Kruger lodges with game in camp

Proper wilderness involves getting close to the Big Five, and some unfenced Kruger lodges have game in camp, adding an extra dimension to the safari experience (and necessitating armed accompaniment back to your room or tent after dusk!).

Here is our pick of wild Kruger places.

Letaba location

Letaba restcamp

A large, popular restcamp situated on a sandy perennial river floodplain with active game views from restaurant deck, guest houses and some rondavels. Good facilities. Welcome respite from monotone mopane-tree veld.

Large male lion on drive at Idube

Idube

Sharply priced farmstead-style chalets in prime Big Five territory focused on the creatures rather than ultra luxury. Excellent guides. Great all-day viewing hide at dam a walk-way from camp.

Cheetah at Cheetah Plains

Cheetah Plains

Proper old-style bushcamp experience in a remote corner of Sabi Sand. Right on the Kruger boundary, and with semi-exclusive northern reserve traversing. Excellent active waterhole and dam at camp.