Private Game Reserves – Many of South African Game Lodges are hence located within private game reserves, national parks and nature reserves. A game lodge is also referred to as a Safari Lodge.

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.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities.
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African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge

African Spirit Game Lodge offers various accommodation options suited to all travelers, from single guests as well as families and larger groups. Our accommodation facilities offer all amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
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Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve

The Amakhala Game Reserve located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa began in 1999 as a joint conservation venture between the owners of six lodges who are direct descendants of the original Frontier settlers some five generations ago and arrived here with the British settlers of 1820.
Eastern Cape
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Amakhosi Private Game Reserve

Amakhosi Private Game Reserve

The Amakhosi Safari Lodge is situated in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, on the banks of the Mkuze River, right in the heart of Zululand. It boasts six luxurious river and two honeymoon suites, in complete harmony with their surroundings.
Mkuze
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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 package options!
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Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp

Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp

Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp is a newly renovated family oriented lodge. While only 3 hours drive north of Durban's King Shaka airport, Bayala is nestled within a non-malaria, Big 5 private conservancy of close to 30,000 ha of unspoiled wilderness.
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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 roam freely around the reserve along with a wide variety of other wildlife.
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Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi is a privately owned Game Reserve, 4000 hectares in size with the Hluhluwe River forming our Eastern border.? Proclaimed a Natural Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the biodiversity of the Reserve we offer Sand Forests,
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Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies the 4200 ha Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape ensuring its visitors of a uniquely South African Luxury safari accommodation.
Garden Route
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Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Bucklands Private Game Reserve is a Stewart Family conservation initiative which was launched in 2007 because of the families deep love of the African continent's splendid diversity and natural beauty found within its wildlife and nature reserves.
Grahamstown
Eastern Cape
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Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Bucklands is a 5500 hectare reserve situated in the heart of Frontier Country and is home to a various antelope, mammal species, reptilian and avian species. Prior to 2007 Bucklands was a stock farm and since then the Stewart family has transformed Bucklands into a game reserve with the introduction of antelope and game species through game releases and with the introduction of our Buffalo and Sable breeding initiatives.
Eastern Cape
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Bushfellows Private Game Lodge

Bushfellows Private Game Lodge

Experience the heart of the African bushveld at Bushfellows Private Game Lodge and Conference Centre. Bushfellows, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, is nestled in the beautiful Sunshine Valley between Marble Hall and Groblersdal. Our family run Bushfellows of 18 years has a history steeped in offering guests a comfortable and luxurious safari experience.
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Cheetah Ridge Luxury Safari Lodge

Cheetah Ridge Luxury Safari Lodge

Situated in the southern section of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, Cheetah Ridge Luxury Safari Lodge is an unrivaled bush retreat, offering fully-catered, accommodation in 10 luxury suites, as well as a sumptuously-appointed family suite which sleeps up to six people.
KwaZulu-Natal
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Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa is more than just a luxury private game lodge in the bush. It's a holistic and sensorial experience which starts at sunrise and captures the very essence of the magnificent wildlife heritage and natural landscape of Africa before sunset.
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Djuma Game Reserve

Djuma Game Reserve

Djuma Game Reserve – where the big five roam – is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Djuma was started over twenty years ago as a safari lodge by the Moolman family and is renowned for the quality of its game safaris.
Mpumalanga
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Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Reserve

Elandela Private Game Reserve is the perfect photo safari destination if your desire is superior game viewing opportunities - be it on a walking safari conducted by our amiable, knowledgeable guides or be it by way of a specially equipped all terrain vehicle.
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A game reserve is a large area of land where wild animals live safely, where you can find and at the same time observe wild animals in their natural habitat. The focus of a game reserve is specifically the animals (fauna), whereas a nature reserve also if not equally is concerned with all aspects of naturally-occurring life in the area (plants, animals, insects, etc.).

Important to realize that most game reserves in Africa are located in South Africa. For the most part they are open to the public, and tourists commonly take sightseeing safaris. Historically, among the most well-known sightseeing game reserves were the so-called Big Five game in Africa: rhinoceros, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion, named so because of the difficulty and danger in hunting them.

Private Game Reserves

Why is the game viewing overall better in Private Game Reserves? Safari vehicles can also go off road. Generally speaking in a National Park you will be limited to animals visible from the main roads. When coming across an animal sighting you will properly have to jostle for potion to get the best view. This is rather limiting. Accordingly Private game reserves are at the end of the day just that, private and personal. They therefore permit you to experience Africa’s wilderness in a more genuine style. In fact this is where you will see Africa’s animals in their natural environment, undisturbed by the vehicles around them.

We are spoiled for choice in South Africa with our many game as well as natural reserves. Consequently it does not matter if your preference is fauna or flora, we probably got you covered.

In conclusion we prefer Private Game Reserves however we still love to visit South African Game Reserves.

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