Kruger Park & Sabi Sands

When to Go

to the Kruger or Sabi Sand Reserve?

The Kruger area has a fairly predictable climate – a short, hot and wet summer followed by a long, mild and dry winter. Timing your Kruger safari depends on your expectations.

The best time for game viewing is usually during the May – October dry season. Animals are easier to see, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, nights are cold and clear, and afternoon temperatures are often warm enough to lie by the pool.

Although hot and humid, the late dry season – August to end October – usually offers the most rewarding game viewing in terms of close-up sightings, concentrations of animals and the chances of seeing a kill.

The arrival of the rains in November transforms Kruger and Sabi Sands. Although the rainy season might not be first choice for some travellers, it is a time of beautiful lush landscapes, epic bird watching, and is the best time to see baby animals which means good hunting opportunities for predators.

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WHAT TO DO

on a Kruger/ Sabi Sand Safari

1. Go on a Game Drive

Led by your professional guide & eagle-eyed tracker, morning & afternoon game drives are the highlights of a Sabi Sands safari. Off-road driving is permitted for extra close-up sightings.

2. Walk the Wild Side

A guided nature walk gives you the chance to see the smaller details & enjoy some excellent bird watching. For the truly adventurous, multi-day guided hikes are available in the Kruger Park.

3. Look for Leopards

Everybody wants to see one; go on a Sabi Sands safari & you’re more or less guaranteed. It’s Africa’s best destination for up-close sightings of leopards. Ask us about the best ‘leopard lodges’.

4. Explore the Night

A spot-lit night drive gives you the chance to spot Africa’s seldom-seen nocturnal animals such as bush babies, giant eagle-owls, porcupines & serval cats. You’ll be back in time for dinner.

5. Watch the Waterhole

With accommodation set overlooking water, the best game viewing is often enjoyed from an armchair on a shaded terrace. Sit back with a drink & watch the action unfold in front of you.

6. Bring the Kids

Dedicated staff, family safari programmes, kids menus & baby sitters – there’s no excuse for leaving the children at home! Ask us about the best family camps in Kruger & Sabi Sands

7. Be Treated like Royalty!

Many lodges have well-earned reputations for world-class cuisine & service, offering sophisticated spa treatments, private dining & beauty pampering – perfect for honeymooners & discerning safari travellers.

8. Get Involved

You’ll also have the chance to see another side to your Kruger safari. Learn about conservation programmes, visit local communities & contribute to development initiatives.

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