Kruger National Park

This overlooks a section of the Timbavati River that animals often visit to slake their thirst. It's especially good early morning or late afternoon.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kruger National Park attractions

1. Nsemani Dam

8.97 MILES

Nsemani is always worth a stop between Satara and Orpen. Hippos, birds and elephants are often present.

2. Timbavati Picnic Area

11.07 MILES

One of Kruger's designated picnic spots. Northwest of Satara. Have a late lunch here as a prelude to a loop along the S127 and S39.

3. Manyeleti Game Reserve

15.49 MILES

During the apartheid era, the 23,000-hectare Manyeleti was the only wildlife reserve that blacks were permitted to visit. Due to its unfenced boundary…

4. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

17.93 MILES

Timbavati abuts Kruger National Park's western boundary and has an excellent mix of wildlife, conservation and good accommodation. Its accommodation…

5. Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

21.28 MILES

A 600-sq-km (or 60,000 hectare) private wildlife reserve in the greater Kruger area, Klaserie has strong conservation credentials.

6. Thornybush Private Game Reserve

22.29 MILES

This 13,816-hectare reserve is a collaboration between 12 lodges (the number keeps going up every year), with a focus on high-end comforts and excellent…