience. 5-star game reserve and lodge. Game drives and bush walks. Wonderful stargazing. Zulu village excursions. South African game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, 23km north of Hluhluwe.

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park Home to over 450 majestic African Elephants and the Big Five. Located in the Sundays River Valley. Guided game drives and horse trails. South African nature reserve in the Eastern Cape, near Port Elizabeth.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the most well-known of all the Big Five wildlife parks in South Africa. Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo can be seen while on a self-drive safari, or you can improve your odds of seeing all the Big Five by going on a guided game drive with expert wildlife rangers.

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park boasts not only the Big Five wildlife but is also located in close proximity to the spectacular Sun City Resort. Where else in the world can you have an authentic Big Five wildlife safari and try your luck at a Casino - all on the same day!

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Kariega Private Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated malaria-free Big Five game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Stay in one of the 4-star safari lodges or the 5-star luxury tented camp. All offer superb morning and evening guided game drives. Other wildlife includes hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, eland, kudu and antelope.

Karongwe Game Reserve

Karongwe Private Game Reserve is a Big Five safari reserve in Limpopo overlooking the Drakensberg mountain range. Accommodation is offered in a variety of  4-star and 5-star luxury safari lodges. Look out for the Magnificent Seven - namely Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Cheetah and the African Wild Dog.

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Welgevonden Game Reserve in the beautiful Waterberg area of Limpopo offers a Big Five safari in exclusive and peaceful surroundings. This malaria-free Big Five wildlife reserve is home to more than 65 mammal species and over 300 different birds. Welgevonden is also at the forefront of conservation management.

South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks
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