Game Reserves Of South Africa and The Big 5... South African Game Reserves .Com - Home of the Bushveld!
South Africa has arguably the richest amount of wildlife and natural protected areas in the World. Here at South African Game Reserves .Com we will teach you more about the wildlife; from Elephants to Dung Beetles, and Gulls to Grunter; of South Africa and will share interesting facts with you as well as great images. Our aim is to spread awareness about how important conservation is in South Africa to protect our natural environment that many animal species call home. There are so many superb game reserves and National Parks in South Africa that serve as a home for the big five; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino; and other species such as antelope, rodents, smaller predators, grazers, browsers and other species such as birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians,
About This South African Game Reserves Site
South African game reserves are world renowned for The Big Five. Game reserves in South Africa are some of the oldest established national parks, recreational, and wildlife refuge areas in the world. The Kruger National Park is well over 100 years old. The map opposite show how extremely well developed the roads and accommodation systems are. The Kruger Park is one of the world's remaining "undiscovered" paradises and you would be hard pressed to find a more value for money holiday anywhere in the world. This map was obtained from The Kruger website, where Tony Roocroft mapped the entire Kruger National Park, took photographs and recorded stunning wildlife events.
The Big Five of the Kruger National Park and other natural areas and Game Reserves of South Africa are:
The leading South African Game Reserves are classified into private and public game reserves. Public game reserves are low cost to enter and represent magnificent value for money holidays in true wilderness areas and reserves.
Everyone knows the big five and how magnificent they are but have you heard about some of the great stories about them from hunters' logs hundreds of years a go... stay tuned and you will find out.
These are some other pages to be found on this website concerning wildlife and nature:Photos Of South African Wildlife Birds of Kruger Lists Mammals of Kruger Lists All articles listing All the Birds of South Africa Birding Hotspots of South Africa All the Mammals of South Africa Trees Of South Africa South African Fish And Fishing (Download Free Sea Fish Check List)Identify That Animal Now!
The Backbone of this Game Reserves Site
We aim to give you the most in depth knowledge and amazing pictures of South African Game Reserves and National Parks as well as how to spot game, birds and other creatures as well as guidelines to help you make the most of your next Safari holiday.
South Africa's Most Popular National Parks
The Kruger National Park and game reserve (soon to be part of the South African Trans Frontier Game Reserves incorporating land from Mozambique, and Zimbabwe which will be called The Greater Limpopo Transfrontier National Park).
Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa is in the process of becoming a combined coastal as well as inland game reserve. Once this new park has been completed it will include the southern right whale within its list of large mammals. Ride among elephants at the Addo National Park ... home now of the Big 7. There is no malaria in this region of South Africa. The plans for Addo will create a game reserve of the standing of the Kruger National park ... already species such as Spotted Hyaena, African Lion and others have been re-introduced into this beautiful park.
Kalahari (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park) Gemsbok National Park on the borders of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. This is a semi arid area and supports large concentrations of Blue Wildebeest (Gnu), Gemsbok, Springbok and a large array of predators and raptors (Birds of prey). The famous Kalahari Lion makes his home in this park too. It is a beautiful park where many not-often-seen creatures can be viewed from the safety of your vehicle.
View a list and information on all the National Parks in South Africa.
Other Game Reserves
The Karoo National Park and the Mountain Zebra National Park are good places to explore South African scenery at its best in the Eastern Cape Province, and both hold very rare mammals such as the Riverine Rabbit and Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as many more.
Golden Gate National Park in the Free State Province is a very scenic getaway and holds large amounts of rare mammals.
Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserve in the Kwazulu Natal province... Famous for its Black Rhino. This is the game reserve where the Black Rhino was saved from extinction some years ago. Read more...
Mala Mala Game Reserve, Londolozi Game Reserve, Timbavati Game Reserve, Sabi Sabi and Sabi Sand in Mpumalanga and now part of the Greater Kruger National Park region. They all offer great Big 5 sightings and viewing opportunities.
Shamwari Game Reserve close to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape is an amazing story as it was literally started from scratch, the founders of the private game reserve Shamwari bought cattle farms in the area and converted it into a five star private game reserve.