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South Africa’s Parks and Reserves


With one of the largest, most established wildlife reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park, South Africa is at the forefront of conservation and wildlife management on the continent.

There are, however, numerous other public reserves run by the South African National Parks (SANParks) representing a wide range of areas in South Africa.

Best Safari Reserves In South Africa

The best safari reserves in south africa include the scenically and botanically diverse Addo Elephant National Park.

Add to that the many private reserves that continue to increase in number and quality, and you are ensured of personal attention and effortless luxury on a South African safari holiday.

The private reserves within the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and the malaria-free reserves of Shamwari, Madikwe Game Reserve and Pilanesberg Game Reserve, ensure that any visitor seeking luxury and wildlife is spoilt for choice in South Africa.

KwaZulu Natal has been growing in stature is an excellent safari destination. Big game, magnificent surrounds and luxury lodges all weave a hypnotic safari spell on the KwaZulu Natal safari visitor.

A full list of South Africa’s parks and reserves follows:

Addo Elephant National Park
Agulhas National Park
Ais Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
Albert Falls Nature Reserve
Amakhala Game Reserve
Amazulu Private Game Reserve
Augrabies Falls National Park
Balule Nature Reserve
Blyde River Canyon National Reserve
Bontebok National Park
Bushman Sands Game Reserve
Camdeboo National Park
Cape Point Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Goegap Nature Reserve
Golden Gate National Park
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
Groenkloof Nature Reserve
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Itala Game Reserve
Jock of the Bushveld Concession
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Klaserie Private Game Reserve
Knysna National Lake Area
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
Kwandwe Private Reserve
Lalibela Private Reserve
Lapalala Wilderness Reserve
Lwakahle Concession
Mabula Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve
Makalali Resource Reserve
Makuleke Concession
Manyeleti Game Reserve
Mapungubwe National Park
Marakele National Park
Marloth Nature Reserve
Midmar Nature Reserve
Mkuzi Game Reserve
Mluwati Concession
Mountain Zebra National Park
Mpanamana Concession
Mthetomusha Game Reserve
Mutlumuvi Concession
Namaqua National Park
Nwanetsi Concession
Phinda Resource Reserve
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Polokwane Nature Reserve
Pongola Nature Reserve
Richards Bay Game Reserve
Richtersveld National Park
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Rustenburg Nature Reserve
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Sodwana Bay National Park
St Lucia Marine Reserve
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Table Mountain National Park
Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Timbavati Game Reserve
Tinga Concession
Tsitsikamma National Park
Tswalu Game Reserve
Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
Umfolozi Game Reserve
Vaalbos National Park
West Coast National Park
Wilderness National Park