Safari Holidays : Private Game Farms, Reserves, Lodges in Africa

Buffalo at Kruger Park

Safari holidays in South Africa & Africa for private game farms for your African holidays and wildlife adventures.

Private Game Farms

When looking for Game Farms and African Safaris there are many places to stay. The most famous and oldest of them all being the Kruger National Park. It is so large, that it will take you a whole day's travel going from north to south.

However, we are not here to discuss Kruger, as this is a park, not run by farmer, but by the government. What I want to share with you are the private game reserves throughout South Africa that can be visited for that special holiday, including the many that border the Kruger National Park.

These private safari camps enjoy the same animals, as there are no fences between them, and the animals are free to migrate within the areas, offering superb safari holidays.

Most of these private game reserves in South Africa lie in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, west of the Kruger National Park. The most famous of these are Sabie Sand, Sabi Sabi, Mala Mala, Londolozi and Inyati. However, this is not a finite list as other private game reserves can also be found in KwaZulu Natal, and the Eastern Cape Province. In the rest of Africa they can be found in places like Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

With regards to standards, the private game farms range from reasonable safari holidays and family safari holidays to super-deluxe accommodation and pampering that goes with 5 star accommodation. Therefore, what I am saying is that you will always find safari holidays to suit your budget and your needs. These game farms are well stocked with game of all types, but it is best to find out from your farmer what animals you may be able to see. Not all of these farms are stocked with the big five; lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard.

The benefits of staying at a private game farm and reserve is that you get personal attention. You are the guest, and your host is well aware of that. Therefore, you will be taken through the bushveld on an open jeep to view your game with a guide who is thoroughly knowledgeable about not only the fauna but also the flora in the area too.

If you are keen to ask questions, you will come away a lot more knowledgeable about African animals and plants than you did before you arrived.

Some of these farms also organise walking tours. These can be very exciting, as long as you are aware of the safety precautions that you should take if you are in any sort of danger. However, I don't ever remember an incident where people have been harmed in any way while on these walks. You are normally sent with two trackers or more who head and tail the group and are well armed with shotguns, if the need arises.

My husband took his 82 year-old grandmother on a holiday safari one year, and she spoke of nothing else after that. In fact, she confessed that it had been the best holiday she had ever had, and one of the highlights of here life. So, you see, holiday safaris are not bound by age, and the kids will love it!

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