Big 5 Safaris – Big 5 together with their natural habitat. First of all this is an experience that is a must for any nature-lover. Seeing the Big 5 in their natural habitat is probably one of the most desired experiences when it comes to visiting South Africa.

Big 5 Safari. Looking for a Game Lodge? Trying to find a Game Reserve? Looking for a Private Game Reserve? Browse our Game Reserves and Game Lodges. Some of the best Game Reserves as well as Game Lodges in South Africa. Find your Big 5 and Safari establishment here.
LEOPARD MOUNTAIN SAFARI LODGE

LEOPARD MOUNTAIN SAFARI LODGE

Our game drives take you through overall well stocked, unspoilt bushveld and endless rivers winding through the indigenous forest, a birders paradise. Our guided walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with the African bushveld…
03/07/2018
KwaZulu-Natal
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The Springbok Lodge

The Springbok Lodge

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine as well as prolific wildlife - ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal…
04/03/2018
KwaZulu Natal
Total views: 113
Bayete Zulu

Bayete Zulu

Bayete Zulu is perfectly placed in the heart of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, which is considered to be one of the most densely stocked and ecologically balanced in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The big five…
03/14/2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Total views: 92
SHIDULI PRIVATE GAME LODGE

SHIDULI PRIVATE GAME LODGE

Traversing over 9000 hectares of supreme and diverse vegetation, with its three perennial rivers and huge Jackelberry and Leadwood trees, Shiduli is home to the Big 5, as well as a wealth of other…
03/28/2018
Limpopo
Total views: 82
Aquila Private Game Reserve

Aquila Private Game Reserve

Aquila Private Game Reserve, offering big 5 safaris two hours from Cape Town, makes it easy for you no matter what your time constraints are, we offer half day, full day and overnight safari…
03/14/2018
Western Cape
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Shumbalala Game Lodge

Shumbalala Game Lodge

Your knowledgeable and experienced ranger conducts professional early morning and later afternoon / evening game drives in an informative and relaxed fashion. Fully equipped custom built game viewing vehicles offer all the comfort and…
03/09/2018
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African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge, situated 12 km's west of Mkuze, invites guests to experience true luxury and warm African hospitality. The lodge is situated within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, against the…
03/05/2018
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Tau Game Lodge

Tau Game Lodge

27 major species of game roam this South African nature reserve, making Tau Game Lodge the ideal place for a safari holiday, offering Big 5 game safaris and bird-watching safaris. Enjoy an authentic South…
03/09/2018
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WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve comprises 37,000 hectares of diverse landscapes and geology and a plethora of South Africa’s most stunning wildlife in the heart of the rich ecosystem of the Waterberg District in Limpopo.…
04/03/2018
Limpopo
Total views: 63
Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge

Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge is situated in the big 5, malaria free, Nambiti Private Game Reserve near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.
03/05/2018
Total views: 62
Tambuti Lodge

Tambuti Lodge

Tambuti Lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side. Stay in one of five luxurious, individually themed suites. Enjoy ultimate comfort in contemporary…
03/05/2018
North West
Total views: 60
SEDIBA PRIVATE GAME LODGE

SEDIBA PRIVATE GAME LODGE

Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five, and boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa. There are rare and unusual…
03/09/2018
Muldersdrift
Gauteng
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RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE

RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge offers luxury Hluhluwe game reserve accommodation with a choice of four room types: Two Honeymoon Villas nestled in the indigenous bush with private plunge poolsEight Luxury Bush Villas expansive open…
03/09/2018
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Nambiti Private Big 5 Game Reserve

Nambiti Private Big 5 Game Reserve

Nambiti is steadily becoming one of the best private game reserves in Africa; a vision driven by passionate, committed people with a deep love and respect for our heritage. With the establishment of successful…
03/07/2018
Ladysmith
KwaZulu-Natal
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Rhino River Lodge

Rhino River Lodge

Rhino River Lodge is a family-owned and operated Big 5 safari lodge located in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve. This 23,000-hectare private game reserve is situated in the very heart of Zululand, 30kms…
03/14/2018
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Sabi Sands

Sabi Sands

The Sabi Sands is in particular well known for its amazing leopard sightings. The most elusive animal of the Big 5 is frequently spotted when going on a gamedrive in the reserve. As such,…
04/03/2018
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Many Game Lodges and reserves have an abundance of wildlife means therefore you are more than likely to spot the big 5. South Africa is also home to many Private Game Reserves that offer Big 5 Safaris.  Namely the: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino as well as the buffalo that make up this list. Game drives are in general undertaken in an open safari vehicle with a driver / guide. These guides have extensive experience as well as intimate knowledge of the area. Guides are experts on the local game movements as well as factual information and other ecological aspects of the region. They can furnish answers to your fauna as well as flora questions.

Big 5 Safaris

In South Africa, the big five (Big 5) game animals are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and finally the rhinoceros. Furthermore the term “big five game” was coined by big-game hunters. They where referring to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt while on foot. Subsequently the term was adopted by Game reserves, Safari lodges, Game lodges and safari tour operators for marketing purposes. The term is used in most tourist as well as wildlife guides that discuss South African wildlife and tourism. A Big 5 Safaris is always recommended.

In short the Big Five should be on every bodies bucket list. You are however limited to Southern Africa and even then, probably only South Africa. For this reason we make it easy to find your Big 5 Safaris experience as well as other wildlife. We list several uniquely situated Game Lodges that can assist you with a Big 5 experience. In addition to the wildlife experience you will also find great people passionate about saving our heritage.

While being on your Big five experience you are sure to enjoy some spectacular birding.

A South African safari is truly a unique experience and therefore we encourage everybody to try and see the big 5 once in their lifetime.

Big 5 Safaris